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Coping tools in the midst of a pandemic: Webinar with Carrie DeJong

By Caitlin McBride | April 17, 2020

Written by Karen Pontious Dealing with uncertainty during a pandemic is something new and challenging for everyone, especially for people who have substance abuse patterns, are in early recovery, have…

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Note to Self Workshop: Social self-care

By Caitlin McBride | April 14, 2020

Written by Mercedes Miller We understand by now the importance of relationships in our lives: we’re social beings by nature, and remaining disconnected from everyone is virtually impossible. Managing these…

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The story of SHE RECOVERS

By Caitlin McBride | April 13, 2020

SHE RECOVERS co-founder Taryn Strong By Rosemary Keevil   SHE RECOVERS, a movement of some 310,000 women from around the world, began as a thought in Dawn Nickel’s head: “We’re…

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Self-care during social distancing

By Caitlin McBride | April 6, 2020

Written by Mercedes Miller   In times like these, life can be filled with a lot of uncertainty, anxiety and panic. Our normal lives are uprooted, and we are asked…

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Update on closure of Avalon Women’s Centres

By Caitlin McBride | March 30, 2020

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

By Caitlin McBride | March 26, 2020

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

By Caitlin McBride | March 25, 2020

***UPDATE MARCH 31*** 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…

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

By Caitlin McBride | March 23, 2020

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

By Caitlin McBride | March 17, 2020

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

By Caitlin McBride | March 16, 2020

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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A message from the Board of Directors

By Caitlin McBride | March 10, 2020

At Avalon Recovery Society, the health and well-being of our community is our top priority. We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation very carefully and are taking steps to protect the…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day and #WomenWhoInspire!

By Caitlin McBride | March 5, 2020

On Sunday, March 8 we celebrate International Women’s Day, and what better way to mark this event than by highlighting some of the many inspiring women in our community.  …

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