Father’s Day gifts needed at Campbell River’s Second Chance Recovery House

Each year about 200 men ages 19 and older go to Second Chance to get help to end their addictions to alcohol and drugs

Give a gift this Father’s Day to the men staying at the Second Chance Recovery House in Campbell River.

Each year about 200 men ages 19 and older go to Second Chance to get help to end their addictions to alcohol and drugs.

The house has 10 beds, four crisis stabilization beds, which are primarily used for detox, and six for supportive recovery. Detox clients usually stay 7-10 days, while recovery clients either do a 28-day or 45 day program.

Many of the clients do not have much if anything at all when they come to Second Chance, so they are provided with the basic essentials, such as soap, toothpaste and socks.

They currently need new shampoo, shaving cream and toothbrushes (with carrying cases), underwear and nail clippers. Regular or hotel size are acceptable, as long as the scent isn’t too strong (no Irish Spring or Axe) – also, no mouthwash, especially if it’s from a hotel because it contains alcohol.

You can drop off items at 647 Birch St. or call 250-830-1103 or email second.chance.recovery@gmail.com to arrange for pick up.