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A group of Wabanaki tribal members stand, with hands joined, in a circle around a drum on Indigenous People's Day.
ABOVE With the help of Genesis Fund financing, the Center for Wabanaki Healing and Recovery in Millinocket provides a Native culturally based substance use treatment center and recovery residence.

Partnership for Purchase - Millinocket, ME

The Center for Wabanaki Healing & Recovery

For Wabanaki tribal members in Maine, seeking culturally inclusive treatment for substance use disorder often adds a significant barrier to recovery: most programs that integrate Native culture and traditions are hundreds of miles away.

To address this gap, Wabanaki Public Health and Wellness partnered with the Genesis Fund and our peer Native CDFI, Four Directions Development Corporation.

Financing allowed for the purchase of two properties in Millinocket to develop the Center for Wabanaki Healing & Recovery, a Native-centered treatment and transitional housing facility to support tribal members.

Located near Mount Katahdin—a significant place of healing and connection for Wabanaki people—this new center will put Native culture, ceremony, language, and traditions at the heart of the recovery journey.