Our Program

Loosely based upon the Transitional Treatment Center program utilized by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice SAFPF program, we are a TC “Community”, with an emphasis on 12 steps

The spiritual core of  our TLC is a tough-love philosophy that permeates every aspect of the program. Applicants undergo an intense peer-interview prior to acceptance. Questioning focuses on the applicant’s motivation. Upon entry, the new client stays on the property for three days. Family visits are permitted.  Each new client will be assigned a “Big Brother” to show him the ropes and help insure his success in the program.

One of the differences in our program is Mentoring or “Coaching”.  Every man will be assigned a “Coach” to help him through out the program.  A Mentor is a man from the community who volunteers his time to befriend and counsel the Client from the time he enters to the time he leaves and even after.  Clients and Coaches fill out questionnaires and are pre-matched even before arriving at the house.  Both big brother and mentor should be available for introductions the day the client arrives.  Making the man feel welcome is critical.  Mentors may also enlist the help of their spouse in the case of a married client.  Counseling and support of the wife is critical to the clients success.

One of the main goals of this program is to help you attain and maintain gainful employment.  We have several different options for the men in the program so that they should be working within the first two weeks of entry.  If you are part of this program, you WILL work.  There are no exceptions.

 

Our TLC has 5 levels:

ENTRY LEVEL:

A one-week period during which clients may only leave the property to attend 12-step meetings or to seek employment. If clients leave for other reasons, they go with a senior client.

 

LEVEL ONE:

A client is given level one by peers if he/she has a job, a sponsor and a 12-step home group. Level one clients may leave the property alone, though they have an 9:30 p.m. curfew on weekdays, an 11:00 curfew on weekends.  No overnight passes will be given  Intended time for level 1 is 30 days

 

LEVEL TWO:

Level two is given to clients if they meet level one requirements for 30 days, owe no service fees, and support TLC activities. Client MUST be gainfully employed. Level two clients have a 10:00 curfew weekdays, a 12:00 A.M. curfew weekends and periodic overnight and weekend passes.

 

LEVEL THREE:

Level three is given to clients if they meet level two requirements for 30 days, owe no service fees, and support TLC activities. Level three clients have a 11:00 curfew weekdays, a 12:00 A.M. curfew weekends.  Weekend passes are encouraged.

 

TRANSITIONAL LEVEL:

Transition level is given by upper management and approved by treatment team  after clients write a detailed paper outlining plans for re-entry into the community. This paper includes a meeting and work schedule, savings plan and other pertinent information.

OUTPATIENT / CONTINUING CARE:

Our continuing care program follows the client for 3 months from exit.  Counseling services are provided as are employment services.  We expect the client to come back and help others going through the program. As we are based upon the 12 Steps, we believe that “12th Step” work, “helping your fellow brother”  is CRITICAL.  Continuing involvement, even after the program is completed is highly encouraged!

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

 

Clients must:

  1. Find and Maintain gainful employment
  2. Complete a 6 week Big Book study.
  3. Attend 60 12-step meetings in 90 days.
  4. Attend an 8 week relapse prevention class and/or Life Skills
  5. Submit to a drug screen, upon demand, at their expense.
  6. Attend 2 hours of in-house peer counseling each week.

 

WHO GETS IN:

  • You must be clean for at least a week. Preference will be made to men coming out of Treatment.  We would prefer that if you are coming out of Jail, that you attend in-patient treatment first.  Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.
  • Due to proximity to public schools, the program is unable to accept sexual predators such as rapists or child molesters.
  • We are not equipped to handle medical issues such as TB, active hepatitis or HIV positive. Therefore,  applicants with these issues can not be accepted at this time. All prescription medications must be listed at time of application and will be evaluated on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants must be able to work.
  • Our desire is for you to be able to complete our program.  We work with the court systems to help you.

 

 

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