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Friday, February 19, 2016

February 19, 2016


For Immediate Release


Davis Welcomes Opening of the Latest in a Network of Mental Health and Addictions Treatment Centres


Paul Davis, Leader of the Official Opposition, welcomes the opening of the Grace Centre in Harbour Grace – the latest in a network of mental health and addictions treatment centres in our province – saying, “Mental health and addictions impacts families throughout our province, and access to programs and services is critical. The new facility in Harbour Grace will provide much-needed supports and is welcome news to people of the province.”


“We as a government took decisive action to bring mental health treatment facilities and counsellors into our communities where the need is great. Recognizing the need, we made facilities like the Grace Centre among our highest priorities while in office – and others as well, including the Hope Valley Centre in Grand Falls-Windsor, the Tuckamore Centre in Paradise, the Humberwood Centre in Corner Brook, several facilities in St. John’s and more,” said Davis.




Media Contact:


Heather MacLean,


Director of Communications,


Office of the Official Opposition


(709) 729 6105,


Background links regarding investments:


The Harbour Grace “< >Grace Centre” (an adult residential addictions treatment centre), which was announced in Budget 2010:


The Grand Falls-Windsor “< >Hope Valley Centre” (a youth addictions treatment centre), which was announced in Budget 2009:


and named in 2015:


The Paradise “< >Tuckamore Centre” (a treatment centre for youth with complex needs), which was announced in Budget 2009:


and named in 2015:


The Corner Brook “< >Humberwood Addictions Treatment Centre”, for which a new facility was announced in 2006:


and opened in 2008:


The Carbonear < >U-Turn Drop-In Centre for families recovering from addictions, which received additional funding in 2015:


The St. John’s < >Recovery Centre methadone maintenance program, an adolescent day treatment program and enhanced detox services, which were announced in 2005: and


Includes the St. John’s < >Opioid Treatment Centre, which provides a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, mainly through methadone maintenance:


The St. John’s < >Rowan Centre, which is a day treatment program for youth battling substance abuse and gambling addiction:


St. John’s H.M.Penitentiary mental health programming, which was announced in 2010:


Janeway Hospital child psychiatry services, which were enhanced in 2010:


Community-based mental health and addictions services, which were enhanced in 2010, including Peter’s Foundation (Jesse’s Place), Turnings, Recovery Addicts Fellowship Team, Eating Disorders Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador and others:


Stella Burry Community Services supporting women with addictions released from prison, which were enhanced in 2010:


Labrador mental health and addictions counsellors and intake workers in Nain, Hopedale, Makkovik, Natuashish, Labrador West and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, which were announced in Budget 2011:


Placentia and Bonne Bay case managers for adults, which were announced in Budget 2011:


St. John’s Choices for Youth Carters Hill Place investments, which were announced in 2004:


Budget 2015 also included funding for youth outreach to vulnerable and high-risk youth; a provincial system navigator position; and a two-year agreement with Health Canada to fund a Provincial Methadone Treatment Policy and increase access to substance-abuse services:


and grants under the Community Addictions Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Grants Program:


Links to annual budget news releases:


in 2004:


in 2005:


in 2006:


in 2007:


in 2008:


in 2009:


in 2010:


in 2011:


in 2012:


in 2013:


in 2014:


in 2015:


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