NEXT PROGRAM STARTS OCTOBER 10th 2017

We are located above "truth and Glory" Tattoo shop across from the Bay parking lot on 48th Avenue

Serving Vernon since 1986

Who We Are

The Vernon Treatment Centre is a non-residential facility operated by a non-profit society. 

The Shuswap Okanagan Treatment Centre Society (S.O.T.C.S.) was founded by a dedicated group of recovered alcoholics and addicts. The  Vernon Treatment Centre is governed by an elected board of volunteer community members and has served the Vernon area since 1986. The Vernon Treatment Centre receives financial assistance from the BC Gaming Community Grant, United Way funds, and also relies on community support, donations and the fundraising efforts of the board. 

We are currently looking for volunteers and new community members interested in being on the Board of Directors. Click here to fill in our online form if you are interested in this opportunity. Upcoming Events can be found Here

Register for our Program

 We offer a 10-day psycho-educational recovery treatment program for adults and adolescents. Our course starts in the morning and is finished by mid afternoon.Our objective is to educate clients about addiction, the process of changes, 12-step programs and relapse prevention. As a group, clients will explore relevant recovery topics by way of videos, guest speakers, discussions and group activities. The Vernon Treatment Centre provides facilitation focusing on group process, as well as course content. Our aim is to meet the needs of every client and the goals of each group.    Our program includes such topics as:

  • Symptoms of drug/alcohol abuse
  • Self-defeating behaviours
  • Boundaries
  • Stress
  • Feelings
  • Communication
  • Spirituality
  • The 12-Steps

Click here to fill in our online form with your name, contact phone number and dates of the course you are interested in.



Our Facilitator

We would like to introduce to you  Kate Altwasser, she is a specialist in addictions counselling for the last decade. If you want more information on root causes of addiction issues and methods of recovery, either for yourself or a family member she is the person to contact. 

Her life experience with addictions and recovery, gives her the ability to connect with you on a personal and non judgmental level.

When you may  feel there is no hope left, rest assure you can overcome your addiction. 

Kate will share with you; 

  •  New, cutting edge coping tools
  •  Key aspects on the neurobiology of the brain
  • the secret behind mindfulness
  • personal empowerment to create a new way of being  
  • relapse prevention techniques

"I have the passion to help others achieve a program of recovery that works for them. As a result, I feel gratitude in witnessing people blossom into their true selves" 


Kate's area of expertise and schooling covers; 

  •  Therapeutic Counsellor
  • Addictions Counselling 
  • Psycho-social Rehabilitation
  • Mental Health Care
  • Applied Psychology


Community Funding and Support

School District #22

In Appreciation for the support you have given to the youth of School District #22 (Vernon).
Your help is valued.

Government of British Columbia

 Government gaming grants allow eligible organizations to apply for gambling revenues to support a broad range of programs and services. 

United Way

United Way is helping Canadians handle life’s challenges and make healthy choices – from counselling for people dealing with addiction or mental health issues, to building independent living skills for seniors. 

Maritime Travel

Annual Raffle for $5000 travel voucher. tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25

Contact the VTC to get your tickets today!