The Ridge Meadows Ministries Genesis Program is dedicated to helping those living with mental illness, addiction, and homelessness by providing a safe, drug free environment, to live and strengthen vital life skills.  Talk therapy, spiritual counseling, group outings, referrals, and peer support through other community minded agencies/resources are key tools we utilize to ensure our residents have a higher chance of recovery.

Our Genesis program provides up to 14 men and 1 woman with their own living quarters, a communal living space and kitchen. If you are interested in learning more about the Genesis program please contact us.

Genesis Program clients come from a variety of backgrounds, including:

  • Individuals unable to find affordable housing
  • Seniors on a fixed income
  • Individuals struggling with mental illness
  • Individuals in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol


The needs and timeline for each applicant widely varies and we will work one-on-one with each resident to personalize a program plan with them. We look forward to each applicant becoming a contributing member of the Genesis community, while working on individual needs and self-perseverance in achieving personal goals such as finding affordable housing and utilizing community resources, which may include: counseling, job search, and responsibilities associated with the Genesis Program such as completing therapeutic duties and attending group meeting/check-ins.

How to Apply to the Genesis Program

Step 1.


Please CONTACT our Community & Family Services Coordinator to set up a convenient time to go over your application.

Step 2.


Once application is submitted we will conduct a needs assessment that will be reviewed by our Genesis Housing Committee, which consists of: Life Skills Coordinator, Chaplin, Community Advocate, and Case Worker. If your application is considered you will then be contacts to begin the interview process.

Genesis Transitional Housing Program is run by our Life Skills Coordinator.
Corinne Lawrence
(604) 463-8296 ext. 122


Genesis Transitional Housing Program is located at our Housing Facility
22188 Lougheed Highway
Maple Ridge, B.C. V2X 2S8