Addictions Extended Care Residences
Addictions extended care residences provide a supervised, therapeutic, safe, structured and home-like environment to assist individuals in maintaining a substance-free lifestyle.
PEI has three extended care residences. Each facility is listed as gender-specific (gender-identifying) but acknowledge and respect diverse gender identities and experiences.
- Talbot House: male-identifying clients
- St. Eleanor’s House: male-identifying clients
- Women’s Addictions Extended Care: female-identifying clients
Individuals receive day and evening programming led by a team of trained addictions professionals or community partners. The programs support and equip clients with the life skills needed to achieve sustainable abstinence and overall well-being in the community.
Each residence provides up to a maximum 90-day stay.
Community outreach spaces are also available for clients not residing at the facility and who may benefit from the day program and the supportive environment.
Programming is in English only.
These residences are open to individuals 18 years and older who would benefit from a supportive residential environment to maintain substance free and gambling free living and practice skills to remain confident in the community.
Participants are required to be:
- medically and psychiatrically stable
- comfortable actively participating in a group setting with other participants
- committed to remaining substance-free while residing at the facility
- willing to assist in daily chores of the facility (e.g., help with meal preparation, personal laundry, cleaning tasks, gardening, etc.)
How to apply
Talbot House, St. Eleanor’s House, and Women’s Addictions Extended Care accept self-referrals or referrals from health care providers (e.g., physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, registered nurses, occupational therapists, etc.).
For referral information or to complete a referral:
- Complete the referral form and send by fax/email to the location you are referring to:
Once a referral is received, the client will be contacted for a pre-admission intake assessment.
The assessment is necessary to determine client readiness, if it’s the appropriate service, to further explain supports and services provided, etc. If accepted into the program, the program supervisor will inform the client of a start date.
The program model is grounded in the Community First philosophy, with evidence-based programming providing skills needed to transition back to the community while maintaining abstinence and overall well-being.
Clients will be exposed to:
- Psychoeducation sessions: learning skills to support ongoing recovery. Examples of topics include understanding how addiction affects the chemistry of the brain; managing urges and cravings; and learning coping skills for managing emotions.
- Individualized case planning: regular meetings with a registered social worker and/or caseworker to set goals, one-to-one sessions with registered social worker, develop a relapse prevention plan, establish supportive connections in the community, etc.
- Life skills development: meal preparation, budgeting, employment skills, maintaining a home, etc.
- Recovery activities: attend meetings such as Alcoholic Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), attend addiction counsellor and medical appointments, participate in recovery-based activities in the community, etc.
- Recreation activities: home-like environment providing ample opportunity for cooking, movies nights, outdoor activities, yoga, card games, and spending time with fellow clients, etc.
- Talbot House: Charlottetown
- St. Eleanor’s House: Summerside
- Women’s Addictions Extended Care: Charlottetown
Details on specific location will be provided upon acceptance to the program.
For more information on extended care residences
Speak with your Addictions counsellor, contact the Community Addictions Services office in your area, or call:
- Talbot House: 902-368-4297
- St. Eleanor’s House: 902-888-8386
- Women’s Addictions Extended Care: 902-368-4083