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Referral update

As the Wayfinder program will end on 30 June 2024, we are no longer accepting new referrals. However, there are other programs and services available for alcohol and other drugs. You can call us on 1800 14 25 36 to learn more.

You can also access alcohol and other drug support, counselling and information about referral to services in Victoria 24 hours a day, seven days a week from DirectLine. Visit or call 1800 888 236.

Fast facts

  • • Type of program: Groups and one-on-one support to help with different areas of life as you recover from alcohol and other drugs, or get ready to do so
  • • Program length: 3 months
  • • Location: Dandenong, St Kilda and Cranbourne
  • • Cost: Free

What is the Wayfinder program?A double storey, yellow building in a garden with a green lawn and gum tree. It's sunny.

Wayfinder is a new alcohol and other drug support program in southeast Melbourne.

We created this program to offer you a new type of support as you recover from alcohol and other drugs, or get ready to do so.

In the Wayfinder program, you can attend groups and get one-on-one support based on what you need – making this a tailored program that treats you as an individual.

Our program is delivered at SECADA in Dandenong, Windana in St Kilda (pictured here) and TaskForce in Cranbourne.

Wayfinder is run by us (SECADA) – with WindanaOdyssey House VictoriaTaskForce and YSAS all working together to deliver the program.


Hands holding coffee mugs. How can Wayfinder help me?

Wayfinder is designed to help you at any stage of your journey with alcohol and other drugs.

The program will help you to build life skills, recovery skills and connections in the community to help you reach your goals.

It can also be a pathway to other programs – including detox (withdrawal) and rehabilitation.

If you’re coming to join the Wayfinder program, we’ll work with you to prepare a treatment plan. Your plan will bring together the right mix of supports to help you make changes in the areas you want to work on.

During your time in the Wayfinder program, you can also dial up or down your support based on how you’re going.

Your unique Wayfinder program may include:

  • Supportive education groups about a wide range of topics like health, happiness, recovery, relationships and other areas of life
  • Mutual help groups (such as AA, NA, SMART Recovery, 12-step)
  • One-on-one counselling
  • Regular treatment planning and case management
  • Mentoring with Peer Workers (workers who have lived experience of alcohol and other drug use and recovery)
  • Making new links with organisations and groups in the community to create social connections that can play a positive role in your life
  • Support to detox (withdraw) at home
  • Family education (if you choose).

Wayfinder groups

On two days of the week, we run groups.

There are three types of group, and each includes modules on a variety of interesting and helpful topics:

  1. Introductory Psychoeducation Modules
    Helping you better understand and manage health (physical, mental, emotional and social) and your relationship with alcohol and other drugs.
  2. Self-efficacy Modules
    Building your power and belief in yourself to make positive changes and reach your goals.
  3. Recovery Capital Modules
    Equipping you with the resources (including skills, knowledge, and links to other people and the community) to further your recovery.

Call today and start your journey on the road to recovery 1800 14 25 36 or Contact us