Our one-year program is aimed to help men and women heal mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually through a relationship with God and others. Throughout a typical week our residents participate in work (with animals, in greenhouses, garden, kitchen or market), classroom teaching, group Bible study, sharing meetings, group therapy, counselling sessions, recreation, and worship. Most of these activities are required, but some are optional. We also offer prayer counselling in which residents meet one-on-one with a member of our staff. We schedule meetings with each resident over the course of their year to discuss future plans regarding education, finding a mentor, serving within the community and aftercare. In addition to these onsite activities, we also take residents to church meetings in the community every Sunday morning and evening.
VISITS + COMMUNICATION
For residents of the women’s campus we use a permission slip system to coordinate telephone and internet access, and visits. Telephone calls are limited to a maximum of 2 calls per week, at 15 minutes per call. Internet use for checking email and conducting personal business such as online banking is limited to a maximum of 20 minutes per week. Permission slip approved visits are allowed during residents’ free time. For the first month in the program visits and communication are limited.
We are a 50 acre working farm located in the heart of the Campbell Valley Region of Langley BC. We have 6 greenhouses where we grow landscaping plants in partnership with EVL Nurseries of Langley, BC. We also have a large garden, petting zoo, market, wetlands area, barns where we care for our small herd of cattle and maintain a pig pen with 2 – 3 micro mini pigs. On property is also a full wood shop with equipment that we use for various projects. Onsite we also have a full size gymnasium, workout room and a games room with a pool table and ping pong table.
Currently zoned for 14 residents our clients have accommodations in one of two cottages or in the Stevenson House of Hope. Each space was designed with the intent that residents would have the opportunity to practice living in community while they are here. We also have 1 houses and 1 attached suite for our onsite staff.
STEVENSON HOUSE OF HOPE
The Stevenson House of Hope is a large multi-purpose building where we “do life”. Upstairs are the offices, class and counselling rooms as well as 6 rooms for residents. Downstairs is a commercial kitchen, living room, prayer room and worship area. With pastoral and garden views this building is where the majority of the day is spent.
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In order to maintain the highest degree of safety and respect for our residents, we have well-defined rules and guidelines. Potential clients must understand that violating any of the following guidelines may result in immediate discharge and prevention from future enrollment in the program. We reserve the right to refuse admission to the program if potential clients can not or refuse to adhere to the set rules and guidelines.
- The use/and or possession of cigarettes, pornography and drugs, including alcohol, is strictly prohibited.
- Threats or acts of violence against fellow residents and/or Wagner Hills employees are strictly prohibited.
- Residents must medically be able to participate in the program both physically and mentally. The program requires one to be emotionally able to participate in counselling sessions, group sharing, and worship, and be committed to making healthy life changes.