Chilliwack - Youth Treatment Centre

Project Overview

BC Housing, Fraser Health, and Pacific Community Resources Society are partnering to create a 20-bed recovery facility for Fraser Valley youth aged 13 to 18 years old.

Artist rendering of the Chilliwack Youth Centre
In Development
Date of Completion
Early 2020

Process & Engagement

Community Open House – July 10, 2018

A community open house was held on Tuesday, July 10, in Chilliwack. Representatives from BC Housing, Fraser Health, and Pacific Community Resources Society were on hand to present information and answer questions.

Poster boards and an information sheet from that meeting are available below:

About the Project

BC Housing has submitted an application to the City of Chilliwack, to rezone the property at 45456 Yale Road in Chilliwack. The proposed development is for a 20-bed recovery facility for youth aged 13 to 18 years old, funded through Fraser Health and operated by Pacific Community Resources Society.

The development would provide licensed care for the treatment and recovery of teenagers with drug and alcohol addictions in the Fraser Heath region. The program will be created with input from youth with lived experience and their parents, and would include comprehensive assessment, treatment and recovery for up to six months for a maximum of 20 youth at one time. The team-based approach will include residential addictions workers, clinical counsellors, nurses and a recreation lead. They will work with youth to develop individualized growth plans to address their addiction and mental health, while developing the skills necessary to maintain wellness. Staff at the centre will also work with community-based teams to ensure youth are well supported prior to treatment, and upon their return to the community.

The property requires rezoning from Tourist Commercial to R9 Supportive Housing, and an Official Community Plan amendment from Thoroughfare Commercial to Comprehensive Development Area. Our goal is to open the new development in early 2020.