Overnight Refuge Programs

Our goals for the men in our Refuge Programs include:

  • Provision of basic necessities
  • Admission into one of our Development Programs
  • Spiritual transformation through evangelism
  • Freedom from addiction
  • Successful re-entry into society from incarceration
  • Connection to available social services
  • Reconciliation with family members
  • Employment and independent housing

Safe Haven:

Offers food, clothing and shelter to 70 men daily. Men are provided a single bed and a lockable wardrobe in a dormitory setting. Men attend evening chapel led by partners from local churches, immediately followed by dinner. Men are free to utilize the computer lab, gym, laundry room, and shower room until lights out.

Operates daily from 4 p.m. – 6:45 a.m.
Chapel: 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Free Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Lights Outs: 10 p.m.
Time away from Mission: 6:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Code Blue:

Operates throughout the winter months. It provides emergency shelter for an additional 50+ men nightly. Men are provided a single mattress, sleeping bag, and pillow. They have access to meals and facilities listed under Safe Haven.

Operates daily from 4 p.m. – 6:45 a.m

Education & Work Development

Our goals for the men in our Education & Work Development Programs include:

  • Spiritual transformation through discipleship and Church attendance
  • Freedom from addictions
  • Successful re-entry into society from incarceration
  • Employment and independent housing

Discipleship Work Program:

Gives men the opportunity to contribute to the Mission directly as in-house work partners. Disciples help with Mission operations with regular work assignments. Men stay in individual rooms on our 2nd floor. Disciples also attend prayer meetings and Bible studies throughout the week. They have access to all the facilities listed under Safe Haven.

Discipleship Work Requirements: In order to apply for this program, a man must first stay in one of our overnight relief programs for a minimum of two weeks without incident. Applicants must volunteer in a work assignment alongside current disciples for a two week probationary period.

Back-To-Work:

Men who have found full-time employment outside of Hope Rescue Mission may apply for this 6 month, transitional housing program. For a weekly rate, men may stay in an individual room on our 3rd floor and receive all of their meals and necessary clothing. Men may utilize facilities such as the gym and computer lab.

Back-To-Work Requirements: Minimum age 18, valid photo ID, social security number, no registered sex offenders, must attend three spiritual services per week, and all bags must be searched upon entrance to the Mission. Full-time employment must be verified.

Back-To-School:

Men enrolled in 12 college credits per semester, or a technical trade school, may apply for this 6 month, transitional housing program. For a weekly rate, men may stay in an individual room on our 3rd floor and receive all of their meals and necessary clothing. Men may utilize facilities such as the gym and computer lab.

Back-To-School Requirements: Minimum age 18, valid photo ID, social security number, no registered sex offenders, must attend three spiritual services per week, and all bags must be searched upon entrance to the Mission. School enrollment must be verified.

 

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