Empathy House: A Holistic Approach to Recovery

Empathy House is a women-only facility that provides comprehensive addiction recovery services. We believe that addiction recovery involves more than just addressing drug or alcohol abuse. Our approach is holistic, focusing on various aspects of a woman’s life to ensure that she gets the support she needs to achieve lasting recovery. Our services are tailored to the individual, and we offer a range of therapeutic, educational, and practical programs to address different aspects of a woman’s life.

Individual/ Group counselling

At Empathy House, individual and group counselling are central to our approach. Our trained counsellors provide confidential one-on-one and group counselling sessions to help women examine the root of their addiction, identify unhealthy behaviours and patterns, and learn new skills to live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Life Skills Training/Chores

Empathy House believes that developing life skills is an essential component of addiction recovery. To support women in their journey towards independent living, we provide life skills training, including cooking, cleaning, and time management. Participants learn how to develop and implement practical skills that will help them transition from treatment to independent living.

Assertive Communication

Communication is an essential life skill, especially in addiction recovery. At Empathy House, we provide assertive communication training to help women learn how to communicate their needs, wants, and boundaries assertively and respectfully. Participants learn skills such as active listening, conflict resolution, and problem-solving to help them build healthy relationships and communicate effectively.


Empathy House recognizes that healthy nutrition is essential for physical and emotional well-being, especially in addiction recovery. We provide nutrition education to help participants make informed choices about their diet and teach them how to prepare healthy meals. We also offer support for participants who have specific dietary needs or conditions such as diabetes, allergies, or intolerances.


Empathy House - Center Overview

Empathy house is a renowned rehab center that has earned the trust of the women it has helped since 1978. With a focus on empowering women in recovery, it offers a safe and supportive environment that is tailored to the individual needs of each client. The program is evidence-based and trauma-informed, and the team adheres to the Ontario Human Rights Code, ensuring that all clients feel respected and valued throughout the treatment process. The goal of the program is to help women recover from substance addiction and develop their potential to live independent and fulfilling lives without the need for alcohol or drugs.

The residential rehab center has a warm and welcoming atmosphere that encourages personal growth and social development. Clients live in a home-like, community-based milieu that is specifically designed to support their recovery journey. Group sessions take place in various locations throughout the residence, including the living room and dining room, and there are plenty of leisure activities to help clients feel comfortable and engaged. Empathy House welcomes women from all walks of life, including those who are homeless, struggling with cognitive and behavioural disorders, and have a history of abuse, conflict with the law, or limited life skills. The program has helped women from all backgrounds including university students, sex trade workers, business owners, government workers, and others who have been positively impacted on their recovery journey.


• 1-on-1 Counseling

• Art Therapy

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

• Physiotherapy

• Relapse Prevention Counseling

• Yoga

Treatment Philosophy

• Holistic

• Medical

• Personalized Treatment

• Wellness

Conditions Treated

• Alcohol

• Anger

• Anxiety

• Benzodiazepines

• Chronic Relapse

• Cocaine

• Codependency

• Ecstasy (MDMA)

• Gambling

• Heroin

• LSD, psychedelics

• Marijuana (Cannabis)

• Methamphetamine

• Opioids

• Prescription Drugs

• Sex Addiction

• Synthetic Drugs


• Family Follow-up Counseling

• Follow-up Sessions (in-person)

• Recovery Coach

• Return Visits

• Support Meetings

• Support Meetings (on-site)



• Air-Conditioned Rooms

• Bathroom Essentials (towels, soap, shampoo)

• Desk

• Fitness Center

• Gardens

• Housekeeping

• Outdoor Space

• Private or Shared Rooms

• Recreation Room

• TV

• Theater

• View

• Walking Trails



• Games

• Movies

• Physical Fitness

• Shopping

Special Considerations

• Executive Program

• Young Adults Program

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Frequently Asked Questions About Empathy House

Yes, Empathy House is a women-only facility.

Empathy House addresses alcohol and drug addiction.

To be admitted to Empathy House, you must be 18 years or older, free from severe medical, physical, or psychiatric problems, referred by yourself, family, friends, or an agency, detoxified from alcohol or other mood-altering drugs, and have a strong desire to change your lifestyle.

The length of the treatment program at Empathy House is based on individual women’s needs and can range from 3 to 12 months.

Yes, Empathy House provides a supportive post-treatment residence where women can experience independent living while continuing to have contact with the recovery program.

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Business Hours

Monday 24h open
Tuesday 24h open
Wednesday 24h open
Thursday 24h open
Friday 24h open
Saturday 24h open
Sunday 24h open
Local time 02:56am

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