Alternate Shelter Society
2 - 2661 E Hastings
Vancouver, BC V5K 1Z5
Note: This is a 6 bed program for abused, homeless, at risk, and behaviorally disordered youth 12 - 18. The length of stay is dependent on how long it takes to find a stable place to live more permanently. Clients are be referred by MCFD. Methadone clients are accepted. Alternate Shelter Society is considered a last resort for youth who have been recently removed from unsuitable environments, are in care by agreement, are between placements, or are “on the run” as a means of survival. There is no fee for this program.
Anderson Lodge Women’s Healing Center
Circle of Eagles Lodge Society
1470 Broadway E
Vancouver, BC, V5N 1V6
Note: This is a 10 bed (5 beds for homeless women and 5 beds for women from Corrections Canada) barrier-free program and emergency shelter for Aboriginal women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Clients can self-refer. CSC clients are accepted. Program offers culturally appropriate healing including Pipe Ceremonies, smudging, cleansing, Sweat Lodge, drum/rattle making, and arts.
Atira Women's Resource Society
Maxxine Wright Second Stage Program
13733 92nd Ave.
Surrey, BC V3V 1H9
Note: There are 24 units of supported affordable housing for women 19+ and their young children. Priority is given to mothers who are pregnant or whose youngest is under the age of 2. Program length is up to 24 months. Clients must be referred and sober prior to admission and have successfully completed a treatment program. Fees apply; please call for more information.
610 - 25 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2S 0L6
Note: This is a 6 week, 46 bed program for women 18+. Clients must be referred and 5 days sober prior to admission. Methadone clients are accepted. Smoking outside is allowed. Program offers trauma-informed curriculum and treatment. Once clients have completed Aventa’s Phase II or Young Adult Treatment (YAT) Program, Phase III is 3 month residential treatment program. Aventa is a funded service of AHS. Clients who qualify receive funding through Alberta Works. Clients who wish to self-pay, please speak with the Assessments Department.
Young Adult Treatment Program (YATP)
610 - 25 Ave. SW
Calgary, AB T2S 0L6
Phone: 1.403.541.4656 (Assessments and Admissions Counsellor)
Note: This is a 90 day, 10 bed program for women 18 - 24. Clients must be referred and 5 days sober prior to admission. Methadone clients are accepted and smoking outside is allowed. Program offers trauma-informed curriculum and treatment. Aventa is a funded service of AHS. Clients who qualify receive funding through Alberta Works.
Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community
34000 Blackwater Rd.
Prince George, BC V2N 6H1
Note: This is a 12 month program for men 19+. Funded beds are available for those who qualify. Clients can self-refer and must be sober prior to admission. Smoking outside is allowed. Fees may apply; please call for more information.
Barb's Second Stage Transitional Housing
2467 Lilac Cres.
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1P5
Phone: 1.604.820.9224 (Office)
Phone: 1.778.344.5327 (Intake)
Phone: 1.604.308.3337 (Cell)
Note: This is a 3 month, 10 bed second-stage housing program for men 19+. Clients must be 30 days sober prior to admission. Clients must have completed primary treatment, and are expected to be employed, looking for work, or attending school. Fees are per diem, or clients can self-pay; please call for more information.
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre
Heartwood Centre for Women
4500 Oak St.
Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1
Phone: 1.604.875.2424 ext. 2032
Toll-Free: 1.888.300.3088 ext. 2032 (BC only)
Note: This is a 90 day, 28 bed program for women 19+ (including transgender women). Clients must be referred and do not need to be sober prior to admission. Methadone clients are accepted. Program offers groups and activities focused on trauma, substance dependency, mental and physical health issues, motivational enhancement, smoking cessation, mindfulness practice, relapse prevention skills and emotional regulation skills. Fees are per diem; there are several ways to receive funding.
Bellwood Health Services
1020 McNicoll Ave.
Toronto, ON M1W 2J6
Note: Bellwood offers both a fee-for-service and a government funded program. The 6 week funded program is specifically for alcohol use for Ontario residents 19+, while the fee-for-service program treats substance use (alcohol and drug), problematic sexual behaviour, eating disorders, problem gambling and concurrent PTSD and trauma issues. Clients must be sober prior to admission to the funded program.
Bonnyville Indian-Métis Rehabilitation Centre
PO Box 8148
Bonnyville, AB T9N 2J4
Note: This is a 26 bed co-ed program for adults 18+. No couples. Program length is 28 days.Clients must be 7 days sober prior to admission. Clients must be referred. Program offers culturally specific programs embracing traditional Native values and utilizing the Sweat Lodge and Sweet Grass. Smoking is allowed outside. Clients who qualify receive funding through Alberta Works. Fees may apply; please call for more information.