On our eleventh day of giving, we are happy to announce that Halton Alcohol, Drug, and Gambling Assessment Prevention & Treatment Services (ADAPT) have been selected to receive our next donation.
ADAPT is a non-profit and community-based agency in the Halton Region that assesses and provides treatment for addiction on an outpatient basis. It is primarily funded by the Ministry of Health & Long Term Care, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and the United Way, but also relies heavily on direct donations as well as the efforts of caring volunteers.
Founded in 1975 as a pilot project of the Addiction Research Foundation, ADAPT has grown from a small, single site centre to one of the largest and broadest treatment agencies in Ontario, offering services that deal with addictions, mental health, and concurrent disorders as follows:
ADAPT aims to help those who have been impacted, or are at risk of being impacted, by alcohol, drugs, and gambling as carefully and as cost efficient as possible. It aims to empower at-risk individuals, as well as their friends and families, to be able to manage their addiction(s) and lead rewarding lives. It does so by focusing on the following strategies, approaches, and principles:
Individually tailored treatment
Positive and sustainable change
Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect
This charity has been selected by one of our administrative assistants, Jan Christmas, as she has been witness to both the horrors that come with addiction and abuse, as well as the redemption that can be brought with proper and effective intervention. In Jan's own words, "I have chosen this charity as this organization has made a significant impact in the life of someone very dear to me who has been going through some very dark times. The counselors at ADAPT are providing the tools to help this person make significant change in their life … giving them hope for a brighter future. I believe they likely have a made a huge impact in the lives of many members of our community, both youth and adult. I’m sure they would be very grateful for any donation received.”
For more information or to make a donation, please see below: