St. Vincent's: Langara

Alder Philosophy

Providence supports a person-centered approach to care at our Alder unit.

Our clinical program is embedded in the principles and values of a recovery model philosophy – including autonomy and empowerment, building hope and living from a position of wellness.

The recovery model is based on mutual respect and trust, forming positive relationships and partnerships among staff and program participants. The focus is to instill hope and inspire individuals to work towards their own personal goals and enhance quality of life. Family and significant others, as identified by the client, are approached with welcoming attitudes and engaged as valuable collaborators in the recovery process.