Dr. Laura Whyte & Andrew S.
Co-Founder & Board Chair
Laura and Andrew are co-founders of the Hope Project, originally starting the initiative in 2014. The two now serve on our board of directors, Laura serving as the board's chair.
Andrew is a pharmacist with Lawton's Pharmacy, and Laura serves as a physician at the Glace Bay Hospital and the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.
Together they have three incredible little children.
After working for Cape Breton Health Authority in Addiction Services for 16 years, Margaret Nichols-MacAdam is a veteran in addiction treatment services. She has extensive experience in addiction counseling and patient advocacy.
Margaret has also worked for the Elizebeth Fry Society, facilitating a program focused on women with addictions in rural areas. Other experience includes working on accreditation teams for the health authority and Addictions Services.
She has initiated AA/GA meetings for women in Sydney & Baddeck and the Sydney LGBT community. Margaret has been active on many community boards, including the Every Women Centre.
Her experience gives her a broad knowledge of diverse populations and their unique needs. Margaret, herself, is also 30 years sober and continues to be active in self-help.
She enjoys working out, boating with her husband on the Mira, and is an active member of Cape Breton Christian Fellowship Church.
Hope Project is a live-in, skill development home for women seeking healing from their addictions. It is a program that provides support and tools to the women involved so that they can ultimately work towards restoring a drug-free life, full of joy and hope!
Our program will consist of:
We have now expanded our house's capacity to accommodate 8 women and encourage anyone who is interested in participating to apply.