During this initial stage, men receive professional clinical counseling, attend support and accountability meetings like Alcoholics Anonymous, and begin a spiritual 101 through Bible studies, chapel, and discipleship. If necessary, detox is available through partnerships with local hospitals.
Each man also receives a Work Therapy assignment, which will account for nearly 40 hours a week of his time. By putting our guests in charge of major portions of daily life at the Mission, they gain an ownership stake in their own recoveries. This responsibility also develops self-respect, job skills, and work ethic — critical needs for life after the Mission.
Finally, the Seeds of Hope phase requires men to endure a blackout period eliminating almost all contact with the outside world (excepting family after two weeks). This helps break ties with unhealthy influences (people, places, and things), and allows individuals to clear their bodies and minds of chemicals.