Recovery Is Possible
Shanet Regal opened the doors to The Leslie House (named after her late father, who was extremely supportive of her work) in March of 2019. It is a non-profit organisation in Cape Town which provides a sober and safe living facility for female recovering addicts and abused women.
The team at The Leslie House aims to provide a sanctuary of healing and recovery. To do so, we provide individual support and compassion, with education and therapy designed to meet the specific needs of each client. By providing a gender-specific programme, we can empower our clients to reach their own recovery goals and aim higher with their life goals.
We focus on healing the whole person, taking a more holistic approach to the recovery process. We offer sober living for those who are working, and secondary living for those who are not working. The rates for these options differ according to the needs of our clients.
“When women sit in a circle, a sacred space is created to work and create together, listen, learn and share with one another- to get support from one another.”
Our Key Advantages
The Leslie House is one of the few non-profit organisations in Cape Town that provides shelter to women recovering from an addiction and those who are battling with an abusive relationship.
There is no similar resource in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town providing ongoing aftercare services
We have an in-depth understanding of addiction and how it can affect families, friends, and even colleagues
Our services are affordable, allowing those who truly need help access to professional services
We strive to empower all of our clients and guide them towards healing
Safe houses such as The Leslie House are dwindling, but the need for women to have access to a safe place of recovery is increasing on a near-daily basis. While there are other private rehabilitation centres around the city, these are not specifically geared towards women and remain unaffordable. The Leslie House, along with The Enez Foundation, aims to fill this gap.