Close to Home

Artist’s rendering of new addiction treatment centre for Cambridge.

We Can, We Will Rebuild!

Your support has seen us through three stages of this project!

  1. When we were compelled to “dream bigger” and add a second floor to meet the needs of this community now and into the future.
  2. When we had to rebuild after last year’s fire.
  3. Today, as we work through the challenges and delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through all of this, we were able to stay the course, because of you!

You have embraced this project from day one. You have seen the need for an Addiction Treatment Centre to provide improved privacy and dignity to those in our community who are struggling with addiction. You saw the challenges Waterloo Region was facing in light of the opioid epidemic, and you rose to meet that need. Thank you!

As a health-care building, construction has continued through the pandemic.  We’re thankful for the capable team at Nith Valley Construction who are handling this challenging time with resilience and grace. We are excited to be able to move in before the end of this summer!  Thank you for your ongoing support and encouragement. We couldn’t do it without you!


Rebuilding After the Fire

The May 1 fire caused considerable damage. Today, we are excited to show the progress that has been made since then. We were so grateful for your support that encouraged us so much.

Since the fire, we’ve had to regroup and rebuild, and we were able to do this because of you. The building is getting very close to completion, as you can see here:

The damage was extensive after the fire.

Today, much of the exterior of the building is complete.


The rear of the building has been repaired and is ready for exterior siding.

This room will serve as a meeting room for the men on their path to recovery.

The large, spacious bedrooms will be shared by two men each as part of the residential treatment program.

New, modern bathrooms are getting closer to completion.


In the interim, the Men’s Residential Addiction Treatment program has temporarily relocated.

Moving the program to interim space will allow for continuity of care and consistency in programming for men seeking freedom from addiction in Waterloo Region, while reconstruction efforts continue on the treatment centre.

We invite you to check back for more updates on the Close to Home project as they become available.


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