Recovery Support Service (RSS) is a service for young people experiencing significant problems relating to their use of alcohol and other drugs. Often this includes homelessness, legal pressure, disconnection from family and emotional and mental health challenges.
RSS is a specialist service within the broad range of alcohol and other drugs services. The underpinning concept for RSS is recovery which emphasises the wholeness and wellness of the individual and community. Safe, supported and drug free accommodation is provided to young people to assist in their recovery.
Additionally staff run a day program which assists young people in their recovery journey. The day program focuses on psycho-social, educational and recreational activities which promotes connectedness, wellness and community. RSS has four permanent staff on-site comprising of a Team Leader and three Support Workers.
Recent activities provided to the young people have included a camping trip to Wilsons Prom, participation in the Hepatitis Victoria Street Shot photo competition, the opportunity to participate in Speaker Bureau forums, entry to the 2014 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix and facilitation of attendance to 12 step meetings.
RSS focuses on the need to equip individuals with a range of skills to build on their strengths in the community. An Individual Recovery Plan is developed by each client, with the support of a worker. The plan guides the recovery process, including identification of current environmental issues, goal setting, strategies for success and regular interviews.
RSS is a peer based community. Professionally trained staff and residents have experienced the problems of addiction and are now living in the solution. As a result we have developed unique insights and intimate understandings only available to those who have lived through the experience. The strength of our approach lies in the spirit of: mutual support, self-responsibility and empowerment!
Maximum Number of Residents: 16 +
Age Range : 16-25 Years of age
Approximate Payment: % Of Centrelink
Length of Stay: 1 to 2 years
Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling/Smoking
140 Grange Road,
P: (03) 9573 1700
P: (03) 9573 1759
F: (03) 9572 3498