Points of Interest in Lower Manhattan

Lucinda House – St Vincent de Paul Society

Address

Fairfield QLD, Australia

Intake number

07 3213 2400

Freecall number

1800 846 643

Intake email

reception@svdpqld.org.au

Website

http://qld.vinnies.org.au/

Intake opening hours

Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:00pm

About Lucinda House

Lucinda House is a women’s only, residential service which offers a structured program designed to help women recover from the effects of addiction to drugs and alcohol.

The length of the program is based on individual need, with the goal being to help develop practical strategies to live a life free of drugs and alcohol. The program will also help address issues related to addiction, for example family relationships, work, mental health or health issues.

Lucinda House is staffed by a team of experienced people who provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Programs

On entering the residential service participants will:

  • Move into a share house with people in a similar situation
  • Take part in group sessions covering addictive behaviour, thoughts and triggers, relapse prevention and making lifestyle changes
  • Share responsibility for cooking and cleaning
  • Take responsibility for keeping your space tidy, and for your grooming and medication
  • Enjoy group social and exercise activities
  • Get help to access other services such as individual counselling, alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous and recreation activities
  • Learn about goal setting, budgeting, coping strategies and other life skills
  • Receive counselling about relationships, grief, addiction or gambling
  • Access optional post-residential treatment support

Intake, assessment and referral

Lucinda House accepts self-referrals only. Initial assessment will be conducted via phone or in person.

Additional information

Location provided upon successful application.

Medication is self-managed.

Hospital and Health Service Region

Metro North

Primary Health Network region

Brisbane North

Age range

18+ years

Treatment type

Residential treatment (e.g. rehabilitation)

Medication exclusions

Opioids, Benzodiazepines (e.g. Diazepam), Schedule 8 drugs (e.g. Dexamphetamine, anti-psychotic medications)

Other exclusions

Clients must be detoxed before entering the service

Smoking permitted

Yes, Nicotine replacement therapy offered

Phones permitted

yes

Fees

$350

Payment frequency

Fortnightly

Close to public transport

Yes

Family / children access

Yes

Interpreter access

No

Waitlist

Contact service for information