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A month of #CelebratingRecovery

September is Recovery Month and we have been hearing from inspiring women sharing their recovery stories all month long!   Each week we have featured an incredible woman in recovery who has told their story and allowed us to celebrate their recovery with them! Check out the videos below to watch each of our #CelebratingRecovery…

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That miracle they talk about: Heide Mayne

West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan and Centre Manager Heide Mayne at the North Shore Open House event on June 1, 2019 By Rosemary Keevil   When Heide Mayne first stepped into the Avalon Women’s Centre North Shore at 11:30 on Friday, May 3, 2002 she was a depressed and desperate woman. She attended the midday…

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Jennifer’s Story

Just one year ago, 22-year-old Jennifer* was pregnant, struggling with addiction and living on the street.   She was referred to Avalon Recovery Society, where she found the support she needed from women of all ages. Here, she could connect with other young moms who understood her and her struggles. When Baby B was born,…

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A Story of Recovery with Avalon

This is a personal story from a woman of Avalon. Names and identifying details have been removed.  The Avalon Women’s Center has been the key to my heart. My journey in sobriety began when I was a young mother. I went to meetings where I could bring my children. After another 10 years I came…

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