Life Recovery Program
HOPE FOR TOMORROW
Building a new life.
We provide a Christian Life Recovery Program that helps men and women develop tools to make realistic, achievable changes that lead to a better quality of life.
Through discipleship and teaching participants how to make better life choices, we provide “Hope for Tomorrow” in a nurturing environment that reflects the love of God.
Nashville Rescue Mission is committed to helping men and women (18 and over) understand the reasons behind their struggle with addiction, homelessness, and other broken lifestyles. Through our intense, comprehensive, Christ-centered program men and women are taught what steps they need to take to rebuild their lives on a solid foundation rooted in God’s Word and long-lasting solutions.
Connection: Participants learn they are not alone in their journey and begin to look at areas of their lives that need attention and cause triggers for destructive patterns of behavior.
Recovery Coaching: Participants begin to understand the source of their challenges and develop tools that lead to freedom.
Healthcare: Participants begin to address physical and mental health challenges, legal issues, as well as trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).
Job Readiness: Participants are encouraged to take an honest look at their employment and educational, and through job readiness, work therapy, and education classes find ways to overcome potential employment obstacles.
Job Development/Career Center: Participants are given opportunities to develop work ethics, motivation, and learn what it means to be part of a team.
Life Skills: Participants are taught financial stewardship. Learning how to manage money and address real home/life challenges gives them tools they can use, so things like this do not become a trigger for relapse.
Decisions: Participants are encouraged to experience a real, authentic relationship with God that directs their life path.
Mentoring: Participants develop peer-mentoring relationships that encourage their growth and provide accountability and a system of long-term support.
Counseling: Participants are encouraged to begin repairing familial relationships; indicative of changed behavior, expectations.
Alumni/Discipleship: Participants learn to develop and practice healthy relationships with family, friends, church, and work and find their place in their community.
Independent Housing: Participants work with internal Housing Coordinator to find appropriate, sustainable, independent housing after transition.
Retention & Aftercare: Participants explore life purpose and career fulfillment opportunities.
- Recovery Coaching
- Christian Counseling
- Work Therapy
- Addiction Education
- Anger Management
- Financial Planning
- Marriage & Parenting Enrichment
- Bible Classes
- Grief & Loss
- Computer Classes
- Physical Fitness
- HiSET™ Classes
- (Test for High School Equivalency Diploma)
- Program admittance requires phone interview, application, followed by a face-to-face interview. If traveling from out of town, potential participants are welcome to stay in our emergency services shelter while completing the application process.
- Climb a flight of stairs several times a day.
- Get into a top bunk, if necessary.
- Stand on your feet for an hour or so at a time, if necessary.
- Mentally stable, able to cooperate and communicate with the staff, as well as with other students.*
- Free of legal demands on your time.**
- The likelihood that after the basic part of the program, the participant will be able to seek and secure full-time employment in the community.
*We have limited space for those participants under psychiatric or medical care, and certain medications are banned, regardless.
**All participants must be relatively free of legal demands on their time. We accept a limited number of participants on probation, parole or furlough, but only if their probation officer is willing to work within the program requirements. We receive no local, state, or federal funding whatsoever, and therefore are under no governmental constraints regarding how we operate.
- Mothers with children are allowed in the Women’s Program (boys over the age of 6 not permitted).
- There is not a medical detox component to this program.
- This is more than a substance-abuse program.
- It is Christ-centered.
- It is fairly rigorous.
- This program requires participants to attend classes, meetings, chores, exercise, counseling, etc. on a daily basis.
- Following graduation, participants can apply to live in the Mission’s Transitional Housing for a period of time at no cost to them as they establish a work history, build up a savings account, and begin the transition to independent living.