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What to Bring

To successfully complete your intake, you will require:

  1. A piece of photo ID (driver’s license, passport, resident card, etc.)
  2. Health # (private insurance #, provincial or state medical #, etc.)
  3. Emergency contact information of 3 individuals (address, phone number, and email)
  4. Proper travel documents and entry permits
  5. Recent test results for Hepatitis C & Tuberculosis (within 6 months)
  6. A withdrawal plan from a Physician for any Psychotropic medications
  7. For Quebec residents, private medical insurance
  8. For U.S. residents coming into the Vancouver, Canada facility, please bring private medical insurance
  9. $1000 medical fund (as well as money to purchase boots for those attending the Gilbert location); any unused portion of the fund will be refunded
  10. 3 motivational/educational books for our student library (self-help, recovery, spirituality, biographies, etc.)

Please Note: We do not accept methadone users, sex offenders, arsonists, people with mental illness, or chronically violent people.

  • 9 pairs of socks
  • 7 sets of underwear
  • 3 bras (2 normal, 1 sport)
  • 1 pair of nylons
  • 1 pair of tights
  • 8 shirts
  • 1 winter jacket
  • 1 head covering (hat or toque)
  • 1 summer jacket or hoodie
  • 2 undershirts or camisoles
  • 1 one-piece swimsuit (with swim shorts and tank top)
  • 2 pairs of casual pants
  • 1 pair of casual shoes
  • 1 sweatshirt or sweater
  • 1 pair of exercise shorts or pants
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 1 pair of comfortable work shoes
  • 2 white collared shirts
  • 1 belt
  • 1 pair of dress shoes
  • 1 dress shirt
  • 1 pair of dress pants or skirt
  • 1 dress
  • 1 journal

While all necessities are supplied by the John Volken Academy, we appreciate students bringing enough of the appropriate clothing to get them started. There is no guarantee however, that specific clothing brought in by a student will become part of his/her allotted wardrobe. Therefore, it is discouraged to bring anything sentimental, or of extraordinary value.

All clothing should be of a casual and modest nature, and not outlandish or gaudy. We do not permit any clothing that has logos displaying violent words, foul language, or any reference to any music group, political theme, criminal culture, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. We also do not permit any clothing that is dirty, tattered, or shabby.

  • 9 pairs of socks
  • 7 sets of underwear
  • 8 shirts
  • 1 winter jacket
  • 1 head covering (hat or toque)
  • 1 summer jacket or hoodie
  • 1 pair of swim trunks
  • 2 pairs of casual pants
  • 1 pair of casual shoes
  • 1 sweatshirt or sweater
  • 1 pair of exercise shorts or pants
  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 2 pairs of jeans
  • 1 pair of comfortable work shoes
  • 2 white collared shirts
  • 1 belt
  • 1 pair of dress shoes
  • 1 dress shirt and tie
  • 1 pair of dress pants
  • 1 journal

While all necessities are supplied by the John Volken Academy, we appreciate students bringing enough of the appropriate clothing to get them started. There is no guarantee however, that specific clothing brought in by a student will become part of his/her allotted wardrobe. Therefore, it is discouraged to bring anything sentimental, or of extraordinary value.

All clothing should be of a casual and modest nature, and not outlandish or gaudy. We do not permit any clothing that has logos displaying violent words, foul language, or any reference to any music group, political theme, criminal culture, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. We also do not permit any clothing that is dirty, tattered, or shabby.

While clothing is always welcomed, we cannot provide storage for items not on the approved list above. Please do not bring electronics (including cellphones), instruments, family pictures, books (other than scriptures – we do have a library), nor jewellery (other than a wedding ring and watch).

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