Sat, Apr 10 2021

40th Anniversary Gala,

Hotel Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Hotel Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • About the event

    Westminster House is a residential treatment center that serves women and youth girls, with substance abuse issues. Westminster House promotes and facilitates a desire for recovery, by helping women help themselves. It is through our full continuum of care that women can develop healthy habits that are conducive to long term recovery from addiction. Our organization believes in what we are doing, and our 2018 annual report reflects our incredible success rates showing seventy-two percent of our clients go on to have successful lives without the use of drugs or alcohol.     

    Westminster House was founded in 1981 as the Julien House Society, named in honor of BC-resident Dr. Walter Julien, a well-known dentist and member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Westminster House Society is a charitable, non-profit organization and is the parent organization under which all Westminster House programs operate.  Eventually, the program grew, and Westminster House has proven to be a viable resource in the community of New Westminster. 


    Today the program offers a wide range of services for women and their families. The Centre now has 45 residential spaces, spread over a campus of six houses. Including, is a residential program for young women aged 16-18 years.  


    On April 2021, we will be celebrating 40 years of service and to commemorate we will be hosting a Gala on April 10, 2021. We are looking for sponsors and donors to continue to provide treatment services. As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on donations, grants, and our donors. It is our belief that every woman and girl should have the opportunity to go to treatment regardless of their financial situation. From our experience, when adequately supported, women can make ongoing changes and go on to live happy and healthy lives. 


    Help us in becoming a part of the solution against addiction and partner with us today.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Our programs provide a unique environment of learning, nurturing and healing within a connected peer-to-peer community.

    The Social Model at Westminster House provides the reintroduction to drug-free social activities within the community. Allowing an opportunity to teach clients how to have fun and to experience life as enjoyable and productive without drug use. Westminster House understands that addiction is the disease of isolation and that making connections is the best medicine and the advantages of the Social Model of Recover.

    Family Support is a resource established to assist family members and friends affected by addiction. Family Support Groups provide access to knowledgeable professional staff who offer families assistance and support while their loved ones are in treatment at Westminster House.

    Every month Westminster House serves approximately 5000  meals a month to clients, alumni, and families. That’s well over 45,000 meals a year! Not including special events like Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Gratique.

    The right foods boost happiness, increases mental functioning, helps maintain the appropriate body weight and prevent specific illnesses. Being able to provide meals for our clients with quality ingredients is extremely important.

    Kaley Merritt

    Westminster House provides residential treatment to women and youth who struggle with addiction issues. We have been operating for 40 years and providing evidence-based practices in treating substance use. Our organization believes in what we are doing, and our 2018 annual report reflects our incredible success rates showing seventy-two percent of our clients go on to have successful lives without the use of drugs or alcohol. We believe in using the social model which teaches us our clients how to become an active part of the community. We partner with organizations within the community and make a difference by being part of the solution. Westminster House advocates strongly for addiction treatment to be easily available and accessible to those who need it and we have been an active part of Recovery Capital Conference, which travels from one side of Canada to the other to help build individuals, workplaces and communities recovery capital so together we can overcome addiction and mental health issues.

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  • 251-500 attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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