Our House Addiction Recovery Centre was started in May, 1984, by parishioners of the Anglican Church of St. Stephen the Martyr. At that time, the vicinity of the church was surrounded by alcoholics, drug addicts and prostitutes. Addicted people found the area to be a safe place to participate in their behaviours. A voluntary Board of Directors was formed from members of the Parish and other concerned citizens from the community. A house was rented to provide a drop-in service to men and women which was operated on a volunteer basis only. The concept was “addicts helping addicts”. The basement of this facility was later renovated to add bedrooms. This allowed for short stays by young male and female addicts.
St. Stephen's continues to provide support to residents of Our House, now located at 22210 Stony Plain Road, Edmonton. St. Stephen’s ACW collects essential items (toiletries, socks, etc.) and food donations for “Christmas Stockings” for Our House residents.
For more info, email Mark MacKenzie, Executive Director: email@example.com