At Phoenix Rescue Mission, we offer a 12-18 month, Christ-centered recovery program that includes spiritual growth, addiction recovery, life-skill development, along with educational and vocational development. Program components include Bible study, counseling, drug addiction recovery education, relapse prevention, on-site work therapy, discipleship, group meetings, church attendance and support group meetings. Our Program consists of three phases of participation; Foundations, Intensive Residential Discipleship, and finally, our Advanced Programs for transition to independence.
This is truly the first step on the road to recovery. Our Foundations phase runs a minimum of 8 weeks after entering the emergency shelter. During this time of stabilization, clients are introduced to basic recovery principles, and begin classes to gain understanding, obtain the basic skills needed, and develop the necessary commitment for Christ-centered recovery. Download an intake application here.
Intensive Residential Discipleship
The 5-month Residential Program takes clients through 3 phases of recovery: Inner Healing, Discipleship, and Re-entry Preparation. Through guidance by an assigned counselor, each client participates in classes and group/individual counseling to analyze destructive thought patterns and behaviors, to address damaged relationships and commit to making amends, and to regain control and accountability to self and others. Clients will then assess their gifts, talents and experience that they can bring to a new life in recovery. Skills assessments, computer classes, and job search training are offered at the end of this stage of the program.
In this final stage of the program, clients prepare for independence and self-sufficiency. They have the option of pursuing and maintaining regular employment through support of the New Start track, or moving into Christian leadership through the Servant Leadership Training track. It’s here where program graduates step up into mentorship and service responsibilities, assisting staff in a variety of capacities. Intensive Re-Entry is an alternative track for eligible clients who are legally married, have legal mandates, or health impairments. You can learn more about our Vocational Development program here.
As a follow up, Aftercare is a 6-month phase of continued support for clients who have graduated from the program. Clients are required to complete their Aftercare contract, to complete monthly progress reports, and participate in the program’s Alumni Association.