Hello and Welcome to Phoebe House
Phoebe House is a nine bed residential treatment service for women, with a child, who are currently on a program of methadone maintenance. The program at Phoebe House provides therapeutic groups, external counselling, education and support around drug dependence issues and social, material and personal well-being for women and their children. The service aims to assist women to develop their personal resources and enable themselves to enhance their lifestyles and interpersonal relationships
Many women who come to Phoebe House are coming from backgrounds of abuse and/or unstable family and living environments, which can interfere with the development of protective and nurturing relationships with their children. Phoebe House staff provide practical support to clients and their children, provide information and education on child development and behavioural issues and role model appropriate behaviour around care and protection of children
A large proportion of the women in Phoebe House are involved with/referred by the Department of Community Services. Phoebe House staff are mandated notifiers if any child protection issues arise within the program. Staff liaise regularly with caseworkers from the Department of Community Services.
Phoebe House is staffed 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Phoebe House would like to thank the NSW Health Department, the Australian Government Department of Health and Aging, Oz Harvest and St Vincent De Paul