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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
Apr 15 @ 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…
2:00 pm Note to Self: Self-care workshop... @ Online
Note to Self: Self-care workshop... @ Online
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Due to the COVID-19 closure, these popular, free self-care workshops will be moving online! This month’s workshop will be on Zoom and will focus on social self-care, something we all need to think about right…

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.”

Watch our video to learn more about Avalon Recovery Society

Avalon news

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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Vancouver’s Annual Yard Sale features great community support

This year’s Annual Yard Sale fundraiser for Avalon Women’s Centre Vancouver was held under sunny skies at their location at 5957 West Boulevard on Sunday, May 26. A much-anticipated yearly…

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