House Of Sophrosyne Names New Facility

The House of Sophrosyne has announced the name of its new facility in east-Windsor.

On Tuesday at the organization's 40th anniversary celebration, it was announced the new facility on Adstoll Ave. will be known as the Lisa Tayfour Building for Recovery.

Tayfour has helped spearhead fundraising efforts for the organization's new home.

To date, $1.1-million of the $3.5-million goal has been raised. 

Tayfour says she's been working with the organization for three years.

"I had someone in my family that was suffering from addictions and it was at that very time that they actually approached me," says Tayfour.  "I thought that maybe this would be a great way for me to learn a little bit more about the disease and what our community needed because there is really not a lot out there for women."

Tayfour says the new location will have treatment programs for over 40 women.

"The wonderful thing about this as well is that it will also be able to do counselling for children and families and also be a day program for those women who maybe have a job that are able to have enough support within their own homes and they're able to come in on a daily basis and get treatment," says Tayfour. 

House of Sophrosyne Executive Director Karen Waddell says renovations still have to be done at the former St. Alexander Catholic School.

She says the group purchased the building about three years ago but an official move-in date along with expanding the service have not been announced.

Waddell says it all depends on funding.      

Last year, House of Sophrosyne assisted more than 700 women in Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton.

The organization helps women with addictions and currently operates its residential program at its site on Chappell Ave. in west-Windsor.

Waddell says there are 15 residential beds.

The new site will have 30.