Weigelli Centre Aboriginal Corporation is a residential Alcohol and other Drug Rehabilitation facility on farming land approximately 25km's from Cowra NSW.
The Weigelli Centre was established in 1996 to meet the special needs of Aboriginal people in the central and southern areas of NSW.
The aim of the Weigelli Centre is to reduce the impact of substance misuse on Aboriginal people, their families and communities.
The Weigelli Centre is a safe and positive place of healing for Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal people who are suffering from the harmful effects of alcohol and other drugs.
The programme endeavours to reinstate the importance of Aboriginal culture and lifestyle (both traditional and contemporary) and reinforce that belief.
The Weigelli Centre offers a holistic 12 week residential programme. One-to-one sessions with a caseworker, care planning, alcohol and other drugs education (including relapse prevention), social and emotional wellbeing (including anger management, Self Esteem and communication), also cultural and vocational groups are provided.
Weigelli can cater for up to 21 clients, All accommodation is in single rooms (except for the couples rooms, we can cater for 3 couples at any 1 time). We have 3 buildings onsite that accommodate the clients, the main hostel, the Top and MERIT houses, each house has lounge and dining areas. There are also recreation rooms for the clients to utilise.
All catering is done by the Weigelli Centre.
To cover some of the costs of full board and lodgings, residents are required to pay 75% of their current Centrelink benefit and 75% rent assistance (currently $566.70 a fortnight) or the equivalent. Other forms of payment are acceptable if you are unable to pay via Centrelink Benefit, give us a call on 02 6345 1868 to discuss. Clients are only required to supply own personal toiletries.