British Columbia currently faces a number of related social crises including the opioid crisis, a burgeoning mental health population, and all-time high rates of street homelessness. Baldy Hughes is a therapeutic community and farm located south of Prince George specializing in the rehabilitation of men suffering from addiction challenges through a year-long residential program. Cascadia helped prepare a comprehensive report detailing key aspects of the crisis in BC and Baldy Hughes’ role in supporting the province in addressing these challenges as a request for funding.
Working with the Board of Directors and leadership at Baldy Hughes, Cascadia helped develop an assessment report which analyzed key aspects of the crisis in BC and Baldy Hughes’ role in supporting the province to address these challenges. The report explored the intricacies of BC’s social crises, the cost of addiction to society compared to traditional and non-traditional treatment modalities, the spectrum of treatment options, the history of the BC New Hope Recovery Society and Baldy Hughes, Baldy Hughes’ services and impact to date, and Baldy Hughes’ current operating model.
The final report was well-received by the Baldy Hughes Board and was endorsed by its President. It continues to be the most comprehensive assessment and current state summary of the operations at Baldy Hughes to date.
Following Board submission and review, the report was provided to the BC Minister of Health and BC Housing for review.