Programs offered by The Way
Jail Visitation The Spencer County (Indiana) Correctional Facility is where The Way was birthed, with visitations beginning in 2005. Currently, Bible Study is held each week by cell block. With voluntary attendance, we share our faith with much discussion. We pray together and counsel as pertains to their spiritual and physical needs. Each Friday evening the same is done, usually by our clergy Board members and other clergy who are closely connected to us. These evening meetings are available every 3rd week for each cell block. Working closely with the Court system/Community Corrections, candidates are screened in making application to enter our transitional resident programs.
Men's Transitional Home Opened July 15, 2010, this 3,000+ sq. ft. 15-bed facility houses men who stay from 6 months to a year; some longer. It is located at the corner of Center and Lincoln in Rockport. Not all our residents are court ordered. Some of our residents have full time work - others part time or seasonal. They attend church 3 times each week and Celebrate Recovery classes twice weekly. Other times are filled with periodic classes or by going to schools or other community meetings, events, and churches to share their testimonies. Regular drug testing is done.
Celebrate Recovery Classes started in 2006 at our office on Main Street with two participants. Since July 2010, they are held each Monday & Friday in the Sanctuary of our Men's facility at the corner of Lincoln and Center Street. As of Friday, February 24, 2017 the twice weekly classes are held at The Church of the Nazarene on 7th Street. This is a 12-step program, much like Alcoholics Anonymous, but is Christian based. Average attendance: 30 to 35.
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Life's Building Skills Classes Have been offered since 2007 that deal with topics such as: Getting Out of Debt, How We Relate to Money, Preparing a Budget, Purchasing Decisions, When is something a Bargain, Understanding Credit Bureaus, Saving for Emergencies, and Balancing Your Checkbook.
While taking part in The Way Life Skills Program, the client will work on improving his/her resume, learn to search for jobs on and off the internet, how to properly send out resumes, how to dress for and handle an interview.
Recently, the residents were given three classes Life's Healing Choices, Financial Fitness and Toolbox for life.
Our next class: God's Answers to Life's Most Difficult Questions will start on June 20, 2019. This will last 7 weeks.
Life's Healing Choices This takes Celebrate Recovery to a deeper level, guiding the student through 8 life choices: Admitting Need, Getting Help, Letting Go, Coming Clean, Making Changes, Repairing Relationships, Maintaining Momentum, and Recycling Pain. Our first meeting this year was September 27th, 2018 at the Rockport Church of the Nazarene in the basement. Anyone is welcomed to the class no later than October 4th, 2018. This will be a 9 week class. We will be skipping Thanksgiving Day and meet the next Thursday, November 29th, 2018.
Quit & Stay Quit Nicotine Cessation Program The entire program offers: a) Imparts vital information about the dangers of nicotine in clear, forthright language. b) Enhances treatment outcomes with a multi-format program combining the best elements of behavioral therapy and Twelve step philosophy c) Supports a variety of counseling scenarios, including self-directed study d) Improves the odds of implementing a successful smoke-free environment for treatment, corrections, and other service providers. e) Reduces the risk of relapse for chemically dependent clients. Carbon Monoxide levels are tested two or three times during the class schedule. Another monitoring will take place at the home one month after completing the class.
Bible Studies Bible studies are conducted at the Church of the Nazarene every Wednesday night. A variety of materials are used.
Speaking Engagements throughout the year, The Way’s Program Director, Board of Directors or someone living at the transitional home will speak at local schools, churches, and community functions bringing awareness and education to hundreds of individuals regarding the impact of drugs, alcohol and smoking addictions have on individuals and their families.
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