The Charles J Andrew Youth Treatment Centre opened in 2000 in response to a crisis of gas-sniffing and suicides among Innu youth in Sheshatshiu, Labrador.
The Centre is a ten bed residential youth healing Centre for female and male youth between the ages of 11-17 and serves Innu, Inuit, and First Nations youth from Atlantic Canada and across Canada.
The main goal of the 16-week program is to assist adolescents in regaining their self confidence through an addictions treatment program designed to help them become healthy independent adults.
The Centre’s mission is to empower Aboriginal youth by providing a holistic healing treatment program, which strengthens and renews Aboriginal culture, practices, beliefs and values of respect, trust, sharing, acceptance and cooperation.
Why is it called Charles J. Andrew?
The late Charles J. Andrew was known as
"Shiashushep" in Innu Eimun. He was one of the
few founding members of addictions prevention and
treatment programs in the community of
Sheshatshiu. He worked effortlessly with community
members and became a role model for youth.
Shiashushep dedicated most of his time to helping
When the thought of a treatment Centre had been
developed in the community of Sheshatshiu, there
was absolutely no question that it would be named
after a great man such as him.
The Centre that is proudly named after him is
known as The Charles J. Andrew Youth Treatment
Charles J Andrew Youth Treatment Centre
PO Box 109
To contact us:
Toll Free: 800-497-8995
Youth Solvent Canadian Accreditation National Native Addictions Health Canada
Abuse Committee Council Partnership Foundation