Addictions Recovery Community Housing

A New Continuum of Care for Healing and Wellness

Located within the Ancestral and Traditional Territory of the Treaty 8 Peoples

Unregulated drug toxicity is the leading cause of death for people aged 10 to 59 in our province, making BC the hardest hit in the country. Northern Health reported that the Northeastern BC region has the highest death rate in the province.

Building long-term recovery takes time and when someone is ready, services are limited, short-term, and/or have long waitlists. To access services many individuals from our community travel or relocate to other parts of the province to find support. Services for withdrawal management, treatment, recovery supportive housing and aftercare are fragmented and are often segregated components of the continuum of care with individuals waiting long periods to access the next level of service, leading to poor health outcomes and/or relapse.

NWWC is working with community leaders to build a flagship Addiction Recovery Community Housing (ARCH) model with expanded services to meet the increasing needs of the community. The new model integrates four components: Early Recovery Housing (ERH), Addiction Treatment Housing (ATH), Recovery Supportive Housing (RSH), and Recovery Community Centre (RCC).

Having all four components in one facility provides an improved continuum of care that is needed for a smooth transition through the different stages of the recovery journey.

Learn more about the ARCH model.