Recovery homes proposed on Fraser Highway

Joshua House is proposing to operate two 10-bed men's supportive recovery homes at 29183 Fraser Highway.

Joshua House, also known as Yahweh Saves Recovery Ministries, is proposing to operate two 10-bed men’s supportive recovery homes at 29183 Fraser Highway.

Joshua House is a Christian organization that currently runs recovery homes in Abbotsford and the surrounding area, assisting men who struggle with addiction.

The proposed homes are located on agricultural land and the proposal has already received approval from the Agricultural Land Commission to operate on the site.

The proposal states that as part of the recovery program, the men would be involved in the maintenance and development of the farm. The property is about nine acres with two homes and several small barns used for cows, goats, pigs and chickens.

Council passed the first reading of a rezoning “text amendment” necessary to operate supportive recovery use facilities on agricultural land. The proposal will go to public hearing, likely at the next council meeting, and must be approved by council in order to move forward.

Coun. Henry Braun said that not only is supportive recovery needed in Abbotsford, “the farming aspect is a novel concept and approach to helping men who need a roof over their head, but also someone to come alongside them and mentor them and love them for who they are.”

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

PHOTOS: Police investigation underway at Clayton townhouse complex

Officers were in the 19000-block of 64 Avenue – near the Langley-Surrey border – Thursday evening

Langley man arrested in connection with $264,000 drug and cash bust in Grand Prairie

Police have warrants out for Christine Emes and Christopher Gilliat, also from Langley

PHOTOS: Latest addition to Mural Walk in downtown Langley a ‘showstopper’

Fort Langley artist Alex Stewart completed the artwork in two days

An unofficial contest to name a nameless Langley City park comes up with a winner

Councillor Nathan Pachal thought the ‘lonely’ mini-park deserved a name

One person treated for smoke inhalation after Langley fire

Township firefighters were called to Deer Creek Estates Wednesday night

B.C.’s top doctor thanks supporters after revealing threats over COVID-19 measures

Dr. Bonnie Henry says COVID-19 has caused some people to lash out in anger and frustration out of fear

B.C. VOTES 2020: Speculation tax misses speculators, B.C. Liberals say

Andrew Wilkinson, John Horgan clash over housing costs, solutions

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

NDP, Greens divided on pace of child care improvements in B.C. election campaign

NDP Leader John Horgan recommitted to $10-a-day child care and blamed the Greens for not supporting his efforts

Wind warning for White Rock, South Surrey

Gusts up to 90 km/h expected from Richmond to Langley Friday (Sept. 25) morning

BC Liberal Leader talks drug addiction in the Lower Mainland

Drug addiction and public safety a top priority says Andrew Wilkinson

Pandemic derails CP Holiday Train

Canadian Pacific will work to get donations to food banks while also producing an online music concert

Most Read