Recovery Program (CLRP)

While admissions have been temporarily suspended, we’re still accepting applications.

Changed Life Recovery Program

Changed Life Recovery Program

Our CLRP is a Christ-centered residential 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.

The eight changes of the CLRP:

  • Be Passionate about Jesus
  • Be Victorious over Addiction
  • Connect with a Local Church
  • Obtain GED or Further Education
  • Have a Mentor or an Accountability Group
  • Reconcile with Family
  • Have a Financially Sustaining Job
  • Have a Safe Place to Live

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

The Changed Life Recovery Program provides many opportunities for the men to sharpen their God-given talents. Furthering their education and developing new life skills are just some of the ways the men advance their career possibilities.

A typical day for our residents starts with a quiet time, Bible study, and recovery curriculum. They utilize their afternoons for work therapy and their evenings for programming such as chapel, Bible classes, and field trips. Developing healthy relationships strengthens the men’s understanding and enjoyment in life apart from substances.

The Mission hopes to restore residents 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.  The 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.

Recovery Program Jobs

Changed Life Recovery Program Case Manager

The Frederick Rescue Mission is seeking a Case Manager for its Changed Life Recovery Program. This position requires an individual with passion for Jesus Christ, recovery work experience, and the desire to help change lives.

If you would like to join a great team in a life-changing ministry, please email your resume to No phone calls, please.