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First Stage Home

After detox, our first stage home is the initial step in ending the cycle of substance abuse. Our facility is registered under the Community Care and Assisted Living Act for Supportive Recovery. We can accommodate up to 18 women, double occupancy.


First Stage is a 90 day residential recovery program with a variety of programs and services. Please see the Healing Highlights chart below.

If you are ready to begin the process of recovery, you can apply here.

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Healing Highlights

Weekly 1:1 counselling with an addiction-specialized counsellor

Bi-weekly access to an in-house visiting GP

Art Therapy

Daily devotions, bible studies & Sunday Church service of a variety of Christian denominations

12 Step Program

This is the foundation of recovery work

Volunteerism: all clients are expected to be involved in household chores, cooking, cleaning, yard work & helping in our thrift store, LIFE's Second Chance

Group therapy & LIFE Skills training sessions (Boundaries, Anger Management, etc.)

Advocacy for additional supports

Daily exercise program; on-site fitness room

Community-based recovery-focused program: Alpha-AA/NA Meetings, ARM (Addiction Recovery Ministries)

Medication support and accountability through blister packaging and supervision

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