A Christ-centred 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.

 
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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.

Often, 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

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…but there is no funding available. We rely on donations to run our programs. With a monthly shortfall of $5000, we need 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

 

Our Services

  • 12 Step Programs

  • Life Skills Programs

  • Value education

  • Relapse prevention

  • Anger and stress management

  • Respectful communication

  • Alpha

  • Neal Lozano’s Unbound

 

What We Believe

  • We believe that love transforms people - one man at a time.

  • Men struggling with addiction 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.

Core Values

  • Christ Centeredness

  • Compassion

  • Honesty & Integrity

  • Respect

  • Stewardship

  • Committed Team Player

Four Pillars Drug Model

  • We have adopted the City of Vancouver’s “Four Pillars” Drug Strategy because of our shared belief in...

      • Harm Reduction

      • Prevention

      • Treatment

      • Enforcement

  • 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:

  • https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/substance-use/canadian-drugs-substances-strategy/strengthening-canada-approach-substance-use-issue.html

Our Results

Upon graduation, 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.

 

Luke 15 House is made possible by Many Generous Contributors

All Saints Parish Coquitlam
Ancan Marketing
Archdiocese of Vancouver Project Advance
Ashton Service Group
BC Ministry of Finance & Gaming Commission
Catholic Women’s League
COBS Bread Bakery
Choi Family Trust

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El Shaddai
Face the World Foundation
Frederickson Graphics Inc.
Holy Cross Parish Burnaby
Knights of Columbus
Light of Jesus Society
Ller Holdings Ltd.
Mar-Tech Underground Service Ltd.

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Merletti Construction
Pacific Coastcom
Pine Mechanical Ltd.
PW Trenchless Construction Inc.
Rhodes Wellness College
Sony

St. Claire of Assisi Parish

St. Anthony’s Parish West Vancouver
St. Joseph’s Parish Port Moody
St. Mary’s Parish Vancouver
St. Peter’s Parish New Westminster
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Star of the Sea Parish Surrey
Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society
TD Bank
Valima Holdings Inc.
Vancity Credit Union
Vancouver Shotcrete & Shoring Inc.
W. Meere’s Ltd.
Westminster Abbey