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The Program

The Grace Program

The Grace Homestead program is holistic, and includes a blend of group therapy, individual therapy, case management, and rediscovering living skills across a 6 month program.  The program is facilitated by a caring, multidisciplinary team, including psychologists, social workers, medical, teaching consultants, and support workers. 

Trauma Informed Care

Everything we do at Grace Homestead is based on a trauma-informed framework.  It is our contention that even if a person recovering from addiction has not experienced trauma, that the experience of addiction itself, is traumatic. Trauma occurs when a person experiences an event that is physically or emotionally harmful or threatening, and which continues to effect their well-being after the event has ceased.   There is recognition in a trauma-informed framework that current behaviours are often the result of past traumatic experience.  The Grace team is trained to deliver a specialised trauma-informed response, implemented consistently, when working with individuals who have experienced trauma.

Group Therapy

Group therapy sessions are scheduled four days per week. The group therapy components include psychoeducation modules, Relapse Prevention, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Living Skills, and Parenting skills.  

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is tailored for each resident. Dual diagnosis (co-occurring substance use and mental health condition) is common in people experiences difficulties with substance abuse.  Many people who have experienced addiction are also struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other conditions.  Often, the underlying reason for the substance use needs to be explored and managed for later success in abstinence.  Treatments include evidence-based interventions such as CBT, schema therapy, mindfulness based, and trauma specific intervention.

Developing Mastery in Skills

The skills and strategies taught within the group and individual sessions will be applied in day-to-day life at Grace Homestead. The residents will be supported to apply their strategies and develop mastery in coping with life's pressures.

The skills learned in the Living Skills programs will be actively utilised in day-to-day life.  For example, women will be given the opportunity to budget, cook, and clean.  

Similarly, our residents will be supported to apply the strategies gained in the parenting program, to strengthen bonds with their children, and to develop an effective parenting style.

Transition to Independence

Grace Homestead will support our residents to explore vocational and study opportunities in the latter part of the program.  Breaking the poverty cycle is essential to creating optimal conditions for success in long-term rehabilitation. 

Our residents will be supported to find suitable accommodation following completion of the 6 month Grace program. Ongoing support will be available as necessary. 

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