YAKITA foundation

Yayasan Harapan Permata Hati Kita
Addiction Recovery & Community Center

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If you or your loved one is an addict, YAKITA Drug Treatment and Recovery Center may be what you are need.

Mentioned as one of the best practises in intervention, treatment and aftercare programs, YAKITA makes use of proven recovery methods and techniques for treatment and healing from addiction.

Yayasan Harapan Permata Hati Kita, or Yayasan Kita, or YAKITA for short, is a non profit organization committed to stand beside you, to assist you or your loved one recover from the deep abyss of addiction.

Established in 1999 by families of addicts who won the long battle against addiction, we truly understand what your life is like and what you are going through. We have learnt from our own experience how difficult it is to battle addiction by yourself, in your home, and community, and how painful it is to watch addiction grow and wreck the family life and any sense of normalcy.

We created YAKITA because we knew we did not want to lose to addiction. We did not want to lose our loved ones to drugs and addiction. We knew, we truly believed, there was a way out.

YAKITA was that vision.

We understood from our own experience that detoxification alone for our children and loved ones was not enough. We knew that we also had to learn if we are to help our children and loved ones recovery, to heal. Addiction is very much like having a family member with a chronic disease - once we understand the disease - we were able to help and support them in the process towards recovery and healthier lives. 

Our loved ones were those who needed a strong program of recovery, they also needed tools to maintain their recovery through aftercare programs. They needed education, knowledge and insight to their own problems. They needed to understand the dangers and insanity related to addiction and drug using life. They needed to see, and to trufhfully understand what life, their lives and the lifves of others is all about. They needed to understand the realities of life.  They need to learn about themselves, learn to help themselves, and ultimately help others which would help them be more mature and less selfish. We found that when addiction progresses, the more self -centered and selfish the addict became. We also found that the more they / we help others, the more it motivates them / us stay clean. Hence the saying, you can only keep the blessings that you have, by giving it away.

Hence YAKITA is more than just a drug recovery program. It is a community that also helps with prevention education, peer counseling programs, harm reduction, outreach, training various groups of people who are interested to know more about addiction and related health areas, from drug abuse, reproductive health, psychology, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and many others. YAKITA is an 'open recovery center and community' - we work with addicts with various conditions, including those with HIV and Hepatitis C.  

We have trained numerous groups from students, drug counselors, school teachers, parent communities, health communities, IDUs, inmates, prison staff, parole officers, police, customs and many others from both government bodies and NGOs. We work both nationally and internationally.

In all these programs, recovering addicts also take active part as part of their treatment, education and training, aside from continuing to work on their own recovery. We encourage all to transform from being part of the problem to becoming part of the solution.  


 Because we all can make a difference!

Program Locations

 Currently YAKITA has programs in the following main cities: 

Programs already completed and closed by 2014:

  • Lhokseumawe, Aceh
  • Semarang, Central Java
  • Denpasar, Bali
  • Kupang, NTT
  • Makassar, South Sulawesi
  • Jayapura, Papua
  • Surabaya, East Java

For your own protection, should there be anyone posing in our foundation's name or our EmPOWERed Youth group names, please contact us immediately at our email address to ensure its legitimacy.

In areas where YAKITA has closed it offices, YAKITA is no longer responsible


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