The G.R.A.C.E. Program Provides: On Site Surveillance; Alcohol & Drug Testing. Drug Testing Certification: Medtox Diagnostics Inc. Chapel Services, Bible Study. Weight Lifting and Exercise Area. Character Integrity, Hope & Dignity. Work Ethics, Life Skills. Personal Hygiene, Etiquette. Biblical Counseling: Substance Abuse & Addiction, Anger Management, Depression. Spiritual Discipleship, Mentoring. Change For A Person's Relationship To God, Their Family, Friends, and Country. A Certificate of Achievement, upon Completion.
About the Program
The G.R.A.C.E. Program (God's Redemption Assurance Compassion Ethics program) at Hope Haven Gospel Mission is designed to provide and instill a godly style of living, in a safe and healthy, family-oriented environment, for men ages 18-years-old and over, who may be in need of either spiritual or personal structure for their lives.
When a person is residing at Hope Haven Gospel Mission in the G.R.A.C.E., the accommodations for living are set up as a Group/Large House style arrangement. Shower and laundry facilities are provided. Every person eats in the dining room on the first floor.
When an individual is being interviewed for program status, they are made aware that their position and involvement is voluntary and subject to the discretion of the Mission. A background and personal history check is also done and there is a 30-day probationary period for each candidate. This screening process and observation period helps to determine whether or not the individual is serious about getting their life in order and letting healing to take its course.
Mandatory Counseling, and its frequency, is based upon individual client case study assessment. Hope Haven Gospel Mission uses the A. P. S. (Arno Profile System) Temperament Model for testing prior to counseling clients; the Biblical Counseling Foundation's Course of Self Confrontation; and the Strategic Pastoral Counseling Model for nurturing and instructing clients. The Word of God clearly teaches that there is victory over sin and despair through the Lord Jesus Christ (PHILIPPIANS 4:13).
Whether it be drug addiction, alcohol, sexual perversion, violence, etc., there is hope for those that place their faith in Almighty God, through the person of Jesus Christ. God's grace is sufficient not only for SALVATION, but for EVERY NEED in a born again Christian's life.
After successfully completing the "probationary period" at Hope Haven Gospel Mission, then the guest will be here as long as necessary providing they have been able to follow the "Rules and Regulations" in a consistent and responsible manner. Their level of commitment will determine their performance and longevity. Each need depends upon the individual, whether for spiritual or personal development, and God is willing and able to meet every need in our lives according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
The Structured Day
The Men are awakened at 7A.M. with breakfast being served at 8:00 A.M. At 9 A.M. work begins. Bible Study & Self Confrontation Classes are mandatory on a weekly basis to help the program members learn the Bible and to build character. These classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday at 10 A.M.
At 10 A.M. everyone is assigned duties for the day, other than those permanently assigned to cooking and night watch (Security) duty.
Daily assignments are: cleaning the Mission, laundry, truck crew pick-ups, kitchen work and office help. The Men are guided through, learning to provide for themselves, developing good work ethics and are counseled as they progress in responsibility.
Failure to meet obligations can result in: reassignment of duties, extension beyond the 6 months, dismissal from the program, or their privilege of staying at the Mission being revoked.
Lunch is served at 11:30 A.M. and, as is the case for all meals, the Men must be on time. Work resumes at 1:15 P.M. through 3:30 P.M. This leaves the time to clean up before the 4:30 P.M. meal.
Chapel services are held every Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Friday at 4:30 PM. Except for Wed. & Sun. On these days; the Men are required to attend a Local Independent Fundamental Baptist Church service in the Community.
Drugs and alcohol are not tolerated. If they test positive for either one, they will not be permitted back until an interview, and a reassessment has been made by the Executive Director and the Program Director. Should they fail to return to the premises by the 8 P.M. curfew, the door is locked until re-admittance time, and they must find shelter for the night.
When an individual has been mandated through the Dept. of Corrections, Probation, or Parole, their legal representative will always be updated; in the event of any legal consequences.
How Do I Apply?
By correspondence, or a referral.
By a personal telephone call, or by direct walk-in.
A Personal Commitment.
What Is The Cost?
A. P. S (Clinical Testing) - A Donation of $30.00
Self-Confrontation Work Book - A Donation of $17.00
Clinical & Workbook Cost - $47.00
Other: To Be Discussed & Agreed Upon Prior To Acceptance Into Program