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About Us

Together, we can Design a Life Worth living

Welcome to Design for Living, where we are dedicated to transforming lives through compassionate treatment for individuals and families struggling with substance abuse and cooccurring disorders. Our mission is to provide holistic reintegration programs that empower individuals to reclaim their lives, embracing wellness, and achieving lasting sobriety.

We envision a world where every individual struggling with addiction can find the support, care, and resources they need to overcome their challenges and lead fulfilling lives. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the addiction. Our focus is on the reintegration of individuals who have completed a primary or secondary treatment programme.




We approach  individuals with empathy and understanding, recognizing the unique challenges of their journey.



We maintain the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and transparency in all our actions.



We continually seek new and effective methods to enhance our treatment programs and support services.



We foster a supportive and inclusive environment where individuals can connect, heal, and grow together.


Our Facilities and Services

The monthly fees include the following. Additional counselling and therapeutic services are available if required. Choosing Design for Living means choosing a partner committed to your well-being and recovery.

Luxurious Home
Enjoy breakfast & dinner, weekly ironing, uncapped WiFi, streaming services, a braai area with veranda, a big garden with pool, and on-site parking.
Health & Wellness
Our Therapeutic House conducts random drug test.  We host weekly therapeutic groups, individual counselling, on-site fellowship, and family support meetings. These activities foster a safe, supportive environment for recovery.
Find Purpose
This weekday program offers structured stepwork sessions and personalized support to help students and job seekers plan, set goals, and achieve success.
Community Involvement
To foster a strong team, we'll have monthly bonding activities, clear house rules built on respect and cooperation, and assigned tasks to ensure everyone contributes.
Our experienced team provides the foundation for a successful and sustainable recovery.

Safe and Therapeautic Programmes

Individual and Group Counselling

Combines individual and group therapy for support, education, and relapse prevention.

Holistic Therapies

Sober living (2-12 months), fitness and recreation, meals with plans.

Family Support

Family therapy offers support: education, reintegration prep, and local support groups.

Aftercare and Relapse Prevention

Aftercare offers support groups, counseling, relapse prevention, & referrals for continued recovery.

Reintegration into Society

Re-integration strategies such as stable housing, job training, support groups, rebuild connections, and community resources aid addict reintegration.

Ongoing Legal Support

Legal resources or programs that can assist recovering addicts with legal issues stemming from their past addiction.


Compassion Fuels Your Tranquil Recovery Journey

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Our Team

Our Experienced Team

The 50+ years of combined recovery fuel our compassionate, evidence-based treatment for lasting change.  Our experienced team provides the foundation for a successful and sustainable recovery.

Mervin Collin Canham
Counsellor & Therapeutic Director
Brendon Le Roux
Counsellor & House Manager
Dale Sicard
Chief Executive Officer
Pavi Sicard
Non-Executive Chairman

What Our Happy Clients Say!

Design for Living offers support andtherapy in a safe, structured environment to help recovering addicts achieve sobriety.  See what our current and past residents have to say about saving their lives.


Happy Clients