The Phoenix Centre

Creating a space for community change

The challenges of addiction and homelessness are complex and interconnected. The Surrey-based Phoenix Centre shows our first model of an integrated services approach.

Phoenix Centre opened to the public in March 2007.

Aimed at men 19 years of age and older, the licensed residential addiction services program accommodates 28 people in 14 double-occupancy rooms. This highly structured 90-day program focuses on processes of stabilizing people from an addiction-based lifestyle and moving into a recovery-based one. It is funded by Fraser Health Authority’s Mental Health and Substance Use Services.

We Concentrate On…

  • substance misuse awareness and education
  • relapse prevention and health promotion training
  • personal health care coaching
  • stress management
  • mindfulness
  • emotional management training
  • novel learning experiences to animate change including Humanities 101, creative writing, yoga, arts-based activities and volunteerism in the community
  • educational upgrading
  • employment assistance services

Supportive, Transitional Housing

Residents completing this program can then move to a structured post-treatment transitional housing program of 36 furnished studio-style suites. This will allow them to extend their stay in a supportive community while they complete individually tailored action plans for education and employment.

For more information on our other efforts to end the cycle of addiction and homelessness, please check our Phoenix Society programs page.

We are especially grateful to have received a VanCity million-dollar award in 2004 that was instrumental in achieving the fundraising targets to build the Phoenix Centre.

The Phoenix Centre is located at 13686 94A Avenue in Surrey.

Funders Include

Other groups or agencies that helped make the integrated services model in the Phoenix Centre a reality include:

  • BC Housing
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • City of Surrey
  • Fraser Health Authority – Mental Health and Substance Use Services
  • Guildford Rotary Club
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • Ministry of Social Development – Employment and Income Assistance
  • National Homelessness Initiative – Government of Canada
  • Peace Arch Hospital Foundation
  • Real Estate Foundation of BC
  • VanCity Community Foundation
  • VanCity – Winner of 2004 VanCity Million Dollar Award
  • Vancouver Foundation
  • Western Economic Diversification Canada
  • Woodwards’ Foundation
  • Work BC