Discover a Place To Start Over
A LITTLE BACKGROUND
Over 2000 years ago a Savior arrived with a radical message of hope for those cast aside by society. He was not to be found in the temples or the homes of the wealthy; rather he sat among the prostitutes, the thieves, and the outcasts. He touched the lepers, the sick, the broken……and they were healed.
Today, there are still those living on the margins of society, trapped in the destructive cycles of addiction, people who have given up on themselves, men and women desperate for a miracle. The good news is that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is still transforming lives today just as it did then. Our students will learn to embrace the principles of forgiveness and to find hope and strength in Jesus Christ. We believe this is the only genuine path to become free from life controlling addictions and able to live the life God intended. Project Hope is a place where people experience recovery from any kind of addiction — overeating, stress, worrying, sex, obsessive compulsiveness, anger, depression and a multitude of life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups.
Our purpose is to provide men and women with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling problems. By applying biblical principles it is our belief that people with life controlling addictions can become mentally-sound, emotionally-balanced, socially-adjusted, physically-well, and spiritually-alive.
Our goal is to help residents establish chemical-free lifestyles in connection with issues they identify as life-controlling and to recognize that these skills and tools are transferable to future problems and challenges they will face.
This faith-based residential program assists individuals in recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and the life-controlling problems associated with it. In addition, residents work on overcoming rebellion and the self-destructive behaviors associated with their substance abuse and developing positive life skills. Residents participate in spiritual growth activities, individual counseling, and various outreaches.
- Helping residents develop a spiritual life that provides inner-strength and a foundation for lasting recovery.
- Helping residents identify and replace negative and unhealthy core beliefs.
- The students give their testimonies to various groups and it is our understanding that this has a twofold benefit; it enables the student to rehearse their current spiritual journey and it allows the student to be an agent of hope.
- Life Skills development in areas such as personal and family relationships, self-acceptance, relapse prevention, social skills development, anger management, recreation, etc.
Project Hope is a place for those who desire to develop a new life free from the devastation of drug and alcohol abuse. Since the beginning, the Project Hope Recovery Centers has founded our program on the teachings of Jesus Christ. Biblical truths have physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually unchained the lives of thousands of addicts. We have a saying that our students are transformed from “hopeless dope addicts to dopeless hope addicts.”
Those lost in addiction need to know there is a new life waiting for them through the life-changing power of Jesus. Project Hope is in the business of providing a future for families as well as individuals who desire a positive and optimistic transformation in their lives.
According to the 2002 National Survey on Drug Use, an estimated 7.7 million individuals age 12 or older were in need of care for an illicit drug problem. Furthermore, an estimated 18.6 million persons age 12 or older were in need of assistance for an alcohol problem. Project Hope has responded with action to statistics like these. Providing residential care for men and women seeking freedom from life-controlling problems, Project Hope has become a safe haven for the suffering to experience an opportunity to belong and a place to start over. Where residential care is needed, we offer a well-developed, multi-phased discipleship training program. We also provide prevention programs to thousands each year through public school assemblies and church meetings.
WORK STUDY PROGRAM
Through our adult work-study program, residents have the opportunity to develop a strong work ethic while learning new skills and the importance of teamwork and a good attitude. Work study consists of tasks such as administrative tasks, kitchen clean-up, laundry, janitorial duties, simple maintenance projects and wood working. These activities help residents understand personal responsibility for their own living space and the importance of serving others.
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Thanks for your interest in the program here at Saving Grace Women’s Home. We are also in partnership with Project Hope – the men’s extension of our program. Click the link below to be re-directed to their site to complete the application process.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Sincere desire to change
Open to instruction and correction
You must make a 12 – 14 month commitment to complete the program
* If a student is unable to come up with any portion of the induction fee scholarship options are available and can be discussed with intake director.
Statement Regarding Newly Admitted Students’ Induction Fee
- The participant understands that Project Hope Recovery Center is a Christian discipleship program that does not accept insurance or rely on government funding.
- The participant understands that there is a non-refundable $500.00 application fee that is payable in cash, money order, cashier’s check, credit and/or debit cards.
- The participant understands that Project Hope Recovery Center WILL NOT refund the application/induction fee or any portion thereof; even if the student decides to leave immediately after the application process is completed. NOTE: Whether they decide to leave after 1 hour; 1 day; or 1 week.
* If a student is unable to come up with any portion of the induction fee scholarship options are available and can be discussed with intake director.
Philippians 1:6 says, “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it…” We believe that the success rate is extremely high for the graduates of our program who are genuine about their new life and freedom found in Jesus Christ.
We assist in the following ways:
- We write letters to courts; probation/parole departments; and attorney offices on your behalf
- Make calls to your attorneys, etc. to inform them of your attendance in program.
- Provide regular updates and progress/urinalysis reports on your behalf
- In some cases, we would transport you to your court hearings, probation/parole appointments…. This must be discussed and approved before entering our program.
- Devotions ~Discipleship Training ~Work Projects
- Education/Class Time ~Weekend Fundraising ~Church Outreaches
- Meal Times ~Chapel Services ~Bible Reading
- Recreational Activities
Lives are transformed at Project Hope by the power of God, which is stronger than the bonds of addiction. Project Hope Recovery Center helps the total person with spiritual, emotional, physical, social and educational challenges to prepare them for their new life.
Mornings are devoted to bible reading, prayer, chores, discipleship classes, and mentoring; afternoons are dedicated to vocational training and work; and evenings are committed to recreation, mentoring sessions, Bible study, and fellowship.
The weekly curriculum is a combination of Teen Challenge International’s Group Studies for New Christians (GSNC) materials and biblical homework/study. Each student is assigned a personal mentor who has overcome addiction himself/herself. Through personal discipleship, our mentors focus on the unique needs of each student as they lead them into a consecrated life in God.
Generally, those who come to us are sick and tired of their addiction, inflated promises and easy, “band-aid” answers that never seem to work. They are typically at a place where they are desperate for change—even if it means making a drastic commitment for a year in Project Hope
First, is simply the promise from the lips of Jesus Himself found in Matthew 6:33 – “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” This may seem like a trite or simplistic statement to someone who has a family to support, but it truly has been our experience that those who determine within their hearts to get their spiritual lives right, find an awesome God who is willing to go to bat for them back at home.
The other thing we should mention is that getting your life back in order generally requires sacrifice. Many would like to have the solution but are not willing to make the necessary sacrifice. If we can be frank with you, that simply isn’t realistic. But we can also assure you, the rewards of such a sacrifice are definitely worthwhile. The real question is, “Are you willing to trust God?”.
Our visits, mail and phone policies are as follows:
VISITS: After being in the program for 14 days, you may have ONE (1) visit per month at our outreach center during and after our last weekly Sunday morning services at our CT Houston and Gulf gate campuses. (Visits would begin at morning church service 10:45 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.) These visits are limited to immediate family members and others with the Program Directors approval.
MAIL: Once enrolled in Project Hope you may immediately begin to write and receive mail. (All mail communication is only to family or individuals preapproved by the program director.) All outgoing and in-coming mail are screened. Mail is distributed daily by the House Manager.
PHONE CALLS: After being in the program for 14 days, you are eligible to make outgoing phone calls to family members or others with the approval of the Program Manager. Students are generally allowed two (2) phone calls a week on designated weekdays for 10 minutes. Students that are parents to young children are allowed additional time. We do not allow incoming calls and you are not allowed a personal phone.
PASSES: After being in the program for 90 days, you may have an 8 hour day pass with immediate family members on the last Sunday of the month after Church service. A Pass Request is required to be submitted 2 weeks prior and acceptance is pending the approval of the Program Director. Overnight passes are available after 180 days/6 months upon approval of Program Director. (Passes are usually 24 to 48 hours unless otherwise determined by the program director.) No passes are offered on major holidays due to high vulnerability to relapse.
It is also a wonderful opportunity for our staff to be able to work with husbands and wives so that the inevitable marital difficulties which arise from addiction can be resolved.
Our Mentoring Department comes under the leadership of Reverend Crystal Gonzalez and the direction of Executive Director Juan Gonzalez. Both Rev. Juan and Crystal Gonzalez have received their credentials and are degreed and certified in biblical counseling.
Graduates from Project Hope Recovery Center may apply for a Christian Counseling Service or attend weekly meetings at our family outreach center for additional accountability and fellowship at any time, even if it has been years since their graduation.
Also, graduates are encouraged to make sure their home is a sanctuary—a place where Jesus would feel welcome and comfortable. If your home needs a good purging, then don’t let anything stop you! After God has done a deep work in your heart, you and your family want to cut off every avenue of the enemy in your home. This may include certain magazines, inappropriate movies and even the television if need-be! You also want to make sure every computer, cell phone and other Wi-Fi enabled gadget in your possession is equipped with a reliable Internet filter.
Project Hope is a non-profit organization, and as such, we do not receive any government funding. We do receive financial support from donations to the ministry; however, there are several different types of vocational platforms such as: craft shop; Emerging Leader Program; Store Front outreaches and fundraising efforts that God uses to support the financial needs of the ministry.
Special Events, Store Front, and other vocational training areas are a two-fold blessing. First, they provide necessary funds for the functioning of the ministry. Secondly, they provide an opportunity for the students to gain training, work experience, and various job skills that will be beneficial for the future employment success.
During your stay at Project Hope you will be expected to participate in these various vocational training and fundraising efforts as they arise.
Hear from some of our students!
I Finally Have My Daughter Back
This is my daughter Monica. Monica is a very special person with a big heart, she has been through so much at such a young age. My daughter had to grow up very quickly, you see, I am a single parent with a terminal illness. I was in and out of the hospital which left Monica all alone, she had to learn how to do things on her own. Monica started turning to other places and people for acceptance, she felt like no matter how hard she tried it was never good enough. As a result Monica was diagnosed with, Bipolar, chronic depression, and anxiety. When I started getting better we became very close and she started opening up to me. She told me she had a problem with addiction, my heart fell to my feet, I grabbed her and hugged her. Monica overdosed 3 times over the course of her addiction. The second time she told me that God told her it wasn’t her time and walked her out into a light and she woke up. The last time she had been clean, she had found a job doing yard work. While she was working they offered her a glass of wine; she didn’t remember anything after that. The people were just going to dump her off, but out of nowhere a girl showed up and called the ambulance. Monica was in a coma for 6 hours and had stayed in ICU for 3 days. We found out afterwards that they had slipped a date rape drug in her wine. I prayed and prayed for God to please heal my daughter, looking back I couldn’t have done it without God in my life. That’s when He orchestrated getting Monica to Project Hope; I knew that He had special plans for her. Without Project Hope Monica probably wouldn’t be alive today. Now I know my daughter is safe, has a place to sleep and is surrounded by God’s soldiers. Addiction is a disease that effects so many people, and they have no hope or no place to go, thank you Project Hope for giving me my daughter back.
Reflections of a Father
Taylor had everything going for her. A Michigan State undergraduate, bright, full of life and she had her whole life ahead of her. Then I started to notice something was going wrong. Her grades slowly started to decline; then in her junior year the signs got worse; she was losing her hair; began having anxiety attacks and started to distance herself from me and the family. Her junior year I finally realized my daughter was addicted to prescription pills. This nightmare started when Taylor was first introduced to pain killers after having hip surgery when she was only 14. The addiction to pain killers eventually led to a full blown heroin addiction. Her life was spiraling out of control and each time the consequences were escalating. She was in and out of rehabs, but still could not shake her addiction. Then I got the call every parent dreads; Taylor had overdosed, she was pronounced clinically dead… but was revived in the back of the ambulance on the way to the hospital. I believe this second chance at life precipitated her desire to find Project Hope. Even though I was afraid it might be a cult; I knew the gravity of the situation and was willing to do anything to help her. I didn’t know it yet, but I needed to put Taylor in God’s hands. He had a bigger purpose; God was in the process of using this crisis to sew our family back together. His plan started to become clear to me after she arrived at Project Hope. Taylor started taking responsibility for her own actions and committed herself to overcoming her addiction. Then Taylor’s relationship to her family became so much more important to her, and her faith began to explode to the point where God was working through her to renew my faith too. Her prayers are so strong now. Her voice can be heard from the rooftops. The words from the Holy Spirit flow from her lips with conviction. God has brought her back to me and her little brother; He has restored our family.
Innocence Being Restored
Meet Taylor. She was a product of her abusive drug addict mother. By 9th grade her parents had divorced, and her mother was no longer part of her life. She started smoking weed and drinking alcohol. In spite of all this she still managed to graduate high school with honors and a Vicodin addiction. Out of High school she was accepted into Michigan State University and that’s where she says, “I started to really party and things began to get out of control; I tried any and every drug.” Her addiction grew rapid and by her junior year she withdrew from MSU and entered rehab. The next year of her life was consumed with rehab after rehab; none of them worked. Her addiction actually got worse progressing from pain pills to heroin. Taylor eventually overdosed and was pronounced clinically dead having to be revived in the ambulance. “I felt so hopeless because I felt like nothing could help me, and that I was going to go to prison or die.” That is when she came to Project Hope, “I got saved, baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit since being here. I also led my dad in the sinner’s prayer over the phone and a few weeks later he got filled with the Holy Spirit too! God has brought such restoration to my family, I am so grateful to Project Hope.”
The scripture she stands on is Proverbs 31:25, “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”
From Pills to His Presence
Hi my name is Suzanne and I’m 42 years old. I’ve been in the program now for 4 months. I came to Project Hope to overcome an addiction to pain pills and anti-depressants that had ruined my life and nearly killed me. Since being in the program, God is helping me to be an over comer. I’m no longer who I thought I would be… He has changed me and I am no longer dependent on medication of any sort. I know that this is going to be the place where I am changed! I have surrendered everything to Him, and He broke every chain that has held me captive. I have HOPE, a destiny and a great purpose! My life is not my own and I praise God everyday for His love and for my salvation.
The scripture I stand on says, “These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world” – John 16:33
From Slavery to Freedom
This is Marsha, at the age of 15 she started drinking which progressed to using crack cocaine. She says, “I loved the way it made me feel.” Then her mother passed away, she was devastated and that just fueled her drinking even more. “I knew I had to get away from my surroundings” Marsha and her sister moved to Missouri with their children. Here God delivered her from cocaine, “I met someone walking to work and they invited me to church. I eventually went and surrendered my life to Christ.” After a while she noticed some of the church members would drink, she says she allowed temptation to get the better of her and started drinking again. Due to her drinking she started losing close friendships and eventually her husband left too. “I was all alone in the apartment waiting to be kicked out on the street. I cried out to God for help.” She moved to Houston where a relative found Project Hope and she soon entered the program. Since being here structure and discipline have been restored in her life, but most importantly she says, “I have reconnected my relationship with God.” Marsha has since graduated Project Hope, she hopes to help others going through similar situations. God in his perfect timing heard Marsha’s cry, He rescued Marsha from alcoholism and restored her life.
The scripture she stands on is Psalms 116:1–2 “I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.”
A Family Being Restored
This is Marisa. Even though she grew up in a loving family, by the time middle school came around she fell into deep depression. The social pressures of friendship became too great to bear at such a young age and the feeling of loneliness drove her to cutting, from there her life spiraled downward. For nine years she dealt with the physical and emotional pain that comes with cutting. Once she started high school it got worse, she started experimenting with alcohol, weed, and even cocaine. All this led to an eating disorder, refusing to eat; at her lowest weighing only 85 pounds. Aside from never eating she started using ecstasy regularly and overdosing on cough medicine every day to remain high and escape reality. Soon before her 19th birthday she became pregnant by her boyfriend at that time He, pressured her against her will into getting an abortion. Marisa began drinking excessively every day, then her boyfriend started taking pain pills with her, which quickly turned into a full blown opiate addiction. For her 20th birthday he shot her up with heroin for the first time, after that she says her addiction reached a whole new level. The next two years she spent in and out of rehabs, detoxes and halfway houses. “Not until I came to project Hope did I believe there was any hope or purpose for myself or my life. Since being here there’s been complete restoration in my family, I’m happy again and able to laugh. I’ve begun to really develop a relationship with God and I now believe that God has great things in store for me in my future.” Today Marisa has graduated our program and is full of joy, she plans to stay on at Project Hope and hopes to offer help to those struggling as she once was.
From Compromise to Christ
Hi! My name is Jessica Quinonez and I am 28 years old. I am from Palestine, Texas. I was raised in a broken family. We started off going to a Catholic Church, then Baptist, and then just quit going at all. I’ve been in Project Hope for almost 5 months, but before entering the program, I was addicted to drugs and abusive relationships. I would cut myself and lost interest in my life and kids. I became selfish and self-centered. I wanted whatever I wanted, and did whatever I had to do to get it. I looked for love in all the wrong places. But since being here, I have a relationship with God; I have a joy in my heart and I am learning how to become a Christian. I believe in God’s Word because it is accurate and I can see the changes that it is making in my life, my emotions and my thoughts. I believe in all the promises God has made to me and I am learning how to fully rely and trust Him. My mom has come to visit me and I get to see my kids twice a week on face time. I really have HOPE in my life today. The scripture that inspires me is Isaiah 57:14: God says to; “rebuild the road; clear away the rocks and stones so My people can return from captivity.” This scripture is real to me because this is what Project Hope is doing for me.
Finding Revelation In A Crisis: Chelsea’s Story of Redemption
7 years ago I started down a miserable path of depression and hate; I turned to drugs as my way of escape. It started with small stuff like cigarettes and marijuana but then led to pills and alcohol… I have been in and out of mental institutes, battling with depression, and even contemplating suicide. I finally reached a tipping point and had made up my mind to take my life. I gave God an ultimatum, “Either you do something or I will”. He did something alright! He answered within 24 hours. The very next day my mom’s fiancé came home with a Project Hope pamphlet and a “Believe” bracelet Project Hope sells. He told me he believes in me and he wants me to believe in myself. For once my life had a glimmer of hope and I built up the courage long enough to pick up the phone and call. Within two weeks I was in the ministry, and God showed up and started to do amazing things not only in my life but in my family’s lives as well. He has made me into a new person completely; He used Project Hope to do it.
The scripture I stand on is Galatians 5:1, “It is for freedom that Christ Has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
Today Chelsea has fully completed the Project Hope program. She now works in our administration office helping schedule our ministry teams. She is an amazing story of success and an example to others of God’s mercy and love. We are very proud of you, Chelsea!
Life After Death: Ashley’s Story of Life Transformtion
“I walked in the doors of Project Hope beaten down, hopeless, lost, condemned, and in despair of life itself. I was heartbroken and I had broken other’s hearts; I couldn’t live with myself, so I attempted suicide… 3 days later I was in the hospital with extreme liver failure. The doctors did not expect me to live through the night, and I wanted to die, but God allowed this fear to come over me… not a fear of dying, but a fear of going into a dark eternity not knowing Him or being right with Him… I didn’t know God, but I knew that I had to be right with Him! I had a Christian friend that came and prayed for me and encouraged me to cry out to Jesus. When I did, to the doctor’s surprise I survived. I entered Project Hope where I was introduced to Jesus Christ and my life became transformed!
Today I have completed the program. The process has been slow and hard, but I am determined never to go back… or look back!
After a 17 year addiction to drugs, alcohol, homosexuality and mental illness, I am delivered and redeemed. Now I am learning to walk in my freedom and God has an amazing plan to work through my life to reach other ladies similar to the kind of person I used to be!”
Ashley has since completed the Project Hope program and now is working as our women’s intake officer, using her story of success to be an agent of hope to those who are lost and hurting.
Our desire is to see the lives of the women in our program changed for the Glory of God! The majority of our funding comes through fundraising and donations. Your donation in ANY amount will make a huge impact in the lives of the ladies in our program.
*All donations will be routed through our partner ministry, Project Hope Recovery Center
So, we create a place online for you to purchase the same crafts we sell in-person, but delivered straight to your door! We sell our product on the website of our sister ministry, Project Hope, which is the men’s extension of our ministry.
All of the profits go to the ministry or both Project Hope and Saving Grace Women’s Home.