Aftercare & Outreach
MODELS OF CHANGE
Venndale Rehabilitation began on the river bank below Rockhole community in the early 1980s when a group of local Aboriginal men decided to better themselves for their families and communities. The conversation grew with Wurliwurlinjang health clinic regarding the social and health issues stemming from alcohol. Shortly after, this group developed their own program; one authentic to their community, culture and healing process as other approaches were unsuccessful.
Today, Venndale has a modern facility south of Katherine town and includes all aspects of the rehabilitation process: relapse prevention, case management, reintegration, after care and outreach. Its program facilitates a robust weekly schedule catered to the needs of the clients, keeping its members active. Activities range from lessons in literacy, numeracy and domestic violence, to group discussions and traditional healing pathways such as yarning circles, bungul dancing, fishing, hunting, and much more.
Clients Admitted (Full Bed Capacity)
Average Program Completion
Where You Are Going
We don’t care where you have been or what you have done. We care about where you are going!
What are your goals? What do you want to achieve in:
Health and Medical
Employment and Education
Venndale encourages and supports you in your journey to become your best self. Join the others and become your own success story by calling one of our Case Managers, today. Read some of our success stories.
Staff Development & Training
Venndale provided me with professional support and training in Certificate 4 in Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), which has allowed me to progress onto the role of an AOD Case Manager and compliment my Diplomas in Community Service, Case Management, and Degrees in Health Science and Nutrition. It’s a role I feel privileged in; it allows me to support and walk beside the clients in their journey of rehabilitation.
I see a great future for Venndale resulting from the Organization continuously striving for excellence in proving a high standard of programs in supporting the clients and the wider community.
AOD Case Manager, Venndale