Wings of Freedom is a faith-based sober living community in Tulsa, Oklahoma that focuses on strengthening the spirit of recovering addicts and alcoholics in its care. Dixie Pebworth, its founder and pastor, came to his own spiritual awakening and call to ministry after having been incarcerated for six years. The facility opened its doors in 2001. Residents do not have to be Christian, but all are asked to be open-minded and respectful and to follow the facility’s policies and procedures.
Accommodations and Amenities
Housing approximately 170 residents, Wings of Freedom consists of four apartment complexes. There are 107 one- and two-bedroom units available for men, women and families.
Apartments are semi-furnished, but always come with the basics: couch, bed, kitchen table. Many living spaces do have TVs, but because the facility is funded mostly by donations, there are no guaranteed amenities. Residents are allowed and encouraged to bring any furnishings and décor that would make their apartment feel like home.
After completing the first phase of treatment, residents can choose to share an apartment with a roommate or rent an apartment on their own. Choosing to live independently comes with an added cost of $100 per month.
Each apartment complex is located on or near public transportation routes, so this location would especially benefit those who may not have a car to use.
Rules and Regulations
Residents are required to attend Christian-based church services at least once a week in tandem with participation in Celebrate Recovery (a Christ-centered 12-step program) and a support group that meets every Friday night. Counseling services are also offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Random drug and alcohol testing is administered and residents must pass a clean urine analysis before entering the program. Employment is not necessary upon entry but is required of all residents after 30 days. The facility helps residents through the employment process with job search forms and encouragement.
Curfew for the first 30 days is 7 pm, with work or program meetings being the only exceptions. Residents must also attend four meetings per week during the first 30 days, after which time only three meetings per week are required. The curfew becomes 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and 11 pm Friday and Saturday after the initial phase. Weekend passes are also granted after 30 days per resident compliance with facility rules.
Food is provided two nights per week during meetings. Residents do not have to eat the meals offered, but if they choose to do so the cost is $3 per meal.
Smoking is permitted outdoors on the premises and cell phones are allowed.
Wings of Freedom, indeed: this facility gives a relatively long leash to its residents. Family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend church services, meetings and counseling sessions. Wings of Freedom is particularly passionate about keeping families and loved ones together and are almost unique in that they allow married couples to be housed together.
Wings of Freedom
9897 E 11th St
Tulsa, OK 74128
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