| Aventa Addiction Treatment for Women
Aventa, in Calgary, is the only women’s addiction centre in Alberta providing treatment for alcohol, drugs, gambling and nicotine on an outpatient and residential basis. We have been operating since 1970 and have treated over 25,000 women.
Our previous facility, with 16 beds, had a four-month waiting list. For women in crisis, this was simply too long. With the support of the lottery fund, Aventa was able to purchase a new centre and expand its services. It has 36 beds, including six crisis beds. Pregnant women are admitted without delay to decrease the risks associated with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
Without the support of lottery funding, this new centre just would not have been possible. This funding set us up for success – it financed our feasibility study and a development office, and it provided a large portion of our capital funding.
It allowed us to achieve our goal of decreasing our waiting list and realize our vision of providing women with addictions a safe place for recovery and healing.
Director of Public Relations and Development
Aventa Addiction Treatment for Women
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