4 Ways We Empower Lasting Change
Those admitted to the ministry will be housed in a safe environment that is free from drugs, alcohol, and other distractions. The routine will be narrowly structured to provide an opportunity to focus solely on recovery and gently begin the Biblically based healing process. 1-1 counseling from licensed, Christian counselors, group counseling and education classes, and a comprehensive individual development plan will play a significant role in the initial healing phase.
Residents will continue both individual and group counseling, with an emphasis on building relationships with God, self, and others. The restoration process with friends and family begins slowly and gently through weekly phone calls, writing letters, and monthly in-person visits at Family Day. Also, residents will begin a gradual transition into a 20-hour weekly work environment with the goal of teaching responsibility and commitment, and restoring dignity and self-respect.
As the months progress, the residents will work up to 35-40 hours each week, offsetting much of the cost of the ministry. They will also begin to receive a small monthly stipend to save or spend as they choose, guided by the stewardship principles learned in the program. Residents will be strongly encouraged to engage in the local church and community. The application phase provides more freedom for the residents and more closely resembles life outside of Restore Addiction Recovery. Additionally, volunteer recovery coaches will support them in their continued development and preparation for graduation from the program.
The men in the ministry will be encouraged to impart their experience, strength, and hope to the men in the earlier phases of the program. We will help them build a Life Development Plan that emphasizes gainful employment and career development, healthy living and relationships, leadership, community involvement, and other important life skills. Our goal is to help each man become recovery ready. This includes helping them find a secure job and career plan, a safe place to live, training in basic life and relational skills, and a strong, supportive network for continued accountability and care after their time at Restore Addiction Recovery. The program concludes when the counselors and residents both mutually agree the Life Development Plan is complete.
The 7 Core Principles Of Transformation
1. Commitment to God
2. Relationship with others
3. honesty and authenticity
4. willingness to learn
5. gratitude and thankfulness
6. courage and faith
7. Work ethic and stewardship
In the Bible, Jesus Christ said “I have come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly.” We want everyone to experience the abundant life God desires for all of us.
We believe in the power of prayer. Our goal is to pair each man in our ministry with a volunteer who has committed to praying for specific prayer requests on a monthly basis. Will you consider joining our Prayer Partner Program?
There are several ways to partner with Restore Addiction Recovery and become active in supporting the solution to the substance abuse crisis. Contact us to discuss opportunities and current needs.
Although the men provide about 65% of the funds needed for the ministry through our Community Partner Program, we depend on generous individuals, churches, and businesses to provide the rest. Your support will go directly towards the men in the ministry and help provide basic living needs, curriculum materials, and offset a portion of their stay.