The purpose and program of Redemption House are based on Christian principles. We want to build the whole person. All programing has a faith element. Here are some key components.
We hold daily devotions at 9am. Every woman in the house (unless at work) is expected to attend. We pray, encourage each other, and discuss the weekly assignment. There is a weekly Scripture verse. Each resident must memorize the verse and write about how it applies to her life.
Weekly Bible Study
A Bible study is held one night every week. People from different churches come to teach.
We require church attendance every Sunday. Residents can choose which church they attend, as long as it is a Christian church (Protestant or Catholic). One resident was Jewish, but during her time at Redemption House she attended a Christian church (and agreed to this expectation before coming aboard).
Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based Alcoholics Anonymous program. It is held every Friday night at Redemption House, and is open to the public. Numerous churches partner with that program.
Up from Crack Addiction
“I’m making a stand to stay on the right path.”
It was hard for me at first to come to Redemption House and start over, but I believe God had his hand in the plan to get closer to him by coming here, to know him better. Now I am clean and sober. I do my devotions every morning. It helps me keep grounded, to not think I’m alone but to know that God is with me and is helping me every step of my way. I am learning his will and purpose for me, and that I can do all things and change for the better.
I believe the Lord called me to come to Redemption House to overcome, with his help, my addiction to drugs and to become a better mother, grandmother, and woman. I’m making a stand to stay on the right path. I’m learning how to love myself, how to forgive myself for all the hurtful things I’ve done to my loved ones, and how to repair the wreckage. I will, with the Lord’s help, recover.
— 2018 Graduate —