Lennon Home, a short lived residence for folks recovering from addictions and co-occurring psychological well being issues, welcomed its first male residents final week.
The registered charity opened in late April, however up till now has solely offered companies to girls. There are 12 girls and three males now dwelling there. It has a workers of 15.
Residents have been getting assist with relationships, training and making ready for work and housing, stated Dianne Younger, director of Lennon Home.
The boys have rooms on a distinct flooring than the ladies, and a number of the programming is separate as effectively, Younger stated.
It is superb to look at, actually.— Dianne Younger, Lennon Home
“We simply wished to be actually snug and have a great, sound basis below us earlier than we added males to the combo.”
Younger stated the group help has been superb. An area trainer has volunteered to tutor some residents to assist them get their GED.
“What we wish to do is put together them for the world, mainly getting them able to be employed,” Younger stated.
Younger stated the centre is making a distinction of their lives.
“It is superb to look at, actually,” she stated.
“Once they first come, they’re fairly damaged, actually exhausting on themselves, filled with guilt, filled with disgrace, they have not taken care of themselves, they have not seen a dentist in a lot of years, they have not been maintaining a healthy diet,” she stated.
Extra from CBC P.E.I.