Hope Place Community-Based Treatment Centre established in 2003, offers the Baby’s Best Beginnings Program (addiction treatment), the P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Program (for family & friends), and all our Continuing Care Programs & Services that support enhanced recovery.
Community-Based Treatment Centre
Baby's Best Beginnings
Children are innocent. From the ages 0 – 6 they are completely dependent on the adult caregivers in their lives (usually parents) to provide for them physically, emotionally and spiritually. Children need to feel safe and secure in their environment. They need to know that their needs will be honoured and met. Children are looking to their caregivers as role models for how to solve problems, how to cope with stress and how to deal with frustration and anger.
Parental substance abuse can interfere with children getting their needs met. When parents are using substances to cope with life, they are often not able to be fully present with their children. When substance use has progressed to dependence, then it is likely that children will feel the effects of having their needs met inconsistently or not at all.
Sometimes children need adults, other than their parents, to stand up for them. This could mean that the Children’s Aid Society determines that the children are at risk for abuse or neglect, and so they take the children into care. If this happens, Hope Place Centres' Baby’s Best Beginnings program is there to help.
Over the past several years, many women have been helped by the caring and competent Case Managers in the Baby’s Best Beginnings program. Mothers have received the addictions treatment and support they needed to reach the goal of having children returned to their care. Women who are dependent on substances aren’t ‘bad mothers’. They are women who need addiction treatment, care and support in order to learn new ways of coping. They may also be required to attend parenting education.
If so, Hope Place Centres' Parenting Basics Group is offered three times per year at various community sites to help mothers get in touch with what they already know about parenting, and to help them learn new skills and strategies.
Baby's Best Beginnings provides:
- Free and confidential counselling and support services on-site at our Community Centre or in the Halton/Peel community where the woman lives, for up to two years.
- Help setting goals, whether ‘harm reduction’ or ‘abstinence-based’ recovery objectives
- Assessments for admission to Hope Place Women’s ‘Live-In’ Treatment Centre
- Parenting Basics Group
- Information sessions on substance use when pregnant or parenting
- Referrals to other services in the community
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Living Sober is a bi-monthly psycho-educational group for women. It offers lectures, reflection sessions and group discussions on principles for achieving a richer spiritual experience while recovering from addictions.
Women attending the Living Sober group are provided with the tools to grow intellectually and spiritually while maintaining a substance-free lifestyle. Here they examine their life experiences, future visions, reactions to people, places and things and slowly, they change from being self-centred and feeling victimized to recognizing their power to shape their own reality. Structured exercises include reading, watching videos participating in homework exercises, taking responsibility on how their beliefs and actions impact and affect both their lives as well as others.
Women empowered by the Living Sober group have become contributing members in their families, workplace and community. Living Sober is funded by the United Way of Oakville.
Living Sober is open to women who are at varying stages in the recovery process, as well as women who are family members of those with addictions. Women may attend Living Sober for as long as they feel is necessary. Living Sober is offered on alternate Tuesdays from 7-9 pm at the Hope Place Community Centre, 775 Pacific Road, Unit 34, Oakville, ON L6L 6M4. For more information on dates and study topics call 905.465.3324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Parenting Basics Group
Parenting Basics Group is a 10-session program for parents who:
- are using or have used alcohol and/or other drugs in the past
- have a child 6 years of age or under (in parent’s care or not)
- are involved with the Children’s Aid Society and are recommended or required to attend a parenting group
The group incorporates the basics of parenting education with the added dimension of looking at the impact of substance use on parenting. Parents are interested in joining the group because they recognize the need for support when parenting and they want to meet CAS conditions for having children returned to their care. Getting a letter of completion after attending at least 7 of the 10 sessions is seen to improve parents’ chances of being reunited with their children.
The Parenting Basics Group philosophy and methodology provides a safe and fun learning environment where everyone feels comfortable. Parenting Basics is an adaptation of the Beyond the Basics Parenting Group, developed in 2011, through a partnership between Halton Region, Halton Children's Aid Society, Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK) and Hope Place Centres.
P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Program (Family & Friends)
Hope Place Centres' P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Program provides counseling and education services to people affected by another person's addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The services strengthen families by promoting family assets and providing links with community resources.
The P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S Program provides:
- Individual, couples and family counselling, offering flexible hours, matching families to treatment approaches, accessing their ability to solve problems and promoting healing
- Psycho-educational groups, monthly, for family members of participants of our ‘live-in’ treatment programs at Women’s and Men’s Centre sites (Steps to Self-Care)
- Peer support group, where family & friends can share and learn from each other’s experience, strength and hope
How To Reach Us
Hope Place Community Centre - Community-Based Treatment Centre
775 Pacific Road, Unit 34, Oakville, ON L6L 6M4
P 905.465.3324 / F 905.465.3321