Gold Coast Drug Council Inc - PO Box 2655, Burleigh MDC QLD 4220 - Phone: (07) 5535 4302 - Fax: (07) 5576 2512

OASIS delivers safe and supported accommodation to young people in crisis, who have a history of illicit drug dependence, and sometimes with additional mental health problems.

Clients are aged 17-29 and in need of crisis accommodation. Often these clients have a dual diagnosis. Clients can be referred from a range of sources, including health, welfare, community organisations, youth organisations /networks or they may self refer.

Application for admission can be made in person or by phoning our Receptionist Advice Worker on (07)5535 4302. Suitable applicants will undergo an assessment by one of our clinical staff.

Clients receive support from an outreach worker who will advocate and make referrals to employment, educational and vocational opportunities.

They also receive counseling support in the form of one-on-one sessions and facilitated process and didactic groups. All residents are required to be engaged in either study, training, work or voluntary activities.

Residents are required to collaborate on a treatment plan designed to achieve their goals and exit the program within a six month period. However, length of stay is determined on an individual basis and may be extended in cases of complex needs.

All participants in the OASIS program attend a weekly out-client support group facilitated by the OASIS co-ordinator.

The Supported Accommodation is based within the Gold Coast area.

The Program is funded by the Australian Department of Health & Ageing as part of the National Illicit Drug Strategy (NIDS), with some of the houses supported by funding from the Queensland Department of Housing.