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Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community

A safe community in Nanaimo for adult men who are interested in community-based recovery from problematic substance use

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Phone Number 250-758-5611

About Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community

Vancouver Island Therapeutic Community (VITC) is a 20-bed supportive recovery program that provides a safe and healing environment for adult men who are interested in community-based recovery from problematic substance use. Residents stay in double-occupancy rooms, and have access to goal planning, counselling, employment and educational services, as well as home-cooked meals.


VITC takes a participative, group-based approach, meaning the responsibility for the daily running of the community is shared amongst the residents and staff. Service users also learn relationship skills and support each other to maintain healthy and sober lifestyles. Residents can stay in the program for up to one-year, as we recognize that long-term programming can produce enhanced recovery outcomes. When appropriate, residents are encouraged to stay in the program until they are ready for independent living.


VITC is strategically located in central Nanaimo and is close to several amenities. The program is also partnered with other organizations in the community to offer additional programming for residents.


To be accepted to VITC, service user must agree to:

  • Remain in the program for a minimum of four months
  • Abstain from using any alcohol or illicit drugs during residency
  • Respect the rights, views, and property of other residents
  • Maintain a violence and abuse-free environment
  • Be willing to continue to develop and actively work on one’s personal recovery plan
  • Participate in Supportive Recovery Program Activities, including structured groups, individual counselling, house meetings and connections with community resources
  • Be willing to abide by our Client Agreement and Operating Guidelines
  • Participate in one’s own responsible medication administration, when using approved medications


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Admission Criteria

Residents must be over 19 years of age, and identify as male.

Applicants can self-refer, or seek referrals through other community organizations.

How to Apply

Applications and Consent Forms are available through our website or at the VITC main office. Applications can be submitted in person to 2368 Rosstown rd, by fax at 250-758-2253 or by email to the program manager Both forms must be submitted to complete your application.

*Applicants are screened and approved pending VITC bed availability


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