Since 1987, Peardonville House has provided residential treatment for women and their small children on a scenic campus is Abbotsford, British Columbia. Peardonville’s primary program is a 10-week intensive residential program; it also has a 90-day program, Mollie’s Place, which treats women with cognitive or behavioral obstacles to participating in the intensive program. Peardonville House is affiliated with Kinghaven Treatment Centre, a nearby complex of treatment facilities for men.
Accommodations and Food
Peardonville House occupies a modern motel-like facility where women are accommodated in single units. Children between the ages of three months and five years can live with their mothers as they work their recovery program. Mothers must bring three weeks’ worth of diapers and wipes upon entering the facility; after the initial stabilization period, clients can leave campus to purchase supplies.
Peardonville is newly renovated and bedrooms and common areas feature bright, modern décor. The facility has a dining hall and the kitchen staff prepares three meals and two snacks daily. The staff does its best to accommodate children’s food preferences.
The campus features outdoor areas for congregating and ample space for taking nature walks. Recreation areas provide games and crafting supplies. Clients are not permitted to bring cell phones or computers to treatment.
Treatment and Staff
The women must be referred to Peardonville House through a local social services agency. Clients start the day with chore assignments and then attend an average of four treatment groups each day. Therapeutic staff lead group therapy using CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to help clients learn coping skills. Each client also has individual therapy at least once a week.
Attendance at daily 12-step meetings is optional but highly encouraged. Clients are required to go for a daily walk and have weekly meditation and art therapy as well as yoga and sewing classes. Mothers also have parenting classes, and children attend an on-site day care while their mothers are in treatment.
The treatment team includes CACs as well as an on-call psychiatrist who provides dual diagnosis support. Clients on Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction are welcome at Peardonville.
Those enrolled in the Mollie’s Place program attend treatment groups with the residential clients, but at a lesser frequency. They also may have additional meetings with individual counselors for cognitive therapy.
Peardonville’s Enhancement Program partners with WorkBC to provide clients on-site job skills training. Clients are assigned case managers to help them access additional treatment and housing as they near the end of the residential program.
During their initial three weeks, clients may call family but not visit. After, visits are arranged with the approval of their counselor.
Peardonville House creates a nurturing and stimulating recovery environment for women and their young children. The 10-week program exposes women to the 12 steps and provides cognitive and experiential therapy that helps them process trauma, build life skills and cultivate resilience and compassion for themselves and others.
Peardonville House Location
825 Peardonville Rd
Peardonville House Cost
$1,200 CAD ($921.41 per publishing day exchange rate, 30 days); most clients qualify for government subsidies. Reach Pearsonville House by phone at (604) 856-3966 and by email at [email protected]. Find Bright Futures Treatment Center on Facebook and YouTube
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