The Amy Winehouse Foundation is opening a home for women recovering from addiction.
Recovery house Amy's Place will be based in east London, reports Britain's The Guardian. The home will accommodate up to 16 women aged 18 to 30, who are recovering from issues related to drug and alcohol abuse.
Back to Black singer Amy died aged in July 2011 at the age of 27 from accidental alcohol poisoning. The foundation was set up by her family following her death, and works to prevent young people misusing alcohol and drugs, and helps support young artists.
Dominic Ruffy, special project director at the Amy Winehouse Foundation, explained there are very few female-specific addiction centres in the U.K., despite research that shows women have a greater chance of relapse without the right support.
"There are about six women-only rehabs, and beyond that, there's an even greater paucity of women-specific recovery housing beds," he told The Guardian.
Amy's Place will be run with the help of Centra Care and Support, part of the non-profit organisation Circle Housing, one of the U.K.'s largest providers of affordable housing.
Residents at the house will take part in a three-month programme, which is set to include activities such as yoga and visits from relapse prevention groups.
Jane Winehouse of the Amy Winehouse Foundation added: “Fresh starts are difficult to make, full of challenges, but at Amy’s Place, we will give young women the tools and support to help make this a reality.”
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