Prince Edward Island’s first Youth Recovery Centre is almost complete, thanks to a provincial investment of $800,000. The facility, which entered construction last fall, is part of a $9-million commitment to improving access to youth addictions and mental health treatments throughout the province. The project will be complete in April.
The new centre is located at the site of the former Youth Offenders Centre in Summerside, P.E.I. It includes a separate entrance, classrooms, counseling offices, and spaces reserved for treatment programs.
“The renovations to this space are an important step forward to being able to expand both our residential and aftercare addictions services,” says Sean Morrison, Strength Program Manager at the Youth Recovery Centre. “We are very pleased with the progress so far and look forward to being able to relocate the Strength Program to this redesigned facility with all our operations under one roof in the near future.”
Individuals requiring recovery services will have access to 12 inpatient beds and 18 weeks of 24/7 care. Services will be provided by 40 full and part-time staff members. The centre will also deliver community-based after care programs.