Our History

 

The Ken Brown Recovery Home program was developed with the participation of addictions and mental health care professionals in conjuction with the 12-step communities.  One of the founding trustees and board chair of the KBRH was Dr. Dominic Tang.  Dr. Tang was a pioneer in recognizing the link between mental health and addictions long before it was widely accepted and he took a leadership role in the provision of services to this community.  Dr. Tang was the 2010 winner of the prestigious Dr. William Hutchinson award for distinguished contributions to health care in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma, where he has generously served his comminuty for nearly four decades. 

 

The Ken Brown Recovery Home is identified in honour of Sault native and veteran Mr. Ken Brown.  At the time of his sudden death while at work March 17 1975, on the eve of his retirement asa journalist with the Sault Star, Mr. Brown continued to commit himself once again to helping others in his community and fellow citizens.  This grateful tribute recognizes his tireless work as a charter member of the Alcohol Recovery Home Inc., and a dedicated community leader effectively engaged in the establishment of this facility.  As a recovering alcoholic, Mr. Brown developed empathy for the powerless alcoholic and focused on the need to help those who still suffered from this illness.  It was another manifestation of the man who always cheerfully "walked the second mile".

 

Courage to Change, Heal and Grow