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The Mission’s Women’s Division is a residential life recovery program for female survivors of domestic violence and those seeking recovery from addiction. Our program will allow mothers to have their children with them during their time at the Mission. We provide a safe place where women can find healing and regain their independence. Our objective is to empower the women to become self-sufficient as we share the hope of Jesus Christ. Clients gain self-esteem, life skills, biblical knowledge, and learn to recognize what healthy relationships are. Women leave the Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia as strong, assertive, independent women in Christ who are no longer trapped in a cycle of violence and codependency.
The Women’s Division is divided into a three phase program and requires a nine to twelve month commitment from anyone entering the program.
The goal of Phase I is to establish a safe environment for women and their children. The Women’s Division staff aids the resident in gaining back her identity which is often lost due to the effects of abuse and addiction. Residents participate in daily self-evaluations, journaling, group sessions, and attend Celebrate Recovery and Bible study.
This phase builds off the foundations created from the classes and sessions described in Phase I. Phase II curriculum is based on the theme of breaking the cycle of abuse and addiction by way of Jesus Christ. This phase is in-depth and designed to build self-esteem and learn the dynamics of healthy relationships. The women learn to establish boundaries and assertiveness skills which enable them to gain their own identity and see the value in themselves.
During this phase, the women are encouraged to continue to grow in faith and commitment to Christ as they work through the recovery steps as presented in the program. The women are paired with a mentor as they begin to prepare for graduation and establishing a new life outside of the Rescue Mission. The transition phase is an elective three-month program during which the Rescue Mission continues to provide housing and other essential needs. The focus of this phase is for women to actively seek and maintain outside employment and obtain housing beyond the Rescue Mission.
Since entering the Women’s Life Recovery Program I have gained a peace and comfort that I have never known before. I have gained self-respect, pride, and dignity. I now have a life that can be lived without abuse, drugs and alcohol. I am so grateful to be a part of such a blessed place. Because of Jesus and the Mission I finally have my life back and I now live it for Jesus.