PROVIDING EFFECTIVE SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT SINCE 1984
RUN BY RECOVERING ADDICTS
The House of Hope was founded by Norman Wray, a Christian /De La Salle Brother in 1982, under the umbrella of the Marie Adelaide Leprosy Center. We are registered with the City District Government, Karachi. Located in the heart of Karachi, our services are a response to the problems of substance abuse in the community. The success of our program may be judged by the fact that many of our patients have been substance-free for periods ranging from 1 to over 15 years. Presently, we have 2 centers: the Halfway House in Karachi, and the Rehabilitation Center (Farm) in Sinjhoro, Sindh, which also has a separate dormitory for teenagers.
What sets us apart from other rehabilitation centers is that our centers are run almost entirely by recovering addicts, because we believe that nobody understands the pain an addict is going through during recovery and can provide support better than somebody who has been a substance abuser. Although the recovering addicts run the program, they are overseen by the governing body which consists of professionals in various fields.
Another distinguishing feature is that at both of our centers patients are not ‘locked in’ all the time. Hence the patient does not feel ‘Instituionalized ‘. Our environment reflects respect and dignity.