By Marianne Curtis
People struggling with addictions will soon have a new place to go for treatment now that the City of Steinbach has given the green light to SouthlandChurch’s application to build a rehab center.
Southland Community Church was recently granted a conditional use permit for Four Winds Housing which will be built behind Funks Livestock on the west side of Steinbach. Four Winds will be a two story housing project that will provide living space in separate parts of the building for 22 men and 22 women who have addictions and life controlling behaviours.
Stefan Duerkson director for the Four Winds Program says the facility will be open to recovering addicts who have already found stability in their lives but still need extra help to reintegrate back into society.
“We are no opening it up to people in crisis,” Duerkson explained at the condition use hearing.
The goal of Four Winds Housing is to facilitate growth in the foundations of healthy thinking and healthy behaviours by meeting basic needs for including food and shelter, etc; healthy emotional attachment to others and a sense of belonging and teach participants how to live and function in community life by understanding and applying healthy boundaries.
All programming provided is done at SouthlandChurch, just down the street. People will learning to find and keep a job, manage money, how to cook and communicate effectively with others.
Construction on the new facility began at the beginning of July.