Program for Traumatic Stress Recovery

Type of Service


Program Description

Homewood Health Centre's Program for Traumatic Stress Recovery is one of the few inpatient programs of its kind in Canada. This intensive program helps participants create safety physically, emotionally, and in their relationships, as well as to examine unhelpful coping patterns that allow past trauma to be replayed in present life. In addition to formal group therapies, the program creates a sense of community, where trauma survivor helps trauma survivor through the healing process. This program helps people recover from the after-effects of trauma, many of whom suffer from the clinical disorder known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. All diagnostic categories checked may occur concurrent to primary diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder. Clients are assessed to ensure that these concurrent diagnoses are not a treatment priority e.g., eating disorders, anxiety, depression or addiction may require specific treatment for stabilization before client is ready to engage in trauma recovery. Program has processes to support stability in concurrent disorders. Can access consultation to determine treatment priority. Model of service is sanctuary model based on therapeutic community milieu integrating trauma recovery.

Access Information

Admission Criteria: 18 and older, having a history of trauma with after-effects which impede normal present-day activities of daily functioning; individuals who do not present as psychotic nor are assessed to have a different treatment priority, e.g., eating disorder, addiction or major depression. Individuals must be ready to engage in treatment using group therapy.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost Yes

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-824-1010 ext. 2215

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment Canada
Wheelchair Access No
Accessibility AccommodationsAccessible bedroom/washroom allocation and group rooms.


Policy Allowed




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