Mental Health & Addictions Capital Redevelopment Project


This new facility is a critical step forward in providing women, individuals identifying as women and their families with better access to programming and wrap-around supports that help them succeed on their journey to recovery from addiction and substance use.


PEI has a need for an increased number of longer-term accommodations for women and individuals identifying as women who require a supportive home-like environment to maintain daily substance-free living. The only facility to offer this service previously offered accommodations for up to 6 clients at one time. This was no longer adequate and needed to be replaced and expanded.


Applying the Community First model, the Addictions Extended Care Facility for Women is a new, modern facility that can host up to 12 clients with accommodations in a longer-term addiction aftercare program. During a maximum 90 day stay, clients participate in full day and evening treatment programming. An additional 4 spaces have been created in the day programming services and is open to individuals who prefer to remain in community during participating in the program.

Led by a social worker and a team of trained addictions professionals, the Addictions Extended Care Facility for Women supports and equips clients with the life skills needed to achieve sustainable abstinence and overall well-being. This service acknowledges and honours diverse cultural, social, and gender backgrounds and experiences.


  • A new, fully accessible, modern Addictions Extended Care Facility for Women with a 100% increase in client accommodation spaces
  • Access to parklands, recreational and active transportation opportunities for enhanced health and wellness


  • Improves access to care and reduces wait times
  • Provides a new, accessible, modern facility to support clients to engage in life skills building to transition back to their community while maintaining abstinence and overall well-being
  • Client access to an interdisciplinary service delivery model, enabled by supporting technologies; and facilitated by optimally designed indoor and outdoor spaces
  • Provides clients with increased opportunities for supported learning and wellness development
  • Reduces need for Acute Addictions Withdrawal Management beds
  • Improves client privacy and accessibility
  • Provides a modern, state-of-the-art facility for health professionals to work in and care for patients and clients while strengthening the capacity to recruit and retain mental health, addiction and substance use professionals

Project Status and Programming Information

The Addictions Extended Care Facility for Women opened in June 2022.

Who Services Are For
Women and/or individuals identifying as women who are 18 years of age and older who are seeking to maintain a substance-free lifestyle.

How to Access Services
Individuals can self-refer by calling (902) 368-4083. Health care providers can also refer individuals to the program. For more information about Addictions Extended Care Services, click here.