Ferdy's Rehabilitation Services - Palm Island

Opening Hours Ferdy’s is staffed 24hrs/ day 7 days/week.
Office is open for enquiries Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Address Lot 474 Coconut Grove, Palm Island, QLD 4816

Phone (07) 4770 1745

Ferdy’s Haven

Ferdy’s Haven is a temporary residential-based recovery focused services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people seeking to free themselves from the burden of addiction (i.e. alcoholism and drug misuse). 

The service offers a culturally appropriate setting where service participants can feel safe, secure and supported in their recovery efforts. 

The Ferdy’s Haven program aims to support people to regain their self-esteem and inner dignity whilst providing activities to foster participation to build skills to maintain daily living.  This process of recovery also aids participants to maintain mindfulness in order to meet their primary goal which is to be able to live a substance-free lifestyle.

The residential-based recovery program is complemented by the Community Wellbeing Service which focuses on the early identification and prevention of alcohol and drug misuse with a range of program sessions to help equip an individual to take back control of their lives.

Ferdy’s aim is that participants leave the program;

  • with a feeling of wellness,
  • confident to take on life’s challenges,
  • and to be a person who can make the right personal choices in maintaining a motivated, clean and healthy lifestyle.

Therapeutic, supportive intervention is provided to non-residential participants and residential based participants (and their families) prior to, during and following exit from the residential service.

Ferdy's Youth Service

Ferdy’s youth centered wellbeing service provides early intervention to young people misusing alcohol or drugs by taking a holistic approach to their rehabilitation.

A Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for designing, implementing and managing a community outreach program to the youth of Palm Island.

Due to complex social problems within the community, Ferdy’s encourages social inclusion and participation through a range of activities on offer with inclusive ladies and men’s groups to minimize risk and provide a safe environment to embrace change.  


TAIHS is funded to deliver a Queensland Indigenous Drug Diversion Initiative (QIDDI) Program. The program provides assessment and education sessions to clients diverted by the courts or police for minor drug offenses.

All referrals for drug diversion services are made by the arresting police officer or the court officer to the diversion coordination service. The diversion coordination service then makes a referral to us as the service provider

Service provision covers the geographic area of Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, and Charters Towers.

Service Provided Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm