Our Philosophy

Empowering Women through their recovery

Sophrosyne means a “wise and balanced” life. Our perspective flows from a philosophy of empowerment that offers women the tools for leading full productive and balanced lives. Empowered women make choices based on healthy and realistic options and exercise choices in consideration of the consequences. The House of Sophrosyne believes women require unique and supportive programs provided in an all-female environment in order to initiate and sustain the process of recovery from chemical dependency.

Our programs, provided by women for women, utilize the most current methods in an atmosphere specific to the needs of women. The House strives to facilitate the process of rebuilding physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually with self-esteem and self-concept as integral themes. Recognizing that addictions affect individuals, families and communities the House provides support programs to address all of these issues.




HONESTY in recovery, in relationships and in financial management.

PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for choices, actions and outcomes.

SHARED RESPONSIBILITY through teamwork and mutual support.

MANAGING CHANGE with flexibility.

COOPERATION & COLLABORATION with each other, community partners and funders.

ACCESSIBILITY & SUSTAINABILITY by removing barriers and through innovative, wise use of resources.

ENHANCING CAPACITY of House of Sophrosyne’s staff, individuals and families to achieve spiritual, physical, emotional and mental wellness.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENT through seeking input, evaluating, reflecting and educating.




We offer a holistic approach in treating women for substance misuse through evidence-based practices.




Empowering Women through their recovery.




We are women-centered in that everything we do is informed by the study and understanding of women’s unique needs and issues. We provide leadership in addiction services for women through advocacy, quality programs, outcomes research, accountability and participation in community services planning.

We offer resources which foster empowerment for all of our clients by assisting them to recognize and develop the inner strengths and resources for living full, productive and balanced lives. We provide an individual approach to recovery from chemical dependency in a safe and non-judgmental environment, which facilitates personal development and growth. We are accessible in that we serve the diversity of women living in our community and we strive to reduce or eliminate barriers that may prevent them from accessing our services.