History

On May 15th, 1988, Pacific Youth and Family Services opened the doors of Peak House – a new, residential, drug and alcohol treatment facility for British Columbian youth and the first of its kind in Western Canada. Founded in order to serve young people in B.C. needing intensive support for drug and alcohol struggles, Peak House has served over 1000 youth and families over the past two decades.

Peak House has been internationally recognized for utilizing a unique, collaborative, youth-driven, community-based model of care. The roots of this approach are grounded in promoting change that lasts over time and social justice-informed approaches to therapy and counseling. The community at Peak House honours the wisdom and expertise that young persons and families possess and through this wisdom, the Peak House program has continued to grow and evolve.