Portage’s aftercare and social reintegration programs are designed to help clients apply the skills they learned during residential therapy to the outside world. These programs provide critical support during a very vulnerable period of the rehabilitation process, helping clients to resist negative influences and cope with the stresses of everyday life.
Since January 2011, Portage Saint-Malachie has been providing social rehabilitation services in the greater Chaudière-Appalaches region for youth who have completed residential treatment at its substance abuse rehabilitation centre. Adolescents have access to a personalised follow-up, meetings with a guidance counsellor, and support in maintaining the skills acquired during therapy. Since this program was established, an increasing number of activities and resources have been made available to our clients.