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.



Make Room for More Fundraising Drive

Make Room for More



The need for safe addiction recovery housing continues to grow Vancouver.  Place of Refuge currently houses nine residents and has a substantial waiting list.  Through the hard work of Jeff Borden, Executive Director, we have have received a city permit to turn our seldom-used detached garage into a resource centre for private counselling and group sessions.  By moving these meetings from the house and into the new location, we open up a bedroom for a tenth resident.


The expected cost to Make Room for More is $50,000 including gifts of labour and materials.

Please consider making a donation to Place of Refuge and our efforts to Make Room for More.  This will assist us in providing more men a safe place for addiction recovery and clean living.


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