Our Purpose

To provide a holistic residential program for women involved in the criminal justice system and their accompanying children, to successfully transition to the community.

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Culturally focused case work

Ms H entered Guthrie House from Nepean Hospital Detoxificaton Unit in March 2016. She is an Aboriginal woman who upon entering Guthrie House was shy, timid and lacking in any self confidence. The Aboriginal Support Worker engaged with Ms H and she attended all ..

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Agency collaboration

Ms S was pregnant when she entered Guthrie House having been collected by staff from prison in January 2016. She had been referred to Guthrie House by Domestic Violence NSW, Blacktown Office. Prior to her incarceration Ms S was residing with a violent partner.  ..

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"Best thing that has ever happened to me. Can’t believe how much I have changed."

"My caseworker has been amazing! She’s helped me and guided me so much to come such a long way"

"The support at Guthrie House has given me a reason to live and have a second chance in my life. I am extremely happy."

"Guthrie House was amazing. My case worker went beyond her means to get me through my recovery and restoration of my son."

"I had a very good relationship with my case worker, she helped and supported me in a very good way that I benefited."

"We worked together to put together my case plan. It was doable and well put together. Proud of myself at where I am at three months later. Staff was great!"

"I thought that Guthrie House was a really good program and if it wasn’t for you I wouldn”t have my daughter here with me today."

"My caseworker did everything possible to help and I am very thankful for all that she has done."

"I just want to say thank you for allowing me to be part of the Guthrie House program and all of the groups here. In particular, SMART, Women’s Choice and Change, Art Therapy and Circle of Security."

"Guthrie House helped with personal relationships and boundaries with my family and partner."