Our Recovery Programs

For over a decade, REACH Foundation has learned by listening, contributing, and being a part of the greater community focused on lifelong recovery support for Island youth.

REACH Foundation provides three different day programs to support you through your recovery journey and there is no cost for you to participate.

Find Your Path

Finding Your Path.

Lay your foundation for recovery with this half-day preparatory programming. The focus of this program is to help strengthen recovery skills and build healthy daily routines for your recovery.

YOUR DAY INCLUDES:

  • Group recovery skills sessions
  • Preparing and sharing lunch.
  • Getting access to health and wellness programming
  • Helping with activities to support the community

3 hours a day Monday – Friday; 3 weeks 

Expanding Image

Expanding Your Reach.

Build upon the foundation laid in Finding Your Path. Earn a wage, gain real work experience, and strengthen essential life skills.

YOUR DAY INCLUDES:

  • Checking in with your assigned supervisor
  • Weekly counselling sessions
  • Learning recovery, life, and wellness skills through group classes
  • Participating in health and wellness programming (both on and off-site)
  • Gaining hands-on experience and developing real work skills through our in-house businesses (social enterprises)

7 hours a day Monday – Friday; 12 weeks

Supporting Your Future Image

Supporting Your Future.

Once you have a strong foundation of recovery skills and you are ready to build you new daily life REACH Foundation is still here to support you.

You have the option to do a four-week work placement at a local business. This placement is coupled with ongoing weekly sessions to reinforce your new skills. REACH will help set up the placements and supply support to both you and the employer. REACH can help you make a plan to return to school and will help you make connections with support at your school.

You will have continued access to counselling sessions, peer supports, career development resources, and therapeutic support classes (i.e., art, music, gardening). Every week your assigned peer support worker will touch base with you to help you stay on your path, support your recovery, and achieve your goals.

When enrolled in recovery day programming at REACH Foundation you will learn:

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Healthy Eating & Meal Prep:
  • Learn basic kitchen skills and cooking techniques, food label awareness, budget-friendly shopping, and meal planning with guidance from culinary professionals.
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Health & Wellness:
  • Improve your well-being through tailored health and wellness plans; incorporating physical activities to boost mood and confidence.
  • Develop healthy outlets for stress, anxiety, and trauma.
Workplace Skills Training:
  • Develop skills for career or school prospects with professional support in resume writing, job searching, and interview preparation.
  • Enhance literacy, computer use, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication.
  • Gain certifications such as Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, First Aid, CPR, and more.
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Counselling And Recovery Skills:
  • Our dedicated Youth Services Counselor is here to support you throughout your recovery journey.
  • They assist with identifying and addressing issues early on, connecting you to the resources you need, and coordinating individualized care.
Other Essential Skills:
  • Time management and organizational skills to empower your overall growth.
  • Hear from guest speakers with expertise in areas such as budgeting and personal finances, employment standards, workplace safety, and human rights.
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Apply For Our Programming:

We accept applications from youth, family, friends and guardians, plus supporting agencies.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY >>

“The REACH Foundation has helped to increase my confidence by helping me accomplish my goals. It has taught me many valuable life skills such as patience, interpersonal skills, and the ability to adapt and succeed in any work environment”

Michaela Walsh  REACH participant

“The support that I received every day at REACH is helping me to stay in recovery, while enjoying all that life has to offer.”

John, Aged 22  REACH participant

“REACH Foundation offered a place of safety for our daughter to heal and welcomed her into an environment where she felt accepted and not stigmatized. She was provided the opportunity to interact with counsellors and other youth who are in their journey of recovery.”

Paula Guardian of REACH participant

“What an amazing opportunity our son was given to get involved with REACH Foundation early in his recovery. This is a time when individuals are most vulnerable to relapse, overdose, or worse. As parents, we knew that he needed to fill his days with positive experiences if he was to achieve long-term recovery; REACH gave him just that.”

Rose & Mike Parents of REACH participant