Bridgeway: Intensive Live-In Treatment

A highly structured, intensive 6-week program for adult men or women seeking substance use treatment. Treatment is offered in a safe, live-in environment. Best suited for individuals with more complex and/or chronic use for whom other community­ based treatment approaches have not been effective. Referrals can be made by any member of the client's care team and applications are available below. 


What Is the Service

  • Highly structured and intensive
  • Tailored to each individual’s unique healing process
  • Offered in a safe, substance-free, live-in environment
  • Begins with a comprehensive intake assessment that will inform and direct individualized treatment goals and transition planning
  • Provides a therapeutic and safe environment to examine the underlying factors of participants’ substance use
  • Focuses on practicing skills to deal with issues such as boundary setting, communication, stress management, anger management and relapse prevention
  • Addresses mental health and substance use simultaneously


How to Access the Service

  • Download the Bridgeway Application
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  • Submit the completed application to Bridgeway:
    • Fax: 250-491-7331
  • For any questions about Bridgeway, please contact:


Kelowna Métis Association is proud to partner with The Bridge Youth & Family Services and offer support for substance use treatment to MNBC Citizens who are KMA members. If you are interested in obtaining funding for treatment, please email for more information.


What to Bring

  • Toiletries
  • Running shoes & suitable clothing for recreation and swimming
    • Gym bag & towel recommended
  • Face cloth if needed
  • Appropriate clothing for the season
    • No clothing with drug or alcohol advertising.
    • No racial, sexist, gang emblems or designs
  • Cell phones & iPods etc.
    • A telephone is available for local calls and where messages can be left for you from outside callers. Calling cards are recommended for personal long-distance calls.
  •  Refillable water bottle and/or travel mug
  • Participants may bring a vehicle but should be aware parking is on-street only

Do Not Bring

  • Large sums of money
    • Small safes are provided in each bedroom for each participant. Reminder, you are sharing your space so please leave valuables at home
  • Cameras and/or video cameras
  • Perishable food items
  • More than 2 pieces of luggage

Intake Dates 2023:

January 4 

February 16

April 3

May 17 

July 3

August 16 

September 28 

November 13



What Happens Next

All residents will participate in creating a plan for their return to the community with the support of treatment staff. Work on a transition plan will begin early and will be a collaborative process between the participant, staff and the appropriate community-based resources. It will also involve the participant’s family or other supports and, whenever possible, a family session will be held with the participant and family members to review the transition plan prior to discharge.

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