Message from the Executive Director

Welcome to the House of Sophrosyne

And thank you for taking time to read more about our programs and services. The House of Sophrosyne has been a vital part of the community since 1978 and has helped thousands of women and their families with issues related to addiction.

Over the years, the House has grown significantly and so has the demand for our services. All of our programs offered are “best practice based” using a model of empowerment. We strive to create an environment that is non-judgmental and helps individuals to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes.

The House of Sophrosyne is very unique in that it is both gender–specific and supports a harm reduction philosophy. We provide treatment to women at any stage of their pregnancy. Our 5 week integrated residential program includes addiction treatment, trauma and relapse prevention.

Being involved with the House of Sophrosyne for the past 13 years has given me the privilege of witnessing significant growth and advancement in the field of addictions. I feel honored to lead a team of compassionate and competent staff who are committed to helping women see their full potential in their road to recovery.

I believe that “Recovery is within reach and the House of Sophrosyne is here to help”. Please explore our website further and if you do require more information, contact us at 519-252-2711.


Karen Waddell,

Executive Director