Hastings Street closed for grand opening

The District of Port Hardy closed Hastings Street to allow for a grand opening of the New Beginnings House

The District of Port Hardy will be closing Hastings Street to allow for a grand opening of the New Beginnings

House.New Beginnings House includes a six-bed crisis stabilization unit for clients with substance abuse

issues, and a five-bed detox facility. The house is operated and funded by the North Island Crisis & Counselling

Centre Society (NICCCS). Clients are visited daily by a nurse, and the house is staffed with trained

professionals.”The crisis stabilization has been running for 12 years,” said Sandy Tamburini, who manages the

New Beginnings House and is the administrator for NICCCS.The facility was renovated last year to

accommodate the detox beds.”The detox is new,” said Tamburini, and had its first client in November of

2015.The North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre Society is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that offers

services to all age groups in the Regional District of Mount Waddington. It was first established in 1981 as the

Port Hardy Crisis Intervention Society.