Algoma Family Services

Site: Sault Ste Marie Office

Service: GENESIS Day Treatment Program

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Description & Services
Public Comments
  • Ongoing Intake is available for the Genesis Program, which offers rotations every 16 weeks, beginning in September 
  • Outpatient counselling is also provided in preparation for inclusion in an upcoming rotation
Description (Service) Provides treatment of substance abuse and mental health disorders through individual, group and family counselling, as well as a structured day treatment program 
  • Program is based upon the harm-reduction model of substance abuse treatment in which clients work towards abstinence within the stages of change model 
  • Assists individuals to work towards developing an understanding of their individual challenges as well as the development of family, academic, peer and treatment-based supports in their treatment planning
Offers the following services: 
  • Individual, Group and Family Counselling
  • Academics within a classroom setting 
  • Life Skills education, including independent living skills, social skills and interpersonal social skills instruction 
  • Access to community resources, including involvement in local employment, health and academic services 
  • Promotion of healthy active living, including drug education, art therapy, healthy alternative activities development as well as an individually focused, structured three times-weekly fitness program 
  • Adventure-based Learning, which involves challenging youth to engage in healthy risk management in a wide range of group activities, such as rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, orienteering and outdoor survival training
  • Individualized Transition Planning. in both academic and treatment components, to provide continued learning and support opportunities through local education and substance abuse treatment services
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Dates Operational during school year (Sep-Jun)
Areas Served Algoma District ; Desbarats ; Echo Bay ; Goulais River ; Heyden ; Sault Ste. Marie ; Thessalon
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
Dual-diagnosed adolescents, as well as their families/caregivers, who are experiencing issues with co-occurring substance use and mental health
Application Accepts referrals from all sources, including self-referrals
Languages English ; French -- Staff member
Fees None
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Contact Information
Office Phone 705-945-5050
Toll Free Phone 1-800-461-2237
Crisis Phone 705-759-3398
Fax 705-942-9273
Site Location McNabb St office
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 205 McNabb St
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6B 1Y3
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Intersection McNabb St and Great Northern Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Elections Annual General Meeting: Sep