Recovery Program (CLRP)


Changed Life Recovery Program

The CLRP is a Christ-centered, 6-month residential/6-month transitional recovery program designed to help men reclaim their lives following addiction and/or homelessness. What started as a 10-bed shelter in 1964 can now house over 40 men in residential program and sees an average of 80 men enter our doors to get their lives back each year. The Mission hopes to restore residents back to their families and communities as upstanding, influential men, leading lives of integrity.

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

A typical day for our residents starts with a quiet time, Bible study, and drug and alcohol recovery classes. Afternoons are utilized for work therapy and evenings for programming such as chapel, Bible classes, and field trips.

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, including furthering education and developing new life skills. Additionally, developing healthy relationships strengthens residents’ understanding and enjoyment of life apart from substances.

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 Case Manager at (301) 695-6633 x204, or email him.