The Men's Residence is a faith-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. The program is designed to empower men with substance abuse issues to overcome their struggles through teaching, counseling and mentoring and to support them as they strive to establish stable, independent lives.
The Men's Residence program is divided into four phases.
Phase one is a very structured, six-month program. The men rise at 6:00 each morning and are very busy with classes, individual counseling, chores and opportunities for service until 10:00 pm. Class topics include a Christian Based 12 step program, Bible study, relapse prevention, financial literacy, relationship issues and others that help the men develop a healthy rhythm in their lives.
Phase two, which lasts six weeks, the men serve in one of the many ministries of the CCC. They learn valuable life skills as they work alongside other volunteers in the Benevolence Center, Thrift Story or other ministry areas.
Phase three centers around helping the men regain financial independence. Over several months, they find jobs, work,and create a budget that enables them to repay any debts and deal with any financial issues resulting from their addictive behaviors. They then budget and save toward a place to live as they transition back into independent lives.
Phase four is for men who need additional time and accountability after completing the first three phases. These men move to our off-campus transition house where they have more freedom but benefit from the accountability and support offered by the extended program.
Every evening the on-campus men prepare and serve a hot meal to the area's homeless and hungry men, women and children. Forty-Sixty guests arrive each evening and the Men's Center residence prepare, cook, serve, interact with and encourage the guests. As they serve, they discover the fulfillment derived from giving back to their community, as others pour into their lives.
Director | Men's Residence
Jay has served as Men's Residence director since 2001. He has an extensive background in the inner city missions and is passionate about helping men change their lives through discipleship. Jay and his wife, Linda, have four children. His goal for the Men's Residence is fourfold:
To help men overcome their addiction
To disciple men in a relationship with God
To assist them in reconciling with their families
To transition them to independent living