Families can feel the comfort of home, when visiting their loved one in treatment.
Support services for clients families.
Last Door Family suites are two bedroom apartments located at Last Door’s main New Westminster site. The Family Suites and use of them were the brainchild of Last Door founder David Pavlus and reflect his belief that healing from addiction should be a family process. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a person’s risk of relapse is significantly reduced when the family is supportive and involved in the recovery process.
The Family suites are multi-purpose. Family members from out of town can book into the suites and spend up to a week or more visiting their family member in treatment and participating in programming. Family members have included wives, husbands, children, parents, grandparents and siblings depending on the makeup of the family. While on site, families attend main and specialized groups, community meetings and social and recreational activities as well as sessions with Case Managers and Family counselors.
Another purpose for the family suites is for clients who are themselves parent. In this case the family suites provide a private space for parent/child visitation. This option is open to both out of town and local families.
In the past family suites have housed client’s partners and children who rely on the Father as breadwinner and would be homeless without his support. Families in these circumstance have lived on site for up to 18 months.
The energy that families, especially the children, bring to the daily life at Last Door is healing in itself. The benefits extend beyond the family unit to other members of the Last Door household bringing to mind the adage that “it takes a community….”
Call today to inquire how your family can stay in one of our Family Suites during the treatment process.
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