The Our House drug and alcohol recovery program holds a place for homeless and seemingly hopeless addicts. People can come right in off the street and are welcomed into an environment of unconditional love and a family atmosphere.

Not all addicts decide to stop using, but Our House is open and ready to support those who make that decision. Residents live together and follow a simple program aimed at freeing themselves from their addictions to alcohol and drugs.

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As in any family, they share the tasks of daily life; cooking, cleaning, house maintenance, and gardening are all duties shared by house residents. In addition, they must meet each morning as a group to talk about their problems and their experiences of living with addiction.

One of the advantages of living in community is that addicts cannot hide their true selves for long, and therefore begin to take responsibility for their own lives and make the changes necessary to live clean.Our House residents take part in daily group sessions where they talk and form new connections in a safe supportive space.

In the Our House setting, addicts are surrounded by other addicts who help each other sort through problems in system of a peer support and mentoring. Residents are also encouraged to attend a worship service of their choosing; those who have any kind of success in recovery can attest to the fact that recovery is made possible by means of connection to a higher power that is stronger than addiction.

Addiction does not care about gender, age, race, sexual orientation or status. It does not discriminate it tears families to pieces. Unconditional love is the only thing stronger than addiction. This can be found at Our House – where we also do not discriminate – our residents come in all shapes, sizes, and genders. If you are an adult who has seriously decided to stay clean and sober Our House can help.

The program is highly successful because there is no fixed time of residency as everyone needs their own time. An average stay is two years. After moving out, residents can still participate, and often turn up for special occasions like Christmas, birthdays, at the annual BBQ or Yearly Rollathon – just like any other family.

As part of their outreach to street people, members of Our House meet at 1:00 every Thursday afternoon at St. Paul’s King Room 1130 Jervis Street in Vancouver’s west end. . The program is based on self-help; it employs no professional staff. Our House is a registered non-profit society and has charitable tax status.

For further information contact Lisa Myers at 778 388 0135 or contact St. Paul’s Anglican Church Office. NEED HELP NOW CONTACT OUR HOUSE DIRECTLY 604-594-1168