About Your Stay
Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community & Farm offers a program up to one year, depending on the individual needs of the resident.
Baldy Hughes is located on a retired NATO radar station that was constructed in the 1950’s. Most of the buildings have been renovated and retrofitted to suit our therapeutic community and farm. Part of the experience of being a resident at Baldy Hughes is community development, to help benefit future residents who may need the program. Thus, residents will have a chance to be part of construction and renovation projects during their stay.
The site is on 166 acres of beautiful woodland property. Our recreational amenities include a full-sized gymnasium with weight and cardio training equipment. We also have a baseball diamond, hiking trails, a music room with instruments and PA system, a lift-equipped tubing hill, an arts centre, TV lounge areas and a school. Baldy Hughes has 4 separate dormitory buildings and residents are in double or triple-occupancy rooms. Residents share washroom facilities on each floor, as well as common areas, TV lounges and a community dining hall.
Each resident’s journey is supported by the primary team that provides group facilitation and one-on-one therapeutic sessions. Therapeutic groups are offered three times per week and work roles are assigned outside of the group and one-on-one settings. Throughout the course of the admission, residents have the opportunity to learn animal husbandry and aspects of horticulture as they participate in the production of food for the use of the community. Additionally, they are given opportunities to learn food preparation and various practical skills that are integral to the maintenance of the community. A variety of peer-led groups and speaker nights occur each evening. Other self-directed cultural activities are supported and encouraged, including Aboriginal Day activities and celebrations.