Following Jesus… Serving The Homeless

Waterfront Rescue Mission offers Addiction Recovery Programs for men and women. The highly structured program’s curriculum, teachings and individual and group counseling are firmly rooted in the Gospel. The programs offer opportunities for personal and spiritual enrichment and work with men and women to deal with the life-dominating issues that have led to their current situation. All rescue and recovery services are offered free of charge.

Men’s Recovery Programs

Men seeking to live free from addiction can interview for the program and begin their journey to recovery at the Waterfront Rescue Mission in Pensacola, or the Mobile Rescue Mission. The program is divided into two phases. Phase One, which lasts three months, offers a rigorous Bible-based curriculum, individual and group counseling, and a work experience program to help the men rebuild their lives. In Phase Two, lasting four months, the men move to New Hope Home for Men in Gulf Breeze, they continue in counseling and work therapy, but also  work one-on-one with chaplains to address their life-dominating issues that have led to their situation. At New Hope Home for Men, they also have the opportunity to work toward their GED.

Women’s Recovery Program

Any woman who wishes to overcome her addiction has an opportunity to enter the program, which is located at the New Hope Home for Women in Pensacola. In Phase One, each woman receives an Individualized Recovery Plan created personally for her to help her overcome her addiction and the debilitating life issues that drive and accompany addiction. The initial recovery program utilizes individual and group counseling, a work experience program, and group classes to facilitate a holistic healing and realistic growth process.

Read Bill’s story to see how our Recovery and Career Development Programs are transforming the lives of homeless people in Pensacola, Florida.