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Original News Release

 

 


   BACKGROUNDER   

2007FOR0172-001482

Nov. 17, 2007

Ministry of Forests and Range and

Minister responsible for Housing

     

 

LAUNCHING PAD RECOVERY HOUSE

 


Launching Pad Recovery House, at 984-160 Street in Surrey, provides 28 beds (six single and 11 double rooms) of transitional housing for homeless individuals in recovery from addictions. The single-storey residence was opened to tenants in June 2001 and has remained fully occupied since.

 

Residents are provided with meals, counselling, life-skills training and employment and education programs.

 

Launching Pad provides a variety of programs to its clients include: advocacy and education regarding recovery from substance abuse; self assessment and personal development; relapse prevention; and developing and maintaining healthy relationships.

 

Partnership Contributions

Capital cost of this project is approximately $750,000

 

Launching Pad Addiction Rehabilitation Society
Founded in 1994 to operate a 12-bed facility in Aldergrove, B.C., Launching Pad Addiction Rehabilitation Society is a non-profit agency whose goal is to provide addictions solutions, education and support to men in recovery from substance and alcohol abuse and their families. In the past 13 years of operation, the society has seen several hundred men recover from addictions and provided supportive housing for about 1,400 tenants.

 

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Media

contact:

Laura Kohli

BC Housing

604 439-8583

604 805-4960 (cell)

Ed Warnke

Executive Director

Launching Pad Addiction Rehabilitation Society

604 536-3022

 

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