Birribi provides a structured, experiential environment based on therapeutic community principles for vulnerable young people managing their alcohol and/or other drug issues.
The fifteen-bed facility provides a safe, supportive environment for young people aged 16-20. while they participate in the voluntary program that runs for up to six months.
Birribi’s holistic recovery approach comprises individual and group therapy as well as recreational, vocational and educational opportunities to improve social identity.
The overall focus is on community living and shared responsibility.
The Birribi program is voluntary. You need to want to be at Birribi. Timing is everything.
- By individual young people or family members - FreeCall 1800 009 121
- Through YSAS Community Programs
- Community alcohol and other drug services, GPs, primary and mental health services, youth justice and homelessness services.
Phone the Intake Worker at Birribi during office hours on (03) 9430 2300 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet some of our team
"I couldn't imagine doing anything else"
"They keep me up to date with the latest music!"
"It's great to see their eagerness to try out new things"
Birribi Residential Rehabilitation
"Sharing their enthusiasm and passion for things they experience here. It's a real priviledge."
"I get joy out of watching them grow and become empowered here, as well as having a laugh with them"
"I enjoy helping young people re-discover and develop strengths and abilities that have been hidden by life circumstances and lack of opportunities."