New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate visits Cassidy Lake regarding new Open Custody clients
On April 29, Portage Atlantic welcomed New Brunswick’s Child and Youth Advocate, Norman J. Bossé, Q.C., along with by Annette Bourque, Clinical Director of the Child and Youth Advocate Office, to its addiction rehabilitation centre for youth. New Brunswick Public Safety has recently changed its strategy in the handling of young offenders in that all those sentenced to open custody are now being sent to Portage Atlantic.
Progress on the Lewis Fitness Centre Capital Campaign
Following a very generous donation from the late Dr. William Lewis, Portage Atlantic will soon be launching the Lewis Fitness Centre Capital Campaign, which seeks to raise an additional $800,000 for the construction of a brand new fitness centre to be built on-site for the youth in addiction rehabilitation treatment at Cassidy Lake.
The Portage Experience, from the perspective of the Executive Director
The time a person spends at Portage can best be described as a time of self-discovery. In the supportive and nurturing environment of the Portage community, our clients encounter, sometimes for the first time, their emergent self. This is not so much about treatment as it is about freeing the beautiful person within, to face the world and its challenges with confidence, competence, and a determination driven by hope.
Portage is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people overcome their dependencies in order to be able to live healthy, happy, and productive lives. With service centres in Québec, New Brunswick, Ontario, and British Columbia, Portage helps clients to develop their self-esteem, confidence, and the competencies necessary to overcome addiction. For more information, click here.
Portage Atlantic was established in 1996.