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Read about what's going on at the Portage substance abuse rehabilitation centres and employment reintegration centres in Atlantic Canada.

Portage Atlantic is Host to P.E.E.R. SJ – Peers Engaged in Education and Recovery

10-11-2018
service PEER

In August 2018, Portage Atlantic was pleased to host five P.E.E.R. SJ staff members, who met with the Intake Counsellor/Admissions Co-ordinator, attended a morning meeting and had a tour of the facility. P.E.E.R. SJ a community-based, addiction and mental health service that focuses on a positive future for young adults working with individuals to help… Read more »

Important Collaboration Taking Place at Portage Atlantic Cassidy Lake Centre

09-25-2018
Integrated Services Delivery

Within the framework of the Integrated Services Delivery (ISD) in New Brunswick, a team of professionals provide services to children and youth who have emotional, behavioral and mental health issues.  A variety of services is made available and may be delivered in schools and as part of established community services. The ISD team members liaise… Read more »

MindCare New Brunswick Funding Hope and Understanding for Portage Atlantic Youth

06-19-2018
bien-être physique

Portage Atlantic staff and youth are pleased of the grant award from MindCare New Brunswick in support of the physical wellness program at their residential rehabilitation treatment centre at Cassidy Lake. The use of the weight and cardio equipment is part of the everyday programming for the Portage Atlantic youth. Having the equipment assembled, inspected,… Read more »

Fun Game of Ball Hockey at the Lewis Fitness Centre

05-03-2018

Local RCMP members organized and took part in a fun ball hockey game vs. the male residents at the Portage Atlantic Lewis Fitness Centre at Cassidy Lake on Sunday, April 15, 2018. Portage Atlantic is grateful to the RCMP members for their involvement in the activity and as positive role models for the adolescents. The… Read more »

Pathways to Education Visited Portage Atlantic

05-03-2018
Pathways to education

Visit from Pathways to Education, Saint John, NB, to the Portage Atlantic Centre at Cassidy Lake – May 2, 2018   Portage Atlantic greeted Harry Daley, Youth Advisor, and Austin Beddow, a student taking part in the Pathways to Education programming, who attended the male residents’ morning meeting followed by a tour of the facility…. Read more »

School District Members on Site at Portage Atlantic

04-26-2018
District scolaire

The New Brunswick Anglophone South School District (ASD-S) high school principals and support staff held a meeting on April 13, 2018, in the Boardroom of the Portage Atlantic centre at Cassidy Lake. Mrs. Zoë Watson, Superintendent, Anglophone School District – South (photo: back row, second from the left) took part in the meeting and introduced… Read more »

Celebrating the Value of Volunteering

04-23-2018
shcool district

In honour of National Volunteer Week 2018 (April 15-21), Portage Atlantic recognized the contributions of its dedicated volunteers in a celebration held at the Cassidy Lake centre on April 17, 2018. Portage Atlantic Clinical Counsellor and Master of Ceremony, Monique Cormier, welcomed the volunteers, youth and staff members to the celebration. She highlighted: “As we… Read more »

A Heartfelt Donation to Portage Atlantic

04-19-2018
donation lion

In memory of his wife, the late Patricia Mercer, the Sussex Club Lion Chester Mercer was proud to donate one of her paintings, accompanied by a monetary donation dedicated to the purchase of arts supplies, to the Portage Atlantic youth residential rehabilitation treatment centre at Cassidy Lake. Patricia Mercer was one of the founders of… Read more »

A Dream Come True

04-12-2018
rêve

On March 27, 2018, Portage Atlantic Board members were on hand at the Nashwaaksis Lions Club meeting and presented a commemorative plaque to the Club members in honour of “A DREAM” come true. The desire to help occurred during his years of volunteering as a hockey coach, when Lion Ronald Evans was made aware that… Read more »

Invite to Portage Atlantic female residents from Community Group

03-26-2018
groupe communautaire

On March 19, 2018, Portage Atlantic female residents, accompanied by social worker, Melanie Steeves, were invited to a speaking engagement and dinner organized by the Sussex Women’s Network. The girls who attended shared their touching personal stories and Melanie described aspects of the distinct phases of the Portage residential rehabilitation treatment program, as well as… Read more »