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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

7:00 pm Elves & Artists: A Holiday Concert @ White Rock Players' Club
Elves & Artists: A Holiday Concert @ White Rock Players' Club
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Buy your tickets now! Join us for an inspiring musical evening celebrating the talents of the Avalon community and supporters in White Rock! Learn more
6:00 pm Avalon Recovery Society 2019 AGM @ TELUS Garden
Avalon Recovery Society 2019 AGM @ TELUS Garden
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Avalon Recovery Society members are invited to take part in this year’s Annual General Meeting! Renew your membership here.  AGM package will be sent out by email to all members on November 18, 2019. To…
5:00 pm Ladies’ Holiday Soiree @ North Shore Centre
Ladies’ Holiday Soiree @ North Shore Centre
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for food, live music and festive fun!

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

visits to our Centres from
women and children
calls for support recieved
drop-in visits

“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.”

Watch our video to learn more about Avalon Recovery Society

Avalon news

Community foundations support childcare program at Avalon

For many women, the high cost of childcare can be a real barrier to seeking recovery. However, thanks to the support of our generous donors and community foundations, Avalon Recovery…

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“Saying Yes to Less” with SHE RECOVERS

SHE RECOVERS Coach Kim Westlake Written by Kim Westlake At SHE RECOVERS we recognize the importance of facilitating whole-life recovery focusing on mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual wellbeing. Each…

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Meet a Volunteer: Nazanin Fasihi

Avalon Women’s Centre North Shore volunteer Nazanin Fasihi When Nazanin Fasihi walked into Avalon Women’s Centre North Shore for the first time, she could immediately feel the warmth and sense…

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SHE RECOVERS Sharing Circles come to Avalon Women’s Centres

Written by Kim Westlake More and more women are choosing recovery long before they hit the typical hard bottoms characterized by devastation of body, mind, spirit, relationships and so on.…

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Avalon’s sixth annual Fashion Show and Tea fundraiser a great success

On June 2, nearly 130 friends and supporters of Avalon Recovery Society gathered at the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club in Surrey to celebrate women in recovery and raise vital…

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Avalon Women’s Centre North Shore opens its doors to the community

West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan and Centre Manager Heide Mayne at the North Shore Open House event on June 1 On June 1, Avalon Women’s Centre North Shore opened its…

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