BC Coroners Service report

BC Coroners Service report

͞We remain in a public health emergency, with more than three British Columbians dying each day from illicit drug toxicity deaths,͟said Lisa Lapointe, chief coroner. ͞Illicit drug toxicity death rates in B.C. are still the highest for any jurisdiction in Canada. Every...
Missing Person Turns University Graduate

Missing Person Turns University Graduate

The first time I heard Nicole’s name, I was driving to work and there was an amber alert on CKNW.  I can remember feeling sad and thankful at the same time – it’s wasn’t my daughter. Nicole was missing.  Using drugs on the downtown east side....
2019 Women Do Recover Award of Education

2019 Women Do Recover Award of Education

Congratulations to Alicia who submitted the winning essay for our Women Do Recover Award of Education.    Westminster House Douglas College Award Essay 2019 When I was younger, I had so many goals and aspirations. Anything I did I gave it 110 percent. I was a track...
Addiction Evolution

Addiction Evolution

Addiction.  What’s Changed? Watching the women come into the facility over the past decade, their issues are complex and the need for continuum of care is evident. Today, risk factors are 100X higher than 10 years ago. The rise in fatalities coupled with the long-term...
Recovery Blues : Live at the Metro

Recovery Blues : Live at the Metro

Westminster House is hosting a substance-free night of live Blues music with award-winning artists performing in support of Women in Recovery.  It all started with a couple of alumni talking about how to fundraise for post-treatment programs including attending camp...
WARM NIGHT 2018

WARM NIGHT 2018

Warm Night Sadly, Familiar Isn’t it? Warm Night was created in the fall of 2013 by a very small group of friends who were looking for a way to contribute to the community. Our humble beginnings started as a small soup kitchen outside the doors of the Union Gospel...