SECADA is a single point of contact for a large network of specialist services which support youth and adults with a range of alcohol and drug concerns. This includes people who may be experiencing mental health problems, family and social disconnect, or have been involved with the courts or police. SECADA also provides support to their families, friends and carers.
The purposes of SECADA are to:
- Reduce the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use
- Improve physical and mental health and,
- Reconnect people to their loved ones and their community
What is a consortium?
A consortium (or consortia) is made up of independently run organisations that choose to pool their resources and expertise to provide the best possible care for clients. The following is a description of each of the partner agencies of SECADA commencing with Windana as the lead agency for the consortium:
Windana Drug and Alcohol Recovery
Windana, operating since 1985, provides one of the most comprehensive end-to-end AOD services in Australia. A statewide service, it provides a range of evidence-based programs supported by complementary treatment to individuals and families to support recovery from the harmful effects of AOD. Windana uses a uniquely holistic approach to recovery, including medical and psychological interventions, complementary therapies, family services, peer support, forensic counselling, case management, education opportunities, individual and group therapy, and provides comprehensive wrap-around services including adult and youth residential drug withdrawal, long stay residential rehabilitation. Go to website >>>
Monash Health has been operating drug treatment services since the 1990s and provides a wide range of integrated clinically oriented treatment options including residential and community withdrawal, primary healthcare clinic, safe injecting equipment, outreach, hospital liaison/addiction medicine unit in both Monash Medical Centre and Dandenong Hospital, dual diagnosis, ABI and a broad range of community programs including counselling to voluntary and forensic clients. Monash Health Alcohol and Drug Service provides programs for Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian residents. Go to website >>>
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Odyssey House Victoria
Odyssey House, providing AOD services since 1979, is a leader in integrated service delivery to clients with highly complex needs. Odyssey House has extensive experience in implementing a broad range of responses to causal and maintaining factors in drug use, including childhood and adult post-trauma and other mental health issues, and works collaboratively with other services to provide holistic, tailored interventions that are sensitive to clients’ individual differences and diverse needs and that address the multiple factors that drive drug dependence. It also provides specialist training to the AOD sector through its RTO status. Odyssey House is an executive member of the Stepping Up Consortium with TaskForce, Youth Projects and Interact Australia. Go to website >>>
TaskForce Community Agency
TaskForce has been providing drug treatment services since 1973. Core services focus on addressing social issues of drug related problems, unemployment, mental health and risk-taking behaviours, supporting young people, adults and families to transition back into “mainstream” services and supports. TaskForce provides specialist support for people who have experienced significant disadvantage or a crisis in their lives and as a result, are prevented from reaching their potential – those who have long-term complex issues or a single issue with a high degree of severity. TaskForce delivers services via three connected streams: specialist AOD services to support people who use drugs and their families; youth retention and re-engagement with education, training and employment; specialist training through RTO status to enhance the capacity of AOD and other workers to support effective delivery of community-based services. Taskforce is an executive member of the Stepping Up Consortium with Odyssey House, Youth Projects and Interact Australia. Go to website >>>
Youth Support and Recovery Services (YSAS)
YSAS, operating since 1998 from multiple sites across Victoria, provides two-thirds of the youth AOD services and is the largest youth-specific provider of health services in Victoria. YSAS is an RTO and provides holistic, therapeutic, evidence- and youth-informed treatment and support across a continuum of care and recovery, through assertive outreach, youth residential withdrawal and rehabilitation, supported housing, day programs, specialist support services and social enterprise. YSAS provides developmentally customised services that assist vulnerable young people to build on their strengths and access the resources they need to deal with the multiple and complex problems they experience. Go to website >>>