A place to begin again.
The Rescue Mission’s Residential Recovery Program for men and women is about intentional change for those in bondage to addiction and a lifestyle of self-abuse. Alcoholics and addicts who have lost everything, or who have run out of options and have no place to turn for a long-term structured, recovery program, may find a place to begin again at the Rescue Mission.
Click here for the 2013 Residential Recovery Program Intake Schedule
intake schedule 2013.pdf
The Rescue Mission Residential Recovery Program seeks to provide program participants with the tools to move from a life of self-abuse and destruction to a life lived in recovery punctuated by grace.
The program lasts approximately 16 months, beginning with an eight week screening and discernment process called “Candidacy.” Participants then “phase up” to the 4-Phase recovery program, taking a variety of classes including educational, life skills, recovery specific and spiritual formation.
All participants work part of each day in a community service assignment on-site at the Rescue Mission.
It is important that participants build a healthy support system outside of the Rescue Mission while in the program. This happens in two ways. Each participant attends local 12-step meetings such as AA, NA, OA and AL-Anon, attains a sponsor and does step work; and each participant becomes involved in a local church of his or her choice.
Men and women are housed in separate areas, but share classroom and dining facilities. The final phase involves a job search and permanent housing and culminates in a graduation event.
The Mission offers a “graduate” year of extended program called Residential Support Team where participants become mentors for recovery participants and work in a paid position at the Rescue Mission.
An Aftercare Program is being developed for graduates to further extend their support network and ease their reentry into society. The Aftercare Program includes the option for graduate housing which will provide affordable, drug and alcohol-free rental units designed to support the transition to independent living. (Expected completion date 2010)
Here is a snapshot of the Recovery Program