Recovery Program (CLRP)

Changed Life Recovery Program

CLRP is a Christ-centered residential life recovery program designed to help men reclaim their lives following homelessness and/or addiction. What started as a ten-bed shelter in 1964 can now house over 40 men in the year-long program and sees an average of 70 men enter our doors to get their lives back each year.


All residents are required to participate in work therapy, which consists of helping the Mission provide to the community. Men are assigned to areas such as the kitchen, Rescued Treasures, Food Distribution Center or other Mission facilities.

Skycroft Conference Center works with the Mission to provide paid positions to the men for them to take care of financial obligations such as child support, restitution, debt, and the nominal program fee, as well as savings for when they move out of the Mission. Many of the positions entail maintenance in their facilities and kitchen.

A typical day for our guests starts with quiet time, Bible study, and a recovery curriculum. Residents utilize their afternoons for work therapy and their evenings for programming such as chapel, bible classes, field trips and good old fashioned downtime with the other residents of the program, where they learn the art of participating without the need for substances.

The Changed Life Recovery Program provides opportunities for the men to pursue their God-given talents through further education, career aspirations and the earning of new life skills.

The men are subjected to random drug and alcohol tests, with zero tolerance for using while in the program.

It is the Mission’s hope to restore each resident back to their families and communities as upstanding, influential men leading lives of integrity.

If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the Changed Life Recovery Program, you can download the application here and mail the completed form to the Director of the Changed Life Recovery Program, Carlton Hill, at PO Box 3389, Frederick, MD 21705-3389.  T program’s policies and guidelines are available here. For questions about the program, please contact Jake Sexton the program Case Manager at (301) 695-6633 x205, or email him.