Our Referral Process

Referring Counsellors are invited to send completed referrals directly to                                                                       Fax 604-253-3581     

The Peak House program is a 10-week, voluntary, all genders, live-in, substance misuse program for youth. We accept youth from across the province between the ages of 13-18 (inclusive).

We accept referrals from counsellors in the community. The involvement of the community alcohol and drug counsellor, whose role is providing an accurate assessment and referral, participating in treatment planning, providing follow-up counselling and assisting in aftercare planning, is essential. We strongly believe in the importance of ‘service matching’ clients to the appropriate resource, as such we rely on the expertise of community service providers to make appropriate referrals to our program.

Intake Criteria

• BC Resident
• 13-18 years old (inclusive)
• Willing to attend treatment (voluntary program)• Professional Support / Referring Counsellor
• Housing plan• Mentally and physically able to safely participate in group living / group therapy

Counsellors can access our referral package using the main menu bar or by clicking this link. Referral Package

Please contact our Intake & Assessment Counsellor if you need assistance. ph. 604-253-6319 

Effective December 2018

In an attempt to reduce barriers at the intake process, we have revised, and shorter referral package.

  • The required package is now 8 pages in length. There are two optional pages for additional information.


  • The referral can be completed electronically in Adobe Acrobat by clicking the “fill and sign tab”.


  • The referral can be accessed through our website and faxed or emailed to us through our password protected form.


  • password for accessing referral package is pkhse


Referring Counsellors are invited to send completed referrals directly to                                                                       Fax 604-253-3581   

Effective June 01, 2018 :  Referrals to the Peak House program are forwarded to Vancouver Coastal Health, Centralized Addictions Intake Team (CAIT) and reviewed by the admission committee. Inquiries 604-675-2455 ext. 22501 (Monday to Thursday) Ext 22570 (Friday to Sunday)



No alcohol and drug counsellor? To find your nearest Alcohol and Drug counsellor contact the Alcohol & Drug Information & Referral Service at 1-800-663-1441 or look in our ‘resource’ section on this website.

Please have a look at our Youth Pre-Intake Information Guide2016 for program specific information.

Our Intake & Assessment Counsellor is available to help you if you need assistance.