“To reduce alcohol and drug abuse amongst young Aboriginal people in the Echuca and surrounding areas by providing a safe and culturally specific healing environment.”
Baroona Youth Healing Centre is a residential cultural healing place for young Aboriginal people (aged 14 to 22 years) struggling with substance abuse, justice and child protection issues.
Situated on a 320 acre farm of riverside bushland just 10 minutes drive from Echuca, Baroona has the capacity to accommodate up to 12 young people at any one time.
Baroona is a safe and confidential place for young Aboriginal people to undergo a 16-week residential ‘journey to heal the spirit’ whilst addressing their substance abuse issues. The journey is based on the young person’s needs as assessed by them and the intake team.
Aboriginal staff and clinical services work together with each young person while they are a resident at Baroona to address all aspects of their spiritual, social, physical and emotional wellbeing.