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Vancouver Recovery Club


The Vancouver Recovery Club (VRC) is a federally registered non-profit organization dedicated to providing support services to individuals seeking recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. Since its inception in 1983, the VRC is the only 24-hour drop in and referral centre of its kind in Vancouver.

The VRC’s services facilitate initial contact with those in need of a solution to their alcohol and addiction problems. The services also promote compassionate, continuous and discreet care for individuals to stay connected with the recovery process.

In collaboration with other local service agencies, the VRC strives to provide assistance to all individuals in need of assistance, endeavoring to eliminate all barriers so as to not turn anyone away.

While the VRC predominantly serves adult males and females 18 years and older, it also works with youth by promptly referring them to agencies that are specially equipped to assist youth and their respective issues.

The VRC operates three critical programs offering services to people in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, with concentrated emphasis on the Downtown Eastside and Mount Pleasant areas: Saferide Program, 24-hour Drop-in Recovery Centre and the Street Outreach Program.

The Vancouver Recovery Club’s growth since its inception in 1983 is a direct response to the growing problem of substance abuse in Vancouver, BC. Through these many years of service to the community, it has witnessed both the declension of human life and its resilient breakthroughs when it is able to help its clients remain connected with the recovery process.