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.
Short-term Recovery: Solutions
Solutions is short-term (90-120 days) and 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 Recovery: Transformations
The program consists of three phases, plus an aftercare option:
- Phase 1: Foundations is the first step on the road to recovery. This phase runs for 8+ weeks after a person comes through our RAP unit. During this time of stabilization, men 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.
- Phase 2: Intensive Residential Discipleship is a 5-month residential program that takes men through 3 stages of recovery — 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.
- Phase 3: Advanced Programs feature three options for men to prepare for independence. The New Start track offers support for pursuing and maintaining employment. The Servant Leadership track prepares clients for moving into Christian leadership via mentorship and service responsibilities. Intensive Re-Entry is an alternative track for eligible individuals who are legally married, have legal mandates, or health impairments. (Learn more about our Vocational Development program here.)
- Aftercare is a 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.