Welcome to Hope House
We are a live-in recovery home for women seeking healing from addictions, located in Cape Breton, NS.
Our grounds are nestled on the cliffside of the beautiful Watson River, which leads out in the Atlantic Ocean. In summer, our large flower gardens boast beautiful colours and smells. In fall, it's a magical scene as our tall hardwoods turn a dazzling red and orange.
The Dining Room
The centre of any farmhouse is the dining room and the House House is no different! Our residents proudly grow many of the vegetables served at our table, and raise the poultry as well. Every evening meal at the house is eaten around the table as a family.
During their stay, residents also develop helpful skills for their transition back to independent living, including grocery budgeting, meal planning, cooking, and much more!
The Living Room
Our living room is a bright and colourful space where much of the group programming takes place. Everything about the room is design to help residents feel strong, comfortable, and secure.
Hope House bedrooms are bright, spacious spaces for residents to enjoy their downtime. Our home can house up to eight residents at a time, plus one live-in intern. We have six bedrooms and four full bathrooms.
Laughter is the most likely sound to come from our classic farmhouse kitchen! Residents use this space to prepare meals, bake, and enjoy each other's company. Nutrition is a big part of our program, allowing residents to learn how to eat healthy while maintaining a reasonable budget.
Our barn is home to ten goats at any given time. They are milked daily, supplying us with the high-quality goat milk to make our Covered By Hope soaps!
Our farmstead is also home to a brood of chickens who provide delicious eggs each day and a cute wee barn cat who keeps the grounds safe and secure!
Beyond our farm animals, the Hope House proudly keeps large gardens that supply nutritious vegetables throughout the year. We're looking forward to erecting a new greenhouse in the coming months that will help us extend our growing season!
Recovery happens one step at a time. We hope you'll start here...