Learn about our dynamic programming

Our Recovery Model

At Hope House we maintain a culture of safety, hospitality, and honour toward all residents. Our residents cook together, eat together, and journey through recovery as a family. Normally there are eight to nine residents living at Hope House at any given time.

Over a minimum six month period, we help women become healthy, productive individuals who can maintain supportive relationships and find joy in the everyday!

Our Clinical Programming

Our clinical program is tailored towards the individual needs of each woman in our home.

Working one-on-one with our life coaches and in an open-ended group setting, our women journey through their recovery using the lens of a trauma-informed 12 step program. We recognized there is guilt and shame associated with the addiction experience. In light of that, we work with residents to connect behaviour to their trauma and adverse experiences.

We cover a variety of topics and study literature such as: 

  • The Twelve Steps — Using Stephanie Covington’s  A Woman's Way Through The 12 Steps
  • Building Healthy Relationships — Using materials such as Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
  • Addressing Historical Family Trauma — Utilizing Earnie Larsen’s material on Adult Children Of Alcoholics - ACOA
  • Developing Life and Problem-Solving Skills — Using a variety of literature and real-life examples

Family Care

When appropriate, we incorporate the whole family into the recovery experience.

This allows women with their partners, parents, siblings, and children to start to re-build and heal those relationships in safe environments - healing as a whole instead of in parts. 

Once women have come through our home they are invited to join our aftercare programming, which you can learn more about here.

Spiritual Care:

Since we believe addiction recovery is most effective when approached holistically, we incorporate spiritual well-being throughout our programming.

We do this using a variety of methods including:

  • Meditating on scripture and other spiritual literature
  • Incorporating a Christian worldview into our home
  • Building healthy spiritual foundations using material such as Nicky Gumbel’s Alpha Course
  • Attending optional one-on-one pastoral care meetings 

We also encourage a culture of ‘giving back’ in our home by actively volunteering with organizations such as local food banks, senior’s homes, and soup kitchens.

AA, NA, and Al-Anon Meetings:

We believe recovery happens in community, not just inside the four walls of our home. Our residents attend Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and Al-Anon meetings throughout each week - making friendships, supporting others in their recovery, and building a network of recovered people in our community. 

We’ll also often reference and utilize the proven material developed by these 12-step groups,  including:

  • The Big Book by Bill W. 
  • Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions by Bill W.
  • Daily Reflections by Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Sober Living by Alcoholics Anonymous. 

Physical Fitness: 

At Hope House, we strive for emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. We incorporate functional fitness and mindfulness into our regular programming.

Our residents have the chance throughout each week to improve their physical well-being through a variety of settings, including:

  • Weekly fitness classes 
  • Yoga classes 
  • Frequent outdoor hikes and activities 
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Farm activities (Learn more)

Aftercare Alumni:

Anyone who has been welcomed into the Hope House will also be extended an invitation to our aftercare programming.

We work to educate and equip our alumni for everyday healthy living. 

In addition to regular group meetings, there is monthly follow-up communications with all of our former residents up to one year after them exiting the program. 

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