An 18- to 24-month
UGM LIFE Recovery
Although every person who enters the Mission encounters a culture of recovery and an opportunity to build a better life, some choose to enter our long-term residential recovery program to deal with overwhelming issues such as addiction, personal trauma, or a criminal record.
A holistic recovery program
Recognizing that permanent change takes place at the heart level, UGM’s 18 to 24-month-long recovery program (available, free of charge, for men, women, and children) addresses the underlying thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that drive destructive behaviors. In almost every case, the root causes of addiction and other destructive lifestyles are deeper than a 30-, 60-, or 90-day treatment program can reach.
Watch this video for an in-depth look at UGM’s distinctive approach to holistic recovery.
“In Recovery, I worked through feeling stupid, like I can’t get anything right, like I don’t deserve anything, that I was trash. Today, I’m finishing my practicum, I got my driver’s license back, I got my son back, I’ve got my dignity back, and I have an outlook on the future that anything is possible.”
- Misty, Women’s Recovery alumna, Anna Ogden Hall
“It gave me freedom that I get to live in every day. That I'm not alone, first and foremost, and the freedom to combat the addictions that I had.”
– Allen, UGM Men’s LIFE Recovery alumnus
Basic requirements include:
The 5-phase program includes:
- Three meals a day
- Basic medical care
- Case management
- Individual and group counseling
- Bible study and life skills classes
- Community support and accountability
- Work therapy and job training
- 240-hour business practicum
- Ongoing support and accountability after moving out
What to expect in each phase
(Program length varies per person, but requires a minimum commitment of 18 months.)