Our Impact in Numbers in 2016

House of St. Francis

  • 160 clients have received residential treatment, usually for three months or longer since September 2012
  • 23 clients and staff (on average) have been living in the House of St. Francis and carrying the 12-step message in the greater Accra area as of 2016
  • 700 family members and clients have attended monthly family meetings at the House of St. Francis since 2012
  • 160 family members, friends and clients attended eight monthly family meetings in 2016 at the House of St. Francis

Oxford Houses

  • Since 2009, more than 150 residents have resided in the Oxford Houses with one house supporting only women. Some residents stay longer than two years
  •  17 is the average occupancy for the three houses in 2016;
  • Over 80% of residents in the three houses who stayed three months or longer have remained clean and sober;

Education Training Events

  •  20 training events lasting for up to five days were conducted by Recovery Africa in 2016
  •  Over 300 participants attended these training events from numerous organizations, including the House of St. Francis, Oxford Houses, Hopeful Way Recovery Center, Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Pantang Psychiatric Hospital, Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, 4 faith based prevention and recovery programs, Narcotics Control Board, Ghana Trades Union Congress, Ghana Employers’ Federation, Ghana Education Service and the National Commission for Civic Education and the Broken Arrow Youth Group.  

Ghana Recovery Walk

  • 350 plus participants attended Ghana's Recovery Walk in 2015
  • 300 plus participants attended Ghana's Recovery Walk in 2016

Support Groups & Materials

  • 75 participants, clients and residents of Recovery Africa programs in Accra participated regularly in weekly meetings of 12 mutual support groups (AA, NA and Al-Anon);
  • 100 plus 12-step recovery books were provided to such groups

Hopeful Way Recovery Center (opened in 2016)




  • 5 training events facilitated
  • 5 people in recovery residing at the center
  • Venue for one funeral gathering for a neighbor. 200 mourners, including twelve who people slept at the center.  Gathering used to carry the message of recovery
  • Three Oyarifa community association meetings held at the center.  Meetings are helping to expand the larger recovery community.

  • 50 House of St. Francis clients
  • 30 House of St. Francis family members
  • 30 participants of the House of St. Francis (church, community and others associated with the (HSF)
  • 25 Oxford Houses, Mutual Aid, 12-step groups AA, NA, Al-Anon
  • 2,400 Church parishioners who received half hour presentations on the HSF and addiction related matters (6 churches X 400 people)

Follow Up Counseling/


  • 5 events attended since 2012
  • 400 persons present in June by convener of Recovery Ghana Consortium on treatment and recovery in Ghana in 2016

United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking

  • 500 pamphlets printed and distributed on addiction related programs in Ghana distributed in 2016 as part of training and awareness creation

Printing & Distribution of Recovery Related Materials