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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is The Grace Centre located?

The Grace Centre is located on 50 Lady Lake Road, Harbour Grace

Who can receive services at this facility?

This facility provides treatment to men and women aged 18 years and over who are residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and have addictions issues that may also involve medical/psychiatric conditions that are stable, but may require monitoring.  The adults who stay at The Grace Centre will come from a wide variety of backgrounds and struggle with an array of addictions issues.  Some may have a combination of mental health issues such as depression along with a chemical dependency. All clients attending this facility must be physically able to participate in an intensive treatment program and group based programming. 

Most adults referred to this facility would have already received addictions services in the community. However, due to the severity of their addiction, they require more intensive treatment to achieve their goals. The following individuals cannot be admitted to The Grace Centre: acutely suicidal or psychiatrically unstable clients; those with dementia or delirium; a head injury client with significant impairment; those with a gambling or sexual addiction only; and court ordered individuals.

What is the referral process for The Grace Centre?

Referrals for admission are required from qualified health professionals. 
Referrals must be forwarded to our provincial intake coordinator who will process adult additions inpatient referrals for both The Grace Centre and the Humberwood Centre in Corner Brook. This one point entry will provide a seamless referral process and ensure that the client is matched with the centre which will best service to meet their needs. The application process requires a completed Referral Application Form and a Medical Assessment Form.  Both documents must be completed in full and forwarded to the following address:
Intake Coordinator
P.O. Box 2005
35 Boones Road
Corner Brook, NL  A2H 6J7

What does the program at The Grace Centre entail?

The program offered is a 28 day treatment service that is holistic in nature and addresses the individual’s physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs through individual, group and family counselling.  An extended stay beyond the 28 days may be available for those who are assessed as requiring it. 

The centre provides a safe environment for clients, providing structure and routine, as well as educational and therapeutic services.   The program developed entails psychoeducational, therapeutic and recreational groups with individual follow-up based on client’s need.  The program was developed under the concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Contingency Management.

The overall goal of the program is to help clients reduce the risk of relapse and manage their recovery by achieving healthy, balanced lifestyles.

How is The Grace Centre staffed?

The centre will be staffed 24 hours per day with 24/7 nursing and security services. The Grace Centre offers an interdisciplinary approach to care.  The team of professionals for each client may vary according to their program.  The team consists of a physician, nurse practitioner, nursing, social work, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy, psychology, and non-clinical support staff.

Are community groups and services closely engaged in this program?

We are building strong partnerships with many community servicing agencies that already provide services to individuals with addictions including local services groups and the local hospital.

Will clients receive follow-up care after completing this treatment program?

After completing the treatment program at The Grace Centre, a thorough discharge and aftercare program will be set up for the client which may include ongoing outpatient counselling and/or group therapy, self-help groups and /or other community support services. Collaboration with community based services is a key for the success of a client’s aftercare program.


Updated Feb 18, 2016