Alcohol and other drug services for women


Cyrenian House - The Saranna Programme 

The Saranna Program is a residential treatment program for women affected by drug and alcohol issues, who have dependent children. Part of Cyrenian House's therapeutic community, participants and their children live in self-contained cottages while engaging in a daily program of recovery that includes: 

  • Educations groups
  • Counselling
  • Therapeutic group work
  • Art and recreation activities to promote create and holistic development.

 Assessment for the program is offered at Cyrenian House in North Perth.

 For further information or enquiries, please contact:

Phone: 9328 9200

Women’s Health and Family Services

Women's Health and Family Services offers a number of Drug and Alcohol-related services to support women, their children and families. Click on the program names below to find out more about the activities and support offered.


Drug and Alcohol Program (DAP)

DAP offers individual counselling and group work experiencing issues with their own or someone else’s alcohol or other drug use.

PEPISU Women and Children’s Program

The PEPISU Program provides a range of services for both women with substance use issues who are pregnant and/or parenting, and for their families. Additional services are available for children affected by parental Alcohol and Other Drug use.

Kids in Focus WA

The KIFWA programs offers a comprehensive array of services specifically for children affected by parental alcohol and/or other drug use, and to their families. It also aims to build upon family strengths and resiliency through information, referral and training to Family Service Providers and the AOD sector.

If you would like to find out more about our Alcohol and Other Drug support services, please contact Women's Health and Family Services on:

 Phone:          6330 5400


Women's Healthworks - The Village Programme

The Village Program is a free service for:

  • Women who currently use or have used drugs and/or alcohol and have children under the age of 12 years.
  • Women who are pregnant and seek to reduce or stop their use of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Grandmothers or foster carers who are caring for children under the age of 12 years due to their exposure to someone else’s substance use.

The Village Program Offers a unique combination of interventions targeted to the woman’s circumstances. The Programme provides one on one counselling and support to assist women in overcoming a dependency on alcohol and/or drugs or support to maintain recovery. It also offers a combination of therapeutic work with parenting education using the ‘Circle of Security’ parenting DVD. ‘Circle of Security’ is an internationally recognised relationship based parenting program aimed at building a stronger attachment between carer and child. It is based on attachment theory.

All interactions are respectful, friendly and delivered with as much flexibility as possible; for example, in home appointments for women with newborns. Information on a wide range of other services is also provided as a way to assist women and their children to connect to their local community.

Contact information 

Please call 93001566 on Tuesday or Friday if you would like to speak directly with the counsellor employed with this service. She is happy to respond to your concerns and/or questions. You are invited to make a one off appointment as part of your decision making process if this feels more comfortable to you.

Agency referrals: Please call for a referral form which will be provided to you via email. In certain circumstances, particularly for women with a newborn, out of office appointments can be negotiated.