Westminster House

Long Term Residential Program



Number of Beds: 9
Detox Available: No


Last Year’s Admissions:

Total Annual Admits 35
Average Length of Stay 53 days
Percent of Women 100%
Percent under 25 31%
Percent with College Education 9%
Percent Covered by Public Assistance 89%
Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification 31%

Admissions Procedures:

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



Facility has special track for:

  • Depression
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)

Facility has group sessions for:

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Cocaine Addictin
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Overeating
  • Crystal Meth Addiction
  • Grief & Loss
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Inhalant Abuse
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Methadone
  • Nicotine Cessation
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Pain Management
  • Prescription Drug Addictions
  • Relapse
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)



Self-pay Cost: Data Not Supplied
Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: Yes



Licensed by: Fraser Health Authority
Type of License: Community Care License
Accredited by: None


Self Description:

“A supportive recovery home for adult women recovering from chemical dependency with a 3 month commitment.”

Treatment Philosophy:

“That women can recover, recovery is a life long process. Clients benefit from a supportive home-like therapeutic milieu and clients benefit from competent staff who are knowledgeable about addiction.”

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

“Dual diagnosis is treated as a primary as addiction. Medical model is incorporated into disease model of addiction.”

Family Program:

“Women are supported to connect with their families if they so choose, as well they are supported with their parenting.”

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

“The 12 Step program offers the best post-treatment recovery.”

Position on Confrontation:

“Approaches used are motivational interviewing, narrative, behavior modification and developmental stages theory, confrontation is not supported.”

Additional Characteristics:

“Our program is holistic in that when women enter the program they’re given a teddy bear; education groups and creative process groups are weekly as well as an emphasis on nutrition, health and fitness.”

Contact Information:
Admissions Telephone Number: (866) 932-5985
General Information: (866) 932-5985
Address: 228 7th Street
New Westminster, British Columbia V3M3K3