Overview:

Joyce Kope House is conveniently located in downtown Barrie; close to public transit and within walking distance from the local Parole Office, Mental Health services, Native Friendship Center and employment resources. The facility provides women under supervision of Correctional Services Canada and The Ministry of Public Safety and Correctional Services the opportunity to live and work in the community during their period of reintegration.
Joyce Kope House is a transitional shelter for women experiencing homelessness and halfway house for women released from federal and provincial prisons. Women who use the residence may be discharged from mental health facilities and addictions treatment centres, seeking safety from an abusive partner, seniors without housing or women living on the streets. Referrals for Joyce Kope House come from community agencies, courts, institutions, other shelters, hospitals, withdrawal management centres and family/friend.
Elizabeth Fry Society of Simcoe County envisions healthy, hopeful, and empowered individuals, supported by a community that understands the challenges, stigmas, and systemic issues faced by those at risk. By providing support, advocate for, and empower individuals at risk to enrich their lives and to inspire positive change in the community.

Admissions:

For senior citizens and adults
Beds Available: 25
Programs for Women
Adult Programs
Elderly Programs
Young Adult Programs

Financials:

State Financial Aid

Level of Care:

Sober Living Home:

Sober living houses (SLHs), aka sober homes or halfway houses, are safe, substance-free, supportive living facilities for those recovering from substance abuse. Ideal for those who've just been through inpatient or outpatient treatment, SLHs are supervised environments with rules that support sobriety, such as curfews, shared chores, and therapeutic meetings. Residents are also often trained on life skills and coping skills to make it easier to transition into society. SLHs also provide a strong sense of community that can lead to the kind of deep and lasting connections with other sober individuals that supports a new, healthy lifestyle.

Treatment Focus:

Mental Health:

Mental health rehabs focus on helping individuals recover from mental illnesses like bipolar disorder, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and more. Mental health professionals at these facilities are trained to understand and treat mental health issues, both in individual and group settings.

Therapy Programs:

Trauma Therapy:

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Motivational Interviewing:

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a clinical approach to helping people with substance abuse issues and other conditions shift behavior in positive ways. It is more goal-oriented than traditional psychotherapy, as MI counselors directly attempt to get clients to consider making behavioral change (rather than wait for them to come to conclusions themselves). Its primary purpose is to resolve ambivalence and help clients become able to make healthy choices freely.

Group Therapy:

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Life Skills:

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.
Last Updated: 06/19/2019