Changed Life Recovery Program
Apply to the 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 the doors of the Frederick Rescue Mission with the intention of getting their lives back each year. Men who go through the program attempt to attain eight goals:
- Be passionate about Jesus Christ
- Be victorious over addiction
- Be connected to a local church
- Have a mentor and/or be part of an accountability group
- Obtain G.E.D. or education for the future
- Be reconciled to his family as much as possible
- Obtain a financially sustaining job
- Find safe and affordable housing
All men are required to participate in work therapy while they’re in the program, which consists of helping the Mission provide to the community. Men are assigned to areas such as the kitchen, recycling, the side desk, or other Mission facilities. Skycroft Conference Center has worked 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 the men starts with quiet time, Bible study, and recovery curriculum. Residents utilize their afternoons for work therapy and their evenings for recovery programming such as chapel, Celebrate Recovery, Bible classes, in addition to relaxation and fun including game nights or field trips.
The Changed Life Recovery Program provides opportunities for the men to pursue their God-given talents through obtaining a GED, developing career aspirations, gaining life skills including computer instruction to management, and applying for a driver’s license. 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, Kenny King, at PO Box 3389, Frederick, MD 21705-3389. Also, please peruse the program’s policies and guidelines, here. For questions about the program, please contact Jake at (301) 695-6633 x205, or email him.