OUR VISION & MISSION
The Hope Project is a therapeutic live-in recovery home for women suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. It is a Canadian registered charity, established by Dr. Laura Whyte, her husband Andrew Suh, and a few of their close friends.
Our vision is to empower a new generation of women in Cape Breton to experience freedom from their addiction, to restore a sense of dignity and self-worth, and to integrate their healing back into our community.
The Hope Project aims to help support a continuum of available addiction services and to provide our residents with regular access to the existing specialized supports already in place in our community.
Addiction recovery is a complex process, especially considering that substance use is often a mask for underlying trauma or a harsh family origin. In light of this, we believe substance use disorder is best treated when cultural, emotional, psychological, and spiritual health is strengthened. We work with women to identify and practice skills that will help them be healthy, productive citizens, maintaining supportive relationships in their lives.
To accomplish this, we invite women into our live-in home environment that employs an evidence-based, structured program that includes individual life coaching, group programming, art & culture programs, physical activity, equestrian and horticulture therapy, and community volunteerism.
We believe all women have intrinsic value and a reason to hope in a brighter future.
Our substance free home currently has the capacity to accommodate eight women. We opened our doors in March 2018, under the direction of our Executive Director, Margaret Nichols-MacAdam, doubling our capacity within one year.
Our mission is to provide a safe, loving, and inviting place for women to call home as they recover from their addictions and move into a place of healing; fostering a healthy environment for women in Cape Breton suffering from substance use disorder to work through their mental, physical, and spiritual health.