Talitha Koum operates two recovery homes in residential areas of Coquitlam, both of which are open to women and their young children. Starr House, named in honour of TK founder Starr Peardon, is operated in partnership with B.C. Housing. In addition to providing accommodation for nine clients and their children, it is home to our administrative offices. Gianna House, named for the patron saint of mothers, can also accommodate nine people. The Talitha Koum Society co-owns the home with the City of Coquitlam, which provided funding from its Affordable Housing Reserve Fund.
Clothing not to bring:
Revealing, tattered and/or torn clothing. Clothing that depicts drugs, alcohol, sex, violence or gambling and clothing with offensive slogans.
Not permitted at the centre:
The Program Director or staff may ask to check purses, packages, pockets and rooms at any time during the program.
It is important that residents advise the admissions staff of all medications they are taking. Include the name of the medication, the dosage and frequency administered, as well as the name of the prescribing physician. Bring all prescribed medications in their original containers. During admission you will be asked to turn in all medications (prescription and non-prescription) in your possession. Replacement medications will be blister packed and kept locked in the office as per our licensing requirements. The use of unauthorized medication is prohibited.
To be scheduled and coordinated based on the discretion of the Program Director.
For the first 14 days of treatment, residents will be on retreat in order to stabilize within the program and connect with peers; no phone calls will be permitted with the exception of healthcare/social support, governmental agency workers. Residents will be on the buddy system. Residents who have children less than 18 years of age will be supported to have one 15-minute phone call per week.
Smoking is allowed outside of the house, in a designated smoking area, at least 9 meters away from the building.