PROGRAMS

EMPOWERING YOUTH

Through Supportive Services

Dorie’s House provides supportive services for youth, in order to build their resiliency and strengthen their foundations into adulthood.

We empower youth towards independence through skill building, by connecting them with family and community, and encouraging them to make positive choices around substance use, mental health, and safe shelter.

We believe it is important for our Participants to have a routine that promotes positive relationships with others, allowing them to have fun in healthy ways, but also connecting them to networks, skills and interests that will carry them forward. Our Approach supports the Participant to: Develop healthy ways of coping; Learn and maintain new life skills; Connect to healthy relationships and resources/supports in the community; Find interests and vocational goals that will lead them into their adult life.

We want to make sure that our Programming and Supportive Services are accessible to the Youth who may need them. If ever you are unsure about the information on Programming, Admission Requirements, or How to Refer do not hesitate to reach out to us: admissions@southwestyes.com, (306) 773-0567

Treatment

Dorie’s House Treatment Centre provides residential supports for inpatient and outpatient  substance misuse treatment programming for Youth. This programing  support is accessible for Youth who require substance misuse  treatment, with an eye towards service delivery within a rural context of southwest Saskatchewan.  Our programming is part of a broad continuum of care deeply integrated with both the  Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) and existing community partners. 

Inpatient

Admission Requirements:

• 12 to 18 years old
• All Genders
• Parental/Guardian Consent
• Minimum 2 weeks detoxed prior to admission date.
• Stage of change: contemplation/preparation.
• Stable mentally/behaviorally
• Provincial access

Dorie’s House offers a six-bed in-patient treatment program that engages a multi-disciplinary  team. By using evidence-based services that are designed specifically for youth, our approach  provides youth opportunities to evaluate how their substance misuse impact their own lives and  the lives of those around them, all within provided a culturally appropriate, non-discriminatory  and sensitive setting. 

With the support of Mental Health and Addictions (SHA), we provide group educational and  recreational programming tailored to meet the needs of individual residents. This programming  includes both group and individual counselling, intended to bridge youth back into their  communities as they heal, moving them towards positive recovery. 

Overview:
  • Stay decided on an individual basis
  • Group once/day with a minimum of two session topics
  • Individual and family sessions if parent/guardians are involved
  • Twelve step meetings in the community, minimum two times/week.
  • Youth are required to participate in their schoolwork
  • Engaged in post discharge planning:

Vocation Skills Development

Connecting to additional services in the community

Outpatient

Admission Requirements:

• 12 to 18 years old
• All Genders
• Parental/Guardian Consent
• Minimum 2 weeks detoxed prior to admission date.
• Stage of change: contemplation/preparation.
• Stable mentally/behaviorally
• Local access (Swift Current and Area)

In addition to our Inpatient Treatment services we offer 6 spots for Outpatient services, accessible locally. Outpatient Services follow the same structure and programming as our Inpatient Treatment services, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm. The Youth are then given the opportunity to return to their home setting during their evenings to practise the skills they have learned throughout the day.

Overview:
  • Stay decided on an individual basis
  • Attends programming Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Group once/day with a minimum of two session topics
  • Individual and family sessions if parent/guardians are involved
  • Twelve step meetings in the community, minimum two times/week.
  • Youth are required to participate in their schoolwork
  • Engaged in post discharge planning:

Vocation Skills Development

Connecting to additional services in the community

• Suspected or confirmed relapse whilst an active participant is grounds for discharge. Participant able to resume treatment after completing required two-week detox.

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Bed

Admission Requirements:

• 12 to 18 years old
• All Genders
• Agreement to remain sober during stay
• Stable mentally/behaviorally
• Local access (Swift Current and Area)

In addition to our recovery program, we offer 24-hour emergency housing support for youth who  require shelter in times of crisis. 

Our goal is to connect our resident to a wide range of community supports, enveloping them in  care so that they too might have the chance to become successful, resilient members of society.  

These supports might range from access to mental health and addictions treatment, to social  services programming, or it may be as simple as a connecting youth to employment  opportunities or a reconnection to education.  

We believe that, by offering quality, preventative supports early – before they have “fallen  between the cracks” – we can empower youth towards skill building and problem solving,  substantially improving their quality of life, driving them towards positive health and life choices  that will carry them into adulthood, allowing for long-term positive recovery. 

Overview:

• 2 Emergency Beds for Swift Current and area

• Length of stay decided via individual basis

• Access 24/7: No Drop-ins and a call must be made first before arrival

• Follow the same schedule/structure as Inpatient/Outpatient, except:

Not required to attend Group Meetings, although invited to attend

Are able to go on approved ‘passes’ outside of the House

Emergency Bed Participants are given information about accessing Treatment