Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation


The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre and have been helping youth suffering from substance abuse and concurrent mental health issues for 24 years. In 2010, the province asked us to fill a need in our community and we became the only residential treatment program in our region serving Anglophone youth, 13-21, who needed more intensive therapy and programming.

Our counsellors and therapists do an incredible job working with these at-risk youth every day. In speaking with our staff, they have repeatedly said that it’s the courage that each youth faces in dealing with their dependency, working through trauma and dealing with their mental health issues that keep them coming back day after day.

In addition to helping youth, we also provide support for parents, caregivers and families. Part of our work is to help families have hope again. And the work we do to helps strengthen their lives in both measurable and immeasurable ways.