Dilico Anishinabek Family Care welcomes the new funds announced resulting in 20 new Residential Addictions Supportive Treatment beds to be offered to youth in the community.
Dilico is committed to ensuing people experiencing addictions have a range of addiction services and supports available to meet their unique needs. These new beds will enhance the existing continuum of treatment services Dilico provides and will fill a service gap that young people face when seeking an age-appropriate, culturally-safe and supportive live-in environment.
“This new investment will provide a safe space in the local continuum of addictions treatment for Indigenous young people to address personal difficulties related to substance misuse. They will be able to engage with other young people transitioning into adulthood in a supportive living environment that is inclusive and provides other on-site support services such as cultural and land-based activities, life skill building, coping skill development; as well as access to individual and group counselling, and supports with entry to education and employment opportunities.” – Says Darcia Borg, Executive Director of Dilico Anishinabek Family Care
To read more about Minister Tibollo’s announcement, please follow this ink: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1001764/ontario-expanding-addictions-services-in-thunder-bay