New Life Program
Being captive to homelessness is a problem for many people!
The New Life Program exists to encourage men and women as they prepare for their return to societal living through Physical, Spiritual, Emotional, Social, Educational, Vocational, Employment, and Financial programs designed to help them break the cycle of homelessness and despair.
Spiritual - Help develop the basic Christian disciplines of Church attendance, prayer, personal Bible study, and Christian living. Chaplains are available for Biblical counseling. All classes, workshops, and support groups are designed to promote spiritual growth. Where possible, reconcile with family and any crime victims.
Physical - To see improvement in physical health. Regular meals and bedtimes, and a program of healthy physical exercise is part of the daily routine. Vision and Dental is evaluated and provided case by case by volunteer health professionals. MIA is accessed for physical health challenges and illnesses. A recovery program is offered to confront and eliminate all addictions, including tobacco.
Emotional - To see improvement in overall emotional health. Stanislaus County Mental Health is available for medical mental health needs. Improved physical health and the development of good personal habits, proper work habits of attendance, flexibility, punctuality, ability to follow instructions, cooperation with others, and trust worthiness will improve the general feeling of well being.
Social - To encourage the development of appropriate interpersonal social interaction. Beginning with structured interaction with others, progressing to field trips, and then to personally planned activities, social skills will develop as the experiences expand.
Education/Vocational - To enable each participant to earn a high school diploma and to receive additional education and/or vocational training.
Employment - To enhance the skills necessary to maintain fulltime, permanent employment.
Financial - To ensure that the graduated participant is able to provide for his/her financial needs. All outstanding fines and debts will be researched, and a Biblical plan established to retire them. All income, except a small personal allowance, will be banked toward independent living.
If you, or someone you know, can benefit from the New Life Program, you may pick up an application at 1400 Yosemite Blvd.