The Libbie Young Centre was established in 1983. A committee headed by Marie Long, a Registered Psychiatric Nurse working in Lloydminster, recognized the need for transitional housing to support and assist individuals reintegrating into the community after psychiatric hospitalizations. The committee wanted to recognize an exemplary individual who gave back to the community. The Centre was named after a prominent citizen, Elizabeth “Libbie” Young. Libbie, an active member of the community, was involved in sports organizations including coaching softball, refereeing a senior men’s hockey league, and actively participated in various committees and organizations in Lloydminster.
The organization started with humble beginnings, providing services out of a duplex on the northeast side of Lloydminster for 29 years. In 2012 a larger facility was built that houses 20 client apartments, two offices areas, and a Wellness Centre for daily programs. The Libbie Young Centre was modeled after the Thunder Creek Rehabilitation Association, a mental health facility in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Funding to open the Libbie Young Centre was provided through grants received from the Saskatchewan Government, Saskatchewan Department of Social Services, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, and donations from the community and district. Currently, funding is largely provided by the Saskatchewan Health Authority.