A Biblical design for living successfully.
A person who is leaving an institutional setting--whether it be a prison, treatment facility or hospital--faces many questions. Among them are, "Where do I go from here?" And, "Will I have the support I need to make it out there?"
Covered Bridge exists to provide a place of support during the challenges of transition. Below is a phased outline of our program. If you have any further questions, please get in touch via our contact page. We'd love to tell you more.
Phase I – The Learning Phase (6 Weeks Minimum)
During the first few weeks, residents will begin to learn the Biblical design for living successfully. The staff at Covered Bridge understands there is more to recovery than just the individual, and together we will explore each residents' family background, their education, employment history, skills that they have acquired, and their substance abuse history. Our desire is to help our residents improve their outlook on life and see the hope that accompanies God’s individual purpose and plan for them. They will be introduced to a new community of individuals living in family settings. We model a home where we are eager to show respect for each other. To accomplish this goal, our residents need to become familiar with our handbook and the program requirements.
Phase I gives the new resident an opportunity to begin to establish patterns of trustworthiness. During the first few weeks there will be an emphasis on getting to know the other residents, staff and new supportive networks of encouraging, healthy people. The resident will also interact with a biblical counselor to determine their specific needs and establish expectations and goals for their stay. As they further develop their goals, the resident will begin a job search under the care and supervision of the staff. They will continue to participate in a traditional 12-step program, group meetings and one-on-one meetings with the house manager, director and or individual counselors.
Phase II – Change (9 Weeks Minimum)
The Change Phase represents the resident's opportunity to overcome life controlling issues that have developed in their life. They will also be working to establish themselves in the community. Their outreach will include church fellowship, 12 step meeting attendance, community service and part-time work.
Phase III – Preparation (11 Weeks Minimum)
The purpose of the Preparation Phase is to Pray, Plan and Prepare for our resident's future success and transition to independent living. The three P’s are essential for pursuing God’s will for their life. They will continue to be involved in counseling group meetings. They will continue daily reading, reflection, meditation and personal application of the Biblical principles that accompany their twelve step work.
Phase IV – Transition (12 Weeks Minimum)
The purpose of the Transition Phase is to allow the resident, with the supervision and support of the Covered Bridge staff, to begin a transition to community living. This will include developing an aftercare plan outlining the resident's community support team, recovery maintenance plan, and faith group accountability profile. Once the resident has completed Phase IV and has shown progress in overcoming their addictions, they are deemed a graduate of Covered Bridge.
After Care Phase The greatest aftercare plan was established thousands of years ago. A graduate of Covered Bridge will have deepened his relationship with God and understand God's purpose for his life. He will also have established healthy relationships and support groups through local life giving churches and the recovery community.