Many People are affected by the abuse of drugs and alcohol. Everyone knows the devastating effects of addictions on family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, businesses and companies.
The Freedom Centre exists to provide an answer to the plague of addictions through the development of a long term not-for-profit addictions centre east of Grande Prairie near Bezanson AB. The Freedom Centre is part of Oasis Community Services, the social services arm of The Oasis Fellowship in Grande Prairie.
Dr. Doug Atha, senior pastor of The Oasis Fellowship and Executive Director of Oasis Community Services and The Freedom Centre has an extensive background with addictions. Beginning with inhalants and pot before he was ten years old, a local dealer gave him his first hit of methamphetamine (speed) at age 12. Living in the world of addictions until age 21, Dr. Atha came to faith after his second drug induced suicide attempt; saved the first time by a rifle misfire and the second time by the quick thinking on the part of the police officer that found him in a field after noticing his coat blow in the wind.
Since coming to faith 32 years ago, Dr. Atha has worked with people like himself; addicts in Ontario, BC and Alberta, with Teen Challenge Centres in Ontario and Alberta, and the homeless in British Columbia and Alberta. The opportunity to develop The Freedom Centre provides a uniquely northern response to the addictions challenges plaguing northern Canada. With 110 acres set aside near Bezanson The Freedom Centre provides the opportunity for long term addictions treatment and care for the North.
The plan will see the development a 24 bed treatment program for men and a 24 bed treatment program for women along with a counselling specialties centre where people can come for intensive counselling services that will allow families, friends, loved ones, co-workers, businesses and companies to send the people being destroyed by addictions to have the opportunity to receive the treatment they need to break the chains of addiction that hold them down and hold them back.
To do that however, The Freedom Centre needs your help. It needs you to invest in the future of Canada; the future of the North. Your tax deductible gifts to The Freedom Centre will make the plans for a long-term addictions treatment centre for the North become a reality. You can make a difference. No amount is too small or to large to change the face of addictions.
How far are you willing to go... to break the chains of addiction? Help us break the chains with your tax deductible gift today.