A home that provides a safe environment for men in the second stage of their wellness from substance use.

Place of Refuge is a long-term housing program which provides a safe environment for men who have successfully reached the second stage of their wellness plan to prepare them to transition into healthy and confident living.

If you are interested in learning how to become a resident at Place of Refuge.

Read the stories of some of our past and present residents.

The story of how we became
who we are.


Place of Refuge Society is a men’s long-term transitional housing program licensed by the city of Vancouver and regulated by the Assisted Living Registrar of British Columbia. We provide a transitional living program for people seeking a second-stage wellness plan.

Our mandate is to provide a safe environment for people to become healthy, confident, and drug-free. Our services are open to all. We honour and respect diversity and support individuals in defining their pathway to wellness.

We respectfully and gratefully acknowledge that we are located on the
unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh First Nations.