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.


Place of Refuge has a new fence!


new fence


A well-maintained facility at Place Of Refuge (POR) is appreciated by the residents and noticed by our neighbors. In August 2020, 90 feet of dilapidated fence was replaced with a beautiful cedar structure. This was made possible by the generous donation of building materials by Richmond Building Supplies (RBS). Tom Niebuhr, Director of RBS, coordinated the acquisition and delivery of the materials. Place of Refuge is grateful for this generous contribution that will be enjoyed for years to come.

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Richmond Building Supplies (RBS)

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