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Baroona Healing Centre

Our Dream
"To reduce alcohol and drug abuse amongst young Aboriginal people in the Echuca and surrounding   areas by providing a safe and culturally specific healing environment."

Baroona is a farm house based in the middle of 320 acres located a 10 minute drive just outside of Echuca.

Participants will be encouraged to create their own Healing Journey by empowering the individual to identify their strengths, networks, cultural identity & sense belonging.  This will be achieved through   individual counseling & group work.

The program will be delivered, with a number of important aspects:

  • A Cultural & Spiritual base
  • Personal Development
  • Education & Employment
  • Healthy Life style choices
  • Traditional & Contemporary Healing ways

Recreational activities will include a pool table, table tennis & gymnasium.  Arts & craft such as painting, pottery, jewelry making & wood works like making traditional artifacts will also be offered.  

The Baroona Youth Healing Place is a safe and confidential place for young people aged between 14 –22 yrs.  The centre offers a 16 week Residential Journey to Heal the Spirit.The stay is then followed by a Post Support Program over a time decided by staff and the young person themselves.

The key Stepping Stones in the program include a range of cultural & spiritual programs, services, & activities which are appropriate & flexible to address and prevent substance abuse, in our own way.

Referrals can be made through the following ways:

  • Self referral
  • Parent / Guardian Referral
  • Referral by another agency or service
  • Court Order /Bail Order Referral
  • Police Referral
  • Child Protection / Court Order Referral

ALL REFERRALS ARE TO BE DIRECTED TO:

           MICHAEL MORAN
            DRUG & ALCOHOL WORKER
            NJERNDA MEDICAL CENTRE
            Phone: 03 5480 6252
            Fax: 03 5480 6116

PLEASE NOTE: Young people who would like to start their Healing Journeys at the Baroona Youth Treatment Centre must have completed their withdrawal process at an approved withdrawal unit prior to becoming a resident.  If you need more info on detox places please feel free to contact us.

Click on the link to access a copy of the Referral form, the Baroona Model of Care to be read in conjunction with the Baroona Client Information Booklet