Self Esteem. Belonging. Exploration.

We aim to encourage these values in our young teens, while warning them about the
dangers of drug and alcohol use and addiction.

Hope House runs Schools Programmes in schools in Cape Town. Our Prevention Programme educate early teens in how to avoid the temptations of drugs and our Community Based Treatment program supports youth who have started experimenting with drugs.

Community Based Treatment

Hope House runs a Community Based Treatment Programme with cildren who seem vulnerable or have already dabbled in substances. Small groups of children are counselled and educated in a group setting for 12 weeks. In this time we educate these young people about the dangers of substance abuse, speak about deep hurts and show them wise alternatives.

We help learners understand the reality of drugs and alcohol. We do this by educating them on both the short- and long-term effects on their brains and implications for their future.

While many of the learners who attend the course have already experimented with substance use, we intervene and teach them tools to withstand the pressures that they face as well as making them aware of the dangers of continued use.


Trauma-informed Classrooms

Hope House is offering schools training and guidance on becoming a trauma-informed school. This workshop shows the impact of trauma on the learners’ brain by focusing on the following components:

  • Brain & Trauma
  • Trauma & Behaviour in the classroom
  • Teacher self-care
  • Tools & Techniques
  • Zones & Regulation

Workshops for learners

Hope House offers workshops for learners relevant to the issues our youth are facing such as anxiety, emotional regulation etc. For more information select the relevant one(s) from the drop-down menu.

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