New Day & New Way Eligibility

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New Day & New Way

2nd Stage Supportive Recovery

New Day & New Way are residential support recovery programs for graduates of New Dawn and /or other licensed 1st-stage programs and/or treatment centres. For entry into New Day or New Way, women require 90 days of abstinence for second stage recovery.

Programming at New Day & New Way is designed for women who are preparing to transition to independent, sustainable housing. Residents receive ongoing individual support from our Team while participating in:

  • Weekly groups
  • Personal development/wellness programs
  • Pre-employment preparation programming or part-time employment
  • Weekly sessions with an Alcohol and Drug Counsellor
  • Chores and meal preparation
  • Regular attendance at community self-help groups/meetings
  • Ongoing Step-Work on Women’s Way Through the 12 Steps, or any other recovery-based Step-Module(s) women choose
  • Any other activities related to the self-identified goals within their personal recovery plan

Programming Includes: 

  • Weekly group sessions with an addiction recovery counselor
  • Individualized Care Plan
  • Life skills: interpersonal communication, problem-solving, self-awareness, time management, meal planning, house-keeping & financial budgeting.
  • Art therapy, yoga, creative process
  • Volunteer opportunities in the community

**New Day is specifically designed for Indigenous women, and all self-identified Indigenous women are welcome to apply.

Check out our FAQ for more information.

An Indigenous-led program for self-identified Indigenous women seeking 2nd stage support on their recovery journey. Encompassing a holistic philosophy, we work from the perspective of ‘two-eyed seeing’; this means that we combine both an Indigenous and Western approach to wellness.

Our program centers on traditional teachings, practices, and ceremonies from an Indigenous perspective. From a Western approach, we offer counselling, educational workshops, and clinical knowledge regarding mental health and the effects of drugs and alcohol, primarily within the protection of the Sacred Circle.

Participation in cultural activities is at the individual’s comfort level, we ask that everyone who attends has an open heart and mind.

Women commit to Program Guidelines and individual responsibility to follow through with their self-determined goals. Women who follow through with this commitment can choose to remain in our programs for up to 18 months, or longer, should need warrant.  New Day is located in a quiet residential community in Vancouver.


  • Individual and group smudge and talking circle
  • Traditional ceremonies, traditional healers, and Elders
  • Wellbriety
  • One to one support
  • Individual Care Plan
  • Culturally relavant workshops and education sessions
  • Expressive Art Therapy
  • Yoga
  • Blanketing Ceremony upon completion
  • No time-length to programming. Up to 18 months or longer
  • Group Connection through the Seven Sacred Teachings: RESPECT, BRAVERY, HONESTY, WISDOM, HUMILITY, TRUTH, LOVE
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Chrysalis Society acknowledges that it is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation)