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#RecoveryRecommendations: Recovery Resources

Recovery Resources

Today, as part of our #RecoveryRecommendations series, we’re looking at the resources that are available in our communities for when you need a helping hand. As always, we welcome you to come drop by an Avalon Women's Centre for a cup of tea and a chat when you need us!

WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre (Women Against Violence Against Women)

While this centre is not specifically geared towards addiction recovery it is a really great resource if sexual violence is a part of your story. They also have a 24-hour crisis and information line: 1-877-392-7583


Edgewood Health Network

Edgewood Health Network is a collection of inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction treatment centres. They each bring difference areas of expertise in treating addiction and mental health, strengthening their ability to respond to any scenario.


Crisis Centre BC

The Crisis Centre has been providing emotional support to youth, adults and seniors in distress since 1969.  As a safe place to turn when there seems to be no hope, the Crisis Centre is operated by 425+ frontline volunteers and a small team of professional staff who support and empower individuals to see their own strengths and options, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you are in crisis and/or distress and require immediate response, you can contact their Distress Line Number: 604-872-3311


Family Services of Greater Vancouver

FSGV is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides counselling and other essential services. For 90 years, they have inspired and supported those who need help reaching their full potential. FSGV works to ensure children are nurtured, youth find optimism, adults feel empowered and parents make choices that build strong families.


Families for Addiction Recovery Canada

Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR Canada) is a national charity founded by parents of children who have struggled with addiction from their teens. Their Parent-To-Parent (P2P) program provides support for parents whose children (regardless of age) are struggling with addiction. Trained parent supporters with lived experience will lend an understanding ear and speak with you about strategies that can help both you and your child. All services are free and confidential.


Views expressed are entirely those of the organizations and do not represent the opinions of Avalon Recovery Society.
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