Groups in South Africa

Harmony Halfway House


Harmony Retreat was established in 1993 with the aim to provide a medium to long term Half-Way House facility for those who have completed treatment (either as in-patient or out-patient) at a Drug & Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre/ Out-Patient program and are in need of preparation for reintegration into society.


With a key focus on equipping residents with relevant life skills, as well as providing a nurturing environment where residents are treated with unconditional love and acceptance, Harmony Retreat provides the perfect stepping-stone between ‘Rehabilitation Centre and Real World’


Our location in rural KwaZulu Natal midlands, away from the stresses of an urban environment, enables residents to unwind and enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings whilst being able to fully focus on personal development and continue their recovery.


Harmony Retreat is founded on Christian principles and values, however it has an all inclusive admission policy – therefore members of all religious groups are welcome.


Harmony Retreat is a Government registered Halfway House and a registered N.P.O.


Our treatment program consists of 3 Phases:


Phase 1: is of three months in duration, with an emphasis on increasing the Social and Life Skill levels of the resident. This is done through daily interactive group sessions, individual sessions with qualified counselors and Life-Coaching. In addition, relapse prevention, the 12 Step Program coupled with the Emotional Intelligence Series (EQ), and the opportunity to identify strengths and the setting of Goals and Visions for the future are included in this phase.


Phase 2: is also three months in duration, with a focus on Employment skills (Computer Literacy, CV and Personal Document management, Bank Account management and Debt counseling). Should the resident not have a driving license, arrangements are made for driving lessons, and tests to be taken. In addition, Entrepreneurship skills will be developed, such as basic business management principles, bookkeeping, customer relations, the writing of a business plan as well as budgets and cash-flow projections. During this phase the resident will be expected to show self-discipline and the ability to take responsibility for contributing to the community at Harmony Retreat and the community at large. This is facilitated through voluntary projects, outreaches to schools and other local organizations.


Phase 3: is the culmination of Phase 1 and 2, and involves the resident either finding external employment, exploring and enrolling on further study options or having assistance with the establishment and development of a Micro-Business, all while still residing within the safe environment of Harmony Retreat. This phase has a maximum duration of 6 months.


For further information please contact our office telephonically, visit our website or send us an email.




Postal Address:             E-mail                                                  Tel/Fax:                           

P.O Box 216                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        +27 33 4172227

Greytown                     Website:                                            Cell:                      NPO 056442

3250                                084 417 2227