The Thorpe Recovery Centre and Residents in Recovery will be receiving some additional funding through Alberta’s Mental Health and Addiction COVID-19 Community Funding grant.
Residents in Recovery has been approved for $35,290 and Thorpe Recovery Centre for $64,141. The funding is part of the Alberta government’s $53 million COVID Mental Health Action Plan supporting mental wellness and addiction recovery in the province during and after the pandemic.
“Residents in Recovery provides judgement-free access to a safe, supportive, and therapeutic recovery environment,” says Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright MLA Garth Rowswell. “This grant of over $35,000 from Alberta’s government supports their abstinence-based programs that put individuals on a journey towards self-discovery, motivation, and understanding of addiction.”
The new funding announcement comes just after Residents in Recovery secured a three-year funding agreement with the Saskatchewan Government. Thorpe Recovery Centre also received $2.2 million from the province in February 2020 which went towards increasing the amount of beds in the facility.
“The Thorpe Recovery Centre understands that every Albertan suffering from addiction comes with an individual story and experience. This grant of over $60,000 from Alberta’s government will support their work providing treatment to honour each clients uniqueness through a tailored combination of therapies designed to unlock their potential for healing and growth.”
The province says they are committed to supporting evidence-based funding programs and ensure resources are available to those struggling with addiction issues.