Place of Refuge Society is a Christian organization that is licensed by the city of Vancouver and regulated by the Assisted Living Registrar of British Columbia. We provide a transitional living program for people recovering from alcohol and drug addictions. Our mandate is to provide a safe environment for people to become healthy, confident and drug-free.

We consider dependency to be a physical, mental and spiritual disease and the chemically dependent person to be deserving of the same respect and dignity afforded to persons afflicted with any other illness. We believe that individuals can recover from their disease and can rebuild abstinent, productive lives. Program graduates will have recovered to the point where they can successfully integrate into the community.

Place of Refuge does not rely on government funding. Instead, support is raised through client contributions, donations from individuals, sponsoring churches, and MCC British Columbia.



The Make Room for More Building Project Update - August 2019


Room For More completed!


We are excited to announce that construction for the Make Room for More building project was completed in the Summer of 2019. With the new resource centre up and running, Place of Refuge welcomes an additional resident into our home.


Room For More completed!The new Place of Refuge Resource Centre serves as a comfortable and welcoming office where our residents and family members can receive addictions counselling and support. With the Resource Centre separate from the house, we hope to build on our commitment and strong reputation of providing safe housing that does not feel institutional. Our vision has always been to provide a safe, welcoming environment for people to become healthy, confident and drug-free.


Though the construction is complete, we are still gladly accepting donations towards the cost. If you would like to contribute please click here. For online donations, please select the "Make Room for More – Building Project" from the Fund menu.


The completion of the Make Room for More project would not be possible without our crew of volunteers, generous donors, and the churches faithfully providing prayer. Place of Refuge thanks you for your support and encouragement.

We would also like to extend sincere thanks to the following businesses who have partnered with us on this project:


J&R Excavation & Demolition Ltd
Alexandre Ravkov Inc
KSM Associates Ltd.
Solid Rock Steel
Feature Projects Ltd
Hillcrest Plumbing and Heating Ltd.
V&N Electric Limited
Faye Developments Ltd
J&L Enterprises Ltd
WSL Engineering Ltd

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