About Us

Westover is an addiction treatment centre located in beautiful Thamesville, Ontario and is fully-accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation. Founded in 1986, we are leaders in abstinence focused residential treatment. We have spent more than 30 years providing quality care for our clients with our holistic treatment model. Our relaxed country setting and classic charm provides clients with the ideal space for healing and transformation. 

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Our Mission

Simply put, Westover Treatment Centre exists to enable individuals and their friends and family to recover from chemical dependency and co-dependency, in order to lead healthy and productive lives.

Our Vision

For Westover Treatment Centre to be a leader in the provision of abstinence focused residential treatment for addiction to alcohol and other substances.  We will provide the individual and the family with effective services to assist in living a healthy and productive life.

Our Values

Inclusivity - We will celebrate the uniqueness of each individual and recognize their right to respect, dignity, fairness and equality, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical or mental health challenges, education or social standing.

Compassion – We will focus on unconditional positive attitudes for our clients, regardless of their motivation for change.  We are dedicated to assisting the client and families to lead healthier lives.

Ethics – We will maintain the highest standards of professionalism, ethics and confidentiality in all aspects of our programs to provide security and comfort to our clients.

Partnerships – We are committed to working with our community partners to achieve mutually beneficial objectives.

Client Centered - We are dedicated to providing accessible and relevant service focused on the individual’s needs throughout treatment and aftercare thereby encouraging them to achieve their full potential.

Continuing Care - We will work to assist the client along the recovery journey from the first contact through pre-treatment, a structured after care program, and opportunities for additional treatment and relapse prevention when needed.

Continuous Improvement - We continually strive towards best practices in providing a quality curriculum and environment for every individual.

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Our History  

In 1986, Westover Treatment Centre received funding from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care to open a residential alcohol treatment centre in Thamesville, Ontario. For our first two years, Bev Thomson, Brian Gallagher, Nancy Gallagher, Jovit Mendonca, and dedicated volunteers worked hard to establish our centre. 

Thanks to fundraising initiatives and the generosity of our community, we were able to restore an aging Victorian home into a facility that would provide hope to many suffering from the effects of addiction.

In 1990, we established our Co-Dependence program for families, friends, and loved one who have been affected by another person's addiction. It is still currently one of only two such programs available in Ontario.

More than 12,000 residential clients have been treated at Westover. It is our privilege to provide each one of them with accessible and quality treatment. 

Contact Westover today to learn more about our programs.