Client confidentiality is taken very seriously at Our House. As a health service operating in Alberta, partially funded by Alberta Health Services, Our House protects your privacy in accordance with Albertan and Canadian health information legislation and regulations, including Alberta's Health Information Act. For more information about how Our House, and other health services in Alberta, protect your privacy and information, please visit Alberta Health's webpage.
Your privacy is also protected by Alberta's Freedom of Information and Privacy (FOIP) Act. The FOIP Act regulates how organizations like Our House collect, use, and share information about you, among other things. For more information about the FOIP Act, please visit Alberta Health's webpage.
First you must qualify for the program. Then, send an application to our Admissions/Intake Coordinator. Once we have space for you, we will contact you, and you will have to do a little preparation for your stay at Our House.
For more information, please see our "Joining Our Residential Recovery Program" page, which contains a detailed checklist of qualifications and preparations, and has all the information you will need.
Sorry, but no. This is a full time program. We appreciate that you want to turn your life around, and you're throwing yourself into that with everything you've got, but our program is 24/7. After six months, you will be able to talk to your assigned counsellor about work opportunities, but you will not be able to continue any work, training, or schooling during our program.
Absolutely! When you aren't involved in group activities, programs, events, or counselling, you'll be free to come and go! For the first 30 days, you won't be given an overnight pass, and you'll have to be accompanied by a senior resident. If you don't have an overnight pass, you'll need to be in by curfew: 11:00pm (23:00) on weekdays, and 2:00am (02:00) on weekends.
We understand that it can be hard to have a family member in our Residential Recovery Program. Every effort is made to include family through counsellor contact and visitations. For more information, please read our "How to Visit" page.