Based out of Denver, Colorado, Denver Rescue Mission is an vast non-profit organization that offers residential treatment programs to homeless men and women. Aside from emergency shelter services, its New Life Program offers faith-based treatment for addiction and houses clients at several different facilities throughout the city, one of which is Champa House for women and their children.
Accommodations and Food
The residential home houses single mothers who are battling addiction and their children. With a total of nine beds for clients, the facility can also accommodate up to 20 children. Each woman gets her own private room to share with her kids, equipped with twin or full beds, dressers, closet space and a crib, if necessary. The house features a full kitchen, a living room with TV, on-site laundry and shared bathrooms. While clients can use the kitchen to cook their own food, three meals a day are also provided through Denver Rescue Mission’s shelters.
Treatment and Staff
Since treatment is a faith-based, each day begins with a devotional session that includes readings from the Bible or an inspirational story by a resident or guest speaker. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are dedicated to work therapy where clients help out around the local ministries or thrift stores. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, residents attend rotating classes; like Franklin Covey courses for organization, the seven habits of effective people, GED tutoring, money management and other life skills. Though 12-step attendance is not required, clients are required to attend some kind of off-site self-help program. Champa House is designed to treat those whose primary diagnosis is addiction or substance abuse; as such, it is not deemed a dual diagnosis facility. Additionally, it does not facilitate detox. The average length of stay at Champa House can range from a year to two, depending on the client’s situation.
Six months into the program, residents begin to actively search for a job or apply to school. Once employed or a student, residents are exempt from work therapy. All residents are required to do basic chores, remain in good standing with staff and other clients, and to submit to regular urinalysis tests. Finally, clients are also assigned a chaplain who serves as their case manager through out the program. Though specifics may vary, chaplains can help clients reconnect with family, find local church communities and more.
As an added bonus, residents are paired with volunteer mentors who teach them the ways of sober living and help clients to develop sober friendships to lean on once they have completed the program.
The New Life Program is also available to men at Denver Rescue Mission’s other facilities.
Overall, Denver Rescue Mission at Champa House is comprehensive program that helps women and their children start rebuilding their lives. Residents are provided food, shelter, a host of educational classes and Christian-based counseling and addiction treatment. Denver Rescue Mission’s Champa House remains a valuable resource for those who qualify.
Denver Rescue Mission: Champa House Location
2544 Champa St
Denver, CO 80205
Denver Rescue Mission: Champa House Cost
Free. Reach Denver Rescue Mission Champa House by phone at (303) 294-9961 or by email at [email protected]. Find Champa House via Denver Rescue Mission on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube
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