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Moncton non-profit to turn farm into addiction rehab centre

Reference: CBC News

A Moncton non-profit plans to start a tiny home community on a farm to help people with addictions and mental health challenges.

The Humanity Project , a non-profit that provides meals for people struggling to get by, has purchased a farm on 160 acres in Little River, near Salisbury.

"It's going to be one of the nicest farms you've ever seen," said Charlie Burrell, founder of the Humanity Project.

Burrell plans to set up a full rehabilitation retreat with mental health and addiction support services on the farm.

Burrell told Information Morning Moncton that the problem with most rehab centres is once people are done with the program, they join the same community as before and are once again around people who they used drugs with.

He envisions a farm property that also includes a number of tiny homes, where the people undergoing treatment can live away from a life of drug use.

"Rehabilitation is only the first part. The second part is sitting a person down and figuring out what their goals are, what they want to do with their lives to be successful," said Burrell.

"The payoff is a better community for all of us."

Burrell said the organization will also grow food on the farm, and that food will be used to help feed people through the Humanity Project's meal program... Read More