Who we are

Partners in public safety

The British Columbia Yukon Halfway House Association was founded to promote the interests of community residential facilities within British Columbia and Yukon. BCYHHA serves as a forum for the halfway house, criminal justice and treatment facilities who work together to promote and facilitate community-based criminal justice resources and services.

Making communities better

BCYHHA works on behalf of its member to promote a more effective justice system and to ensure the successful, peaceful reintegration of offenders into the community. Our membership is comprised of community-based residential facility providers, government agencies and various other stakeholders. BCHHA members work together with communities to promote public safety and the effective use of community resources.

Successful re-integration is our mission

Our mission is to ensure the safe, successful reintegration of offenders into the community through the use of evidence-based programs tailored to suit the needs of our clients. BCYHHA continues to advocate for improvements in training, funding, and support strategies for community-based residential facilities.

Helping residents help themselves

Our members strive to ensure that offenders released into communities are equipped with the skills and resources they need to become successful, productive community members. We aim to provide culturally-sensitive and gender-specific programs designed to address the specific needs of diverse groups. Effective programming strategies will contribute to increased public safety by ensuring the safe transition of offenders into the community. Effective consultation practices will help to ensure that our facilities maintain strong ties with local communities.