Discovery House (Penticton Recovery Resource Society)

Discovery House is a long term, live-in, men's recovery home offering a home for men suffering from drug & alcohol addiction. Clients are provided with recovery programming to help them learn how to stop using drugs & alcohol by addressing the underlying issues that drive their addiction. In addition, clients learn tangible life skills training and are encouraged to explore their spirituality while in residence, while connecting to healthy recovery and community support system through service in the community.

Our Impact Why We Exist

Our Goal:  "Returning Fathers To Children and Sons to Families"

Our Mission:  To provide a safe, secure, supportive, holistic environment to men seeking recovery from addiction. 

Our Story What We Do

Our Vision: It is our vision that no one person should have to suffer from the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical anguish of addiction to alcohol and drugs.  We provide our clients with the life skills and recovery tools necessary to achieve freedom from active addiction and to live a healthy, productive life.  It is our belief that by focusing on the 12-step process of recovery our clients can bring harmony, meaning and empowerment to their lives. 

Furthermore, our clients have the opportunity to become productive, purposeful members of society and leave our facility with a passion for recovery, a sense of responsibility for their behaviour and it's impact on themselves, their families and their community.  

Rockets Game: Joe & CraigOur Programs How We Do It

How we do it?:  We offer both in house recovery training as well as partner with Community Organizations to offer life skills training for our clients.  We have been offering these tools to men for over10 years and have seen over 300 men come through the doors of Discovery House. We encourage a spirit of volunteerism as part of a healthy lifestyle both at the house and in the community while clients are in residence.  As a result, we have a unique peer based support system, whereby clients who successfully complete our our program often return to the house as both volunteers and/or paid staff monitors or facilitators.

Programs Include:

  • 12 Step Meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous)
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Cooking, Gardening, & Nutrition Planning and Food Budgeting
  • Basic Yard & Home Maintenance
  • Goals & Concerns (how to effectively communicate)
  • Yoga & Meditation (facilitated by Purple Lotus Yoga)
  • Writing Out Loud (facilitated by Okanagan College)
  • Men's Anger Management (facilitated by Ooknakane Friendship Centre)
  • Employment Training (facilitated by Work BC)

Discovery House FundraisingWhat You Can Do

Clients come to us with a variety of challenges one of those being financial. The Penticton Recovery Resource Society has beeen able to subsidize 77% of client costs while in residence.  This is ONLY accomplished by our own fundraising efforts, by generous individual community supporters, corporate donors, and a small United Way grant.  Our greatest challenge is that the need for beds in our facility far outstrips our capacity.  With our 6 beds full most of the time and an average waitlist of 8-12 individuals we are in desperate need of a larger facility.

Here are a few key areas in which you may wish to be of support:

I) Donations:

  1.  Monthly Contributions:  these contributions go directly to funding bed costs.  Currently we only receive an assisted living subsidy that covers about 1/3 of client costs while in care.  Our organization relies on the generous monthly donations to keep our facility open.
  2.  One Time Donations:  these donations can be designated by the donor for operations, programming or our building fund.
  3.  Household Goods, Food and Clothing:  we are always in need of quality household items, food or grocery card donations and clothing in good condition. 

II)  Volunteer Time:

  1.  Fundraising: Come to a Discovery House event, or have some more fun and join our Fundraising Committee for the year or for a particular event you may be interested in.  As well, we are open to groups fundraising for us. 
  2. Facilitators:  Do you have some knowledge or expertise in a certain area and some time to help clients with life skills training?  We require volunteer facilitators and helpers with experience in a variety of areas: cooking, gardening, home and yard care, recreation, art therapy, creative writing, home and yard care, or whatever you may have to offer. To Contribute or for more information please contact Jerome at: 250-462-1388 or visit our website at: www.discoveryhouserecovery.com. 
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