Chloe's story

Chloe initially entered Toora with a history of poly drug use and sexual abuse. She attended Lesley’s Place and the day program before going to long term rehabilitation at Karralika. She returned to Lesley’s place after her stay there where she was transitioned into Marzenna House.

Marzenna gave her the opportunity to establish her recovery further before returning to the wider community. Through case management and support she has accessed counselling, decided to further her education an acts as a peer for other service users at Lesley’s Place.

Marzenna House Transitional Program

Marzenna House is a drug and alcohol service, providing AOD treatment and support in a residential setting.  It differs from Lesley’s Place in that eligible women have already established their recovery, and are seeking additional longer term support before returning to the wider community.  Women that live at Marzenna are required to participate in case management, weekly house meetings, and continue with their recovery plan.  They are also eligible to attend the day program.

Who is eligible?

Marzenna will assist women 16 years or older, with or without children, with drug or alcohol dependencies, who have undergone a supervised withdrawal.

Women on pharmacotherapies and benzodiazepines are accepted into the program.



Case management services are free.  Women are asked to pay 25% of their income plus the rent assistance they are eligible for.

Procedures for entry

Many women who have spent time at Lesley’s Place move on to Marzenna if this is considered best for their ongoing treatment.  Women who wish access from the community may contact Lesley’s Place for a comprehensive assessment to assess suitability.  If the program meets your needs you will be placed on a waiting list, and as a bed space becomes available you will be notified, and outreach may be offered where appropriate.

Contact Lesley's Place for further enquiries

Phone  [02] 6241 7233

Call us on 02 6122 7000 or email