Those who enter the Mission's Recovery Ministry step into a new world that will lead them to recovery from their addictions and equip them to live their lives as disciples of Jesus Christ.
This Christ-centered program is a minimum of seven months long and is free of charge to anyone who is accepted.
The men accepted into the program live in a dormitory setting and attend chapel services, recovery courses, and individual and group counseling sessions while in the program. Each man is also given a daily work assignment either on campus or in one of the Mission's Bargain Centers. This work assignment is not performed for pay, but is done for its therapeutic value and to provide the man with job skills training.
Each man begins the program at one of the Mission's three rescue sites in either Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach or Mobile. After three months at a Mission, he may be transferred to New Hope Home, our main recovery center in Gulf Breeze, Florida, where he will spend the next four months. Some of the men who graduate from the recovery program at New Hope Home will have the opportunity to progress in their recovery at our Career Development Program in Pensacola, Florida.
The following is a summary of what is offered at each location (Pensacola, Fort Walton, or Mobile):
Men are accepted into the Mission based on an interview with an Intake Coordinator. Once accepted a man spends three months at the Mission location adjusting to the program and beginning to focus on issues related to his recovery. The schedule includes:
-Chapel Services and Bible Studies
-Healing Anger Classes
-Regular Individual Counseling Weekly Group Sessions
-Work Skills Training
New Hope Home/Second Phase of Men's Recovery- Gulf Breeze, Florida
New Hope Home is the second phase of the Men's Recovery Program designed to help men conquer their drug and alcohol addictions. This phase of the program is a four month commitment where the men live at New Hope Home in Gulf Breeze, Florida. The Bible-based curriculum offered at New Hope Home is a rigorous program of teaching, individual and group counseling, and opportunities for personal and spiritual enrichment. The highly structured program also integrates work therapy as a component for rebuilding the lives of men in recovery. Since accountability is vital to the progress of each man, incoming clients are grouped into a "Band of Brothers", a group of 12 men who will share the recovery experience together. This increases their chance of breaking the cycle of addiction and embarking on a new addiction-free life.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the cost of the Men's Recovery Program?
There is no charge for those accepted into the program.
Q: What are the requirements for entering in to the Men's Recovery Program?
In order to be accepted into the Program a man must meet the following requirements:
-Must be physically able to work
-Must not be on powerful antipsychotic medications
-Must not have extensive medical appointments pending which would take him away from the program
-Must not have extensive legal appointments pending
-Must not have court dates pending in which a jail sentence is likely
Q: Is smoking allowed?
Yes, although we do encourage our clients to quit.
Q: Can family members visit?
Yes. Each ministry location has a visitation schedule in which immediate family members and mentors may visit.
Q: Do those in the Men's Recovery Program get time away from the program?
After six weeks in the program, time away from the program is permitted. The amount of time allowed away from the program increases as the amount of time in the program increases.
Q: Can those in the Men's Recovery Program make phone calls?
There is an initial probationary period of one week in which no contact is allowed. After this probationary period is served, phone calls to immediate family members may be made according to the schedule of the ministry location.
Q: How do I or someone I know apply for the Men's Recovery Program?
If you or someone you know would like to apply for the Waterfront Rescue Mission's Men's Recovery Program please call 1-888-853-8655.