Charlford House Society for Women

Long Term Residential Program



Number of Beds: 14
Detox Available: No


Last Year’s Admissions:

Total Annual Admits 60
Average Length of Stay 4-5 months
Percent of Women 100%
Percent under 25 50%
Percent with College Education 25%
Percent Covered by Public Assistance 80%
Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification 40%

Admissions Procedures:

Night Admission Available: No
Weekend Admission available: No
Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes



Facility has separate program for:

  • Women

Facility has special track for:

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Family
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Prescription Drug Addictions
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Relapse
  • Young Adults (Ages 18-25)

Facility has group sessions for:

  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Grief & Loss
  • Methadone
  • Native American
  • Pregnant Women



Self-pay Cost: $280 (CA) per week
Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
Medicare Coverage accepted: No
Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes



Licensed by: Province of British Columbia
Type of License: Supportive Care
Accredited by: CARF in process


Self Description:

“Daily process group, individual counseling, AA/NA meeting attendance.”

Treatment Philosophy:

“Trantheoretical approach with motivational interviewing techniques within the context of the 12 Step philosophy.”

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

“We understand that a high percentage of clients will have another diagnosis and find MI is an excellent approach for this population. Logistically we cannot house highly episodic individuals.”

Family Program:

“Charlford House provides case management and linking services with Ministry of Children & Families to work closely with social workers re: family issues. Families are invited to visit on weekends.”

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

“Completely based within the 12 Step philosophy.”

Position on Confrontation:

“Gentle confrontation with respect & dignity noting discrepencies in behavior and creating ambivalence to promote self-change.”

Additional Characteristics:

“Children are welcome for Sat. night sleepovers to develop relationships with children and to learn parenting skills experientially.”

Contact Information:
Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: 6845 Kitchener St. Burnaby
British Columbia, CA V5B2J8