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Avalon Recovery Society

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We create community for women seeking recovery from addictions, empowering them to thrive.

At Avalon Recovery Society, we provide completely free, life-changing services to women and families recovering from addiction. Each of our Avalon Women's Centres have safe, welcoming meeting spaces for women in recovery, free childcare, drop-in hours, resource libraries and a clothing closet.


Please click on the links below to find more information on the Avalon Women's Centres, or drop by for a tea or coffee and experience the magic of Avalon for yourself.

Upcoming Events

5:00 pm SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circle – ON... @ Online
SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circle – ON... @ Online
Mar 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us online for this month’s SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circle! SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles offer warm, welcoming spaces for women to share our stories, so others who may be struggling can find inspiration to make…
2:00 pm Mindful Parenting Workshop – ONLINE
Mindful Parenting Workshop – ONLINE
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This workshop is designed to give you an insight to what mindful parenting is and how it can have a positive impact on your life. This workshop is not about asking you to change your…
4:00 pm Memorial for Virginia Giles, OBC @ Avalon Vancouver Centre
Memorial for Virginia Giles, OBC @ Avalon Vancouver Centre
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – May 9 @ 6:00 pm
A memorial service for Avalon Co-Founder Virginia Giles, OBC. All are welcome. Date will be either May 8 or 9 and will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Each year at Avalon Women's Centres, there are:

visits to our Centres from
women and children
calls for support received
free childminding hours provided

“Avalon is an amazing place to recover. It has incredible resources, support, warmth and love. It is by far my favourite place to come.”

“Avalon has connected me to amazing women who share my struggle and have taught me how to live a better life.  By coming to Avalon, I gain strength, hope and connection.”

“Avalon is the only place where I know I am in a safe place, and have no fear.”

“Thank you Avalon for being in my life, helping me out. I feel like home when I come here, I feel comfortable talking here, I feel safe, calm, relaxed.”

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Avalon news

Update on closure of Avalon Women’s Centres

After looking at current public health recommendations and the COVID-19 situation in British Columbia, the Avalon Board of Directors has made the decision that our Avalon Women’s Centres will remain…

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How to have a great teleconference meeting

We’re all adjusting to “the new normal” right now as COVID-19 changes almost every aspect of our lives. We are so proud of our community and the way so many…

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Important update on COVID-19

***UPDATE*** This individual has informed us that her COVID-19 diagnosis from her doctor was incorrect. Further tests revealed she did not have COVID-19. Thank you for your patience and understanding…

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A guide to self-care and connection during COVID-19

Written by Karen Pontious During times of uncertainty it’s difficult to know how to lead a normal life. As coronavirus spreads it’s recommended that we stay distant to help control…

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How to stay connected during the COVID-19 closure

Even though we must physically distance ourselves for a time, we will not be without the support of our Avalon community. We need each other more than ever right now,…

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Important update from Avalon Recovery Society

In order to protect the health and well-being of our community, the Board of Directors at Avalon Recovery Society has made the extremely difficult decision to close our Avalon Women’s…

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