While at the Refuge Ranch, residents live in single family homes sharing a bedroom and bathroom with one other woman. The family atmosphere creates an environment of care and love. The women know they are in this together and each one plays an important role in the other's recovery.
Each woman has household responsibilities and all women get a chance to work in the kitchen preparing meals for the group. Classes and groups are held every weekday morning followed by work around the 120 acre property in the afternoon. Visits by family members take place on Saturday afternoons. On Sunday, we attend our local church, and Sunday afternoon is a time of rest, fellowship and personal time.
The daily schedule begins at 6:30 a.m. with a walk followed by breakfast, personal devotion time, classes and groups. Lunch is served at noon and work begins at 1:00 p.m. The ladies end their work day at 5:00 p.m. and enjoy dinner at 6:00 p.m. Nightly schedules vary but can include homework, prayer groups, personal time, and fellowship time.
We require each resident to make a one year commitment to the program. The Ranch is a smoke-free environment and very structured and disciplined. This program is more about changing your entire life rather than just getting off drugs and alcohol. Our primary goal is to address the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of each woman and assist her in developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Utilizing evidence based practices from a biblical perspective supports this transformation process. Physical work helps the women gain the physical strength needed to carry on in daily life while emotional healing allows them to experience wholeness and regain hope for thier future. Spiritual health helps a woman understand her identity and begin to explore the hope of a bright future fulfilling her God-given purpose.
We often tell a prospective resident that this program will be the hardest thing they have ever done, however if they apply themselves and cooperate with God, He will use it to change their life. Our commitment is to come alongside every woman in this program and do our part to help them in becoming the woman God created them to be.
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