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Mission Statement: We, at the Spirit of Celynn House employees work to support women during their healing journey. We do this in a caring, safe and respectful atmosphere that facilitates personal discovery of mind, body and spirit.

Celynn House is a Community Release Facility for women wanting to reside in northern BC. We welcome adult women of all ages and cultural backgrounds, the management and staff also support ‘trans’ individuals.

The facility is located in a residential area very close to downtown and the University Hospital of Northern B.C.. It is a three bedroom house with shared bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living areas. The residents are expected to participate in food preparation and menu planning. The House is close to CSC office, and educational programs.

The House offers cable and internet access. Communal TV in main living room upstairs and downstairs. Access to public transportation by bus is close to house. Close to public pool, YMCA and numerous parks.

Beds: 6 ( 2 people per room)

Population: Female  18+

Programs offered in House Include:

  • Morning Reflections:  An opportunity for women to start their day with a check-in and positive daily affirmations of encouraging words and wisdom.
  • Healthy Relationships / Healthy Families: Program that describes and develops Healthy Families and Relationships and an understanding of domestic violence. Activities include evaluation of relationships, understanding abuse, exploring values, building healthy relationships and making good decisions. Activities are offered through use of art, worksheets, dialogue and shared experiences. (The Intergenerational Cycle of Abuse; how abuse affects our children. Power and Control wheel and Nurturing Children’s wheel.)
  • Life skills: Education on topics of: Budgeting, goal setting, safety planning, social and emotional skills etc.
  • Striving for Balance:  A series of workshops focused on women’s health and healthy life styles which include physical/body, spiritual/soul, emotional/feelings and mental/intellectual.
  • In-house meetings: opportunity for residents and staff to discuss community living issues that come up over the week.
  • Self-Discovery: Trusting your intuition and internal strength to discover healing messages about life purpose and relationship with self to live a more fulfilling life. Using affirmations, developing your intuition and set goals for a focused and positive mindset.
  • Tuesday evening Women’s Support Group: includes education on safety planning; wellness plans, boundaries, assertive vs. aggressive behaviours, information on addiction issues.
  • Children Who Witness Abuse: Support for children who have witnessed abuse and domestic violence. For individuals or groups, providing a safe environment to talk about feelings and problem solving skills.
  • Yoga: a step by step approach for developing strength, flexibility, good breathing habits, concentration and relaxation.

Educational / Skill Development Programs in the community:

  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • College of New Caledonia – offers college level and trades red seal programing
  • Employment Action
  • Canadian Vocational Training Centre
  • Native Friendship Centre (Career Development Counsellor)
  • WorkBC – Prince George

Addiction Programs in Prince George:

  • Northern Health Day Treatment Program
  • Native Friendship Centre – counsellors for adults and youth
  • Northern Health - Mental Health and Addictions (one on one counselling)

Spirit Of Celynn

This home is dedicated to a young brave woman whose voice was silenced.
There are many like her plunged into a destructive life through no fault of their own.
Celyyn was a smart,sweet and intelligent young woman who had been stripped of her innocence.

One Wonders how a young person with such potential for great things could end up in the brutal world of drugs and selling sex.
Celynn died at the tender age of 22 because she was unable to fight the ravages of drugs.

Celynn's short life doe not by any means represent a wasted existance. Her life and death should be a lesson to everyone, that young street workers struggling to survive are not disposable or worthless.

Through her wise teachings to her peers, family and community, our world becomes a better place.
It is with great pride that Phoenix Transition Society dedicates this home to the spirit of Celynn.