Marlborough Neighbour Centre

Offering accommodation, meals, and support in a sober living environment for men pursuing recovery primarily from drug and alcohol addictions.

About Men’s Recovery Program

The Mustard Seed provides access to a one-year supportive recovery Program. We take a holistic approach to reintegration by including mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional aspects into the Program.

This Programis specialized for individuals who are committed to successfully reintegrating into society with the goal of independent living and working on themselves to improve employability. Candidates must be looking to be coached and bring a can-do attitude. The Programgeared toward those already in the process of sobriety and who have maintained at least five days of sobriety.

The Program
Programming includes The Mustard Seed Street School to help residents attain their Grade 12 diploma, employment coaching, mandatory volunteer hours, Interior Health Authority’s Smart Recovery Program, and housing advocacy. There will also be opportunities for spiritual growth with opportunities such as the Alpha Program. Residents are also required to attend weekly one-on-one meetings with coaches, engage in the 12-step Program, and volunteer.

The Program includes up to one year of supportive recovery. Residents will have their own bedroom and share a living space in a 17-room facility, with advocacy from trained staff who are on-site. 

“We’ll be working with residents to make sure they’re following through with their goals and plans. The goal is to make sure they have everything they need to be successful when they leave.”

-- Jeff Arlitt, Recovery Manager.

Meet Jeff

Jeff Arlitt is a caring and passionate advocate for people struggling with addiction. As the Recovery Manager, he relates and connects to the men that pass through this Program on a deeper level because he has also struggled with addiction in the past.

“Working in the Men’s Recovery Program is a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. I love helping as many people as I can, relating my experiences, and having conversations with them about their strengths and dreams.” 

Jeff will be working with residents on a one-on-one basis, producing a detailed and personalized Program to make sure they have everything they need to be successful when they leave.  

“Nothing makes me happier than seeing our guys graduate the Program after completing all the courses and Programs. It’s wonderful to see the changes in the men and have them make it through a year of sobriety. Graduations are big days for our team!” 


How do I apply?
Men can self-register directly or be referred by any social agency in the Thompson-Okanagan region.

How long is the Program?   
Residents can stay in the Program for up to one year provided that the Program requirements are met.

What does it cost?
The Provincial government covers the cost of the Program. Residents can also pay for themselves if they wish.

Am I allowed visitors?   
Visitations are done outside of the facility for everyone’s confidentiality and comfort.

Is there a curfew?   
10 p.m. on weeknights (Sunday – Thursday), 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday

What is the approach?   
We believe that incorporating all the aspects of health and wellness is critical to successful recovery. Each resident is allowed to tailor the Program to their individual preferences, but all individuals must participate in activities that improve their personal, emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical health.

Is the facility accessible?

The facility is accessible for wheelchairs and other mobility aids.

How do I get around?   

Rides to certain appointments may be provided by staff, depending on availability. Public transit is also conveniently located in front of the building.

What if I decide that it is not for me?
Residents may leave whenever they like. There is no minimum residency requirement. 



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Contact information

Jeff Arlitt
Recovery Manager
D: 778.765.4580
F: 1.250.434.1373

181 Victoria St W
Kamloops, BC V2C 1A5



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