Freedom Foundation of Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping men who are recovering from addiction.

Our mission is to provide services which foster recovery from addictions and a development of a positive self-image and self-worth in a secure and caring environment.

Freedom Foundation may be the right choice for you on your journey to recovering from addiction if you…

  • are a male aged 19 or older
  • have achieved a minimum of seven days of sobriety
  • are willing to commit long term

Take the first step toward overcoming…

Alcohol • Gambling • Cocaine/Crack • Opiates
Hallucinogens • Marijuana • Prescription Drugs

Our Program

Residents learn basic living skills, attend outside recovery enhancing programs, and attend 12-step self-help meetings.


Phase 1 is the introductory phase. This phase lasts a minimum of two weeks. New residents are assisted with securing proper clothing and identification. The new resident meets with the house doctor and dentist and is required to register with Addiction Services. The resident will meet with the caseworker twice weekly and will set short-term goals, learning basic life skills as necessary. The curfew Sunday through Thursday is 11:30 pm and Friday and Saturday 1 am. Phase 1 participants are required to attend a number of self help meetings per week.


Phase 2 is referred to as the treatment phase. Phase 2 typically lasts from six weeks to six months. The resident meets with their caseworker once per week, joins a self help home group, and obtains a sponsor. Curfews are midnight from Sunday to Thursday and 2am Friday and Saturday. The focus is on the 12 step program, attending recovery programs and a number of self help meetings per week. Alternate weekend pass privileges available.


Phase 3 is referred to as the transitional phase. Residents focus on studying for and writing GED’s; writing resumes and learning job search techniques, personal budgeting and living accommodation searches. Weekly meetings with the caseworker and curfews of midnight from Sunday through Thursday and 2am on Friday and Saturday. Residents in Phase 3 attend a number of self help meetings per week and weekend pass privileges are available.


Phase 4 is referred to as the independent living phase. In 2017 we purchase and renovation a 3 quarter home located at 16 Brule Street. Phase 4 average stay is 1 to 2 years. This home has the capacity to house 3 residents and is primarily for residents who have graduated from 15 Brule. To be able to move into this home a resident needs to be employed and have 1 year clean and sober.

Our History

The Freedom Foundation of Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization which was established in 1988 by a group of concerned men and women.

In 1989, the Foundation opened the doors of a transition home to assist recovering alcoholic men from age 19 and over. Our mandate has broadened to include individuals addicted to drugs and gambling We frequently find that our clients have multiple addictions.

The mission of the Freedom Foundation is to provide services that foster recovery from addictions and develop a positive self-image and self-worth in a secure and caring environment.

A typical stay lasts an average of six to eighteen months. We have housed more than one thousand and forty men since we have opened our doors with a success rate of more than twenty-five percent of residents who have successfully complete all three phases of the program.


My stay here has changed myself in ways only God could understand. I am a bit spoiled, but very grateful for the new life I have been given. Now I hope I may be able to give back what was so freely given to me.

Joe Hadley, Former Resident

Contact Us

Freedom Foundation of Nova Scotia
PO Box 23027 SC-RPO
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1N7

Thank You to Our Sponsors
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