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This Day Program is a place where young people who use drugs and alcohol can drop in to rest and recover.

Wherever you are from and whatever is going on for you, you are welcome to pop in, grab something to eat, have a shower, hang out and meet some people in our substance tolerant, judgment free place.

Find us on Johnston Street in Abbotsford, the site is easily accessible by train, tram, or on foot.

We are a substance tolerant space, meaning you can show up under the influence.

Reach out to YSAS Abbotsford by giving us a call.

394 Johnston Street Abbotsford, VIC 3067 Site Manager Jess
(03) 9415 1698


Day Program

The day program is a substance-tolerant space for young people to drop into something to eat, have a shower, hang out and meet some people in a substance-tolerant, judgment-free place.

The Abbotsford Day Program is open

  • Tuesday & Friday from 11-4pm
  • Wed – Thursday from 11 – 630pm

Anyone aged 12-25 can drop in, no waitlist, whoever you are wherever you’re from, whatever is going on, you are welcome. Get support whilst you spend a few weeks dropping in before you get connected with a youth worker or service.

The day program is a non-judgemental, safe space that gives you the opportunity for respite and respite and recovery.

At the Abbotsford Day program you can access:

  • AOD services and help you get connected with a youth AOD worker if you want
  • Mental health services
  • Housing services
  • Legal support
  • Other youth services
  • Activities and groups
  • Needle and Syringe Program
  • Food
  • Showers
  • Washing machines and dryers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Netflix
  • Referrals to other supports

Things to think about  

Day program activities usually run for a few hours a day. They are usually groups programs which means you will be interacting with other young people too.