Who is eligible? Any woman 18 years or older, with or without children, who has experienced drug or alcohol dependencies and undergone withdrawal (Lesley’s Place) and undergone a period of abstinence for a minimum of three months (Marzenna House).
Withdrawal can occur within a supervised inpatient setting or community-based setting. Community-based withdrawal clients will be screened and need to provide a negative drug/alcohol result on entry. Women on pharmacotherapies and benzodiazepines are accepted into the program.
Cost Case management services are free. Rent for our accommodation is set as per Toora Housing Factsheet. Note: Women staying at Lesley’s Place are asked to make a meals contribution. Women in our supported accommodation are eligible for rent assistance from Centrelink.
Referral process Through self-referral. Please contact (02) 6241 7233 and one of our workers will undertake a confidential initial assessment of your situation to determine your suitability.
We encourage all our clients to take advantage of our extensive wrap-around services including:
Initial and comprehensive assessment
Intensive case management and individual treatment planning
Relapse prevention groups including SMART Recovery Program, the Methamphetamine Program and Naloxone training
Specialist alcohol and drug counselling
Evidence based treatments including brief interventions, motivational interviewing, solution focussed therapy and cognitive behavioural therapies
Access to our structured Day Program (mandatory for all Lesley’s Place clients)
Detox information and education sessions (when an inpatient at Detox unit)
Pathways from Prison Program for clients in the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC)
Access to our “We Can” Smoking Cessation Program
Access to external programs such as and Hepatitis Prevention Program and Sexual health Screening programs
Advocacy and close liaison with partner services such as Community Mental Health, GPs and ACT Housing