Aboriginal Sobriety Group Indigenous Corporation Riverland is based in Berri and administers a range of services to provide a complete Social and Emotional Wellbeing pathway for our community.
The Substance Misuse program aims to improve the health status of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people through the delivery of effective, holistic, culturally appropriate, safe drug and alcohol interventions. This is achieved by providing a range of substance misuse services to meet the needs of community and to improve client access to drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation. These services include:
- First point of contact for drug and alcohol services and support
- Drug and alcohol information and education
- Drug and alcohol assessment
- Drug and alcohol referral, advocacy and case management support
- Drug and alcohol outreach support
- Community and Family based drug and alcohol interventions
- Inter-agency networking and capacity building
Community Transition Worker
The primary role of the Community Transition Worker is to provide the provision of a localised and coordinated response to brokering and bridging service supports for Aboriginal men exiting correctional settings and/or engaged with correction services in the Riverland community.
The program aims to reduce the incidence of recidivism by providing a dedicated point of contact within community to coordinate and support individual client case plans and through-care to access and receive services to reduce the incidents of recidivism.
The broader aim is to:
- Reduce recidivism.
- Improve community rehabilitation.
- Build safer and stronger communities.
Aboriginal Mental Health
Aboriginal Mental Health contributes to the conveyance of culturally appropriate targeted programs and supports with the aim of promoting positive mental health and social and emotional wellbeing for Aboriginal community members. This includes:
- Support access to high quality culturally appropriate health services
- Bi-monthly Ngangkari (Traditional Healers) Clinics
- Community Education
- A stepped care approach promotes person centred care which targets the needs of the individual
Mobile Assistance Patrol (MAP)
MAP provides transport to Riverland community members under the influence of alcohol, other substances or situational crisis from public places to places of care, safety and support. The MAP Program Aims are to:
- To reduce harm arising from the use of alcohol and other substances.
- To improve the safety and well-being of individuals who have been affected by the misuse of alcohol and other substances.
- Maximise the wellbeing of individuals affected by drugs and alcohol by taking them to places of safety including hospitals and other key services.
Mobile Assistance Patrol (MAP) Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm
Riverland MAP Mobile: 0427 013 390
- Psychology Service
- Ngangkari’s (Traditional Healers)
- Riverland Aboriginal Men’s Support Group (RAMSG)
- Riverland Mimini’s Group
- Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM)
- Moorundie Ruwe Ninkawi’s Group
3 Wilson Street, Berri Phone: 8580 8700, Email: [email protected]
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