The First Step To Recovery

Rescue-Assess-Place (RAP) is the first step of admission into our residential recovery program. Through a structured 7-day program, we assess men who are motivated for change and place them in the best solution pathway for their situation.

For most, this is the very first time they've honestly assessed their situation and had help developing a plan to break destructive cycles.

During RAP, they receive case management services, a health assessment, basic life skills and access to classes so they can get a taste of what residential recovery would be like at Phoenix Rescue Mission. Those that do not enter our program are referred to partner agencies for help.

Transformations Recovery Program

The program consists of both short- and long- term recovery plans, plus an aftercare program:

  • Short Term Phase 1: Foundations is the first step on the road to recovery. This phase runs for a minimum of 2 months after a person comes through our RAP program. During this time, men are introduced to basic recovery principles and begin classes which include: 12-Step Recovery, anger management, parenting classes, and basic life skills needed to develop the necessary commitment for Christ-centered recovery.
  • Short Term Phase 2: Solutions runs for a minimum of 3-4 months and is designed to help men get back on their feet quickly. Men participate in program services such as classes, groups, and case management.
    • Solutions First Step: (Job Attainment) assists men with job readiness and obtaining sustainable wage employment.
    • Solutions Next Step: a transitional program for individuals who have sustainable income but need assistance preparing for external housing.
  • Long Term Phase 1: Intensive Residential Discipleship is a minimum 5-month residential program that takes men through 3 stages of recovery, plus vocational development — Inner Healing, Discipleship, and Job Attainment. Men participate in classes and 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. They 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 phase.
  • Long Term Phase 2: Our Advanced Programs run for a minimum of 5 months and feature three options for men to prepare for independence.
    • Option 1: New Start track offers support for pursuing and maintaining employment.
    • Option 2: The Servant Leadership track prepares clients for moving into Christian leadership via mentorship and service responsibilities.
    • Option 3: Intensive Re-Entry is an alternative track for eligible individuals who are legally married, have legal mandates, or health impairments.
  • Aftercare is a minimum 6-month phase of continued support for men who have graduated from the program. Men are required to complete their aftercare contract, to complete monthly progress reports, and participate in the program’s Alumni Association.

“That was the hardest thing about being on the streets. My shoes were falling apart, my clothes were in tatters. We would make makeshift tarps to stay out of the sun, but they didn’t last long.” Then Isaac felt a push in the right direction.

Read Isaac's full story here.

If you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of being homeless and needs recovery from drug or alcohol abuse, take the first step toward recovery and contact our Welcome Center at (602) 346-3384 with any questions or to arrange an intake and meeting with one of our Case Managers.

Want to see the life transformation for yourself? We give tours of the Transforming Lives Center every month and we'd love to have you join us! Groups are welcome. See the Tour Schedule