Situated in Vancouver BC, the Looking Glass Residence is a 14-bed residential treatment facility for young men and women, aged 17 to 24, who are suffering from anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, and other eating disorders. 24/7 care and support is provided by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and mental health professionals who offer an intensive 12-week program of structured therapy in a caring, home-like setting. These include individual, group, and family therapy; meal support and nutrition; as well as medical and psychiatric treatment. During their stay, residents also engage in a variety of guided recreation, arts, and leisure activities that encourage self-awareness, a sense of connection, and the life skills and confidence to live a life without an eating disorder.
Since first established in 2011 (originally on Galiano Island, BC), the Residence has helped to transform the lives of well over 100 sufferers and their families. Residents are able to step out of the demands of daily life into a safe and tranquil environment where they can stop listening to the relentless voice of their eating disorder, and focus on recovery. Using evidence-based approaches and best practices, the Residence offers the tools and supports that help young people challenge the power of their illness, break through emotional barriers, learn to listen to their body and feelings, and embrace a meaningful path to self-discovery, self-trust, and self-acceptance.
The Looking Glass Residence is a unique collaboration between the Looking Glass Foundation and the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). For more information on BC admissions Click Here