The Looking Glass
Residence program provides specialized care and treatment to youth and young
adults suffering from eating disorders in British Columbia. The new location in
Vancouver provides residents with access to more community supports, resources
and therapeutic activities.
The grand opening was celebrated with physicians, staff, volunteers,
and neighbours, who all had the opportunity to explore the home that was
generously donated by a donor family of the Looking Glass Foundation.
heard from speakers Jane Thornthwaite, Parliamentary Secretary for Child Mental
Health and Anti-bullying, Sarah Bell, Executive Director for Children’s and
Women’s Mental Health, Stacey Huget, Executive Director for the Looking Glass
Foundation, and a former resident of the Looking Glass Residence who shared her
experience living with an eating disorder and her journey to recovery.
Watch a clip
on Global TV on the Looking Glass Residence Grand Opening!
Care and treatment
at the Looking Glass Residence is for young people, aged 17-24, who have
participated in community-based eating disorder programs or services, or are
transitioning from specialized inpatient care. Residents who are medically
stable but require intensive, structured therapeutic support to break the cycle
of their eating disorder are treated at the live-in program. The care team takes
a holistic approach to treatment, combining group and family therapy, meal
support and education, guided recreation and leisure activities, and
psychiatric, pharmaceutical and medical care. To learn more, please visit the website