IRT-Women’s provides an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to supporting participants and their individualized treatment goals. IRT-Women’s supports women who are in need of residential treatment for serious substance use concerns, specifically drug and alcohol addiction issues, or have concurrent disorders. The program capacity is 18 women at a time.
It is an evidence-based, tier 4 addiction treatment program for women located across from Surrey Memorial Hospital on the south end of third floor of the Quibble Creek Building designed by dys Architects and opened in 2008.
It is a bright and welcoming building. The north end of the floor contains 12 transitional housing suites for women. The third floor has access only for women in IRT-Women’s or in Transitional Housing and staff. It contains 6 double occupancy rooms and two triple occupancy rooms. Each of the rooms have a bathroom. There is a group room, a counsellors office, a medication room, a laundry, and a communal balcony.
On the fourth floor of Quibble Creek there is a nursing office that IRT-Women’s women can access. The Outreach worker is located on the second floor of Quibble Creek. On the main floor of the Quibble Creek building, women in the IRT-Women’s program can access the Admissions office for mail and information and the Lounge, which is a room open to all Phoenix residents to connect with each other socially.
Across from Quibble Creek is the Phoenix Centre which provides the dining room for IRT-Women’s participants, the senior clinician’s counselling office, the family visiting room, the Kwantlen education classrooms, ASTEP employment programs, EMBERS job placement resource and meeting space and recreational space.
At the back of the Phoenix property is the Sweat Lodge that is operated by Aboriginal elders on Sundays for women and men.
IRT-Women’s has a cost of $40.00 on a per-diem basis. However, this cost is covered for participants referred by a health professional through the BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Provincial Substance Use Treatment Program.
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Quibble Creek Building at 13670-94A Avenue in Surrey.
A referral for this program must be made with the client through a professional person in the community (counsellor, social worker, physician, psychiatrist, mental health and addiction team provider)