The Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre is a non-profit, residential and community-based agency dedicated to helping youth, between the ages of 13-21, overcome substance abuse issues and other related challenges in order to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Healthy, resilient, youth and families who have hope and life skills for creating a positive future.
About DAVE SMITH YOUTH TREATMENT CENTRE
Located in Ottawa the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre (DSYTC) is a non-profit, residential, and community-based agency that is dedicated to helping youth (13-21) and families across Ontario overcome substance use and related issues and to achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle. With separate evidence-based programs tailored to the specific needs of young men and women, it is the only Centre of its kind in Eastern Ontario.
DSYTC programs and services include: comprehensive assessment, 3-month residential treatment, 3-month post-residential continuing care as well as family services (education, counselling, support). A professional referral is not required to attain services and there are no formal fees required to access DSYTC programming.
With the invaluable support of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MoHLTC), the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), as well as the compassionate citizens of our community, the Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre has been serving young people and their families since 1993.
What People Are Saying
"Things will get better. This place will teach you how to deal with anything. Even to this day how I can handle and deal with things is just totally different then back then. Just to wake up and be happy with life is a great feeling. "
— Graduated Female Client, 26
"Overall I’ve learned about how to help myself by that I mean I’m no longer afraid to ask for help when I need it and I’m no longer afraid to face my fears in the face and conquer them. I’m no longer afraid to take advantage of what I need to better my life. "
— Graduated Male Client, 20
"Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre for me when I think of it is honestly planting seeds, so I could build a foundation. It’s like I’m 22 years old now and I finally have this solid foundation, it’s incredible. "
— Graduated Female Client, 24