Jarrah House Residential Treatment Facility for Women

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Jarrah House runs two residential programs and an aftercare support program as outlined below:


  • Stabilise: consists of medically supervised detox and stabilise program. The DETOX and stabilise program runs for four weeks and combines groups using a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) group model with individual case management. Group work focuses on providing education on issues important for drug and alcohol recovery, such as communication skills, stress management, relapse prevention, relationships and information on the impact of substance use.
  • Skills: is a six week program for women who are detoxed from substances and are interested in further behavioural skill development to prevent relapse and/or prepare for more in-depth therapeutic work. The program is drawn from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and also encompasses groups designed to foster understanding or personal relationships, parenting experiences and physical and psychological wellbeing. The aim of Skills is to help women with substance misuse issues who have difficulty with regulating their emotions, behaviour, relationships and/or sense of self in order to empower participants to develop a "life worth living".
  • Both residential programs include case management, yoga, art therapy, parenting groups, mindfulness and relaxation groups, and gentle exercise.

Aftercare Support

Jarrah House provides a discharge planning and follow-up service. Upon leaving the centre, women participate in a discharge program to assist them to implement the changes begun during their stay. They are invited to return to Jarrah House to meet with an alumnus group for continuing support. For more information about this group call our team on 02 9661 6555.

Holistic care

Jarrah House recognises that drug and alcohol dependence is not only a physical problem, but affects women's emotional and spiritual well-being. Programs are aimed at empowering women to make choices that are right for them, by providing ongoing support and the opportunity to develop a range of personal skills. The centre's high quality, holistic approach to health care has been recognised by the United Nations as setting a benchmark for the gender response treatment of substance abuse by women and their children.

Caring for mothers and children

Jarrah House child care and parenting services are unique. Children attending the unit with mothers are considered as clients. They are monitored on a regular basis and supported through a structured, child-centred learning environment. Jarrah House promotes the development of the whole child, including social, spiritual, physical and cognitive development. Child-care support and age-specific activities are provided seven days a week by early childhood child-care workers. School aged children attend the local primary school on a temporary basis. Places are limited.

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