Uniting to better serve our community
Thank you to all who helped make the 2013 Flying Pig Marathon a tremendous success for City Gospel Mission's Step Forward team! Every Step Forward runner and walker finished his or her race and the team raised thousands of dollars to help City Gospel Mission. View the 2013 Step Forward journey video.
Having the Courage to Change
City Gospel Mission’s recovery program for women, Having the Courage to Change, is designed to serve women of diverse backgrounds with equally diverse needs.
This program provides structured transitional living to women who seek to recover from life-controlling behaviors such as substance abuse, prostitution, homelessness, job instability, and abusive relationships. Its holistic approach offers discipleship, life-skills training and individualized treatment in a comfortable residential setting.
Our vision is to see women free from the destructive forces in their lives and to equip them to reach and challenge others to attain wholeness.
The program offers: Church Involvement, Individual and Group Counseling, Exercise and Nutrition Training, Bible Study, Financial Counseling, Work Therapy, Parenting Skills, Training, Recreational Activities, and Volunteer Opportunities.
Having The Courage to Change is not a time-oriented process but a goal-oriented process. Although a typical stay is twelve to twenty-four months, the manner in which a participant meets the goals of her treatment plan determines the length of stay.
As the participant meets the goals in each phase she will be given opportunities for employment, education and aftercare. Completing this process will require a strong commitment to personal growth and behavior change. Each participant is supported by the staff through prayer, counseling and personal accountability.
Admission to the program is done on an individual basis. While we strive to maintain confidentiality, physical protection or complete anonymity cannot be assumed as in the case of a Safe House.
For more information about the program, or to make a referral please contact Director, Lucreta Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 345-1082.
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