Individuals may be assessed for treatment at the Looking Glass Residence after participating in community-based eating disorder programs or services, or as part of a transition from specialized inpatient care.
Referrals are accepted by regional eating disorder programs, BC Children's Hospital or the Provincial Adult Tertiary Eating Disorders Program at St. Pauls' Hospital. In the absence of a regional program, referrals are accepted from primary or secondary services.
Please see referral information with clear instructions of the referral process.
The Pre Program is an outpatient group designed to support readiness for recovery at the Looking Glass Residence.
For ongoing participation in the program, medical and psychiatric stability is necessary, along with a desire to engage in making changes with the eating disorder symptoms. It is important to maintain engagement with the primary care provider and/or community team for the duration of the program. This may look different for each participant depending on the supports available within the local area.
The program takes place every Tuesday for two hours and is facilitated by a nurse clinician and social worker.
The Looking Glass Residence's multidisciplinary program provides a combination of therapy, meal support and education, and psychiatric, medical care in a 24/7 homelike residential environment.
We provide a safe and supportive environment in which to challenge the power of an eating disorder; and learn how to resist using destructive behaviours to cope with daily life.
Please note that consistent with provincial standards for residential treatment programs in British Columbia, clients 19 years and over admitted into publicly-funded beds at Looking Glass Residence are required to pay a daily fee of $30.90. For those receiving income assistance or disability, this per diem fee is paid for by your coverage.
Please see resident handbook and program schedule for more information, and to help prepare for admission.
The average length of stay is 90 days. Clients must attend for assessment prior to a recommendation for admission to the program.
The Post Program is an outpatient group designed to support the maintenance phase of recovery in collaboration with the community team.
It takes place every Thursday for up to six months following discharge from LGR. It is facilitated by a nurse clinician and social worker.