LGBTQ Alliance Program

Embracing diversity in living clean and sober.

The TWC Alliance Program is a one of a kind treatment home that creates a safe and supportive space for the LGBTQ community through their recovery, and bridges a fellowship and brotherhood with the greater recovery community at large.

Together We Can created the Alliance Program to not only addresses recovery from addiction for the LGBTQ community, but also to strive to dig deeper into the layers that some men experience with their sexuality before and after treatment. The goal is also to foster communication, understanding, and positive relationships with straight allies.

The Alliance Program combines and teaches a practical working knowledge of the of the twelve steps and traditions, and immerses residents in a program of group therapy, one on one counselling, process addictions, cognitive behavioural therapy, accountability groups, and experience in community service within our unique program.

The foundation of the Alliance Program is built on an underlying messages of unity, brotherhood, family, and recovery in an atmosphere that is open-minded, non-judgmental, diverse, and supportive of each of our resident’s individual personalities and identities.

As residents progress along their stay, the Alliance Program offers them the opportunity to explore and discuss important themes and topics crucial to long-term sobriety such as:

Forgiveness
Accountability
Diversity
Family Dynamics

Compassion
Honesty
Community Service
Twelve Step Programming

Grief and Loss
Acceptance
Financial Literacy
Communication

The Alliance approach leads residents through a comprehensive understanding of the core principles designed by the Alliance Program in a way that is personal, meaningful, and real-time.

During process addiction group sessions, residents at Alliance are introduced to new concepts that correlate to weekly themes which are chosen to tackle real time topics and issues being navigated by residents within the Alliance homes as they happen.

Residents of the Alliance Program are provided with a safe, stable, structured environment that serves as an ideal forum for discussion and contemplation. Meditative practices are heavily incorporated as a form of self-reflection and decompression, and residents have access to support staff, trained clinical counsellors, external professional therapy and nightly 12 Step meetings.

Nutrition is also a key component to early recovery, which is why the Alliance Program is proud to employ a red seal chef who prepares our residents with healthy, delicious, and inspired meals.

In addition to all of the clinical treatment programs offered by Alliance, our residents also have access to a wide range of therapeutic and social programming that includes:

Art Therapy
Group Therapy
Street Outreach
Reiki

 Music Therapy
Acupuncture
Yoga
Weekly Outings

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction and are interested in a program of recovery like the Alliance Program please contact us via email at intake@twcrecoverylife.org or call us at our main centre at 604-451-9854 within the Lower Mainland, or toll free at 1-888-940-9854.


About the Alliance Team

Aliza Camozzi – Red Seal Chef

Aliza started her career at Vancouver Community College where she graduated with top honors in her Red Seal course in 2003 – ready to embark on her journey in the culinary arts.

One of Aliza’s highlights in her career was her position as the assistant instructor with the Kla-how-eya Aboriginal Centre Culinary School.  In her time there she was able to mentor students from different walks of life and communities, and share her love for the culinary arts.

Aliza has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of the food industry, from large groups including the Surrey RCMP E division, to fine dining working under some great mentors herself.  Today, Aliza is an integral part of the TWC Alliance program and brings a vibrant spirit with her to work every day.


Dr. Osamah Alenezi, MD FRCPC ABIM

Dr. Alenezi is an Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases consultant. He is the founder and Medical Director of Vancouver Virology Centre, a research and medical facility in downtown Vancouver.

Dr. Alenezi holds a faculty appointment with the University of British Columbia while also being a CIHR Investigator. He completed his Fellowship in 2007 and has since been involved in managing various infectious diseases; with a specialization in HIV, Hepatitis C, and addictions management.

Dr. Alenezi is also highly involved in the community. He initiated a free community outreach program which helps manage addiction and screens for HIV and Hepatitis C.


Aven Sidhu, MB BAO BCh 

Dr. Sidhu is a Research Manager with the Vancouver Virology Centre.

He graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Bahrain in 2016 and currently works with Dr. Alenezi to coordinate research projects in the fields of HIV, Hepatitis C and addiction.

Aven also helps facilitate free community outreach events which help screen for HIV and Hepatitis C.