11/9/2020 4:45 – 5:45 PM



Ulrich Geissler

Senior Project Designer

HDR Architecture Associates, Inc

Emme Lee

BC Housing

Bonnie Wilson


Vancouver Coastal Health

Session Description

A partnership was formed by the City of Vancouver, Vancouver Coastal Health, and BC Housing to develop a mixed-use redevelopment to address both the housing and the opiod two crises. The project will provide much needed homes, while also reaching out to the larger community with essential addiction services. A withdrawal management center will include a range of enhanced services such as inpatient and outpatient withdrawal management, and sobering at-hom/ withdrawal management, which are trauma-informed and culturally appropriate. This innovative community health approach is also proven to be more cost-effective for providing care than the current urgent care approach. Come hear the process for this groundbreaking project.