Covered Bridge strives to provides a safe environment in which everyone feels accepted while also being held to high expectations as a productive member of the community. Residents are empowered to share their many talents with the community and are also given the opportunity to learn and practice new skills in a supported environment. Residents work with our team to build strategies to overcome their substance abuse, and create resiliency in work and social contexts. Through a stepped progression, lives change, real-life skills are learned, and a sense of worth and hope is recovered that allows the individual to build the strength and confidence to move towards greater independence and recovery.
Founded in 2003, Covered Bridge is a Christian recovery ministry dedicated to helping men with substance abuse challenges move toward recovery, health, and greater independence through community living, meaningful work, and discipleship. Within this safe, family-like community made up of staff, volunteers, and other residents, members are accepted, respected and valued as individuals.
We believe in a Creator, and that we were created in the image and likeness of our Creator.
We believe that the suffering that exists in the world is the result of a spiritual problem; and that the image of our Creator has been marred by, what the Bible identifies as, sin.
We believe that our Creator has provided a solution to our spiritual disease through a restored relationship, which gives meaning, purpose and fulfillment to our lives.
We believe that Scripture provides us with a “handbook” for life and that living according to its precepts and principles will lead us to experience life as our Creator intended.
We believe that integration to the community requires a partnership between the formerly incarcerated and individuals and organizations (public and private) that share the common goal of restoration and reconciliation. We believe that this process is best achieved in the context of personal relationships that foster personal responsibility and accountability.
Covered Bridge is a Christian recovery ministry that promotes recovery for men with a history of substance abuse in transition from various institutions through meaningful work, community living, and discipleship.