About Us

From ancient times, the name Sophia has represented a uniquely feminine expression of God’s wisdom.  The wisdom of Sophia is rooted in experience and compassion. She values the power of being present. Sophia inspires us to seek wholeness and the harmony of body, mind and spirit.

As mentor for the Centre, Sophia offers hope, healing and freedom for all women in recovery


At Sophia Recovery Centre, you will find:
Women helping women
No wait list
No cost
Non-residential support




Sophia Recovery Centre is a non-residential facility for women of all ages who are in recovery.

We provide continuing care for women who lack access to long-term treatment for their addictions. Women may self-refer and referrals are welcomed from other addictions related programs and community services.

A commitment to confidentiality is respected at all times by staff, volunteers and women who visit the centre.




Julie Atkinson, Executive Director
Julie is a community leader with previous experience in diverse settings, including universities, churches, camps and schools. She strongly believes that modelling mutual respect and collaboration is essential in organizational leadership and community service.


Nicole Lee, Program Coordinator
Nicole first came to Sophia Recovery Centre in 2009, where she found hope and healing from her own addiction. As a young woman with over a decade in the recovery community, Nicole brings a unique perspective and experience in overcoming multiple barriers on her journey to wellness. She is passionate about supporting other women on their paths to recovery.


Johanne Hall, Peer Recovery Coach
After completing a 32 year teaching career and having been involved in the local recovery community for many years, Johanne’s move to Sophia was a natural transition. Johanne shares her experience, strength, in-depth knowledge and hope with the women who enter our doors. As she helps others, her own recovery is strengthened -a beautiful, living demonstration of the two-way pathway of healing.


Mary Nagle, Peer Recovery Coach
Mary has been an active participant in various programs and services at Sophia Recovery Centre since 2016. She has first-hand experience of the gentle power that is generated when women work together to solve mutual problems. Mary uses her skills as a retired educator to assist other women as they journey through recovery. She wants women to take that first step, reach out, ring the doorbell and walk through the door. She knows it only gets better after that.


Donna Clark, Administrative Assistant
Donna brings many years of administrative experience and professionalism to the centre along with compassion and a heart-felt desire to help women. She keeps us organized and on time!




We are governed by an independent, volunteer Board of Directors. The members include representation from medical, legal, counselling, financial and community service professions.

Sharon Amirault, President

Valerie Grant, Treasurer

Kelli Lester, Secretary

Dayna Lutes, Director

Steve Wilson, Director

Krista Bastarache, Director

Chantelle McGrath, Director

Patrica Boyle, Director