Our Approach

Dive into our distinctive approach, combining innovation, empathy, and evidence to address challenges, foster growth, and create lasting positive change.

Unique & effective

Chrysalis Society Approach

Our homes are located in quiet residential neighbourhoods of Vancouver and are strategically designed to provide trauma-informed environments that promote a culture of safety, empowerment and healing. Each home has a garden space and areas for meditation, and fitness. We strive to make New Dawn, New Day and New Way truly ‘home-like’ and welcoming.

Our Process

Our 3 Stage Process to Recovery

Our tried and true, tested approach has helped many women graduate from our programs, reunite with children, and renew relationships with family and community. Read more to find out how it works.


A government-licensed, first-stage stabilization program for women in early recovery. Women require 72 hours of abstinence for entry into New Dawn. Once there, women are supported through their post acute withdrawal while transitioning into a stable routine that includes:

  • Daily process and education groups
  • Weekly sessions with an Alcohol and Drug  Counsellor
  • Household contributions and meal preparation
  • Weekly yoga and creative process groups
  • Regular attendance at community self help meetings
  • Introduction to the Women’s Way Through the 12 Steps
  • Any other activities related to the self-identified goals within her/their personal recovery plan



  • Daily group sessions with a Facilitator
  • Weekly on-site addiction specialist physician & concurrent disorders nurse
  • Individualized Care Plan
  • Life skills: interpersonal communication, problem-solving, self awareness, decison making, stress management, emotional regulation. time management, meal planning, house-keeping & financial budgeting.
  • Art therapy, yoga, reiki & reflexology
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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)