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Koori Alcohol & Other Drugs Outreach Services

Ngwala Willumbong provides a range of assessment, referral and treatment services to individuals and families who are experiencing the affects of substance misuse. The aim of the outreach services is to assist Aboriginal people who are able to maintain themselves in the community, while receiving help from Ngwala Willumbong programs.

The Outreach Services are staffed by a committed group of experienced professionals skilled in drug and alcohol work and are able to work with Aboriginal people to address a variety of issues. A range of program options are offered such as linkages with Housing Programs, Drug and Alcohol counselling and Youth Programs, Legal Services, Health Services and other specialist services that our clients may need.

Ngwala Willumbong Outreach Services also acts as a referral point for Aboriginal people seeking to use Ngwala rehabilitation services and accesses mainstream specialist drug and alcohol detoxification services. In addition, the Outreach Services also provide a range of services to other agencies such as professional development and training for staff of mainstream agencies, cultural audits to assist agencies deliver culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal people and assist funding agencies in formulating policy in the drug and alcohol field.


Northern / Western Region

Bootsie Thorpe and Jay Hamman
Koori AOD Workers
150 Separation Street, Northcote Victoria 3070
Tel : 03 9481 2666   Fax : 03 9486 3034

 Eastern Metro Region

Peter Luttrell and Miranda Madgwick
Koori AOD Workers

2/ 46 New Street, Ringwood Victoria 3134
Tel : 03 9890 0350   Fax : 03 9898 0292

Southern Metro Region

Alf McCartney
Koori AOD Worker

93 Wellington Street, St Kilda Victoria 3182
Tel : 03 9510 3233   Fax : 03 9510 6288