“This recovery community is more than simply a building – it is a symbol of hope that our community and province desperately needs,” said Red Deer Mayor Ken Johnston.
Construction on a new 75-bed addition and mental health challenges recovery centre in Red Deer has begun.
On November 19, dignitaries were on hand for a groundbreaking at the new site, located in Red Deer’s north end, in the Chiles Industrial Park.
The Red Deer recovery community, which will be fully funded by Alberta’s government, is being built on a 10-acre parcel of land and construction is expected to be completed by fall 2022.
The recovery community will start admitting clients soon after that. Once operational, the recovery community will create more than 100 jobs.
It's anticipated the project will bring 136 jobs during construction as well as 100 additional jobs for servicing the facility.
When complete, the recovery community will begin admitting clients as soon as possible. Recovery communities are a long-term residential treatment that focuses on supporting people who are seeking recovery.