In April of 2019 we took our daughter to a treatment centre in the lower mainland. We heard from her she was doing good, things were going good, then all of a sudden she was living in a shelter. She called me all excited “Mom I’m going into a new treatment center.”, I have to say I had a really hard time believing this given the past history with being untruthful.

So the morning she was on her way to the new Come As You Are Women’s Treatment Centre, she called me from the taxi. She was terrified, it was raining, and you could hear the fear in her voice. She went in and she text and called and said mom this lady is so nice, her name is Cyndi and she will keep you posted how I’m doing.

So over the duration of her 60 days at Come As You Are I had many conversations with Cyndi in regards to Kayla’s progress and how she was making out. I have never in my life met a more caring, loving , concerned lady in my days , someone who cared for my girl as much as I did. We took my 4 grandchildren ( Kayla’s children ) to her celebration at the end of her program, and to say I was beyond floored, impressed is an understatement !!! This centre is so serene, beautifully laid out and beyond welcoming! The program Kayla did definitely put her on the right track in life. She still has a long way to go however she is over 9 months clean , and still dedicated to getting better. A lot of this I myself will never personally understand as they are not demons I have ever had to deal with.

I can not say enough about Dan and Cyndi and the staff at the Come As You Are Centre! They are a blessing and a godsend!!! I truly believe they are what saved my little girls life!!

Patty P.

I don’t even know where to start, there is so much I could say about Come As You Are Women’s Treatment Centre – I guess I’ll start with how desperate I was. I was 5 months pregnant the last time I used, that’s when I decided enough was enough. I had stopped using and made it to just over 30 days clean on my own – but I was really struggling with feeling worthy and deserving, I had nowhere to go and no one willing to help.

I was 6 months pregnant, and had been turned down by multiple other treatment centres, and Cyndi’s was the last place I was willing to try. I felt so desperate and defeated. After one phone conversation, Cyndi knew I had potential and within a week I arrived at Come As You Are. She took a chance on me that no one else even would’ve considered taking.

I knew the way I was living wasn’t working, and I knew I needed to change, well.. everything. I put my all into every aspect of Cyndi’s program. Although there were tough times when I wanted to quit and leave, I had nowhere to go, so I stayed.

I learned so much in the Life Skills program that Cyndi very carefully put together. I can’t even put into words how truly grateful I am to have been given the opportunity to attend and complete the 60-day program at Come As You Are Women’s Treatment Centre.

I found who I truly am in this beautiful, secluded, little piece of heaven on earth! I am eternally grateful that Cyndi took decades of experience, strength and hope, and built an entire program around it – because that program saved my life, it saved my ability to be a mom, and it allowed me to chance to rebuild all my relationships.

The program at Come As You Are Women’s Treatment Centre can and will work for anyone who is willing to sit down, and actually do the work – I would recommend it to anyone!

Marley S.

Come As You Are Women’s Treatment Centre is an amazing place of acceptance and healing. I personally feel that this place saved my daughter’s life. At Come As You Are she felt right at home. She was treated with respect in the warm, cozy, and welcoming centre. After two days she asked to stay longer, and having extended to three months, she asked to stay longer again. We were overjoyed at the change in our daughter. Watching her self confidence grow along with her self awareness and strong desire to change was a miracle. I honestly thought I would one day “get the call” that all parents dread.

She had been to other treatment centres, but there was no connection, no feeling of “safe”. She would come out and when real life hit, she would relapse.

One of the main differences she felt CAYAWTC was that they not only helped her through her addiction, but they taught her life skills for when she graduated from the program and was on her own. The continued support programs and counselling in the after care ensured that she was continuing to do well. Right after graduating she was hit by a death of a friend which I felt would have sent her spiraling back down into addiction. Instead she reached out to Cyndi and was guided through the process of feeling and how to accept and process those feelings instead of masking with drugs and alcohol. This was the true test that this place works.

Lisa D.

Come As You Are, not only accepted me for at the spot I was in, but as well they welcomed me into their home. I will never be able to express the gratitude I have for Come as You Are for the tools they gave me including the Life Skills course, the steps, but most of all the counselling. I have had a lot of trauma in my life and today I can talk about it. I can give back to women the way I was given. I do not think I would be as far as I am in my journey if I had not received the honor and blessing of doing the program at Come as You Are. I have made a new family with strong amazing people and for that I’ll be forever grateful. Dan and Cyndi have given everything for the chance to help women get their lives back, love who they are, and succeed in life. All with the grace of God. It is not only a treatment centre, but as well, they have built a loving home. I will always be grateful and proud to say I have Come as You Are in my life ❤

Kayla H.