Amethyst House

Amethyst House offers Withdrawal Management and Supportive Recovery programs in a safe and comfortable home-like setting in a quiet residential neighbourhood within walking distance to many support services. Trained staff are on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and facilitate a structured program that supports women in their recovery from problematic substance use.

Services are provided in an environment where each woman’s dignity and worth is recognized and honoured. We believe that women are the experts in their own lives and each woman’s recovery journey is unique. Each woman has the ability to learn and make positive changes in their lives when they feel empowered and supported to do so.

Amethyst House takes a holistic approach to recovery focusing on the physical, mental, social, cultural and spiritual realms of each woman’s life.



Accessing services at Amethyst House requires a referral. If you are interested in the supportive recovery program, you must have a referral from Island Health – Mental Health and Addictions. Private pay beds are also available by referral from a medical professional (e.g. doctor, nurse practitioner, social worker, etc.)

What To Expect

Participants in the supportive recovery program can expect:

  • a welcoming and accepting environment;
  • a non-judgemental attitude;
  • respectful and professional engagement; and
  • confidentiality.

Support for Amethyst House

With your help, women can return to their communities with the skills and confidence to maintain recovery and contribute to a better community for all. Financial contributions are greatly appreciated and help cover the shortfall in government funding for this program. Donate now.

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The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection.

Johann Hari