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Drug And Alcohol Shelter Programs In British Columbia

The province of British Columbia has always put large resources towards helping people struggling with addiction and also helping people who may be homeless and needing a place to live as they may have come across some very hard times. Throughout the province of British Columbia, there are just over 8 different shelters located in different cities across the province. Many of these shelters are located in the lower mainland in Vancouver and the surrounding cities, which are able to help the people in need living in those areas. Many of these shelters are fully equipped to help addicts and people struggling with addiction, and many homeless individuals are addicts, and addiction may have been the main reason why they ended up homeless. There are also shelters specifically set up to help only women and just men, along with many of these shelters able to help youth and young adults. Some shelters throughout the province are able to help First Nations people and provide services based on their culture and beliefs. The Salvation Army operates many different shelters throughout the area, and has been providing help for addicts and homeless people for quite some times, they are also able to help provide transition homes for people who are starting over again and require a place to transition back into society after overcoming addiction or overcoming homelessness. Most of these shelters are run by dedicated volunteers and operate through fund-raising and donations made by the communities they serve. Some shelters operate on government funding and help from federal and provincial governments through grants and other funding.

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The information below will help you on how to find a drug & alcohol shelter service in British Columbia. The list could be incomplete, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

List of Drug & Alcohol Shelter Services in British Columbia


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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