DASA is a growing organisation with a team of enthusiastic and dedicated staff across each of its branches.
Aranda House is a 20 bed Therapeutic Community that offers a 12 week program and we also offer an eight week program for Volatile Substance Misusers. The Transitional After Care Unit is also attached to the Aranda House facility; this is semi independent living supported by DASA staff and clients can stay for up to a year in this Program. Each client coming through our doors has a thorough assessment to look at their achievable goals and assigned to a Case Worker. The program is a therapeutic community model where clients are actively involved in their own personal recovery in a supportive and caring environment. Aranda also offers an initial detoxification and withdrawal service that can be co-managed with another health service should a medical detox be necessary.
DASA also offers an Independent Living Program for the latter stages of the client journey. Apartments are available for clients to live in with their family while they still retain the support of the Case Management Team from Aranda House. Employment, family relationships and long term planning are key areas of focus.
The guiding principle of all DASA programs is to recognize the sovereignty of the individual and their right to self determination and decision making, but also recognizing the responsibility of society to provide an environment where personal development towards a better lifestyle is supported and valued.
We have the Sobering Up Shelter at our Schwarz Crescent premises where clients can be admitted to be kept safe until they are sober. Brief Interventions and support services are offered to clients when they utilise this arm of our service. Referrals to Outreach or Aranda House, as well as other service providers, are offered.
We run the Outreach Program which is an intervention and referral program based on the further case management of the relationships established in the Sobering-Up Shelter and other services between staff and clients. These clients are encouraged to have further professional interventions to break the cycle of addiction. The Outreach Team also support the clients of Aranda House.
Lastly, but not least of all, we have Community Education. Community Education runs the Drink Driver Education course that is soon to be renamed by the NT Government. They also attend a wide variety of community events and support the other arms of DASA.
We welcome your interest in DASA and invite you to explore this site to be further informed of the services we offer.
Minimising harm from alcohol and other drug use in Central Australia.
Through partnership and collaborative actions provide assistance to individuals, families and communities of Central Australia to reduce the harm arising from the misuse of alcohol and other drugs.