Renascent has been helping those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction since 1970. In 1970 Paul J. Sullivan and a group of business men, half of whom were in recovery themselves, opened Renascent’s first addiction treatment centre for men in Toronto.
By 1981, Renascent opened Ontario’s first women’s only residential treatment program. Shortly after that in 1983, the Renascent Foundation was incorportated to enhance funding for the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction.
Throughout its history, Renascent rented a number of facilities including Beatty House, Spadina House, Bayview House (the Vaughan Estate), Philips House and Walker House before acquiring the three centres it owns and operates today. Renascent purchased the Paul J. Sullivan Centre for men in Brooklin in 1987 followed by the Punanai Centre for men located in Toronto in 1991 and the Graham Munro Centre for women in 1999.
In 2010, Renascent moved into the Lillian and Don Wright Family Health Centre – home to our head office and family program.