PHases


 

The Hope Center Ministries (HCM) Disciple Residency Program (“HCM Program”) is designed to be an eight (8) month comprehensive drug and alcohol rehab program that offers faith-based teaching and rehabilitative labor to help relieve its residents from the control of alcohol and drugs, while simultaneously preparing residents for a stable and sober assimilation back into society.  While the recommended stay for each resident is eight (8) months, setbacks can occur and cause longer stays in any of the individual phases, which results in a longer overall program.  The HCM Program is split into three (3) primary phases, each of which is described in greater detail below.   


Phase 1 - (6 WEEKS)

During this initial phase of the HCM Program (“Phase 1”), HCM reasonably expects its residents to focus on the core issues of their alcoholism, and/or drug addiction. HCM’s Christ-Centered program includes individual and group step study/recovery sessions to address addiction, relapse prevention, life, and relationship issues. HCM also provides a variety of Bible-based curriculum that helps our residents develop, and maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our Leadership Team assists program residents in mapping out a plan to live free from addiction outside of HCM.  Bible study, prayer, devotionals, and worship help residents discover God’s purpose for their lives, and classroom curriculum includes training in personal and practical skills that empower them to return to society as stable and responsible members of their families and communities. During the first 45 days of the HCM Program, our residents are required to participate in the following activities or programs:
•    3- Individual A&D Step Study/Recovery Sessions per week.
•    10- Group A&D Step Study/Recovery Sessions per week.
•    7- morning devotionals per week.
•    7- Daily Reviews per week (Group Session).
•    7- Bible Studies per week.
•    Attend mid-week Life Group.
•    Attend Sunday Church Service.
•    Weekly Aftercare (Group Session).
•    Weekly Celebrate Recovery large group testimony/teaching.
•    Weekly Celebrate Recovery small group session.
•    Complete CR Participant Guides 1-4.
•    Complete Bait of Satan curriculum.
•    Complete Design for Discipleship workbooks 1-3.
•    4 hours of Daily Work Therapy (Monday-Friday).
•    8 hours of Work Therapy one Saturday per month (All proceeds go to Recreational Fund).


Phase 2 - 20 WEEKS

During this phase of the program, HCM residents are reasonably expected to participate in our Therapeutic Work Phase (“Work Phase”). All residents are assigned work while participating in the program.  Residents are not employees and do not receive wages for the work performed, as it is to further the purpose of assimilating residents back into society. The Work Phase teaches the resident to again assume responsibility, acquire good working habits, and develop a sense of self-worth in a sober work environment. Any proceeds from work performed filters back into the ministry to help assist with the payment and support of HCM Program residents. The income generated from these various work crews allows HCM to keep the sponsor’s out of pocket expense at an affordable rate and furthers HCM’s charitable purpose of preparing its residents for a future stable and sober life outside of HCM.  
 
This extended 20-week Work Phase allows residents to experience greater emotional exploration, time to process their core issues, internalize the true nature of their dilemma, and practice living a lifestyle of recovery while still having the “safety net” and accountability of residential treatment. During the Work Phase, our residents continue to receive individual A&D Step Study/ Recovery sessions, participate in group step study/recovery sessions, attend weekly CR meetings, and participate in weekly Aftercare groups. Also during the Work Phase, our residents continue to expand their knowledge of the Word of God through daily devotions, weekly Bible studies, life groups, Sunday Church services, and reading a variety of program approved, Bible-based curriculum.  
 
The Work Phase is a core part of HCM’s recovery model and supports approximately half of the costs of the treatment program. This approach aims to help residents meet the physical and mental demands of employment in society and to improve their lives with better work habits and a sense of purpose. All residents receive job placement in one of HCM’s Thrift Stores or with local employers that collaborate with HCM in roles that complement their skill set. These job placements provide clients with a wide variety of skills including pallet jack and forklift operation, order filling, retail sales, auto detailing, construction, customer service, facility maintenance, merchandising, stocking and rotation of inventory, equipment maintenance, landscaping, janitorial, lumber yard labor, factory positions, laundry, meal preparation, etc. By emphasizing responsibility in the work environment, the resident’s self-esteem is improved, they feel empowered, and they return to their children, family, and society as sober and productive citizens.  During this 20-week phase of the program, our residents are required to participate in the following:

•    1- Individual A&D Step Study/Recovery Session per week. (Note: HCM has an open-door policy for individuals who need guidance throughout the week)
•    8- Group A&D Step Study/Recovery Sessions per week.
•    7- morning devotionals per week.
•    7- Daily Reviews per week (Group Session)
•    2- Bible Studies per week.
•    Attend mid-week Life Group.
•    Attend Sunday Worship Service.
•    Weekly Aftercare (Group Session).
•    Weekly Celebrate Recovery large group testimony/teaching.
•    Weekly Celebrate Recovery small group session.
•    Complete Battlefield of the Mind curriculum.
•    Complete Undercover curriculum.
•    40 hours a week of Work Therapy.
•    8 hours of Work Therapy one Saturday per month (All proceeds go to Recreational Fund)


Phase 3 - (8 WEEK MINIMUM)

Once the residents have completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the HCM Program, residents become eligible to move to what HCM calls “Community Living”. HCM’s goal at this phase of the program is to assess whether the resident will be able to apply the Biblical recovery principles to real life situations. HCM also tries to assist the residents in finding and maintaining gainful employment.  
 
While in Community Living, the participants are reasonably expected to obtain a qualified sponsor and/or mentor that will continue to provide them with an added level of accountability.  
 
This phase gives them the opportunity to transition back into the community, while still under the care and supervision of HCM.  HCM requires that participants attend meetings, church services, call leadership team and/or sponsors daily, and participants are subject to random drug screens.  This phase of the program is a minimum of eight (8) weeks.  Once a participant has successfully completed this portion of the program, the participant will graduate HCM.  
 During this phase of the program, the participants are required to participate in the following:

•    1- Individual A&D Step Study/Recovery Session per week.
•    1- Group A&D Step Study/Recovery Session per week.
•    7- morning devotionals per week.
•    7- Daily Reviews per week.
•    1- Bible Studies per week.
•    Attend mid-week Life Group.
•    Attend Sunday Worship Service.
•    Weekly Aftercare groups (Group Session)
•    Weekly Celebrate Recovery large group testimony/teaching.
•    Weekly Celebrate Recovery small group session.
•    Complete Life’s Healing Choices.
•    Work a 40-hour work week
•    Find and utilize a qualified, staff approved sponsor.

Note: Some residents have different legal issues that cause them to have a stricter program that doesn’t allow participation in this phase. If you have any questions as to whether you fall into this category or not, please refer to your Center Director. 

**Our program is designed to be 8 months long. It is our goal for every client to complete our program in this amount of time. Setbacks can occur and cause longer stays in any of the individual phases, which would result in a longer overall program.