Yellowknife’s sobering, day centre needs more programs, better services, report states – CBC

Some clients turned away from sobering centre for not being drunk enough

Aug 30, 2019

Yellowknife’s joint sobering and day centre should have more activities, employ addictions and family counsellors, and do a better job explaining what both parts of the centre do, according to a recent evaluation of the program.

Consulting firm DPRA wrote the report, which was released Thursday. It looks at how things are currently done at the centre, the program’s strengths and what it can improve on.

The centre is split into two parts; the day centre provides a place for people to relax and get a meal, while the sobering centre gives intoxicated people a place to sleep.

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