Twelve people will graduate tonight during ceremonies for the Bridge to Life Program, a holistic approach to recovery by treating the mind, body and soul.
The event will be at 7 p.m. at City Rescue Mission, 800 W California Ave.
The Bridge to Life Program exists for the purpose of helping adult men, women and families between the ages of eighteen and ninety-nine become free from addictions and other life controlling problems by offering an effective and comprehensive holistic based recovery program as an alternative to mainstream drug and alcohol treatment centers.
City Rescue Mission ministers to an average of 470 homeless men, women and children in the Oklahoma City metro area each day.
The holistic approach to recovery utilized at the Mission treats the mind, body and soul of each client. The vision of the Bridge to Life Program is to produce graduates who are self-sufficient, successful, productive, and a functional part of society.
At the mission, staff members treat the body with free medical, dental, vision and basic needs like a hot shower and hygiene skills. Its Social Services Center provides clients with a variety of resources available to help them succeed at life outside of the mission.
The mission partners with approximately 70 outside agencies that provide medical, dental, vision, veteran’s benefits, counseling, job placement and skills, GED training and computer skills.
Mission officials treat the mind and soul through the Bridge to Life recovery program, which addresses addictions to drugs, as well as, addictions to behaviors.
The 8-10 month program not only provides addiction recovery, but also a variety of issues like anger management, spiritual development, life skills, chronic homelessness, generational homelessness and drug and alcohol addictions. The mission houses the largest, free, drug and alcohol recovery program in the state!
“In the Bridge to Life Recovery Program, there is a period of time where we encourage clients to reflect on their past and plan for their future,” said Tom Jones, president of the mission. “The mission partners with each client to discover solutions to their circumstances whatever they may be. Part of this process allows the clients to build a firm foundation for their future success once they leave the mission.”
The spirit is addressed through the spiritual development opportunities through chapel and program classes. Clients are encouraged to overcome their addictions and other challenges through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
For more information about the mission’s holistic approach to recovery, call 232-2709, extension 141, or visit www.cityrescue.org.