The purpose of this Program is to overcome obstacles to a successful life. To accomplish this, we will need to work together on personal issues past, present and anticipated in the future that would prevent you from succeeding. This will include addressing each aspect of our human condition: physical, mental, emotional, psychological and spiritual. This Program will introduce, educate and honor God our Creator and Jesus Christ, our Savior.
This is the most time-consuming area of Program life, generally 6 hours per work day. Work in itself is therapy, learning a skill, accomplishing a task, working with others, taking instruction.
These are very important to meet the need of the whole person, including his relationship with his Creator and Savior. Mission chapel services, group Bible studies and church attendance are a part of this program.
Life Skills Classes
These are taught weekly by the Chaplain and volunteer tutors. This includes preparation to take the GED test. Anyone with a GED, high school diplomat or college degree is given individual instruction in computer skills or other areas of need. This will include resume writing, personal financial planning, and even learning healthy means of entertainment like bowling.
Addiction Recovery Classes
These are done using a well-proven Instructor Guide and Workbooks for each member of the Program. We are teaching a process that addresses obsessive-compulsive-addictive behaviors. This is not just about drugs and alcohol, but includes behaviors like obsessive gambling, smoking, spending, eating, etc.
Personal Counseling and Goal Setting
This tailors the Program to the individual. Addressing medical, psychological, dental, medications, legal issues, etc., and resolves any stumbling blocks to success. A Mission manager works with each client to achieve an independent living situation.
- Pipeline: 1-2 months. Introduction to the Program, includes all aspects except the classes.
- Phase 1: 3-4 months
- Phase 2: 4-5 months
- Phase 3: 4-5 months
- Phase 4: 0-2 months. Job search and work.
- Total Time: 12-18 months
- Transitional Housing: Up to 2 years.
Graduation at the Program happens at the point of completing the class work at the end of phase three. There is a Certificate awarded at a presentation along with a gift and refreshments.
Transitional Housing is a Program presently available only to men. Qualification generally requires having lived at the Mission for 30 days, be a New Life Program graduate or referred by a social service organization.