How Jenny felt “at home” with Al-anon

To close out Recovery Month, we’re going to share one more story from another Woman of Avalon, Jenny, who shares her 29-year recovery journey with us. In her words… My name is Jenny. Thank you for the privilege of sharing my story with you. I am a very grateful Alcoholic and thankful member of Al-anon. […]

Marlowe’s Recovery – One Step at a Time

We’re back with another inspiring story from a Woman of Avalon for Recovery Month. Today, you’ll learn more about Marlowe and her recovery journey. We are honoured to feature some of the amazing women who make up the Avalon community, like Marlowe.  If you’re a woman who may feel alone in your recovery, please know […]

Linda’s Sobriety Story

Today, Avalon is featuring another Woman of Avalon in our Recovery Month series.  We hope you enjoy learning a little more about Linda, another inspirational woman who is part of our community.  May her words bring you strength and comfort through your recovery journey. Meet Linda Linda is a woman in her 70s, with an […]

Kate’s 24 Year Recovery Journey

As we continue to recognize Recovery Month, for the next few weeks we’re shining a light on some special Women of Avalon who are sharing their stories of recovery with us. First up is Kate, a long-time member of Avalon’s programs and a valued member of our community. Meet Kate Kate describes herself as having […]

#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, […]

#PrideMonth Series: Megala Speaks on Self-Worth and Recovery

Avalon wishes everyone a happy Pride Month! We are so proud to stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community, offering recovery services to anyone who identifies and lives full-time as a woman, trans-inclusive. We hold diversity, inclusion, and acceptance as key guiding principles at Avalon. Our community is intentionally a safe space for all women. Throughout Pride […]

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 […]