Recovery Takes Support.
It’s our time as a community to change our thinking. Each of us can make an impact on addiction. Addiction is treatable with the right support. And each one of us can help make that treatment available today.
“Shame, fear, anxiety, and loneliness has made it a struggle to move forward. There was no possibility of change or growth. I have learned now that feelings and thoughts are not permanent, they shall pass. I do matter.”
“I’ve had to overcome feeling like I’m not good enough, feeling like I’m a bad mom, and not feeling worthy of good things. I allowed the guys I was with to make me feel stupid, unworthy and not good enough. Today I know my worth.”
“My past has haunted me and I’ve carried it around like a dirty laundry bag. I would recount the things I’ve done and rationalize that I did not deserve a better life. But every morning I realize God won’t leave me where he found me.”
Become a Hero of Hope
Sustainable recovery requires sustainable support. When you choose to give monthly, you become a Hero of Hope. That means that your donation becomes part of a bigger lifeline that our residents, their children, and our team can rely on every month. Such a gift of security is priceless.
How You Can Help
From covering the cost of our programming to assisting with our new centre renovations, there are many ways to support Adeara this year. Browse our areas of need below.
Support a Woman in Recovery
You can help us keep recovery accessible to all. It cost $200-$250 per day last year to support one woman at Adeara, and it costs $479-685 per day for a woman to be institutionalized.
That $200-$250 covers her programming, counselling, support from our Life Skill Support Staff, and secure housing. By supporting a woman with children in recovery, you are helping Adeara meet our most consistent and greatest need. Every gift counts.
Support Adeara's Edmonton Facility
Perhaps the least fun but also the most necessary, maintenance costs of our centre are an ongoing expense. From replacing windows to repairing appliances to refreshing suites, we work to keep Adeara in excellent shape for each resident.
It can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000 per year to provide the necessary maintenance to keep Adeara’s centre going.
Create Long-term Change for $35 per Month
The true heroes in this house are the women who make the choice every day to change their lives and the future lives of their children. By joining the Heroes of Hope, you walk alongside them in their journey, providing the tools they need to succeed.
Your donation has a real impact.
- Last fiscal year, Adeara received 92 applications and had an average of 39 women on the wait list monthly.
- Most women Adeara serves are between the ages of 25-34 years old, many with young children.
- In 2021-2022, 82% of residents reported an addiction to crystal meth, 36% to GHB, and 32% to alcohol.
- Of 9 residents surveyed in summer 2022, 100% said they had a better understanding of their addiction, felt physically healthier, and had made progress on their treatment goals.
Ways to Give
Give whichever way makes you feel most comfortable, whether that’s online, by cheque through the mail (Box 68169, 162 Bonnie Doon Centre, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 4N6), or by phone. Please note that calls can only be received during weekday business hours.