All ladies go through a phone screening and an initial interview process with our intake coordinator or our program director. This takes place initially by telephone, then followed by an in-person meeting with intake coordinator and Program Director. After the interview, the applicant will be notified of our admission decision.
How long is the program? What happens when a resident graduates?
The Program is a long term residential program. No one become addicted overnight and there are many variables to consider. The duration of most day rehabilitation programs is 60 - 120 days. However, research has shown that long term programs are much more effective. The duration of our program is between 18 - 24 months. During this time, we help each of the women deal with the root cause of their addictions. Some of the development areas we address include: self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, parenting skills, vocational skills and educational opportunities.
When the women graduate the program, we are intentional in placing them in a position where they can succeed. Many women have moved onto other opportunities such as college, a new career, or called to serve as a member of our staff.
How much does it cost?
Great question! There is an entrance fee to help with orientation. Since there are significant costs in housing and providing practical needs for the women and their children. Our expectation is that family members and churches financially support the home while New Life tends to the needs of the woman and children. Your support is what carries the women and their children through their entire stay with us.
Does New Life accept state aid?
No. We do not take any form of state or federal aid. The women do not take food stamps, or SNAP benefits, welfare or any other government funding.
What if I don’t have any children?
You do not need children to enter the home.
What if a woman doesn't have custody of her children?
Depending on the circumstances the staff work closely with each individual on a case by case basis to ensure mothers are reunited with their children.