||Beyond the Rock
396 Brady St.
Tel: (705) 675-1179 Ext. 226
Fax : (705) 671-8069
Validating results came from a Community Needs Survey that was developed and distributed. Results indicated that housing and aftercare are two of the major gaps in the care continuum for men in recovery.
Under the visionary leadership of Dan Saumur, President , the Board Executive seized the opportunity to acquire the adjacent building at 396 Brady St., through the cooperation of the Desjardins Business Centre in January 2008.
Extensive renovations began under the indefatigable determination of Jerry Nolan who collaborated with Shawn Major as the main volunteer.
The business community wholeheartedly supported the venture by donating all new windows and doors, flooring, paint, bathroom renovations, electrical upgrades and laborers.
As a result of the endorsement from the Manitoulin Sudbury Addiction and Mental Health Service Providers planning table, a Transition House Advisory Committee (THAC) was formed and co chaired by Kathryn Irwin-Seguin and Robert Tuttle.
Membership consisted of community partners such as Iris Addiction Recovery for Women, Pinegate Withdrawal Management Services, a concerned addiction specialist from the community along with the Chairs of Rockhaven’s Alumni Committee and Board of Directors.
This committee met from early February until May developing appropriate client and agency protocols. A special note of recognition to Sandra Houzer for her endless support and research work for the committee to function from.
Supporters from left to right;
Sandra Houzer (Staff & THAC), Lise Chamberland (THAC), Lucy Antoine, Jeff Antoine (Valley Painting), Joanne Gosselin (Remi Gosselin Flooring), Mike Lachapelle (All Weather Windows), Dan Saumur (President, THAC), Terry Mills (Board & THAC)
Missing from the picture;
Kathryn Irwin-Seguin (THAC)Carmen Tripodi (Plumbing Warehouse), Ron Mantha (Gillevan International), Dan Lapierre (Glidden Paints), Jerry Nolan (Volunteer & Board), Shawn Major (Volunteer), Marc Lucas (Volunteer), Don Moore (THAC), Rob Tuttle (THAC), Dave Fowler (Board), Peter Wideman (Board) & Richard Picard (Board)
Voting on various house names that were contributed, the winner was announced when Kevin Playford’s submission received the highest number of votes!! “Beyond the Rock” was born with the first client being transferred from Rockhaven on August 1, 2008.
Grand Opening of “Beyond the Rock” on April 22, 2009, was the chance to thank all included in the creation of the home, as well as the agencies that have helped financially.
Read about it in the Sudbury Star
Beyond the Rock thanks...
|All Weather Windows
||Valley Painting & Construction
||Paquette Heating & Cooling
|Remi Gosselin Flooring Ltd.
||Evans Building Centre
|Kelly Lake Building Supplies
||Thank you to all who helped to make our dream a reality!!