About Psalm 23
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Psalm 23 Transition Society is a registered non-profit Canadian charity - #85907 4171 RR0001.
Each year, we're privileged to reach out and work with hundreds of people who are homeless and/or struggling with addictions in communities through central and southern British Columbia.
In addition to working with needy families in the community and people on the street, we operate an abstinence based residential recovery program for men. A similar program for women is also in the works.
We opened our doors October 2001, incorporated on December 8, 2004 (S-48419), and became a non-profit registered charity in 2005.
We assist and support those who are homeless and struggling with addictions by providing:
- food, clothing and supportive housing
- addiction and psycho-emotional education
- individual and group counselling
- life skills and relapse prevention programs
- holistic Christian spiritual growth practices
- physical fitness training and work therapy
- academic upgrading and vocational skills training
- assistance in procurring employment
- personal mentoring, accountability and care
- community participation and opportunites to give back
Our purpose is to train and empower individuals to lead lives that are healthy, wholesome and addiction free. Our focus is not only helping people with addictions “get clean” but also “stay clean” and to bridge them back into the community as productive citizens.
Psalm 23 Transition Society is committed to providing quality programs, dedicated staff and safe, comfortable housing. Upon completion of our program each resident will:
- Possess a knowledge of the process of chemical addictions and how their addiction has impacted them specifically
- Have developed and be committed to a recovery program based on Christian spiritual principles and practices
- Possess a knowledge of relapse prevention and how to recognize and respond to relapse in their own recovery
- Be medically stable, and have a clear course of action for any medical problems which need further treatment
- Be mentally and emotionally stable
- Have upgraded their schooling
- Be working or attending school to help them with obtaining employment
- Be off the welfare system
- Have stable housing
- Be integrated back into the community and with their families
- Have a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
- Belong to a home church
- Belong to a 12 Step Recovery home group
- Belong to a Care Group
- Be active within the community
Our homes nurture the hope and desire for freedom from addiction, which lie within every addict. We work towards this goal together with the support of the community, and by God's amazing grace.