Community Services

At Avalon Recovery Society, we provide completely free, life-changing services to women and families recovering from addiction.  For those looking for other forms of support group and community services, please see the links below.

We are grateful to have community partnerships with treatment centres, hospitals, universities, first responders and other partners who recognize the importance of recovery and mental health.  If you are interested in partnering with Avalon, please contact one of our Centre Managers and they will be happy to discuss opportunities with you.

Community of people teamwork

12-step groups

Family and friends support

  • Al-Anon For family and friends of alcoholics
  • Alateen For younger family members and friends of alcoholics
  • Families for Addiction Recovery Parent-to-Parent support Free, confidential telephone support for parents of children struggling with addiction.

Support phone lines

  • Access Central (toll-free): 1.866.658.1211
    For referrals to detox and supportive recovery housing. Social workers can provide on-the-spot counselling and coping strategies.
  • Alcohol & Drug information and referral service (toll-free): 1.800.663.1441
    Provides information and referral services for people across BC needing help with any kind of substance abuse.
  • BC211: Dial 211
    BC211 is a free helpline providing information and referral for community, government and social services in BC. Helpline services include Alcohol and Drug Information and Referral Service (ADIRS), the Gambling Support Line BC, VictimLink BC, and the Youth Against Violence Line.
  • Crisis Centre of BC: 1.800.784.2433 If you are in crisis, distress, or having thoughts of suicide, the Crisis Centre offers immediate access to barrier-free, non-judgemental, confidential support and follow-up to youth, adults, and seniors throughout 24/7 phone lines and online services
Tomorrow is my one month. I would not have been able to be sober this long if I had not had the stories, the support, and the wisdom of the women in this room. I am the reason I am here and they are the reason I keep coming back.

Disclaimer: Certain links on this site lead to resources located on servers maintained by third parties over whom Avalon Recovery Society has no control. As such, Avalon Recovery Society makes no representation as to the accuracy of the information