Who we are
The Salvation Army Vancouver Homestead is a residential Support Recovery Program for women seeking recovery from substance abuse. Our aim is to create a safe and secure place for women to address the unique bio-psycho-social-spiritual needs they face in their recovery, therefore facilitating remarkable healing.
The Homestead’s programs are based on a community living environment, where we are supportive of one another’s journey. Healing occurs in the process of journeying together through recovery, as we learn about ourselves and how to cope with the feelings we have in everyday life.
The Vancouver Homestead has partnered with Vancouver Coastal Health to provide these services to our women. Thus, we are funded and licensed through the Health authority.
What we do
The Vancouver Homestead operates two programs. Support Recovery is a first stage program, focusing on the initial recovery process. Priority is given to building the life skills necessary to live drug and alcohol free. Through one to one and group counseling, psychoeducational classes, and life skill teaching women learn a new way to live. The Support Recovery program has capacity for twenty four women. The minimum stay in the first stage is four months.
Homestead’s second stage program focuses on long term stabilization for women who have graduated the first stage. Eight beds are set apart in a space independent from the first stage program for the women who desire to live in a supportive community environment while reintegrating into the larger community. Women in this stage must continue to set and work toward recovery goals, while seeking long term safe and affordable housing, enrolling in work ready programs, or furthering their education.
The Vancouver Homestead has a unique focus on spirituality. We believe that every person is on a spiritual journey, and our spiritual beliefs shape who we are. As such, the Homesteads programs facilitate a journey to exploring our spirituality.
The process for intake to the Support Recovery program is:
- 1. Call our intake worker at 604.266.3433.
- 2. The intake worker will fax, mail or e-mail a referral package to be completed.
- 3. Our intake worker will complete a telephone assessment with the individual seeking admission.
- 4. While the paperwork is completed close contact will be maintained with the intake worker to ensure the appropriate resources are in place for admission.
If you are interested in donating to The Salvation Army Vancouver Homestead, please call us at 604.266.9696.
You can also donate on the phone, calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY, or donate online here. Please specify your donation to the Vancouver Homestead.
Motivated by the Love of God, the Vancouver Homestead is a residential Support Recovery program that strives to equip women to live a drug and alcohol free lifestyle by providing a safe and secure environment and facilitating the healing of the whole person.
“Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Dreams, Remarkable Change”
Intake Contact / Inquiries:
Captain Jennifer Hillier
604.266.9696 x 224