Women's 'Live-In' Treatment Centre

A 33-day integrated addiction and trauma ‘live-in’ treatment program for women.

Established in 1990, Hope Place Women’s Treatment Centre is a 15-bed ‘live-in’ integrated addiction and stage one trauma treatment program. Using an evidence-based and gender-responsive curriculum, this holistic 33-day program provides an ‘abstinence-based’ approach to recovery; in a rural home-like setting, which offers the safety, serenity and support women need to begin their healing journey. Our uniquely qualified and dedicated professional staff team – many of whom are also in recovery, deliver comprehensive services, which recognize women’s individual needs, situations and experiences. A physician, specializing in addiction and mental health visits on-site every week to tend to the often complex health needs of our ‘live in’ program participants.

The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (Government of Ontario) provides core funding for thirteen beds, which are available to any woman with a valid Health Card who meets the admission criteria. Two beds are reserved for women with extended healthcare benefits or who pay privately for a "no-wait-admission". A program fee (*rate establish annually – contact us for details) is payable upon admission by every participant, to offset the cost of specialized program materials and activities.

Admission Criteria

  • Women, ages 18 and over, experiencing addictions to alcohol and/or other drugs
  • Priority admission for women who are pregnant or parenting children 0-6 years of age
  • 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
  • Recovery goals must be compatible with ‘12-Step’, ‘abstinence-based’ treatment philosophy. Hope Place Centres is striving towards being recognized as a “Centre of Excellence” for ‘abstinence-based’ treatment
  • Our clinical model requires that women using drug replacement therapy (eg. Methadone, Buprenorphine) be referred to another, more appropriate treatment program
  • 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)

What to Expect

The gender-specific, 33 day 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.
  • Psycho-educational groups, process groups and individual counseling.
  • Working through addiction-related issues: trauma, guilt, grief, denial, unresolved anger, assertiveness, self-esteem, and relapse prevention.
  • Building healthy relationships and practicing effective communication skills.
  • Participating in healthy leisure activities: yoga, swimming, art therapy, dance and drumming.
  • Participating in ‘12-Step’ meetings, on-site and off-site
  • Family and friends are permitted to visit on the second Saturday of the treatment stay.

On that Saturday, the primary support people who wish to visit are required to attend a psycho-educational family group session called “Steps to Self Care” (off-site at a location in Acton). Afterwards, an on-site visit is permitted for one hour. Please refer to the intake package to verify the date, location and time. A second Saturday visit is scheduled towards the end of the 33 day stay. It is pre-empted by a conjoint session that brings participants together with their family and friends (off-site at a location in Acton). Afterwards participants are given the opportunity to have up to a 5-hour visit, which occurs in the community

Admission Process

  • Self-referrals can be made by calling the Admissions Coordinator at 905.875.3214, ext. 303 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday to Friday (except holidays) or via email at intake@hopeplacecentres.org. Thirteen beds are available at no charge (valid Health Card required), except for a PROGRAM FEE (*contact us for current rate), payable upon admission. The admissions process will be explained during self-referral, and each woman will be asked to arrange for completion of the standardized assessment required
  • Once the standardized assessment is completed, the Admission Coordinator will contact potential participants to arrange an interview
  • If our program is determined to be a good match for the woman’s specific treatment goals, she will then be placed on a waiting list for the first available bed. If our program is not a good match, women are referred to a treatment centre appropriate for their needs
  • Women who are pregnant; followed by women who are parenting children zero – six years of age are considered priority admissions (Women's ‘Live-In’ Program only). Priority shall be given to individuals who face imminent and severe consequence if treatment initiation is delayed, including but not limited to; incarceration, child custody/welfare issues, impact on immigration or similar status, academic or regulatory requirements. Priority status shall be given to individuals who are seeking their first residential treatment admission over those who are seeking a second or subsequent admission.

Continuing Care Programs

We know that the hardest part of your recovery begins right after your ‘live-in’ treatment ends. That is why we have created a network of community-based supports and services, to help you build a recovery that is strong enough to last a lifetime. At Hope Place Centres, many of us have ‘been there’ and our own lived-experience makes us great when it comes to knowing what it takes to succeed in early recovery. It makes no difference whether your journey began in one of our ‘live-in’ treatment programs or someplace else; what really matters is the BIG difference that ‘HOPE’ can make in your recovery today. Reach out and connect with ‘HOPE’ right now by email at info@hopeplacecentres.org or give us a call toll free at 1.877.761.6357 to find out more about the services listed below.

  • CONNECTIONS Group (Shame & Resiliency)
  • Healing Trauma Group
  • A Woman’s Way through the 12 Steps Group
  • Sober Moms Group
  • Women’s Peer Support Group
  • Living Sober
  • Parenting Basics Group
  • Individual Counselling
  • Family & Friends Peer Support Group
  • Couples & Family Counselling
  • NADA Auricular (ear) Acupuncture
  • Yoga

*Supports and services at ‘HOPE’ are always free, we also have childcare available at no charge and can even assist you with the cost of transportation.

How to Reach Us

Hope Place Women's Centre – Women's 'Live-In' Treatment Program
9605 Regional Road 25 North, RR3 Milton, ON L9T 2X7
P 905.875.3214 / TF 1.877.399.7299 / F 905.875.3635
Email intake@hopeplacecentres.org


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