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.

The needs and timeline for each applicant widely varies and we will work one-to-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. We use the S.M.A.R.T. goals system coupled with bi-weekly one-to-one check in’s to achieve specific personal goals.  Some of these goals may include: counselling, job search, recovery and housing.

Other responsibilities associated with Genesis program could include completing therapeutic duties, volunteer work and attending group meetings/ check ins. We have 8 male beds, 2 male suites, 3 female beds and 1 female suite.

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 Genesis women’s dorm is a place of safety and security for women struggling with mental health/addiction. We offer a haven for women to heal and work on their transition to permanent housing, with 3 women’s beds in our dorm and 1 independent suite. The women’s dorm has a kitchen, washroom and common area to be shared by the women. The suite offers a fully furnished living area with kitchen and private bathroom. All women in the Genesis program will be involved in groups, a women’s only group, 1-1 biweekly check ins, S.M.A.R.T goals system, various volunteer opportunities and referrals to any community resources that may be need to make the transition as smooth as possible. The Ridge Meadows Ministries Genesis program looks forward to being Ridge Meadows’ safe place for women seeking assistance with the transition to permanent housing.

Genesis Transitional Housing Program is run by our Life Skills Coordinator
Leanne Hunt
604-463-8296 x 122


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