Christ Satisfies Housing Review
Located in the Minneapolis suburb of Columbia Heights, Minnesota, Christ Satisfies Housing offers faith-based sober living for men and women in recovery. Their belief is building a strong relationship with Jesus Christ allows clients to relinquish addictive behaviors, stay clean and sober and rebuild new, fruitful lives.
Accommodations and Amenities
Christ Satisfies Housing has two men’s homes and one house for women. The homes vary in size and style, but they are all in upscale residential. One of the men’s houses is an impressive Tudor-style house with a large front porch and covered patio. Each house accommodates between six and ten clients. Both private and double-occupancy rooms are available, and bedroom furnishings include closets, dressers and twin beds.
Food is provided. Residents prepare meals in fully equipped kitchens. Christ Satisfies Housing partners with a state-funded program, which pays for food, and housing for financially challenged or criminal justice clients. Amenities include all utilities, Cable TV. Staff lives on the premises in each home and oversees operations.
Rules and Regulations
Clients are accepted on a case-by-case basis. All potential residents must have already undergone detox and pass a drug and alcohol screening. A six-month minimum length of stay is suggested, but not required. Typically, private pay clients come from a treatment program and may have more clean and sober time under their belt, while those on state funding are newcomers in sobriety.
There are two tracks available. Requirements for private pay clients includes attending the Sunday night house meeting, participating in a weekly Life skills/Bible study group and attending one weekly 12-step or faith-based recovery meeting off the premises, including AA/NA or Celebrate Recovery. A church service also fulfills the required meeting quota. If unemployed, clients must secure work. Until they find a job, they must participate in a community volunteer program.
State-assisted clients must also participate in the Sunday night house meeting, the a weekly Life skills/Bible study group, plus go to three weekly 12-step or faith-based meetings. The are also required to attend a mid-week on-site recovery support group and go to a Sunday church service. The recovery support group is held on the premises, and is facilitated by staff. Additionally, the state-funded residents must participate in the volunteer program which allows them to be of service to the community. These clients are provided with vocational guidance which helps them transition into full-time employment between six and nine months.
All residents are expected to obtain and maintain working relationships with sponsors or mentors. At Christ Satisfies Housing, random drug and alcohol testing is conducted. A zero tolerance policy is enforced, and those who relapse are evicted from the premises. Anybody found with weapons or exhibiting violence are also dismissed to ensure the safety of the entire household.
All of the houses are located within easy walking distance from public transportation.
Christ Satisfies Housing offers financially challenged clients affordable faith-based sober living housing and support. The private pay cost is also reasonably priced. For men and women seeking faith-based structured living, Christ Satisfies Housing is a great option.
Christ Satisfies Housing Location
Christ Satisfies Housing
4000 Washington Street North East
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Christ Satisfies Housing Cost
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