Residential Drug and Alcohol Recovery Homes for Men in the Fraser Valley (since 2005)
Joshua House offers a solution to men suffering from drugs and alcohol through our residential recovery program. We are a Christian, non-profit charitable organization that manages multiple properties with a transitional program of care.
All the clients’ needs are provided by Joshua House allowing each client the time and atmosphere to succeed at recovery from alcohol and drugs. We offer a structured program based on Christian principals with an open-ended recovery process that prepares each man for reintegration back into society.
The Creek is our primary location, a remote, scenically beautiful property on 32 acres located in Chilliwack, BC. This is the beginning place for every man who is admitted and houses up to 49 men. The remote access is an ideal place for the first, and often most difficult, days of early recovery.
We also have 5 houses that are all located in Abbotsford. Men will transfer when ready to these houses and transition through the middle stages of recovery where more outside programs and opportunities are presented. Involvement in community, giving back, Church membership, outside meetings are mandatory and accountability is still paramount.
We put no timeline on recovery, although we do think any chance at sustained success would take at least 6 months. Many men stay longer to give back at the other homes or stay at The Creek to begin training in our LIT program (Leaders in Training) Some men move on to our aftercare homes.
HAD ENOUGHT YET?
There is hope and there is help. Here are some often asked questions and answers.
Know before you go
Your journey will begin at The Creek located 49 km outside Chilliwack in a remote wilderness setting that offers very comfortable amenities in a setting of unrivalled natural beauty. Far from the chaos, and temptation, of city life, The Creek offers you a safe place to recover your mental, physical and spiritual health as you learn to walk in the world without drugs or alcohol.
Length of Stay
You will be at the Creek location until you have completed the requirements and based on your participation in the program.
How long will I have to wait to get into treatment?
All of us at Joshua House have “lived” experiences, we realize the importance of a quick response. We like to say: “We’re ready when you’re ready”. Our objective is to achieve 24-hour turnaround or less between the time you put your hand up and the time you come to us.
How would I get there?
After your intake call we’ll arrange with you – transportation to us. What’s important is that you know that from the moment you decide you want to change your life, we will be there for you.
What if I have no money?
Inability to pay for treatment is not a barrier. You do your part and we’ll make the necessary arrangements for government funding to cover the cost of treatment. For those who wish to self pay, contact us to discuss.
Who qualifies for admission?
Joshua house serves a male clientele, ages 19 and older. Court-ordered placements are accepted. Due to our Licensing we can not accept sexual offences to our program.
What Does Christian Recovery Mean?
Joshua House is a Christian organization, and we believe recovery that is centered through a relationship with Jesus Christ is transformational, and our program reflects this belief. We witness men who are transformed and renewed constantly. You will learn how teachings in the Bible are relevant today as you discover the principles of self-acceptance and forgiveness of others and ourselves.
Its important to know we will take in any man, regardless of their beliefs so long as they agree to grow on spiritual lines.
There is no single approach to detoxification that will alleviate all withdrawal symptoms. If you are concerned about your detoxification, you should consult with your Doctor or admit yourself to a detox facility before coming to us. Once entering our Program you will see a Doctor as soon as possible.
Methadone, Suboxone and other medications
Methadone and Suboxone are approved for use at Joshua House as a taper only program Once you are medically stable we shall begin the slow decent of tapering. Methadone and suboxone is not a permanent solution for drug addiction.
You will be allowed certain approved medications and prescriptions as long as they will not interfere with random drug screens. Some exceptions can be made.
All our medications are daily dispensed by our Pharmacists.
Counselling and dealing with trauma
All Joshua House Staff members have been where you are and use their “lived” experience to assist you along in your journey. We have a Trauma councillor who visits The Creek on a regular basis. Once you leave the Creek sixteen one on one counselling sessions with a Licensed professional are part of the program for you.
What happens in the next stage?
When you’re ready to leave The Creek, you’ll begin reintegration back into community at our reintegration house operated by Joshua House Ministry and located in Abbotsford. You will be on a two week movement restriction and other limitations You will be still a participating member in program. You will move to 2nd stage house and finally the senior house. Movement is based upon participation in program and assignments being completed. All these locations you are in active Program daily. No working at this time is permitted until you Graduate the program. Graduation is after program requirements are met at a minimum of 6 months residency.
Getting back to work
Dependent on your participation and Graduation you may be given the opportunity to move to our Aftercare homes designed specifically to accommodate those who wish to obtain employment or further education while still under the Joshua House umbrella. A place to call “home”.
What do I need to bring?
Are you ready to give up the hopelessness that addiction brings? Call us. Bring some clothes and toiletries if you have them. If not, just come in with the clothes on your back. We will help you! All items must be in factory sealed containers ie: tobacco, vape juice, toiletries.
Are you a smoking/vaping Facility?
Yes - we are! In designated areas only.
Take the first step
Call today to learn more about life at The Creek and Joshua house Recovery Program. If you’re ready, so are we. All prospective clients are required to call Joshua House for a mandatory intake interview and to arrange arrival date.