Shimai Transition House

A first-stage transition house for women and their children escaping abuse which is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff provides emotional support, referrals and resource information, advocacy, court accompaniment, parenting support and on-site non-medical detoxification. An alcohol and drug therapist is available twice weekly for appointments.

A 16-step support group (a feminist alternative to AA & NA) is available on site. Length of stay ranges from 30-90 days. Women are not required to be abstinent, but must not use alcohol and/or drugs on site. Women on methadone are welcome and staff will dispense carries. For more information about the Shimai program model click here.

Call (604) 581-9100 for more information.

Length of stay: 
30-90 days
Services offered: 
  • Emotional support
  • Referrals and resource information
  • Advocacy
  • Court accompaniment
  • Parenting support
On-site programs/resources: 
  • On-site non-medical detoxification
  • Alcohol and drug therapist is available twice weekly for appointments
  • A 16-step support group (a feminist alternative to AA & NA) is available on site