Back-to-School Wellness Tips for Moms

As summer slowly comes to an end, it’s an appropriate time to tackle a very important and very unexplored topic – the effect that the back-to-school season has on moms and their well-being. This transition is made even more difficult by COVID-19 and the significant increase in time that children and their parents have shared over the past year […]

#PrideMonth Series: Guylaine Speaks on Addiction and her Trans Experience

Diversity, inclusion, and acceptance are key guiding principles at Avalon and are crucial to creating a sense of belonging in recovery. We intentionally work to create safe environments for anyone who identifies and lives full-time as a woman, trans-inclusive. As we continue to recognize and celebrate Pride Month, we have Guylaine, a woman of Avalon, […]

A Story of Recovery Shared Between a Mother and Son

Happy Mother’s Day! To honour this special day, we are sharing a candid story between a mother and son. Kyle is the 23-year-old son of Valerie, a woman in recovery and long-time Woman of Avalon. Kyle and Valerie’s relationship is contextualized by her sobriety, like many others who come through our doors with unique experiences of motherhood and mothering while also in recovery. Early years Kyle grew up […]

Recovery in Another Language with Olga

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week! Today’s blog is the third and final in our week-long series celebrating #NationalVolunteerWeek. We are excited to be sharing Olga’s story with you, as she played an integral part in diversifying and expanding Avalon in wonderful new ways. Keep reading to learn more about Olga, her history with Avalon, and what it […]

The Avalon Volunteer Experience from Niamh & Caoimhe

In honour of National Volunteer Week, we’re continuing to shine a light on some of our amazing volunteers. Niamh and Caoimhe are two wonderful volunteers who have been invaluable to our organization and they both have something very interesting in common, aside from volunteering – read more to find out what! We’re so honoured that they choose to dedicate time to Avalon and are thrilled to […]

Art and Volunteerism: Carolyn’s Story

Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!   Volunteers are the root of our Avalon community and we are so grateful to every person who gives their time to support women in recovery. The theme for this year’s National Volunteer Week is “The Value of One, The Power of Many”.  We see this exemplified with the Women of Avalon on a daily […]