With files from Simon Little
Women in Coquitlam will soon have another option for a recovery facility and the city is putting up 50 percent of the cost.
Talitha Koum Society Executive director DeLalla says she could hardly believe it, when council members voted unanimously to kick in $600,000 thousand dollars to purchase a home used for women with drug addictions.
“Overwhelmed with joy, is how I felt”
“We had great hopes, we believe our track record really speaks to what we do.”
The money comes from the city’s affordable housing reserve.
— Richard Stewart (@MayorStewart) May 3, 2016
The home would be jointly owned 50/50 with the organization.
DeLalla says the society is unique because it keeps families together.
“We take in and accept women with histories of addiction and their children. Most facilities are for women only.”
The facility will be able to accommodate up to nine women and children and is staffed with a program director and support workers 24/7.
This would be the society’s second recovery facility.