1.  16-Day After-Care Program

In January of this year, an After-care Program began with 15 participants from our community.  The After-Care Program is geared to helping community members who have been in a rehabilitation program in providing support programs by implementing awareness and education in order to  retain a sober and healthy lifestyle.

Referrals to the After-Care Program are made from other service agencies such as Child Welfare, Social Services, etc.

The Program runs 3 days a week  beginning at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Participants are provided with transportation, meals and child care.

The After-Care Program will be offered on a quarterly basis.


  • Communications
  • Journaling
  • Trust Building
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Care
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Understanding Addictions
  • Family & Domestic Violence
  • Anger Management
  • Loss & Grief
  • Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Co-Dependency
  • Budgeting
  • Nutrition
  • Food Handling
  • Meal Planning
  • Goal Setting

Facilitators for the After-Care Program are from other community service agencies such as Child Welfare, Social Services, HRD, the visiting Psychologists and the R.C.M.P.


The Personal Living Skills Program is also offered on a quarterly basis which coincides with the After-Care Program.  This program runs 3 days per week; Tuesday to Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The participants that have completed the After-Care Program go into the Personal Living Skills program.

The Personal Living Skills Program offers sessions geared more into parenting skills and personal living. 


  • Family Planning
  • Nobody’s Perfect Parenting
  • Discipline
  • Violence & Its Effects on Children
  • Kinship
  • Traditional Teachings
  • Drug Endangered Children
  • Building a Support System
  • Identity Development Stages
  • Family Communications
  • Loss & Grief Effects on Children
  • Parenting Young Children
  • Child Safety
  • Child Development and Behaviors
  • Self-Care (Stress Management)
  • Self-Esteem Development for Children
  • Resume Writing
  • Sponsorships

Just as in the After-Care Program, facilitators for the Practical Living Skills program are from other service agencies within the community.


  • Counselling Services (NNADAP.)
  • 3 Addictions Counsellors on staff
  • One-on-one counselling
  • Referrals to treatment centres and other agencies
  • Home/hospital visits
  • Helping with Support Groups i.e.  A.A., N.A., Men’s and Women’s Groups
  • Facilitating sessions
  • In-school program (S.T.A.R.S.)
  • Family Violence Program
  • Home Visits
  • Referrals to crisis centres
  • Provide training initiatives
  • Educate community members of Family Violence Prevention
  • Develop and facilitate Violence Prevention Program with the Jr./Sr. High School students
  • Planning  of community activities such as: annual Cultural Camp, Parent’s Day Out, Family Fun Day
  • Co-facilitate sessions

Saddle Lake Health Care Centre
Address: P.O Box 160 Saddle Lake, AB Canada T0A 3T0
Phone: 780-726-3930 | Fax: 780-726-3922 | Toll Free:  1-800-829-6904
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