EFry’s Sequoia at Firth Residences provides a welcoming, safe space for adult women (LGBTQ2S+ trans non-binary) (19+yo) with substance use dependency to address their substance use through a holistic approach to health care.
Our evidence-based program promotes the strengths of each person in identifying goals that support wellness in different areas of life including:
- Substance use with a recovery-oriented approach
- Mental and physical health
- Relationships, social needs and connection
- Education, training and employment
- Spiritual and cultural wellbeing
- Housing, income and community resources
EFry’s team of counsellors, nurses, support workers, medical staff and cooks ensure that you are fully supported in working towards wellness.
The program is approximately 90-days and involves three stages:
- Transition to the program
- Post-detox stabilization
- Introduction to the program, staff, routines
- Engaging in goal setting
- Individual counselling
- Group programming to address substance use and relapse prevention
- Wellness supports
- Medical and mental health care
- Cultural supports
- Recreational activities
- Maintaining wellness and relapse prevention
- Practical needs assistance, including housing, education and/or training
- Aftercare planning
- Maintaining and expanding a support network
- Connecting with wellness supports in your home community
People participating in the program have their own room with ensuite. Each room has air conditioning and heating. Meals are prepared by our cooks in our licensed kitchen and are designed to support each person’s nutrition needs. The site has a spacious and light group programming and activity room. There are also outdoor programming spaces. Quiet and confidential spaces are provided for meeting with counsellors and health professionals, and there is a dedicated cultural room. The program is conveniently located close to transit, green space, and a short walk to the centre of Abbotsford.
A referral for this program must be made with the client through a professional person in the community (eg. addiction team provider, counsellor, social worker, physician, psychiatrist, mental health professional).