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Need help?  House of Friendship provides Addiction Treatment services for adults in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph, including residential and day treatment programs, to help support healthy lives. rainbow-flagThese include services for people who identify as Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transgendered Queer Positive (LGBTQ+).

174 King Street North

A residential treatment program for men concerned about their alcohol and/or drug use

174 King Street North

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174 King Street North is a free community-based, four- to six-month residential addiction treatment program for men, 21 years and older, whose use of alcohol and/or other drugs has seriously affected their lives. It is a supportive alcohol and drug-free environment (complete abstinence is required) where participants can identify and address lifestyles issues, and build on personal strengths.

Program Services:

  • The program includes: a weekly individual counseling session, small group counseling, groups for relapse prevention, communication skills, spiritual discovery, healthy relationships, family and childhood issues, masculinity and sexuality, positive life skills, goal setting, 12 step meetings, leisure and recreation activities, and household tasks.
  • The final 1-2 months of the program focuses on re-integration into the community
  • Free Aftercare small group counselling is available for men who have recently completed one of the following programs: Stonehenge, Homewood or 174 King Street North

How to Access:

Contact the program at 519-742-8327 x524 for information about how to apply to the program.

Call 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247) if applying in the Region for assessment and screening. All inquiries are welcome and confidential.

More Information:

Download Program Brochure

Alcontrol

A residential treatment program for women concerned about their alcohol and/or drug use

Alcontrol

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Alcontrol is a community-based, residential addiction treatment program for women, whose use of alcohol and/or other drugs has seriously affected their lives. The program provides a supportive drug-free environment; abstinence is required. Participants identify and address lifestyle issues, and build on personal strengths.

Program Services:

  • Focuses on the whole person, utilizing a strengths-based approach
  • Provides group counselling on: relapse prevention, coping with anxiety and stress, anger management, relationships, family issues, spirituality, women’s wellness, goal setting, planning for the future, and recreation
  • Individual counselling and 12 step meetings are also included
  • Program length varies from 4-10 weeks depending on individual need
  • Aftercare counselling is available for women who have recently completed any residential addiction treatment program in Ontario
  • There are 9 beds (one is designated for women who are pregnant)
  • There is no cost to participate for residents of Ontario

How to Access:

  • An addiction assessment is required
  • Call 519-742-8327 x 235, or email alcontrol@houseoffriendship.org for additional program information. All inquiries are welcome and confidential.
Download Program Brochure

Addiction Supportive Housing (ASH)

A support and housing program for individual adults experiencing addiction and homelessness

ASH

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ASH aims to increase the health and quality of life of people facing problems with substance use by securing and maintaining appropriate housing and individualized support. ASH in Waterloo Region is a partnership of House of Friendship and  Thresholds Homes and Supports.

Program Services:

  • Provides longer-term supportive housing in individual units in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge for men and women with problematic substance use
  • Provides transitional supportive housing in units in Kitchener and Waterloo for men and women following addiction treatment
  • Weekly 1:1 meetings with a counsellor to assist with recovery goals and support needs, group counselling sessions, as well as house meetings in the transitional settings
  • Takes a client-centered, flexible and responsive approach that values the unique strengths and needs of each individual

Is ASH Right For You?

Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the program:

  • Be committed to active participation in counselling and support services
  • Have recent involvement in or have completed an addiction treatment program
  • Have recent experience with homelessness or are at risk of homelessness
  • Have a history of or are currently dealing with chronic and/or problematic substance use concerns
  • Frequent use of withdrawal management and other addiction treatment services
  • Frequent use of emergency rooms and contact with the criminal justice system
  • For transitional housing only, participants must have completed a residential addiction treatment program within the last year and have a commitment to abstinence

How to Access:

  • Call 1-844-437-3247 (HERE247). All inquiries are welcome and confidential.
Download Program Brochure

Bridges to Health

Day treatment programs for adults in Waterloo Region/Wellington concerned about their substance use. Some services are offered separately for women and men; some for all genders.

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Bridges to Health – Women’s Day Treatment

Bridges to Health is a community-based program for adult women who are concerned about their substance use. The program takes a holistic health approach to substance use recovery through a focus on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of each person. We provide a supportive and substance-free environment where participants can talk openly and build recovery skills in a group setting. Gender is self-identified – all are welcome. Services for all genders are also offered. Program services are offered across Waterloo-Wellington and are supported by the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN). There is no cost to participate.

 

Program Services

  • Intensive Day Treatment: This group counselling program runs weekdays during daytime hours for two weeks. It includes sessions about managing cravings, grief and loss, nutrition, hobbies, anger management, boundaries, relationships, mindfulness meditation, self-esteem, yoga, and more.
  • Wellness Workshops: Full or partial day workshops on a range of holistic topics. Can be tailored to meet the needs of specific populations.
  • Aftercare: A weekly facilitated group for women who have completed the intensive day treatment program.

 

Contact Us (all inquiries are welcome and confidential)

Download Program Brochure

Intensive Treatment Programs for Women

Bridges to Health is offering a two-week day treatment program for women who are concerned about their substance use.

The program is funded by WWLHIN; there is no cost to participate in Bridges to Health services. Please see the Program Flyer for information session dates and contact information.

Dec. 4 to to Dec. 15, 2017 – Kitchener

B2H Women’s Fall Intensive treatment flyer

Jan. 22 to Feb. 2, 2018 – Kitchener

Feb. 26 to March 9, 2018 – Guelph

B2H Women’s Winter Intensive Treatment Flyer

Groups for Women

Aftercare: Bridges to Health offers a weekly facilitated support group for women who have recently completed the two week day treatment program. Please see the flyer for details.

B2H Women’s Aftercare flyer

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Bridges to Health – Men’s Day Treatment

Bridges to Health is a community-based program for adult men who are concerned about their substance use. The program takes a holistic health approach to substance use recovery through a focus on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of each person. We provide a supportive and substance-free environment where participants can talk openly and build recovery skills in a group setting. Gender is self-identified – all are welcome. Services for all genders are also offered. Program services are offered across Waterloo-Wellington and are supported by the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN). There is no cost to participate.

Program Services

  • Intensive Day Treatment: This group counselling program runs weekdays during daytime hours for two weeks. It includes sessions about managing cravings, grief and loss, nutrition, self-care, anger management, boundaries, relationships, mindfulness meditation, depression and anxiety, walks in nature, and more.
  • Wellness Workshops: Full or partial day workshops on a range of holistic topics. Can be tailored to meet the needs of specific populations.
  • Open Recovery Discussions: A weekly facilitated group for men in search of healing and support in recovery.

B2H Men’s – How to Access

Contact Us (all inquiries are welcome and confidential)

Download Program Brochure

Intensive Treatment Programs for Men

Bridges to Health is offering a two-week day treatment program for men who are concerned about their substance use.

The program is funded by WWLHIN; there is no cost to participate in Bridges to Health services. Please see the Program Flyer for information session dates and contact information.

Jan. 8 to Jan. 19, 2018 – Kitchener

Feb. 12 to Feb. 23, 2018 – Guelph

B2H Men’s Winter Intensive Treatment Flyer

Groups for Men

Open Recovery: Bridges to Health offers a weekly facilitated support group for men in search of healing and support in recovery. Please see the flyer for details.

B2H Men’s Open Recovery flyer

ADHD and Addiction for Men – Bridges to Health is offering a one-day workshop for men who are concerned with their substance use and also struggle with impulsive and hyperactive behaviours. Please see the flyer for details.

B2H Men’s ADHD and Addiction flyer

Workshops for All Genders

Finding Balance During the Holidays – How will you juggle everything over the holidays? Join us on Dec. 9, 2017 to pick up helpful tips and techniques to manage this holiday season effectively.

B2H Finding Balance Workshop flyer

 

Reiki and Spirituality Workshop – Interested in exploring your spirituality? This one-day workshop will provide guidance to participants on how to access their spiritual side.

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Moving Forward

Community treatment for women who are pregnant and/or parenting children age 6 and under, and who are concerned about their substance use. Residential treatment is an option for those who are pregnant.

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Moving Forward is a community-based, residential addiction treatment program for  women,whose use of alcohol and/or other drugs has seriously affected their lives. The program provides a supportive drug-free environment; abstinence is required. Participants identify and address lifestyle issues and build on personal strengths. We aim to offer you an appointment within 48 business hours from your first contact. There is no cost to participate for residents of Ontario.

Program Services:

include individual or group counselling and support, as well as the option of residential addiction treatment services

Individual meetings with a counsellor

Information about other community resources

Supportive counselling group with other mothers who are concerned with their substance use

On-site supervised childcare and assistance with transportation costs may be available to women participating in the Moving Forward group.

Outreach services are available to women living in the Waterloo, Wellington and Dufferin areas

Women who are pregnant can access residential services at Alcontrol, a residential addiction treatment program for adult women. Alcontrol is a 4 – to 10-week program depending on individual need. Abstinence is required.

How to Access:

Call 519-742-8327 x 230. All inquiries are welcome and confidential.

Download Moving Forward Brochure

A Story Of Recovery

Funding for HOF’s Addiction Treatment programs is generously provided by the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integrated Network (WWLHIN).

Download House of Friendship’s WWLHIN Service Accountability Agreement

Visit www.here247.ca or call 1 844 437 3247 (HERE247) any time to access Addictions, Mental Health and Crises Services, Waterloo-Wellington- Dufferin. TTY: 1-877-688-5501

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