Men’s Site History

1968–2014

1968

  • Mennonite Mission and Services Board open Rockhaven

1977

  • Camp Easy Does It donate to Rockhaven men for summer use

1982

  • Mortgage burning for Rockhaven

1992

  • Purchase Camp Easy Does It and land

2000

  • Bill Marsh(ED) retires after 28 years

2008

  • Purchase 396 Brady Street and Open Beyond the Rock Transition House

2009

  • New logo created

2014

  • Patricia Delyea(ED) retires after 35+ years

2014

  • Amalgamated with Iris Addiction Recovery for Women to form Monarch Recovery Services

Women’s Site History

1976–2012

1976

  • Women’s Recovery Home on Riverside Dr. opens

1979

  • Women’s Recovery Home moves to Ramsey Rd. location

1984

  • Janyce Bain form Transition House Task Force to look at need for Women’s after care program/residence

1985

  • Receive notice that Robins Hill After Care annualized funding has been approved by the Ministry of Health
  • Aboriginal After Care funding approved by Health Canada at the Women’s Recovery Home

1986

  • After being temporarily located at Women’s Recovery Home, Robins Hill moves to 11 Fir Lane

1987

  • Women’s Recovery Home receives Ministry of Health funding to become Lakeside Centre Treatment Program

1989

  • Robins Hill moves into new building at 260 Oak St.

1990

  • Lakeside moves into new building at Ramsey Rd. location
  • First Families in Recovery Weekend held by Robins Hill

1991

  • Robins Hill provides first lesbian-specific addiction programming in Ontario

1995

  • Boards of Lakeside Centre and Robins Hill meet to discuss possibility of amalgamation

1996

  • Both agencies hold joint annual meeting to announce amalgamation and new name of Northern Regional Recovery Continuum (NRRC)

1999

  • First Harmonizing and Enriching your Recovery (HER), 1 week recovery enrichment program, held at NRRC treatment site

2002

  • 2002 NRRC launches Pregnancy/Parenting Program (PPOP)

2003

  • NRRC receives French Language Services partial designation
  • Women For Sobriety group starts at treatment site

2005

  • NRRC changes name to Iris Addiction Recovery for Women

2007

  • Trauma and Recovery Group is offered at Iris After Care
  • New funder is the Northeast Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

2008

  • Connections program starts at Iris Treatment

2009

  • First Keeping Women Empowered (KWE), 5 day treatment enhancement program for Aboriginal women, is held

2010

  • First Mother/Daughter Weekend is held
  • Women Who Love Too Much group is started

2011

  • Addictions Rent Supplement Program (ASH) begins

2012

  • Emergency Room Substance Abuse Workers (ERSAWs) in Health Sciences North (partnership with HSN)

Monarch Recovery Services History

2014–Present

2014

  • Iris Addiction Recovery for Women and Rockhaven integrate and form Monarch Recovery Services
  • ERSAWs no longer in HSN Emergency

2015

  • Monarch joins Shared Space Project to look at new building for its services