Our Mission

As an integral part of the addictions and mental health continuum, Brentwood provides lifelong, compassionate and evidence-informed treatment to people whose primary goal is lifelong recovery from alcohol and drug misuse. Additionally, we provide on-going, community-based support for family members.

Our Vision

Transforming lives and communities through compassion, hope, recovery and service.

Our Values

Fellowship Accountability Teamwork Honesty Excellence Respect

Agency Overview

Celebrating over 55 years of service!

Located in the heart of Windsor Ontario, Brentwood is a non-denominational recovery home that has served over 20,000 men and women primarily from Windsor and Essex County; however, clients come from all over Canada and the United States.

The facility is set on nine acres with three main buildings and a pavilion. It is staffed by 55 employees including certified counsellors and a full medical staff.

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Daily reading for October 16 from “As If I Was In Your Office…”
Fear –
“We became a diseased person controlled and powerless over fear!” Don Russell – Aug. 14, 2009.
Freedom and fear kind of go together. Lack of freedom means probably more fear. We lose that freedom because of fear. The alcoholic experiences a fear that is immobilizing, paralyzing, and an uneasiness that will not go away! It is like an obstacle. It takes so much energy to fight the fear by ourselves. We avoid situations and people. We imprison ourselves. We hide within ourselves. We are afraid that everybody else will see what is going on with us so we keep imprisoning ourselves. So our imprisonment and lack of freedom becomes diseased.
When we finally realize that we are powerless over this disease we come into recovery and find that we do not have to fight fear and this disease alone.
My commitment today is to fight my fears with the help of others.
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Daily reading for October 15 from “As If I Was In Your Office…”
Being Part Of - “We cannot make it on our own. We need people!” Don Russell – March 14, 2008.
People need people. Our disease of alcoholism makes us believe that we do not need people. We can set our own pace, do our own thing, and make our own rules. The only time we ask someone for anything is if it will benefit us. So that feeds us. The disease can be so ill and so deep that it is impossible for us to fight this disease on our own by ourselves. The only way we can make any change in us at all is when we are connected to a recovery group. It takes a group to pull us out of ourselves. One person cannot do it. The disease of alcoholism gets sicker without treatment. If we do not work on it, it will get worse. If we do not conform or submit to the life of recovery then we are really into our disease and it is going to kill us. It will hurt us spiritually.
My commitment today is to allow people into my life so that I am no longer alone!
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Daily reading for October 14 from “As If I Was In Your Office…”
Acceptance - “We have an inability to accept alcoholism as a disease and it is!” Don Russell – July 20, 2009.
What people say does not make sense to us. We decided that we are going to be different than the rest. Gradually with that kind of thinking we were always challenging, always debating, or trying something on our own because we thought we knew more than anyone. We thought people were trying to control us. We thought people were putting us down. Everything we thought we had control of, we lost control of. When we come for help we learn to accept each person that is in our life. It is no more complicated than that. We believe God is involved in our recovery. We believe that God puts people in our lives for a reason. Our resistance to accepting people as our program and our recovery is going to cause trouble in our recovery because we are still having trouble accepting that we are alcoholics.
My commitment today is to accept that I am an alcoholic and my help comes from another alcoholic!
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Featured Testimonial

Not only did the people at Brentwood change my son, but they changed me as a mother. It allowed me to develop an amazing relationship with my son. When we found Brentwood, I was as much in need of help as my son was. I could not have done this journey without help. Without Brentwood’s help!

By coming to Family Support meetings with an open heart, I found a support system like no others. Brentwood staff have continued to work with my son in his Recovery while I worked my own program. This has allowed us to celebrate and grow in recovery as a family. I will be forever grateful to Brentwood!

Gina Michaud
Gina Michaud

Windsor Essex Ontario Health Team Partnership Council

The Windsor Essex Ontario Health Team Partnership Council is seeking an outstanding leader to assume the role of Executive Transformation Lead. For more information please follow the link below.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email your resume directly to:

Laura Janisse Manager, Human Resources
Windsor Regional Hospital

Application deadline: July 27, 2021