A new supportive-recovery centre for women, the first of its kind on the North Shore, officially opened its doors today with support from the governments of Canada and British Columbia, along with community partners.
The nine-bed residential home features an open-concept living area on the main floor, with an accessible bedroom and caretakers unit. Established on evidence-based best and emerging practices, recovery programs are between three to five months in duration. Turning Point Recovery Society will manage and operate this development and provide residents with abstinence-based recovery plans with individual fitness and dietary components.
- The building is located at 2670 Lloyd Ave., North Vancouver.
- The governments of Canada and B.C. provided a combined investment of $500,000 through the Federal-Provincial Housing Initiative - http://www.bchousing.org/Initiatives/Creating/FPHi
− under the Canada-B.C. Agreement for Investment in Affordable Housing 2011-2014
− http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2011/2011-07-04-0930.cfm − that was recently extended until 2019 − https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/corp/nero/nere/2014/2014-03-04-1530.cfm
- The Government of B.C. arranged long-term financing of $409,394.
- The District of North Vancouver provided approximately $26,000 in municipal reductions and the land valued at $915,000.
- Vancouver Coastal Health provided $40,000 in funding for the clinical operations on-site.
- Turning Point Recovery Society contributed $105,000.
Andrew Saxton, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Finance and MP for North Vancouver -
“Living in safe surroundings with excellent support services is an important step to recovery from addiction. Here in North Vancouver, women who have chosen to live a healthier lifestyle will be able to find temporary housing that is set up to be a home away from home. Our government is proud to be part of this life-changing project.”
Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Tourism and Small Business, MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale -
“It was less than one year ago that we stood here for the groundbreaking of this new facility. Thanks to the vision of the Turning Point Recovery Society, and the efforts of all levels of government, the doors are now open. This supportive-recovery centre for women provides a safe, accommodating environment while also reducing risks associated with addiction and substance abuse issues.”
District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton -
“We brought together working groups and community partners to push this project forward. Today, this development is the first of its kind in North Vancouver, and its positive effects are immediately apparent in the lives of women being helped here. With the tranquil beauty of the North Shore as backdrop, I am confident people that live here will go on to lead fully productive and healthy lives, free from addiction.”
Elizabeth Stanger, director, Coastal Mental Health & Addiction Services, Vancouver Coastal Health -
“Turning Point Recovery Society is an important service provider within Metro Vancouver’s addiction services continuum of care, and we’re extremely proud to be a partner in this project. Turning Point programs have helped countless individuals regain their health, their confidence and their lives - enabling them to return to being productive and contributing members of their communities. In this Support Recovery House, Turning Point will be helping women through a courageous and wonderful transition - the transition to living a healthy and fulfilled life, free from addiction.”
Brenda Plant, executive director, Turning Point Recovery Society -
“Our residents come from all walks of life and are bound together by a shared commitment to participate in a program of personal recovery, and the desire to live a fulfilled life free from addiction. This new program provides women from the North Shore an opportunity to recover in their own community with the support of their families and friends around them. We are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support from the community and for the contributions of our government and funding partners in helping us to make recovery a reality for the women we are helping here on North Shore.”
Annually, the Government of Canada, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), will invest approximately $2 billion in housing. These investments improve the quality of life for low-income Canadians and households living in existing social housing, including individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, seniors, persons with disabilities, recent immigrants and Aboriginal people. To find out more about how the Government of Canada and CMHC help Canadians meet their housing needs, call CMHC at 1-800-668-2642 or visit: www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca
This year, nearly 100,000 B.C. households will benefit from provincial social housing programs and services. To find out more, visit: www.bchousing.org
Turning Point is one of B.C.’s leading residential support recovery service providers with sites in Vancouver, North Vancouver, and Richmond. To find out more about Turning Point Recovery Society, visit: www.turningpointrecovery.com
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