Post Treatment Transitional Housing

Transitional housing is designed for individuals who are ready to take the next step, have completed a structured recovery program for at least three months, are motivated to implement their own education and employment plans or are either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Transitional housing provides a safe, structured, affordable, post-treatment transition housing program and a supportive, empowering community for both men and women.

This is available at the Phoenix Centre, Quibble Creek Centre and Rising Sun Villas. Individuals can be offered to stay for up to two years.

This unique housing program sits within a hub of integrated employment and education assistance, leisure, recreation and volunteer opportunities. The 98 furnished studio-style units are nested in a supportive learning community designed to empower residents to reach their recovery goals.

The Phoenix Transition Housing Program at the Quibble Creek Centre is a Provincial Homelessness Initiative developed in partnership with BC Housing.

The Phoenix Society fosters a healthy community free of substance misuse where participants are able to:

  • Feel valued as community members and actively engaged in recovery & growth.
  • Realize their strengths and potential deserving of good health, free of substance misuse.
  • Thrive in a positive learning community while experiencing reciprocal and positive human relationships.

Qualifications for Transitional Housing:

Please note these are subject to change*

  • You must have attended outpatient counselling or a structured residential recovery program for at least three months and be homeless or at risk of homelessness.
  • Be ready to implement a personal recovery plan with monthly reviews that include a concrete and detailed action plan for employment or education that you will implement while in the transitional housing program
  • Recovery maintenance and relapse-prevention plan
  • Financial management plan
  • Plan for daily living: grocery shopping, budgeting, cooking, cleaning, laundry
  • Health and physical fitness action plan
  • Social and leisure time action plan
  • Life/work balance action plan
  • Plans to address your prioritized recovery needs
  • Be ready to commit to being supervised in a structured program
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to recovery-based living that may include prescribed medication and opiate replacement therapies as part of your overall recovery plan and/or prescribed medications providing you are under the supervision of the Phoenix Society’s sessional physician
  • Have an outpatient substance use counselor whom you see regularly
  • Have the skills and capabilities to live independently
  • Not experience chronic illness requiring daily medical supervision or home-care assistance or placement in a hospital, assisted living, nursing home, or rest home
  • Be able to complete the activities of daily living without assistance
  • Have documentation of current negative TB screen and/or chest x-ray within the last year
  • Be able to attend to good nutrition, exercise, recovery activities, medication management, rest, healthy social activities and financial management
  • Treatment: Funding can vary from person to person but the two most common ways are self-pay or Income Assistance. A self-pay person pays $40/day and someone on Income Assistance pays the shelter cost of $527/month – $1200/month ($17-40/day). Men accessing treatment through provincially funded beds have the costs covered by the Province.

More Information

For more information or to tour of the Transition Housing program, please call the Phoenix Transition Housing Program Admissions Office at 604.951.1122, option “1”.

Location

Transitional housing is located in all buildings, Rising Sun Villas, Quibble Creek, and Phoenix Center.

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Our goal is to offer meaningful connections and sustainable solutions to the problems of addiction and homelessness in the community.