One-Stop Residential Care
Lighthouse Ministries takes a unique holistic approach to meeting the needs of an individual’s mind, body, and soul. We do this by providing food, clothing, shelter, education, referral services, on-site job training, career advancement training, counseling, case management, discipleship, and structured classes in budgeting, parenting, and spiritual growth all within one central location. There are no fees associated with the program since all of a resident’s needs are met free-of-charge.
The Jay & Eloise Troxel Family Life Center for Women & Children operates as a transitional facility which assists victims of domestic violence, homelessness, and destructive lifestyles. The program provides direction, encouragement, accountability, and discipline to help bring about positive changes within the residents’ lives.
The Emmanuel Program is a discipleship program designed to assist men in overcoming addictions and bringing every area of their lives under the leadership of Jesus Christ. It is one component of the One-Stop Care for Men here on the Life and Learning campus of Lighthouse Ministries.
The One-Stop Care program operates under our Four Pathways: Spiritual, Community, Industry, and Education. The execution of the pathways determines the total length of the in-program journey for each resident. Whether it takes 12 months or 18 months, we encourage and mentor each resident toward God’s peace, life purpose, and fulfillment of potential.
The Spiritual pathway is nurtured through regular church attendance and membership, Bible study classes, and Christian mentorship. Each resident is taught the importance of a daily moral inventory and developing an intimate relationship with God.
Residents are also taught to live as a productive member of society (Community). Everyone is encouraged to give back to the ministry through their service in on-campus ministries, which includes duties at the thrift shoppes, kitchen, preschool, maintenance, and janitorial assignments. They also learn to live as part of a community through their relationships with the other residents, staff, and volunteers.
The Industry phase creates job opportunities for our residents. After six months of residency, they are eligible to enter our Internship program. During this time, they are required to save 80% of their income so that when they are ready to complete the program, they are capable of being financially stable, ending the cycle of homelessness in their life. They are also required to pay restitution, child support, and any additonal outstanding bills as part of their program.
The Education pathway provides our residents the opportunity to earn their GED, enhance their memorization and learning skills, prepare for future employment, and work on computer and desktop publishing skills.
Monthly case plan meetings are set up between staff and residents in order to monitor a resident’s progress throughout the recovery program. The case plan meetings give residents the opportunity to develop their goals for the program. It is a time of affirmation for residents as they speak with staff and receive the accountability, encouragement, and direction they need to continue in recovery. Life coaches help develop behavioral and problem solving techniques as the residents work toward the vision of God’s peace, life purpose, and fulfillment of potential.
Additional courses are required during the rehabilitation program. They include “Overcomers in Christ,” “Boundaries,” weekly Bible Study, and Work Internship. “Overcomers in Christ” is a Christian recovery program for individuals and families.
Before Lighthouse, Jessica had a great childhood. She grew up in nearby Frostproof, and felt both loved and supported by her family. It wasn’t until she was an adult and her mother passed away that she sank into an addiction to painkillers.