Phase 1 is intensive inpatient. We will house you for 12 months, free of charge. Individuals are not allowed to smoke cigarettes, have cell phones or any electronic devices, and cannot work for one year while in treatment. They live in a space with 6-8 other people and have daily house chores and responsibilities. There is accountability and supervision around the clock, every day. Participants are not allowed to leave by themselves and if they do that is considered walking away from treatment. There is a 30-day blackout period when someone first comes to the home, meaning no contacting family by phone or letters. The purpose of this 30-day period is to get participants acclimated to the rules and structure. There are random drug and alcohol screenings and random room searches. Individuals with extensive medical or mental health conditions will be referred to another program as we do not have medical staff.
We have different classes the participants attend throughout the week such as a support group on Monday, Recovery in Christ on Tuesday, Christian motivational speaking on Wednesday, and spiritual development on Thursday. Our participants are guided by Drug and Alcohol counselors as well as peer to peer mentors. There are mandatory daily groups Monday through Saturday in the morning.
There is also mandatory Bread Ministry. The participants take out banana, pumpkin, and zucchini bread to the community and speak with individuals and business owners about what we do. The community members donate to keep the program going and the bread will be given as a gift. We rely on donations from the community to keep the doors open. Bread Ministry is 4 days of the week with the participants walking several miles a day. Physical stamina and endurance must be had to participate.
Phase 2 is an optional 12 months and participants will start with part time employment. They will continue to participate in morning and evening classes as long their work schedule will allow. There will be random drug and alcohol screenings. Each participant will begin to pay rent and must maintain a budget. Financial statements and budgets must be shown when requested. Each person must actively be looking for housing opportunities.