Lennon house offers the tools and resources to recover from addiction and co-occurring mental health challenges.
Our Residents do not live in Our Workspace, we work in their Home (Temporary)
Seven years ago, Dianne Young's son, Lennon, took his own life after struggling with addiction and mental health issues, at just 29 years old.
Soon after the loss of her son, Dianne set out to be part of the solution, by opening a recovery home on Prince Edward Island for those battling with addictions and their mental health.
Dianne has challenged and protested the lack of available resources for those in crisis on the island and strives to bring better services to those without access to the care those on PEI so desperately need.
Dianne turned her painful loss into a passion to make care and recovery available to islanders and provide a safe, reliable home for those ready to get their life back.
Dianne Young, Founder of Lennon Recovery House, pictured with a painting of her son, Lennon.
Overview of Lennon House
Lennon House ensures the continuum of care for those with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders associated with substance use disorder.
Lennon house fits into a model of care which can improve and encourage the long term path to recovery.
We improve the flow and efficiency of services and support across our island.
A resident may stay from three to 12 months.
It is recommended that no one stays less than three months.
This will depend on the needs of the resident.
Lennon House is Peer based.
Our model of care is meant to feel and act like a home, as opposed to a medical facility.
Here at Lennon House, we are working on developing a team of staff to help residents change their lives for the better.
The training that all staff will have:
First Aid & CPR
Food and Safety
Peer Support Training
NVCI Training (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention)
Case Management Training
Our staff have life experience as well as training in Peer support.
We have restructured our management in the last few months and have added a coordinator, Lesa Irish, who has been in social services for over twenty years.
She is certified with the Canadian addiction certification federation, has a diverse experience in addiction & mental health.
We are thrilled to have her on our management team!