Room for Hope 

Pine River offers room for hope. That’s the theme of our new appeal – a multi-year initiative featuring both annual and capital giving opportunities – to make hope accessible to more troubled teens. The “Room for Hope” campaign encompasses three areas of opportunity: live, learn and launch. 


With space for only 36 teens, in the literal sense “room for hope” entails some bricks and mortar. The construction of a girls’ dorm will increase our overall capacity to 56 beds, while enabling gender separation – an important best practice for teen treatment facilities.

But room for hope also means increasing access to Pine River by offering more bursaries to families in need of financial support.  Bursaries ensure more youth and families can participate in the Pine River program, and that no one is turned away due to financial need.

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One of the keys to Pine River’s unparalleled success rate is our holistic blend of therapeutic, educational and recreational programming. Enhancing our programming by adding more excursions and new or upgraded arts and fitness equipment – including a challenging ropes course – will help us foster greater accomplishment and self-worth.

Another important form of learning is to develop our capacity for clinical research and to increase our ability to evaluate program effectiveness. We will do this by partnering with academic and clinical researchers, and by sharing our learnings about teen addiction and mental health for the benefit of others. 

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Pine River’s Aftercare Program identifies the supports, concerns, triggers, commitments and goals that help students and their families succeed in a post-residential or outpatient treatment environment. Increasing our aftercare capacity will enhance access to this critical service, providing a foundation for lasting success for all students and family members.

Pine River aspires to open a transition house to provide “step down care” for youth as they transition back to their home community.  The Transition House will also impact treatment capacity in the residential setting by freeing up intensive treatment beds sooner for new clients. 

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