Frequently asked questions

Can I come to the program?

You must be female and 19 years of age or older.

How long is your program?

Our program at LIFE Recovery is a minimum of 90 days.

What is cost of the program?

It costs $110 per day to be a part of our program. We ask our applicants along with their support systems to come as close to this amount without it being a financial hardship. We do accept women who are on Social Assistance and Poverty reduction.

What is your program like?

Completion of the program is when the following has been achieved: 12 steps of AA, 10 classes of Bible Study, 10 sessions of Art Therapy, 10 sessions of Joyce Meyers study, 8 sessions of Boundaries, Relapse Prevention and a Recovery plan. Throughout the week, everyone attends outside AA/NA meetings which are mandatory. If outside counselling is required (e.g. trauma) this is set up with her assigned counselor.

Is smoking allowed in the program?

LIFE Recovery is a completely addictive substance-free program. This encompasses your entire time with us, not just when you’re here on site but also when you are attending a program or doing the work training program at the Thrift Store. This means that we don’t allow cigarettes, e-vapes, pipes, cigars, or any smoking apparatus.

Can I use my medications while in the program?

We do allow prescribed medications while you are in the program as long as they’re not addictive. Since LIFE recovery home is not a medical facility, all medications is monitored and documented. It is our policy to keep our clients and staff safe.

Can I see a Doctor while I’m in the program?

We have an in-house Doctor that visits our home bi-weekly. All other health care visits, including doctors, dentists, and optometrists, can be scheduled through the office by submitting permission slips. These appointments will be scheduled outside of program time and will be at the discretion of leadership.

Will the Doctor renew my prescription if I’m from out of town?

We recommend that if at all possible you bring a copy of your medical records with you when you come. This will allow the doctors at the local clinic to continue your care without interruption. You’ll also need to bring your health care card with you if you have it.

Can I visit my family?

Positive family time is such an important part of the rehab process. As clients, you will be allowed to call children (18 and under) between 5:30-7:30 pm in the staff office.

The first 21 days you are not allowed time offsite.

After 21 days your family is welcome to come and spend time with you on the weekends. Saturday and Sunday between 1:30- 4pm

After 45 days the client may leave the house for weekends (approved by staff).

Can I bring my cell phone?

You can access to your cell phone after 45 days.

Will I have access to the phone?

After 21 days you have access to the house phone. As clients, you will be allowed to call your children (18 and under) between 5:30p.m.-7:30 p.m. in the staff office.

We'll assist you as needed for calls to the government, your doctor or your lawyer.

Can I come to LIFE Recovery if I’m on bail, probation or parole?

We can accept women even if they have dealt with legal issues in the past. We request that you send us a copy of your conditions so that we can best determine if your situation will mesh well with our program. We do withhold the right to ask anyone to leave, regardless of their conditions, if they are unable to adhere to our rules and guidelines. You are to report in person to a Bail/Probation/CSO Supervisor within 24 hours of intake and thereafter, as directed by telephone.

What should I bring with me?

  • 1 suitcase and one handbag
  • Any required medications.
  • Bathrobe, slippers
  • Toiletries, soap, shampoo conditioner etc.
  • Any mouthwash must be alcohol-free (e.g., Clear Choice).
  • Enough clothing for at least one week (clothing should be comfortable, modest, and conservative – no bare stomach, short shorts or miniskirts; no defamatory images, no skulls or cross bones, messages or inappropriate language).
  • Comfortable walking shoes, rain wear or umbrella, loose clothing for exercise and outings, conservative.
  • Reading material, pens and pencils. You may bring a radio, CD player (cannot have a screen) for personal use only.
  • Do not bring a mobile device, pager, TV, stereo, computer, camera, DVD or MP3 player with a screen or electronic equipment.

Can I bring my vehicle?

We are unable to accommodate the storage of vehicles on site, so we’d ask that you find somewhere else to store them while you’re in your program here.

What things are banned?

  • Drugs-Soboxone, Methadone, Benzodiazepine or mood altering prescriptions, CBD Oil, Medical Marijuana .
  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes/Pipes/Cigars/E-cigs/Vaporizers
  • Weapons
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Porn
  • Animals

Contact us


Support and Shop

LIFE's Second Chance Thrift Store 

31550 S Fraser Way #7
Abbostford, BC

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