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Palmerston farm residential program



Palmerston Farm is a therapeutic community offering a residential rehabilitation program for people over the age of 18 and living in Western Australia, who wish to address their alcohol and other drug issues.

The aim of the program is to provide a safe environment, to encourage a sense of purpose in life and to foster a natural desire for personal growth.

The farm supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. There are six dedicated beds which are provided with support from the Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service. Aboriginal staff are available to provide advice and support.

Potential applicants must show a genuine commitment to change, be willing and able to engage in all aspects of the program and to remain involved and contributing to a structured communal living environment.

Various components of the program include:

The suggested minimum stay is 14 weeks, with residents having the opportunity to remain in the therapeutic community for up to a year. The 10 acre semi-rural property is located 30 minutes south of Perth and offers 29 residential places for men and women and further transitional housing for three graduates of the program.

Abstract adapted from Palmerston Association


Palmerston Association
134 Palmerston Street
Perth WA 6000
PO Box 80
Northbridge WA 6865
Ph: (08) 9328 7355
Fax: (08) 9227 9158


Last updated: 18 September 2014
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