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Thank you for contacting the SA Foundation’s Genesis Program.

At this time the leadership is evaluating and retooling the program and therefore aren’t able to take any new referrals. Please check back in the New Year for updates.
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The Genesis Program offers services to adult women who have a history of sexual exploitation and addiction. A desire for recovery and for abstinence from drugs and alcohol is required, along with a minimum of 30 days clean and sober.

The requirements for entry into the Genesis Program are:

  • Applicant must have a history of sexual exploitation, be ready to leave it behind, and be committed to the recovery process
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 30 days verifiable clean time
  • Applicant must be willing to attend the ASK Learning Centre as part of their program

Women that meet these requirements and enter the program find the following supports and services:

  • Safe and supportive housing in a home environment
  • Personal mentorship and support
  • Case Management
  • Recovery programming
  • Addictions programming
  • Skill Development classes (Life Skills and Employment Skills)
  • Education Upgrading, applications and career guidance
  • Trauma Counselling (provided by a professional registered clinical counsellor)
  • Followcare

Good news.

There are far, far better things ahead than anything we
leave behind.

*Quote by C.S. Lewis


We support women in their exit from trafficking and sexual exploitation. Individual case plans are developed for each woman and cover the following areas:

  • Reintegration needs (I.D., bank accounts, etc.)
  • Addictions management
  • Life skills development
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Parenting plans
  • Educational goals
  • Legal needs
  • Professional Counselling and help to access psychiatric care to address (complex) trauma and mental health concerns
  • Development of recovery goals
  • Financial management
  • Building a healthy community
  • Development of employability skills

The Genesis Program is designed to take in small numbers of women so that we can provide the one-on-one attention they need to overcome the many barriers to success that they face.

Our program model generates a steady 70% success rate over a 3-year program period.

The unique Genesis house encourages independent living in a room-mate environment. Each participant has her own bedroom and can come and go from the house freely, while respecting house rules and curfews. A house director lives in the home and provides supervision and direction, as the home is intended to be a place of healing for those committed to recovery. Participants typically live in the first stage house for a period of 1 year to 18 months.

The end date is determined in a collaborative manner in consultation with the entire care team, including the resident herself, program staff and facilitators, her social worker, medical team and mental health care team. At present there are four (4) long-term beds available at this stage of recovery.

Recovery & Skill Development
As part of the recovery program, the ASK Learning Centre is the daytime program provided to participants from Monday to Friday, 10AM to 4PM. All participants in the Housing programs are required to attend the ASK Learning Centre for the duration they live in the houses. The objectives of the program are that participants will be equipped to:

  • Deal with their past issues of abuse
  • Deal with any current addiction issues
  • Learn to engage in healthy relationships
  • Learn to deal with their emotions in a healthy, functioning manner
  • Improve their quality of life
  • Increase their level of self-esteem
  • Learn to parent in a positive manner, breaking the cycle of abuse in the lives of their children
  • Increase their level of education
  • Learn employability skills to move forward with positive action in their lives

The day is divided into 2 segments:
Morning classes focus on Skill Development and includes training in sewing, handicrafts, employment readiness and academics.

Afternoon classes are focused on recovery and healing through courses such as relapse prevention, practicing the 12-steps, self-esteem, parenting, anger management, and other classes. This is accomplished through delivery of recovery curriculum in short, interactive classes and recreational and educational outings.


The Followcare program is provided to all participants who have graduated from the program and provides the follow-up and care they need to be successful in the community at large. Invitations to events are extended, one-on-one care is provided and opportunities to lead classes and/or sponsor new program participants are created. The Followcare program is ongoing for as long as the participant is in need of extended support.


We accept women who have ministry involvement! We have many years of experience in working alongside the ministry to ensure that supervision orders are followed. Our goal is always to ensure accountability for the client, but also to help her achieve success with her child(ren).

It is important to note that we are not set up to provide 24-hour supervision. Our home is run by a volunteer live-in house director who can ensure that all clients are home by designated curfew times and that the children are being parented in a safe manner. She cannot, however, be on site at all times. If you feel your client requires constant supervision, this won’t be the program for her.

If you would like to refer a client or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

PH: 604-568-8994

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PH: 604-568-8994