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.
2014 Intake Dates for Men:
January 6th April 14th July 21st September 8
2014 Intake Dates for Women:
February 24th June 2nd October 27
On each date, applicants would need to be here by 5:00 p.m. on the Sunday night prior to the Monday intake.
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 12 months, beginning with an five 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 commencement event.
The Mission offers a “graduate” year of extended program called Graduate Peer Support where participants become mentors for recovery participants and work in a paid position at the Rescue Mission.
Here is a snapshot of the Recovery Program