October 2, 2018
The House of Sophrosyne celebrated its 40th anniversary Tuesday by naming its new building after the woman who has spearheaded fundraising efforts for the facility’s renovation and expansion.
The building, a former elementary school at 5305 Adstoll Ave., will be known as the House of Sophrosyne Lisa Tayfour Building for Recovery.
October 1, 2018
Forty years ago, women were reluctant to seek help for substance abuse or addiction.
“It wasn’t allowed,” said Karen Waddell, the facility’s executive director. “There was a stigma attached to it. It made you a bad mother or a bad wife. They didn’t feel comfortable seeking help and all the services were geared towards men.”
Now, with increased demand, the wait time for women to access treatment is seven to nine months.
December 22, 2017
The second annual Fashion’s Night Out show held at The Windsor Club Nov. 23 featured Canadian designer Lucian Matis who donated a dress that was auctioned off that evening.
The money from this year’s fashion show plus the $17,000 raised last year will be used to renovate the former St. Alexander Elementary School on Adstoll Avenue. The building, to be used as a residence for women recovering from substance abuse, will increase capacity and reduce wait times and add counselling and family rooms for mothers and their children.
November 24, 2017
A fashion show was held at the Windsor Club on Thursday to raise money for the House Of Sophrosyne. The event featured fashions from Canadian designer Lucian Matis who attended the event. Matis designs clothes for Canada First Lady Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau.
July 20, 2017
The LaSalle Police Youth Foundation has donated $20,000 to the House of Sophrosyne’s Building for Recovery campaign.
The donation, raised from the foundation’s annual charity golf tournament, will help support the House of Sophrosyne with its relocation and renovation plans for the former St. Alexander Elementary school. The expansion is designed to help shorten wait times for women living with substance use disorder, increase bed services and capacity for day and evening programs. It will also help provide additional counselling, family rooms and child care.
June 12, 2017
The Toldo Foundation has donated $80,000 to help the House of Sophrosyne with its Building for Recovery campaign.
September 2, 2016
As recently announced, the House of Sophrosyne is improving access to health care services by developing a leading edge facility that will raise the bar in addiction treatment for women.
May 18, 2016
Following 37 years of ‘bursting at the seams’ in its current location in West Windsor near Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare, the House of Sophrosyne will be relocating to the former St. Alexander Elementary School at 5305 Adstoll in East Windsor.
May 17, 2016
More women battling substance abuse issues will receive the care they need with the expansion campaign launched by the House of Sophrosyne Monday.
May 16, 2016
TheBulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association would like to offer its most sincere congratulations and best wishes to our friends at the House of Sophrosyne as they announced today the relocation and expansion of their services and launch of the public phase of their “Building for Recovery” Capital Campaign.
April 13, 2016
Unifor honoured International Women’s Day on Wednesday by giving a total of $144,000 to organizations across Canada, including two in Windsor.
October 1, 2013
House of Sophrosyne — a Windsor-based addiction recovery organization for women — is the recipient of a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
The organization has been given $36,000 for accessibility improvements. Funding will go toward installation of a ramp and a chair lift.