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LIFE's Second Chance Thrift Store 

31550 S Fraser Way #7
Abbostford, BC

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia

First Stage Home

After detox, our first stage home is the initial step in ending the cycle of substance abuse. We operate a regulated facility, registered with the Ministry of Health under the Assisted Living Registrar for Mental Health & Addiction. We can accommodate up to 18 women, double occupancy. We believe in client-focused care. Each journey is unique, so our length of stay is client-based, ranging from 3 months (recommended minumum) to years. Our focus is to help clients identify the “root cause” of their addiction. We believe the 12-step program facilitates the healing process on all aspects of a person: emotional, physical, social, mental & spiritual.


Healing Highlights


  • Weekly 1:1 counselling with an addiction-specialized counsellor

  • Group therapy & LIFE Skills training sessions (Boundaries, Anger Management, etc.)

  • Bi-weekly access to an in-house visiting GP

  • Advocacy support for specialized counselling as identified (root cause of the addiction)

  • Art Therapy

  • Daily exercise program; on-site fitness room

  • Daily devotions, bible studies & Sunday Church service of a variety of Christian denominations

  • Community-based recovery-focused program participation: Alpha-AA/NA Meetings, ARM, etc.

  • The foundation of all the recovery work is the 12-Step Program. A variety of versions exist & are chosen in partnership with the client, based on their needs & abilities

  • Medication support: clients are required to have their regular medications blister packed (a free service with our partner pharmacy); staff support with "watchful eyes"

  • Volunteerism: all clients are expected to "pull their weight" in terms of household chores, cooking, cleaning, yard work & helping in our thrift store, LIFE's Second Chance