Alcohol and other drug services
Aboriginal services

Culturally appropriate support.

Our alcohol and other drug (AOD) programs aim to be culturally sensitive and responsive to Aboriginal people and their families.

Aboriginal alcohol and other drug services

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We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are Australia’s First Peoples and the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we work.

We strive to make our alcohol and other drug services culturally sensitive and responsive to Aboriginal people and their families.

We have some services and programs that specifically aim to support Aboriginal people experiencing homelessness, mental health and AOD related challenges, and to increase cultural awareness and safety across our organisation.

Aboriginal Consultant

Our Aboriginal Consultant provides valuable support to Uniting AOD, not only by supporting our workforce to strengthen aboriginal cultural understanding and responsiveness, but also in the development and design of services and programs. The Aboriginal Consultant is available for staff to consult with and provides education and better understating of working with Aboriginal people. Our Aboriginal Consultant plays a key role in driving Uniting AOD on our ongoing Reconciliation Action Plan and day-to-day work supporting Aboriginal people across our programs and services.

Aboriginal Metropolitan Ice Partnership

The Aboriginal Metropolitan Ice Partnership was set up to address the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community needs associated with methamphetamine (known as ‘ice’ ) use in the metropolitan areas of Melbourne. It is a partnership between Uniting, the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) and Odyssey House Victoria and aims to develop strong community linkages alongside AOD specific clinical expertise to provide an effective and appropriate response to substance use in the community.

Our worker can offer you assertive outreach and AOD clinical interventions; as well as better access to AOD specific services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their families and loved ones. The program is flexible and centred working in collaboration with you to approach to address your alcohol and other drug needs.

Wadamba Wilam

Wadamba Wilam (Renew Shelter) provides intensive outreach support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are experiencing homelessness and mental health challenges. Our service is delivered through a partnership with Neami National, the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS), and the Northern Area Mental Health Service (NAMHS). The service aims to work in a holistic way to provide support in areas including mental health, housing, physical health, social and cultural wellbeing, substance use, employment, and education. The team includes staff from each of the partner organisations bringing together skills, experience, and resources to support the social and emotional wellbeing of consumers in a culturally safe way. Contact the team via email [email protected] or call 0434 337 179.

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