Rising Above Ministry plans on expanding the capacity for beds space recovery areas by constructing a new building in Grande Prairie.
Community and Development Manager at Rising Above Stephanie Hudson says they need more spaces because there is an increasing need to see more access to recovery.
“The opioid addiction crisis just keeps getting worse and we keep losing more and more people. We want to extend hope through recovery to more people so that our waitlist can come down and more people can access recovery that is so desperately needed,” says Hudson
Hudson says they are still in the exploratory phase of expansions and hopes to see more office spaces and larger classrooms in the coming years if the project pulls through and is approved.
“The need to access recovery services keeps growing and there is not a lot of support in Northern Alberta for people that want access to treatment or recovery.”
Rising Above Ministry is hoping the new building will add 12 more beds in addition to the 37 beds they already have. Hudson says they are always grateful to the community for always being there to help.
“We are really excited as an organization to even be in this place where we can even be considering building a new building and it’s only possible because of the support we get from the community.”
Rising Above Ministry is a not-for-profit organization that offers 6 months of recovery services to people including people coming from addiction, and homelessness as well as people coming from incarceration who wants to start their life new.