The team at Mile Zero Sober Living provides support every step of the way on the path of recovery from addiction.
Lucy Price – BSW, CCAC
Lucy Price has been the Counsellor and Program Director at Mile Zero Sober Living since 2015. Lucy holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Work from the University of Victoria and is a Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor (CCAC), with over a decade of counselling experience. Lucy was also honored as the 2016 You Unlimited Woman of Mentorship and Leadership for her work in the Victoria recovery community.
Lucy is passionate about walking alongside her clients in a way that promotes dignity and respect, as they learn the skills necessary to navigate their journey of recovery. Lucy brings both professional and personal experience to her work; as someone living in long term recovery from addiction, she has firsthand knowledge of the challenges associated with maintaining recovery. Lucy works from a trauma informed, client-centered, anti-oppressive practice framework and is committed to providing compassionate, empathic care that meets individual’s unique needs.
At Mile Zero we pride ourselves on supporting residents by providing the tools, accountability, access to resources, and comfortable living environment to compliment their continued sobriety and success in recovery. Although our team holds extensive experience in the field of mental health and addiction, we believe it is our personal experience of finding recovery and living sober that makes Mile Zero the best choice for sober living in Victoria, BC.
Robert DeClark – MSW
Rob has completed his Masters degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Rob’s undergrad and work experience took place in Kamloops, BC. Previous work experience includes work in the areas of addiction treatment, outreach worker and as a youth addiction outpatient counsellor, as well as developing and managing mental health and addiction residential treatment centres. Rob also provides consultation to various organizations including Shawinigan Lake Private School and the British Columbia Hockey League.
He currently holds the position of Director of Facility Development – Western Canada for Homewood Health. His main focus with Homewood is the opening of an 80 bed Mental Health and Addictions residential centre at the old Dunsmuir Lodge site in fall of 2018.
Rob also specializes in counselling with athletes and is an assistant coach with the Cowichan Valley Capitals (BCHL). Rob works with the players in the area of Mental Performance and supports all members of the organization. In 2015, Rob co-created the BCHL’s Talk Today Program in conjunction with the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Our fundamental principle is to create a safe supportive environment where therapeutic relationships can be built in the community, while simultaneously engaging in the treatment process.
We create individualized treatment plans to meet the needs of our diverse client base, while maintaining an environment with structure and support, to provide residents with the best chance at long term recovery.
All residents are required to attend meetings and participate in a twelve-step program. Individual counselling is provided, as well as weekly in-house group therapy sessions, and daily morning meditation groups.
We believe in creating comprehensive systems of care, therefore we welcome individuals who have either completed residential treatment or are enrolled in Intensive Outpatient Programs in Victoria, BC.
Sober Living – Pacific West Coast Style.
Mile Zero Sober Living is an eleven bed, co-ed sober living house located in the heart of James Bay, one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in British Columbia; we are one block from the ocean, a short walk to Beacon Hill Park, and within walking distance to the Victoria Harbour. The recovery community in this area boasts a large recovery population, long standing 12 step meetings, and a supportive, connected community in which former and current residents of Mile Zero Sober Living flourish – in recovery.