Bunjilwarra Koori Youth Alcohol and Drug Service
Bunjilwarra is a 12 bed residential rehabilitation and healing service for Aboriginal young people (male and female) aged between 16 and 25 years. It is a purpose-built, statewide service situated in Hastings, Victoria. The service is managed by the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS) and the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) in partnership and with the support of local Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health services. A central component of the Bunjilwarra service model is a focus on strengthening and building a young person’s understanding and connections to their individual Aboriginal community and culture. To achieve effective transition and exit and after-care, Bunjilwarra works with key service providers and established networks across the state, to plan and coordinate the transition and after-care components of the model.