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Phase Two of “Building for Recovery”  Windsor, Friday, April 5, 2019: Join us for a Press Conference as we kick off Phase Two of our Building for Recovery Campaign with the announcement of a very special challenge grant.

Who: Executive Director, Karen Waddell; President, Board of Directors, Suzanne Porter; Chair, Building for Recovery Capital Campaign, Pam Skillings;  Chair, Women’s Campaign, Lisa Tayfour;  Donor Recognition, Alan Quesnel

What: Campaign Launch and Donor Recognition

Where: 5305 Adstoll Ave, Windsor, ON N8T 1G9

When: Friday, April 5th 2019, 1:00 PM

Why:  The planned expansion of our facilities will shorten wait times, increase bedded services, increase capacity for day and evening programs and provide the infrastructure in our facility to meet the needs of mothers, children and their families.

NEW Virtual Treatment available at The House of Sophrosyne Feb. 19, 2019

The House of Sophrosyne is pleased to announce the debut of our New Virtual Treatment programs launching this week funding by the Erie St. Clair LHIN.

In an effort to provide assistance to clients waiting for admission to treatment programs, The House of Sophrosyne will offer virtual care. Several options are available including:

We have an extensive list of options available online which we believe will remove some of the barriers to provision of care, especially in that critical time of waiting for available beds to open.

The House of Sophrosyne is proud to be a leader in Ontario to offer such innovative and progressive care to our clients.  We are pleased to partner with the Ontario Telemedicine Network to deliver the best virtual care possible.

This new program offering is another piece of the wrap-around care The House of Sophrosyne is pleased to offer women and their families who are earnestly seeking help for their substance use disorder.

New Day Treatment Options at The House Of Sophrosyne Feb. 12, 2019

The House of Sophrosyne is pleased to announce the debut of our New Day Treatment Program offered at our 5305 Adstoll, Windsor location.  This program launched on February 12th with 7 clients in attendance.

This program is intended to bridge the gap in service for clients requiring less intensive treatment options than our traditional residential program.  The Day Treatment Program runs three days per week for five hours each day for duration of three weeks.  Clients must meet the identified criteria to qualify for this program.  Following an initial admission session consisting of an introduction to the treatment plan, a time getting to know the client and an assessment by our case management professionals, clients may enter the program.   Upon completion of the program, clients will be introduced to continuing care options including a wide range of services for a 12 week period.

House of Sophrosyne celebrates 40 years, announces name of new facility

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.

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House of Sophrosyne marks 40 years of helping women with addictions

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.

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Fashion show raises $20,000 for House of Sophrosyne

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.

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Photos: House of Sophrosyne to benefit from fashion show

November 24, 2017
Fashion Show Model

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.

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House of Sophrosyne gets $20,000 donation

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.

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House of Sophrosyne receives $80,000 from Toldo Foundation

June 12, 2017
The Toldo Foundation has donated $80,000 to help the House of Sophrosyne with its Building for Recovery campaign.

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Addiction treatment for women grows

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.

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House of Sophrosyne Relocating to East Windsor

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.

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House of Sophrosyne’s fundraising campaign to provide more help to women with substance abuse

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.

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Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association

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.

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Unifor hands out donations in honour of International Women’s Day

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.

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House of Sophrosyne receives provincial grant

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.

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