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Dear Concerned Individual, Friend or Family Member;

Welcome to The Resurrection House, a Level One Sober Living Residence. 

Our vision at The Resurrection House is to provide a safe Christ-centered sober living home. 
The goal of this home is to provide a substance-free, mutually supportive living environment for adult recovering alcoholics and drug addicts. No treatment services are provided, but residents may engage in self-help programs, spiritual and emotional support as well as basic life skills to help our residents to begin to make right choices and become productive and contributing members of society. 

You are important to us as well as the success of your sobriety.  We know that the process can be long and the wait can feel even longer.  Please realize that we have a limited number of spaces available, so be patient but persistent, it will pay off. 

Sincerely, 

The Resurrection House Staff 


Statement of Faith 

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible authoritative word of God. (Timothy 3:16-17; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 24:35)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26)

We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He led a sinless life, took on Himself all our sins, died and rose again, and is seated at the right hand of the Father as the only mediator between God and man. (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:26-38) 

We believe that the only way to spend eternity with the Father in heaven is to receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior by asking for the forgiveness of our sins and accepting His gift of salvation. (Matthew 25:31-34) 

We believe in Holy Christian living, and that we must have concern and compassion for the hurts and social needs of mankind.  We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ coming together to the meet the needs of our community that are lost, hurting and broken.  (Matthew 18:12-14; John 10:11


Core Values

We are a safe, supportive, structured home environment while individuals become transformed from addiction to freedom in Christ. 

It is vital that we provide a foundation where biblical truths and Christ-centered life skills will be taught. 

We are a team of believers in Christ coming together to make an impact in our community by reducing recidivism.

We commit to providing compassionate yet firm Christian rehabilitation and recovery program for alcoholics and addicts based on the principles and teachings of Jesus.

Christ along with the twelve steps of recovery of AA and NA.

We respect the individual, and believe that individuals who are treated with compassion and respect and given responsibility respond by giving their best.

Our actions reflect the values we believe in.

We require complete honesty and integrity in everything we do.

We make commitments with care, and then live up to them. In all things, we do and say we follow-up with commitment and positive action.

Work is an important part of life; therefore, it is an important part of the recovery program.

We are frugal. We guard and conserve resources with the same vigilance that we would use to guard and conserve our own personal resources.

We insist on giving our best effort in everything we undertake. Furthermore, we see a huge difference between "good mistakes" (best effort, bad result) and "bad mistakes" (sloppiness or lack of effort).

Clarity in understanding our mission, our goals, and what we expect from each other is critical to our success.

We feel a sense of urgency on any matters related to our residents, staff and alumni. We own problems and we are always responsive.

Covenant Contract

There is a program fee of $500/month with the first month required prior to entry into The Resurrection House, each month thereafter to be paid on the 1st of the month. Two forms of identification are required prior to signing this covenant contract.

1)      Social Security Card

2)      Valid State Picture ID Card

Mandatory Rules: 

Upon entering this program, you agree to comply with all ministry and Resurrection House requirements

There is a $500/month program fee that will be collected on the first of each month

Smoking will only be allowed in designated area

No drugs, alcohol, antidepressants, or psychotropic, nothing mood altering of any kind

Must show proof of prescribed medication prior to admission into the house

No foul language or any type of negative talk

15-minute showers are to be taken daily. You will be responsible for leaving the bathroom clean for the house

Dress modestly. Shirts are to be worn at all times

It is mandatory to have a return trip ticket if traveling to or from out of the area

All personal belongings will be searched upon arrival and may be searched at any time after admission into the program

Drug testing may be done at any time with no warning

You will sleep in your assigned bed only

Do not sit on or touch anyone's bed or belongings

House Curfew is 11:00 pm, unless approved. "Lights Out" 1 hour after curfew - Please be respectful of others work schedules

No unapproved visitations allowed - All approved visitors must remain in common areas only

Full time employment or legitimate source of income is a requirement while residing in The Resurrection House

You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from work

If you are dismissed from the house, you must take all of your possessions with you. Anything left behind will be discarded

Proof of insurance and valid Driver's License must be provided during your tenure in The Resurrection House if you own a vehicle. Parking will be available behind the church in designated spots.  All vehicles must be moved from the parking lot prior to weekend services

You acknowledge sole responsibility for all medical, dental, and other expenses owed for yourself and any and all third parties as a result of your acts or omissions whether intentional, negligent, or other, during your tenure at The Resurrection House

A medical screening for HIV, STD's, Hepatitis A, B, C (panel) and tuberculosis must be completed and results received prior to entry into The Resurrection House

A positive blood test result for HIV, Hepatitis A, B, C or TB will prohibit entrance into The Resurrection House. Any STD's must be treated before entrance

No overnight or weekend passes allowed except as The Resurrection House Board approved

Respect of others: no loud music, stay out of other resident rooms. Do not eat food from the refrigerator if it does not belong to you. Clean up after yourself immediately after you have finished eating. Respect the neighbors. 

NO food or drink in the bedroom in order to keep ants and rodents away. You may have water in the bedrooms

Residents are required to attend ALL program meetings. You will be required to have an attendance sheet signed

ALL residents will assigned house chores. This must be done weekly

Clothing that depicts alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated

All residents are encouraged to support each other in their journey

There will be NO physical violence tolerated

You give permission to the Ministry Supervisor to inquire of your family, employer, or probation officer regarding any matters that concern yourself  

 

  House Expectations

My Room

·        My bed must be made neatly with blanket daily. There must be no wrinkles.

·        Nothing should be visible under my bed except for assigned storage container. Shoes will be neatly placed under the bed or in the closet.

·        Closet doors must be closed at all times.

·        My room door must be opened all the way when I am not in it.

·        I am allowed family pictures, one bible, and one clock on the dresser. Nothing else except a lamp should be on the dresser.

·        I will hang my towel, washcloths in the assigned area.

·        All my personal items must be put away when I am not in the room. Either under the bed or in the closet.

·        I cannot have food, candy, or soda in my room. Bottled water or individual flavored packs are an exception.

·        All lights must be turned off when I leave my room. 

My Appearance

·        I will maintain a well-groomed appearance along with showering daily.

·        I must wear shorts or pants from wake-up until dinner is finished except during work detail. This includes meals on weekends.

·        I must always wear socks or flip flops except in my room or when I shower.

·        I may never wear a hat during praying, chapel, or dinner.

My Conduct during Meal Time

·        I will eat in designated areas only.

·        I will give God honor at every meal.

·        I will be responsible for my own dishes after every meal. I will wash, dry and put away my own dishes.

·        I must dump any excess from my dishes into the garbage.

·        If I spill or drop something I will clean it up immediately.

My General Conduct

·        I may only enter another resident’s room when invited.

·        Curfew is at 11:00pm.

·        I will be accountable to my whereabouts at all times.

·        I will not tell war stories. This means boasting about my lifestyle. I will not glorify my past sinful life. Only share with others where I am going.

·        I may not go into the staff/guest bedroom at any time.

·        I must be out of my bed by 8:00am.

·        I am responsible for finding a mentor and meeting with that mentor weekly.

·        I will provide the Ministry Supervisor with their name and contact information.

·        I give permission for the mentor to be in contact with the Ministry Supervisor.

·        I will be respectful with my cellphone during meeting sessions or church services.

      I will take responsibility for my own sobriety.