Guthrie House is a community based residential rehabilitation and transition service for women who are involved in the NSW criminal justice system. The program is typically three months in length and provides the following services:
- residential accommodation for women with children;
- twenty-four hour support and supervision;
- welfare support services including case management;
- drug and alcohol assessment and counselling;
- group work and living skills training;
- information and education sessions;
- recreational outings;
- court reports and reports for DOCS case conferences;
- assistance with appropriate post-discharge accommodation.
To be admitted to Guthrie House, women must meet the following criteria:
- currently facing criminal charges; or
- recently released from prison; or
- on parole, bail or court imposed bonds
- have a commitment to participating in drug and alcohol treatment or other appropriate programs
As resources are limited, Guthrie House is unable to accept women with the following:
- severe mental illness or
- developmental disabilities or
- physical disabilities that require appropriate modification or
- women with bail, parole or court imposed orders that restrict movement
- women who have been prescribed benzodiazepines
Guthrie House accepts women on methadone and buprenorphine and other pharmacotherapies.
Guthrie House will only accept women currently residing in the community via a detox service.
For more information and to arrange an assessment, contact Guthrie House on (02)9564 5977 or email us