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 women 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.
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, women 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 women through 3 stages of recovery — Inner Healing, Discipleship, and Job Attainment. Women 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 women 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 women who have graduated from the program. Women are required to complete their aftercare contract, to complete monthly progress reports, and participate in the program’s Alumni Association.
Support the Changing Lives Center
The demand for services to women and children is growing rapidly. We’ve gone from serving 22 women and 20 children in 2012 when the Changing Lives Center first opened, to nearly 100 women and 36 children in 2018 — and so many more families need help. Support them with a gift today!
Volunteer at the Changing Lives Center
There are a number of ways you can help out at the CLC, especially as a teacher’s assistant or as a childcare helper. Rock a baby, teach a tot his ABCs, read to a toddler. We also need certified personal trainers and/or aerobics instructors to teach classes.