The Foundation’s Mission 

To finance and support the implementation of houses* offering a healthy environment and lifestyle suitable to integrating life saving behaviours and attitudes: promote a lifestyle of continuous abstinence, cooperation and mutual support, attending meetings, and taking responsibility for one’s life.

Maisons David-Chiasson are for men and women who have substance abuse issues: Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous (AA-NA-CA).

soutenir image 1

Our Vision

That all recovering addicts and alcoholics in Quebec have access to a home where the environment and lifestyle are conducive both to remaining clean and sober as well as maintaining long term recovery.

Maisons David-Chiasson’s Goal

We recognize that addicts are most vulnerable when they leave a treatment center to go back home. It is at this moment in time that 60 to 65% of addicts and alcoholics relapse.

For the recovering addict and alcoholic, we bridge the gap between leaving the treatment center and reintegrating into society, so that more may succeed in staying clean and sober. By staying in recovery, they increase their ability to find a meaningful place in society.

soutenir image 3

A longitudinal study has found that 87% of residents having resided in an Oxford House for 15 to 18 months have not relapsed. Studies were conducted over a period of 3 years. 

(DePaul University)

Maisons David-Chiasson are home where the environment and lifestyle are conducive both to remaining clean and sober as well as maintaining long term recovery.

We are proud to announce that the first Maison David-Chiasson was implemented in 2017. Our objective is to open several more homes in the coming years.

*Maisons David-Chiasson are affiliated to and based on Oxford House Inc. Learn more about Oxford House Inc.

soutenir image 2

The Fundamental Principles of the David-Chiasson / Oxford Houses

  1. Houses are governed democratically
  2. Houses are financially independent
  3. Relapse leads to immediate expulsion
  4. No time restriction on length of stay

Benefits for the resident

  1. Consolidate insights made in therapy
  2. Break out of loneliness and isolation
  3. Establish autonomy
  4. Discover the benefits of peer support and regular encouragement
  5. Promote new attitudes that favour recovery and increase self-esteem
  6. Take required time to integrate new lifestyle

The Oxford House Inc.

Oxford House inc. is a non-profit American organization that has been in existence for more than 43 years. By the end of 2016, the network had more than 2,175 homes with more than 16,800 residents.

Oxford House houses are recognized in the United States by the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) among organizations with best practices and long-term recovery models.