35 Day Residential Treatment Program

LHIN/Publicly Funded Beds

  • LHIN/Publically Funded Beds available to women 16 years and older who have a valid Ontario Health Card
  • Due to demand, there is a waiting list to enter our residential treatment program
  • There are exceptions for women who are pregnant, including zero wait time

EAP/Privately Funded Beds

  • Due to demand for our services, we developed a private pay option
  • Up to 2 beds are available for women who have extended health care benefits, EAP Assistance, or the means to pay privately
  • The rates for the private pay option can be claimed as a medical expense tax credit and are often covered through employers and extended health care benefits

Program Offerings:

Residential Addiction Treatment Program complemented by a Stage One Trauma Treatment Program

We provide a client-centric, harm reduction model that is non-judgmental, meaning that we meet our clients where they are on their journey to recovery

Our evidence-based curriculum combines “Helping Women Recover” and “Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey” developed by Dr. Stephanie Covington with provincial, national and international best practices

The House of Sophrosyne is the only residential treatment program in Southwestern Ontario that accepts women during any stage of their pregnancy.

We offer a holistic approach to the program, including strengths-based counselling and empowerment, exercise and recreation, art therapy, meditation, nutrition, reiki and acupuncture treatments

What to Expect

The Residential Addiction Treatment Program addresses the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of addiction. Components of the program include:

Pre-admission interview and orientation to the treatment program.

Building healthy relationships and practicing effective communication skills.

Psycho-educational groups, process groups and individual counseling.

Participating in healthy leisure activities: yoga, walk, art therapy and dance.

Working through addiction-related issues: trauma, guilt, grief, denial, unresolved anger, assertiveness, self-esteem, and relapse prevention.

Participating in meetings, on-site and off-site

We offer a Family and Friends component, in which Family and/or Friends may attend a group session and later visit with their family member.

Admission Conditions

Women 16 years and older who have a valid Ontario Health Card

Withdrawal from substances 3-5 days prior to admission. Drug testing will occur at intake and randomly throughout the treatment program

Priority admission for women who are pregnant or recently given birth. 

Participants’ physical and mental health must be stable enough to fully participate in a structured, intensive treatment program; as evidenced by their physician’s report form and any other health reports that may be required

Completion of an assessment package including a medical form, no more than 90 days prior to admission

For women who are unable to stop using on their own, admissions to Withdrawal Management Services can be arranged in advance of scheduled residential program dates

Participants are required to engage in screening and assessment procedures (including a telephone and face-to-face interview); and must satisfy pre-treatment requirements (telephone contacts and community ‘self-help’ group meeting attendance)

Rules of Engagement

The House of Sophrosyne reserves the right to establish rules and guidelines to maintain safety, respect of all clients and staff and to maintain integrity of our programming. The following activities may result in immediate discharge: 

Physical violence towards self and others.

Theft/destruction of property 

 Sharing of medications

Serious threat of harm toward self or others.

Possession of prescription drugs or alcohol

Continual aggressive behaviour

Persistent non-compliance with program participation and expectations.

Leaving property without staff permission


* Repeated absences during the program due to illness may require a client to be discharged. They will be able to return once their health is stable and they feel better. If any client becomes contagious, they will be discharged and allowed to return once better.