Stabilization Housing Program

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The Stabilization Housing Program offers rapid and short-term housing for those who are between services on the treatment/recovery continuum.


For more information on this program, please call 780-429-4274 or email ecoh.stabilization@salvationarmy.ca.

What is it?

Stabilization is a community-based transitional housing program for males or identifies as male who are 18 years of age minimum. The program is for those presently experiencing a substance dependence/use disorder but not currently intoxicated and not requiring detoxification services. They are seeking care for their substance use and may be awaiting or in between services on the treatment/recovery continuum. They require rapid, short term stabilizing housing including supports to move towards their next step on the recovery continuum.

This program is provided at no cost to the participant.

Program Expectations:
  • Participants are expected to be abstinent of all substances for the duration of the program. Smoking cessation is encouraged.

  • Participants are expected to take responsibility for their own journey and work collaboratively with staff to build a self-determined recovery plan.

  • Participants will hand in a weekly calendar, outlining meetings, appointments, and goals for the up-coming week.

  • Participants are required to participate in all Stabilization groups and check-in's (morning and evening). Groups and psychoeducation as available.

  • Participants are required to connect with community supports.

    • Participants will meet regularly with Stabilization staff to discuss recovery goals and post-stabilization planning.

  • Participants no longer participating or working on their recovery will be discharged.

  • Any form of harassing, threatening or abusive behaviour will result in immediate discharge.

  • 11pm inside curfew.

  • Stabilization is not equipped to be detox service nor is the program intended to be a shelter for the houseless.

  • Stabilization program requires active and engaged participation.

 

How Our Services Work:
  • 24 residential beds available. Rooms are shared between 3-4 individuals.

  • Program length ranges depending on a participant's recovery goals and progress.

  • 24-hour support is provided by program staff.

  • Limited nursing support is available for medication and medical concerns.

  • Psychiatric consults and assessments are available by physician referral.

  • All meals are provided.

  • Bedding and towels are supplied.  Participants are not permitted to bring their own bedding.

  • Participants share a common living area, TV lounge and dining room.

For more information, email us at ecoh.stabilization@salvationarmy.ca or contact us here.

For a referral form, click here.