FREEDOM FOUNDATION 30TH ANNIVERSARY

THE SPEAKER « » : The honourable member for Dartmouth North.

FREEDOM FDN.: 30th ANNIV. - CONGRATS.

SUSAN LEBLANC « » : I rise today to recognize Freedom Foundation of Dartmouth North, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last fall.

Founded by Joe Gibson, Freedom Foundation opened its doors in 1989 in Dartmouth North to assist men recovering from addiction by providing services that foster recovery and build positive self-image and self-worth in a secure and caring environment. Over the last 30 years, Freedom Foundation has seen thousands of men with different addictions and needs comes through the door and has helped many find their path to sobriety and heath through their program.

In April of last year, the Freedom Foundation opened a second home right across the street from the original one, which still operates to this day. The Dr. John Savage House offers supportive housing to men who are integrating back into the community.

The effects of addictions reach almost everybody at some point in their lives and the folks at Freedom Foundation are dedicated to helping men who come through the doors to control their addictions and rebuild their lives. It is a place of support and healing.

I ask all members of the House to join me in acknowledging the important work happening at Freedom Foundation and to thank Joe and Sandra and all who work and live there for their contribution to Dartmouth North.

THE SPEAKER « » : The honourable member for Fairview-Clayton Park.