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New Beginnings - Pathways beyond alcohol and other drugs

Windana assists over 1500 individuals and families annually to address the drivers and impacts of problematic alcohol and other drug (AOD) use: “Helping people to rebuild their lives”.

Problematic alcohol and drug use often narrows experience and works against social inclusion. Recovery requires re-engaging with a broader community and new experiences. This can be daunting, even overwhelming, for those who have been closed off.

To make lasting change a reality, healthy and constructive lifestyle choices need to replace old habits. Windana provides a range of recreation, arts, health and vocational programs to inspire new beginnings. Individuals develop the confidence to change the pattern of their behaviour and to break the destructive cycle of AOD drug dependence. These programs also break down social isolation and create new networks for people desperately in need of strong community support.  
Your donation will assist in supporting people - connecting them with self and community. 
Effective recovery involves offering choices and tools for people to take their lives in new, positive directions. 

Key Areas of Expenditure

Recreation Programs including health, fitness, motivation, social skills development and team building programs
Excursions to public places and venues to broaden areas of interest and create connection with the many wonderful experiences and facilities on offer across Melbourne
  • Creative and therapeutic arts and music programs
  • Relaxation, massage, naturopathy
  • Nutrition and self care
  • Vocational information and activities

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Contact Details

88 Alma Rd

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.