The Las Vegas Rescue Mission residential recovery program is for men and women with
life-controlling addictions who want
to make a positive life change. The focus of the program is on recovery, rehabilitation,
and preparation for a return to productive living through the power and love of
Jesus Christ. We offer this at no cost to those who have no income as a way
to get off the streets to a safe environment where all their physical needs are provided
for, so they can focus all their attention on recovery and their relationship with Jesus
(Take a minute to watch the video
above/right to hear more about how our Recovery Program is changing lives)
We ask our residents to commit to a one-year recovery program, but may stay for an
extended period of time based on the individual's needs and progress. We have the ability
to house about 100 residents at the Mission. Women stay in the
Shelter of Hope and men stay in the
New Life Center throughout their recovery.
Entry into the Las Vegas Rescue Mission recovery program is based on available space
and a demonstrated willingness, by the potential client, to abide by all Mission
rules and show a serious commitment to their recovery. Space is limited at
the Mission, so we can only take people who truly
want to change their lives
to become responsible and productive citizens.
Upon entry into our recovery program, residents are required to actively pursue
recovery. To this end, the Mission provides a wide array of required recovery classes.
The number of classes they must attend is based on
the individual's needs, but usually includes: four recovery classes, three bible
studies, and two chapel services each week. In addition, each resident is assigned
a case manager that they must meet with once a week to evaluate their recovery
In order for the Mission to provide other services for the homeless in the community,
and to provide a more structured environment, residents are assigned various daily
duties around the Mission. This might include such duties as food preparation,
security, cleaning, and other jobs vital to the daily operation of the Mission.
We, at the Mission, refer to this as "work therapy" since it gets our residents
back in the habit of working everyday and prepares them for their eventual return to
Once a resident completes certain requirements, and are ready, they are given the
tools they need to find employment outside the Mission. There are employment
search training classes and job placement assistant services at the Mission to help
our residents live independently and interact effectively with society. While employed
they can remain a resident for a period of time, if that is their desire.
The Las Vegas Resue Mission has a responsibility to our donors and the community as
a whole to make this work, and we try very hard to produce meaningful results.
We believe, through the grace of God, that it can and does work for any person.