Residential Treatment Program

Kathleen York House provides a structured, abstinence-based six month treatment program for women and their children aged under 12. Our program includes:

Individual care:

Clinical care:

While all aspects of the program are compulsory, our program aims to cater to the individual needs and specific requirements of each client - including health, mental health, housing, Community Services, relationship and family issues.

We also help clients access other specialist services including allied health, psychiatric and legal services. While at Kathleen York House, our clients use services in the community including local general practitioners, schools and childcare centres.


Transition is the period between graduation from the KYH residential program and admission into Aftercare – usually about a month.

Because this can be a high risk time for women, as they move away from the structured residential environment, Transition supports clients as they re-engage with the community. Graduating clients have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the residential program while establishing new routines outside the House.


Once they have completed the six month residential program and one month Transition, clients often choose to enroll in our Aftercare Program.

Aftercare offers graduating clients the opportunity to participate in weekly groups with other Aftercare peers, individual counselling, home visits and Tresillian parenting support if required.

Community Housing is also an option for some Aftercare clients, for up to 12 months.


We are a small not-for-profit charity. Donations are tax-deductible and will directly help our clients.


We offer a supportive and therapeutic environment to women who may be socially marginalised by substance abuse.


Call us on (02) 9660 5818 or
send an email:
P O Box 285
Glebe NSW 2037