Alcohol and other drug services
Aboriginal services

Culturally safe support for Aboriginal people.

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

Aboriginal alcohol and other drug services

Find the right support.

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 safe 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 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. The partnership between Unitingthe Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) and Odyssey House Victoria offers outreach support and better access to a range of AOD treatment services.

Wadamba Wilam 

Wadamba Wilam (Renew Shelter) provides intensive outreach support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 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). We work together to provide support in areas including:

  • mental health
  • housing
  • physical health
  • social and cultural wellbeing
  • substance use
  • employment
  • education.

Aboriginal Consultant

Our Aboriginal Consultant supports our workforce to strengthen cultural understanding and responsiveness, and the development of new treatment services and programs. They support Aboriginal people across our AOD programs and services.

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Uniting Vic.Tas

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For more information about our Alcohol and other Drug services, please contact our intake team. 

Call us on
1800 700 514