Genesis Men’s Home
Our residential care which provides hope, healing and a future consists of 9 men’s homes, 3 ladies’ homes, 2 churches and 10 vocational training programs . Our home and foreign missions outreaches; Rock the Block and Teen Challenge World Outreach are dynamic tools for evangelism and intervention — rescuing and restoring hurting people. In 2004, we established Teen Challenge men’s home in Santiago, Dominican Republic through a crusade/concert in the city’s largest baseball stadium.
Men who are mentally and emotionally broken from their addictions enter phase one of the Teen Challenge Program. It is in the Genesis Home where they are introduced to the love of God and His transforming power. Hope lives here. Freedom is found here. Changed lives leave here!
Phase 1 – Recognition of destructive and habitual thoughts that lead to substance abuse.
Shekinah Men’s Home
In Phase 2 and 3, our students are introduced to a curriculum designed to provide the skills necessary for change. In addition to personal and group mentoring, students receive character development training that strikes at the root of addiction. They also receive vocational training to help them succeed in today’s society.
Focus on healing the wounds of past failures and broken relationships.
Character development and spiritual growth with a discovery process identifying personal strengths and setting individual goals.
Continuing Care Planning includes employment/educational plans, housing, financial planning, relationship skills, support system evaluation, leadership skills and relapse prevention. This may or may not be residential, but generally these centers involve Phase I activity, as well as providing pastoral counseling and referral. Many of these ministries also coordinate or directly provide the non-residential expression of Teen Challenge: Living Free (formerly Turning Point). Living Free is small groups based. The Crisis centers that are residential are typically very short term until a more permanent discipleship bed can be located.
Re-entry – generally for those graduates needing additional assistance in education, transitional housing, securing jobs or job skills, but can involve other reasons.
Restoration – for graduates who have returned to old behavior patterns. Phase VI is a rare ministry as a center, and is more often co-located with a Phase IV.
Grace Ladies Home
We implemented a new curriculum entitled, “Start Right Mentoring Pro¬gram”, designed by our very own. Dr. Anna Ramos. Start Right is a sim¬plistic, yet statistically proven way to help students improve in their over¬all emotional and mental health by abiding in principles found in God’s Word.
Our 40 bed ladies home provides an intimate setting for ladies who are broken, battered, and abused. Our residential discipleship program offers restoration and healing to ladies who struggle with addiction to drugs, alcohol, and other life controlling problems.
Another major component of the Teen Challenge structure is the Teen Challenge curriculum by Dave Batty. This is known as the Group Studies for New
Christian and the Personal Studies for New Christians.