While at The Refuge Ranch, residents live in single family homes sharing a bedroom and bathroom with another woman. The family atmosphere creates an environment of care and love. Residents learn they are all in this together and each one plays an important role in the other's recovery.
Residents have household responsibilities and get a chance to work in the kitchen learning about good nutrition and 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 a local church, and Sunday afternoon is a time of rest, fellowship, and personal time.
Following a daily schedule promotes the development of structure and stability, which will be a crucial part of successful long-term recovery. The day 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, book studies, prayer groups, personal time, games, and fellowship.
Each resident is required to make a nine month commitment to the program. This program is about making a life style change 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 necessary to meet the challenges of life while emotional healing allows them to experience wholeness and regain hope for their future. Spiritual health helps her to begin to explore the hope of a bright future fulfilling her God-given purpose. The Refuge Ranch support does not end when a resident graduates. The staff remains committed to her as long as she needs our support.
Graduates often say this program was the most challenging thing they have ever done, but the best thing. Our commitment is to provide the support and expertise every woman needs to develop a life-long recovery plan and become the person God has created her to be and the woman she has hoped to be.
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