THE LIFE TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM.
THE FIRST SIX MONTHS - SAFETY, HEALING, & HOPE
The first six months of the recovery program are about safety, healing, and new hope. Many of our clients have just come from painful or traumatizing circumstances. One of the main goals of the first six months is to provide you with a safe environment, so you can take a breath and allow the healing process to begin. This period will also help you build routines, grow in service to the community and yourself, and develop control over your mind, body, and spirit.
A TYPICAL DAY IN THE FIRST SIX MONTHS
For the first 6 months, you will spend eight hours a day doing different work therapy roles, including work in the warehouse, kitchen, cleaning crew, receptionist desk, or security. Those working in the warehouse serve the local community by sorting donations and providing free clothing. The kitchen cooks three meals a day for residents and additional meals for any person who comes to the Jesus House in need of a meal.
THROUGHOUT THE PROGRAM
A key component of the recovery program is regular meetings with a case manager, attending AA meetings, and working through the 12-step process throughout the first 9 months with a sponsor. A variety of other recovery and spiritual classes are also offered every day for you to attend. Jesus House partners with North Care to assist with any mental health or medication needs.
AFTER SIX MONTHS - GROWTH, LEARNING, & TRAINING
A TYPICAL DAY AFTER SIX MONTHS
After six months, the program is all about exciting new growth, education, and training. The goal of our program is to transform your life entirely and aid your return into society. Of course, you won't be doing this alone! Working with a career transition specialist will be a big part of this phase. They will work with you to foster life long skills and tools to go back into the world. This phase will grow your professional skills and identify employment opportunities and help you secure them.
After the first six months, the program transitions to focus on preparing you to enter the career readiness phase. You will work with a Career Transition Specialist (CTS) and learn life skills, how to build a resume, have career coaching, and be assisted with finding full-time employment. After securing full-time employment, you can continue to stay at Jesus House by attending classes and engaging with the CTS. This will allow you to save money and enable a successful transition into independent living.
STORIES OF TRANSFORMATION.
2021 JESUS HOUSE RECOVERY GRADUATE
"I immediately felt Jesus House was the place for me. My caseworker Stephanie is incredibly positive and spiritual in a way that is not suffocating or pressuring. I’m excited for the future - the future where I am not ‘drunk grandma.’ I always knew I was going to have to address my drinking, but I never seemed ready. When my daughter became emotional about my alcohol addiction, I knew it was time for me to deal with it. How much more time was I going to give this addiction? Wasn’t I tired of not having a better life?"
2020 JESUS HOUSE RECOVERY GRADUATE
"I would have never guessed at age 50 I would have spent the last 15 months in an alcohol and drug rehabilitation and life transformation program. But, here I am! Honestly, this is the best thing to happen to me. This has changed my life in more ways than I can count. I see so many young people in the program and others struggling out there, the biggest piece of advice I can give them is - don't wait until you're my age, start now and get back on track."