Recovery program to be launched for at-risk LGBTQ+ youth

A group of Windsor-Essex organizations will launch a new recovery plan in the new year.

Windsor Family Health Team, Windsor Pride Community and Family Services Windsor Essex (FSWE) have joined forces to create the new 2SLGBTQ+ One Team Recovery (OTR) program, which will debut in January 2023.

The program aims to address the gap between local substance abuse services and the LGBTQ+ community.

“The program was designed through an affirmative care lens using a trauma-informed approach to provide a safe space for the 2SLGBTQ+ community to participate in and receive specialized substance use outpatient care,” reads the program’s web page.

The tentative launch date for the program is January 10. The program runs for three and a half hours, two days a week, for five weeks. Those who complete the course will receive a certificate.

Offered through the Windsor Team Care Center, One Team Recovery is designed to help individuals in recovery moderate or abstain from substances. Group sessions make up the majority of the program, but one-on-one sessions are also available for those who do not yet have access to individual counseling.

For full information on the OTR scheme visit Windsor Team Care Center Official website.

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