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What to Do When Program Graduates Relapse

What should we do with graduates who turn to our recovery program after they have relapse? At addiction recovery programs, addicts spend several months to a year or more in a relatively safe, drug- and alcohol-free environment. While involved with the program, they are introduced to Christ and learn the principles of a sober lifestyle. […]

Moving from Client to Staff Member

Recovery programs hire many program graduates and others who have overcome addictions or have grown up in troubled families.  They can be excellent examples for mission clients and usually have special compassion and understanding for those who are still hurting.  On the other hand, some are hindered in their efforts to minister to others because […]

Continuum of Care for the Homeless

Many people still think of rescue missions as places where homeless people find housing, food and spiritual instruction. Yet, those of us who are involved in this field know that unless their deeper spiritual, emotional, physical, and social needs are addressed, homeless people will never attain stability in their lives. Many suffer from mental illness, […]