A home and school of love, hope, & healing for men with addiction.
Founded in 1992, Luke 15 House is a non-profit B.C. Christian Charity that provides holistic support for men recovering from addiction, by meeting social, mental, emotional, physical, environmental and spiritual needs.
Why We Exist
One in every four households in BC is affected by addiction. The destruction to the economic, social and moral fabric of our society, if not addressed, is perpetuated from generation to generation. Often the stigma attached to addiction and mental health prevents individuals from seeking help that they so desperately need.
Addiction begins with a very wounded child. Most of our residents have been abandoned as children by their parents. Some have been emotionally , physically, and sexually abused. Many have been raised in multiple foster homes, while others have been neglected and unloved most of their lives. This pain, lack of family structure, and poor choices lead these men to the streets to find refuge in drug-addiction, alcoholism and crime. They become broken, desperate, hopeless, and homeless. We are here to bring them home and restore their lives.
For kids on the street at age 14 to 18, there is Covenant House, but this door closes at 19. That is where Luke 15 steps in. We are here to bring adult men home and restore their lives at any age.
The cry for addiction services has never been more desperate. In 2016, B.C. Public Health declared a state of emergency. From January to June 2018, 6268 overdoses were reported, of which 742 died. Males accounted for 80% of overdoses, and the townships with the highest numbers are Vancouver, Surrey, and Victoria. By September 2018, the death rate climbed to 4 per day. Luke 15 House responds by offering a safe place for male addicts to recover, but we do not have enough capacity to meet the needs at hand.
Our Urgent Need
Men are waiting in desperation to come to us. Kids are waiting and hoping for their dads to come home. We are registered and approved by two government bodies…
Assisted Living Registry
Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction
…And we comply with the following two:
Ministry of Mental Health & Addictions
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
…but there is no funding available. We rely on donations to run our programs. With a monthly shortfall of $5000, we need to your financial support just to keep our doors open. We are turning deserving residents away due to lack of beds. We need your support to expand our capacity.
12 Step Programs
Life Skills Programs
Anger and stress management
Relaxation & meditation training
What We Believe
We believe that love transforms people - one man at a time.
Addicts can learn to be responsible for their own lives and their own decisions.
Healing is long and turbulent, addicts need to be loved
Freedom comes when the addict is healed from the issues that led to addiction.
Change flows from unconditional love, mentorship, empathy, compassion, understanding and undying faith in someone.
We have adopted the City of Vancouver’s “Four Pillars” Drug Strategy because of our shared belief in...
First implemented in Europe in the 1990’s, the Four Pillars has been used in many cities, including Sydney and Zurich, and has produced a...
Dramatic reduction in drug use on the street
Significant drop in overdose deaths
Reduction in the infection rates for HIV and hepatitis
Increased public safety
Increased access to treatment
“There is a growing agreement in Canada that problematic substance use is a health issue that can be prevented, managed, and treated, and that requires a health focussed response. “ Source: Gov’t of Canada
“The Government of Canada recognizes that there is an opportunity to do a better job of protecting and supporting Canadians... “ Source: Gov’t of Canada
On December 12, 2016, the Minister of Health announced an update to the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (CDCC).
Background Document: Public Consultation on Strengthening Canada’s Approach to Substance Use Issues can be found at the following link:
Our alumni have branched out into various walks of life. Some start their own business, some work in trades, some go back to school to improve their employability and many work in addiction service to give back to those struggling.
We restore men to dignity.
We reunite families.
We prepare men for employment.
We transition men to the community.
We create a safer society.
Are You Feeling Lost or Hopeless?
Friends are here to help you. You do not need to carry on alone. Let us help you get onto the road to becoming the person you were meant to be.