Trust in Hope Recovery House

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Jaco Vermaak:  061 011 4337

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Considering a Halfway House?

A halfway house is the next vital step in continuing on a journey of recovery. The people, places and things in our lives can easily trigger us to fall back into our old ways. Sometimes our families also need time to heal after the damage we’ve done in our addiction. Whatever your need, it is a daunting experience leaving a primary care facility and re-integrating back into society. It is important now to find a safe, structured environment in which to phase back into the world.

Our Purpose

Trust in Hope Recovery House provides a safe, secure and structured environment for addicts. We provide guidance and stability on an addict’s path to self-actualisation by introducing routines and getting them involved in a program of sustainable recovery.

We aim to provide balance in an addict’s life as they learn to deal with the day-to-day struggles of life. Addiction is a serious disease and can be fatal, so we take an even stricter stance when it comes to the lives of the residence in our care.

Our Mission

We aim to guide addicts through example and through our own experience. We seek to serve in a loving and caring way and to inspire change in the lives of the addicts we encounter. Our promise is to always be firm but fair because every addict deserves a second chance.

Our Program

Addiction is a disease. If our disease is left unmanaged we will come out of remission. At Trust in Hope we firmly believe in a spiritual solution to addiction and the only way that we have found to keep addiction at bay on a permanent basis is a daily program of recovery known as the 12 steps.  

Step Work

This is probably the most important recovery tool. Residents deal with their disease, their past and their guilt and shame in the step work. The steps provide new hope for addicts and also teach tools for living in our modern society without becoming overwhelmed. There are 12 steps in total. Residents are expected to do step work and it gets check by staff on a weekly basis.


A sponsor is an addict that has worked the 12 steps and now gives back by taking addicts in early recovery through the steps. A sponsor acts as a spiritual guide and an anchor in recovery. Every resident must have a sponsor. We can help in finding an appropriate sponsor for each resident.

12 step meetings

Meetings are where addicts from all over Pretoria get together to share their experience, strength and hope with each other. Meetings are about identification. We believe that one addict can best help and understand another addict. Residents are expected to do 90 meetings in 90 days from their admission and thereafter are required to continue doing a minimum of 5 meetings a week.


As addicts we have done nothing but take!!! We have taken opportunities from ourselves, we have taken from our friends and family, we have taken from society. It’s time to give back. Service is simply providing some of your time to helping other addicts find recovery. This can be done in a number of ways but in early recovery, simple service positions are available at meetings to provide a way for addicts to selflessly give back to the fellowship.

Residents are expected to get involved in service.


A lack of structure and routine is an addict’s worse enemy. Our mandatory timetable helps addict’s to set goals and plan their weeks in advance. This is a tool for orientation and accountability. All residents must do a weekly planner and staff will discuss each resident’s planner with them at the weekly house meeting.

What We Offer

In addition to the above mentioned program of recovery we offer:

 The Houses:

Trust in Hope recovery is located in the eastern suburbs of Pretoria. We have two houses that have been converted into our recovery centre. Each house provides living accommodation for 12 people, one is a men’s residence and the other is for the ladies. Brand new beds and comfortable linens are provided. Each house has a swimming pool, social and relaxing areas, there is a games room, meeting hall and plenty of secure parking.

We have two domestic workers from Monday to Thursday and four washing machines available to residents. Safety is a key concern, so we provide 24 hours security via electric fencing and outside CCTV. We also have a live-in night and weekend manager.

We provide DSTV, uncapped Wi-Fi and house outings for entertainment and are a dedicated team of passionate recovering addicts.


Our menu has been put together by a qualified nutritionist and is on a three week rotational basis to provide food diversity. Breakfast cereals are provided in the morning, breads and jams are available for lunch and a hot cooked meal is prepared Monday to Thursday on the premises by our staff. Fridays we usually braai or get take out, weekend meals and speciality foods are at the residents on cost. We do cater for people who require Halaal meals.

A Little Guidance

Becoming a part of society again as an addict is not easy. We have let down our employers, hurt family and friends and generally don’t know how to act in most situations. But there is hope! From filling out a CV and managing the gaps in our employment record to healing ties with family and friends, we are here to help. We offer our support through all of life’s difficult situations. Whether it’s a court case or suggesting which career paths are suitable, we have the experience needed to point you in the right direction.


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Phoenix House - Addiction Rehabilitation Centre

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Private, affordable in-patient treatment for drug and alcohol dependence.


Phoenix House provides residential in-patient programmes of 3, 4, 6 and 8 weeks which are designed to develop a healing, confidential, professional and safe environment for people seeking recovery. Our premises (a 1933 historical building) have recently been upgraded and refurbished. We offer a pleasant, comfortable yet structured, disciplined and therapeutic environment.

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 Our approach is largely based on the 12 Step  programme of   recovery, and  a   number of our staff members are clean and sober   ex-addicts and alcoholics. Our professional counsellors are able to   connect with patients because they  have  walked a similar path,    and are therefore   able to understand    the  complexities of   addiction.


Similarly,  patients are able to relate to counsellors  and  become   open and willing to engage in the process of recovery.

This is achieved through participation in groups and one-on-one sessions with  our addiction counsellors and social workers, as well as educational groups and aftercare sessions. Post-discharge, patients are strongly encouraged to attend 12 Step Programme meetings such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

We have 24/7 nursing staff and admissions, and are contracted into most medical aid schemes. Please contact us for further information – 011 673 0400, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .














Hillview Manor Rehab Centre


Why Hillview Manor

  • The management at the Rehab Centre have experienced addiction on various levels and circumstances and can relate to the residents. They are passionate about their calling.
  • We treat our residents with respect and have the intent to return them to society as whole self-respecting individuals with a sense of purpose and belonging.
  • Our house rules are designed to instill discipline with understanding. Not just (“you will do as we say”).
  • Our “Manor” is treated as the home for all our residents, not just a place for accommodation for the recovery process.
  • The Program of recovery whilst structured, is sufficiently flexible in order that we can tailor the program to create one more conducive to recovery taking the residents personal circumstances into account.
  • The investment required to place your loved one in our care for the purpose of recovery is based on our actual costs and is thus as affordable as possible.



  • The Hillview Manor Rehabilitation Centre 6 Month Program is based on a daily structure which aids in the spiritual, physical and emotional well-being and growth of the resident.
  • The focus of the program is on behavioral improvement and social development with emphasis on self-esteem and respect. Guidance and support are provided in a safe and caring environment in order to encourage the recovery process.



  • Assigned Duties
  • Spiritual Counselling
  • Morning Devotionals
  • Sports Therapy
  • Quiet Times
  • Gym Routine
  • Art Therapy
  • Outreach program
  • Discussions, Lectures & Interactive Groups
  • Afternoon Work Therapy
  • Individual Counselling
  • Step Work
  • Life Skill Group Discussions
  • Drug Education


We offer the following at our facility:

 Registered nurse, doctor, social worker, counselors and psychologist


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Walking With Winners Recovery Centre

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Walking With Winners Recovery Centre is a faith-based, self-help therapeutic facility, registered with the Department of Social Development. At Walking With Winners Recovery Centre, we believe recovery is a choice. When a person is motivated to make correct choices, as opposed to being forced, the correct decision is often the first decision and correct decisions and choices are what recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism is all about.

We whole-heartedly believe that you can change your life, through the Power of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Walking With Winners Primary treatment facility is a restricted environment where addicted persons are removed from society, while being treated for drug or alcohol abuse. They will benefit from an infra-red sauna detox process when they are admitted to the program. The residents are involved in a daily program called “Physical Therapy” which includes garden work, kitchen work, house cleaning, keeping the rooms clean, general maintenance and upkeep of the facility and grounds. We follow a Faith Based Recovery program (Celebrate Recovery) and we refuse to compromise on our standards and beliefs.

We are not here to participate, we are here to dominate! The enemy has already been defeated! It is time to take action. No more excuses. Become a Man of Action. Become a Man of your word. Become a Man of God.

You don’t have to be defined by the mistakes of your past. You have a choice. Choose life, and life more abundantly.


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1 2 Be Free

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If you are Family members or a friend of someone who is either abusing drugs/alcohol or is already addicted or is exhibiting any other form of addictive behaviour that is making their life & yours unmanageable. You are probably able to see the chaos that this abuse is causing in their life and they can't - you’re at the “desperate wondering” stage as to what you can do to help, right?

The largest obstacle that you have to overcome is that the abuser believes that this is EVERYONE ELSE'S problem, or you're blowing things out of proportion and they are often of the opinion that "everything is under control". The person who has the problem rarely sees it as a problem due to them standing in their own way.  Realisation and objectivity no longer exists.

People who are addicted to drugs/alcohol or any other self-destructive behaviour DON’T believe they have a problem, and if there is a problem, it’s due to relationships, circumstances and demographics. This is important to remember when trying to help a friend or loved one who is in the cunning, baffling and powerful clutch of addiction. Sharing with the person that you are concerned for their health and well being isn’t going to alter or change the addictive behavior. It’s akin to me trying to tell the Cheetah not to chase the Gazelle in the wild. The Cheetah’s brain tells him to chase the Gazelle.

If you have an emotional attachment and history with that person and you are too close and are unable to see the entire situation from beginning to end. You may react emotionally without objectivity and perceive the Interventionist as being too harsh, or moving too quickly, or too inexperienced or even too unfeeling.

Situations vary, a person might come to the stark realisation that their drug/alcohol/use or addictive behaviour needs to stop and in some cases there is success. Unfortunately the majority of people cannot just stop their addictive behaviour, using/drinking, so they need help. If you are concerned about a loved one, it’s difficult for you to be an objective messenger, because..... you are too close.

The Addict/Alcoholic's situation is not going to improve, because addiction/alcoholism has taken over your loved one’s life and does not want your Addict/Alcoholic to have the opportunity at recovery/sobriety through  treatment. It’s like having a monkey on their back that controls and directs their life. The monkey isn’t going to let them go without a fight!

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