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Social Outreach services

Social Outreach services

St John of God Health Care is committed to expanding its community-based Social Outreach services to address some of the underlying causes of poor health and well being. Our strategy concentrates on two key themes – capacity building and early intervention particularly in the early years of a person’s life and young people. 

Home-based withdrawalDrug Alcohol and Withdrawal Network (DAWN)

DAWN is a free and confidential service for people who want to reduce or cease substance use in their home environment.

The DAWN team is made up of nine Clinical Nurse Specialists who provide a home based treatment program for drug and alcohol withdrawal.  Referrals to the service can be from self, other counselling services, mental health services or from GP’s. 

Each client is individually assessed and the DAWN staff work closely together with and alongside GP’s, counsellors, allied and mental health personnel to ensure the correct treatment pathway is followed and achieved.

For more information please contact: 
DAWN
Level 1
St John of God House
Tel: (08) 9382 6049
Email: dawn@sjog.org.au

Horizon House Young Mother & Baby Program

Horizon House Young Mother & Baby Program was opened in May 2012 and provides Australia’s first ever accommodation service solely focused on supporting homeless young women prepare for the birth of their baby and assisting them to find a secure home.

The premises provides a safe and caring home for up to ten young women aged 16 to 22 and will support them throughout their antenatal period with a full-time social worker, live-in carers and the opportunity to take part in programs, such as parent education.  soa

This service will be managed as part of the Hospital’s commitment to Social Outreach Services, in partnership with Pregnancy Assistance, Hills Community Support Group and the Department of Child Protection. The service has also been supported by a significant financial contribution from the Bendat Family and additional funding from Lotterywest. Click here download the Horizon House brochure. 

For further information please contact:
Horizon House 
Tel: (08) 9382 6192
Horizon House Young Mother & Baby Program
Email: HHmums&babies@sjog.org.au.

For more information about St John of God Subiaco Hospital please contact:
Tel: (08) 9382 6111
Email: info.subiaco@sjog.org.au