Our House (Edmonton) Ltd. is a non-profit society. We operate with the funds received through our residental treatment fees, fundraising events, operating grants and donations from concerned individuals and companies.
We started operates at 10826 98 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2P4 in May 1984. This was a result of the concerns of Parishioners of the Anglican Church of St. Stephen the Martyr. At that time, the vicinity of the church was surrounded by alcoholics, drug addicts and prostitutes. Addicted people found the area to be a safe place to participate in their behaviours. A voluntary Board of Directors was formed from members of the Parish and other concerned citizens from the community. A house was rented to provide a drop-in service on a volunteer basis only. The concept was “addicts helping addicts.” The basement of this facility was later renovated to add bedrooms, which allowed for short stays by young male and female addicts.
Today, we are no longer the half-way house we started out as; rather, we are a recovery centre offering extensive programming. In addition to providing common basic human needs and a safe environment free from drugs and alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are held at the house weekly. A day program and an evening program are offered to accommodate individuals working or involved in outside programs either during the day or in the evening. Programs are design to deal with the physical, spiritual and social self. Volunteers generally facilitate one seminar per week.