Ferdy’s Haven is a temporary residential-based recovery focused services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking to free themselves from the burden of addiction (i.e. alcoholism and drug misuse).
The service offers a culturally appropriate setting where service participants can feel safe, secure and supported in their recovery efforts 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The Ferdy’s Haven program aims to support people to regain their self-esteem and inner dignity whilst providing activities to foster participation to build skills to maintain daily living. This process of recovery also aids participants to maintain mindfulness in order to meet their primary goal which is to be able to live a substance-free lifestyle.
The residential-based recovery program is complemented by the Community Wellbeing Service which focuses on the early identification and prevention of alcohol and drug misuse with a range of program sessions to help equip an individual to take back control of their lives.
Ferdy’s aim is that participants leave the program;
• with a feeling of wellness,
• confident to take on life’s challenges,
• and to be a person who can make the right personal choices in maintaining a motivated, clean and healthy lifestyle.
Therapeutic, supportive intervention is provided to non-residential participants and residential based participants (and their families) prior to, during and following exit from the residential service.
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Although funding for this project has been provided by both the Australian and Queensland Governments, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views of either Government.