The Residential New Life Program
For the addicted, we offer a FREE year-long New Life Addiction Recovery Program. Men and women addicted to alcohol, drugs, pornography or gambling can join our recovery program and receive free Bible-based recovery services. We currently have 54 men and women in our program.
First and foremost, we seek to assist as many people as possible who seek us out to establish and/or strengthen their personal relationship with God. The New Life Program is perhaps the most intense way we do that.
We share the message of Jesus Christ and encourage people everywhere to take the free gift of salvation extended to all by the Lord Jesus. As a gospel-based ministry to the homeless, helpless, and downtrodden, we do what the Lord enables us to do through the generous contributions and donations of our friends and partners to provide food, clothing, shelter and addiction recovery.
As a spiritual training program, daily study of God's Holy Word is an essential component of everyday life for every program member. Each program member is required to attend two Bible Studies every weekday: one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
We are currently using the new Bible-based Genesis Relapse Prevention model of recovery. This recovery program has gained national recognition for its ability to help even the most hardened addict stay sober. These services are free to any individual that meets federal poverty guidelines.
Every man in the New Life Program is required to attend the nightly Chapel Service, held every evening of the year from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This worship service is conducted by a different church, group, or individual each evening.
Church Attendance Program
Men and women are encouraged to attend a Bible-believing church on Sunday mornings. We recognize that there is nothing quite like regular fellowship with other believers, especially in an organized church setting. The spiritual charge received from attending church services each Sunday goes a long way in doing what we're here for: helping others in their walk with Christ. We encourage each program member to find an appropriate church to join, so that when they leave the Mission, they will have a support group to help them through any future struggles they may encounter.
Personal Study Program
Men and women are strongly encouraged - and expected - to seek the Lord on their own time, including scripture study, prayer, meditation, and reading faith-promoting books. After all, a personal relationship with God the Father is not merely a nine-to-five thing, it's a 24/7/365 lifestyle.
Every person enrolled in the program attends a regularly scheduled weekly counseling session with one of the seven Genesis-trained counselors on staff.
All program members are given work assignments, whether it's preparing food in the kitchen, answering phones, cleaning the facilities, handing out food boxes or sorting clothes. They work six days a week, with one regularly scheduled day off each week. Research has shown that having a meaningful job is a key part of the recovery process.
When a man or woman joins the New Life Recovery Program, they get a permanent place to live for as long as they are in the program.
At the Men's Shelter, since there often isn't a room available immediately, new members are assigned bunks in the dorm with our regular guests (those just seeking emergency services). As rooms become available, program members are moved into semi-private rooms with roommates. The Recovery Program housing area has separate bathroom facilities and a TV Room, for the use of all men in the Program.
Three Meals Daily
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served every day for men and women in the Program. Well-rounded, nutritious meals allow the men to concentrate on why they're here instead of where their next meal is coming from.
All New Life Program men have access to our laundry facilities.
After six month in our New Life Program, participants move to what we call "Phase 3," or the job-placement portion of their recovery. Here Mission staffers help program members find a good job, pay off any outstanding bills or fines and eventually find housing outside of the Mission. Our goal is to provide these men and women with a fresh start - spiritually, physically and financially.
Partnering with Other Providers
Many men and women in our New Life Program have special needs that we can't meet here at the Mission. Many homeless persons suffer from mental illness, so we work with places like Valley Mental Health and the 4th Street Clinic to make sure our clients have access to the medical care they need.