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Marymound to become hub for teen rehab

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A local social services agency for at-risk youth will soon become home to a new, centralized addictions centre for teens later this month.

On May 21, the province announced Marymound Inc. will operate a 10-bed facility staffed 24-7 with youth care workers, addictions specialists and nurses.

"We’re supporting families by bringing addictions treatment and stabilization services into a single facility," Healthy Living Minister Jim Rondeau said in release.

"This facility will make a difference by connecting vulnerable young people with the right help and support they need to help turn their lives around."

The centre is a response to recommendations made by the Manitoba ombudsman to centralize treatment and services for teens in various stages of addiction, the province said in the release.

The centre includes beds that were previously located at the Manitoba Youth Centre. Eight of the beds will be for voluntary or involuntary rehab care, while two beds will be dedicated for teens being held under the Intoxicated Persons Detention Act.

The centre will see more than 300 kids a year, Rondeau said.

Marymound has been operating a Youth Addiction Stabilization Unit since 2006. The unit currently has room for five youths.

"The expanded program will allow youth to get help voluntarily, which is a huge advantage and greatly increases the chance for success," Marymound CEO Ian Hughes said in a statement.

Marymound is located at 442 Scotia St. For more, call 204-338-7971.

Visit the centre’s website at www.marymound.com.

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