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Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre Foundation
Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre F...
Tax ID: 839003803RR0001
BASED: Ottawa, ON, Canada

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://davesmithfoundation.org/

Dave's Dream Campaign!

Dave’s Dream is a $3 million fundraising campaign to support the construction of a new 30-bed youth residential treatment facility in West Ottawa.

When the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre first opened in 1993, we offered a day treatment program for youth struggling with drug and alcohol addiction and ran a support program for parents. But the original dream had been to open a youth residential treatment centre.


In August 2010, the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre was transformed into the only residential and post-residential treatment care facility in Eastern Ontario. Our centre is dedicated to helping youth aged 13-21 overcome substance abuse issues and other related challenges keeping them from achieving a healthier lifestyle.


Providing treatment to youth and their families out of three separate and aging buildings was always considered a short-term solution but the Champlain Local Health Integration Network as well as many community leaders felt the need for youth residential services was too critical to wait for a new building. The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre agreed, and we welcomed the opportunity to offer youth the residential care they so desperately needed from temporary sites as we started the plans to build a permanent facility.


Our new centre will increase our capacity and help us to turn around more young lives every year.


Our new Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre will fully integrate all campuses, all staff and all treatment programs to one central location on a 25-acre lot adjacent to our existing Carp campus for girls. It will help stretch precious operating funds and provide much-needed economies of scale for treatment delivery and care management. Unlike the three buildings currently used, it will be designed and built specifically as a residential treatment facility for youth. It will be a warm and welcoming home for youth who dream of escaping a downward spiral getting a fresh start. It will be a place where lives are reclaimed and families heal.


Our new Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre will be a 25,000 square foot building with 30 beds, classrooms and outdoor recreational areas. Current building plans include:

  • Two 15-bed secure residential wings – one wing each for young males and females
  • Each residential wing will reflect a family home atmosphere with bedrooms, living and dining areas, areas to relax, study or exercise, as well as office space to support clinical activities
  • Both wings will be secure and separated by the kitchen and administrative areas
  • A hub of classrooms, meeting rooms and staff offices will be adjacent to the kitchen and wings
  • Our permanent facility will enhance our staff’s ability to deliver the best treatment available in a safe, secure, more physically comfortable and efficient environment


For more information on the great work our team does, check out the website: www.davesmithcentre.org

Tax ID: 839003803RR0001 • http://davesmithfoundation.org/


General Donations Image General Donations Amount Raised: $575


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53% Raised of$30,000 Goal