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FAQs

$500.00 (Non-Refundable)

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.

Participants in our program must be at least 18 years of age (or about to turn 18 within a few months of enrolling).
Upon entering Project Hope Recovery Center, there is an Induction Fee Agreement that must be signed as part of the application process:

Statement Regarding Newly Admitted Students’ Induction Fee

  1. The participant understands that Project Hope Recovery Center is a Christian discipleship program that does not accept insurance or rely on government funding.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

The residential Program is 12 -18 months long. However, the average stay for participants is 14 months.
NO!! Project Hope Recovery Center is a Christian residential rehabilitation program and not a medical, psychiatric, or psychological program. All applicants requiring detoxification must do so prior to entry.
We do not collect statistical data pertaining to the success rate of our participants. However, Project Hope Recovery Center is founded on and based on the Teen Challenge model. A 1975 Federal study led by Dr. Catherine Hess of the U.S. Health Service and the National Institute on Drug Abuse Report discovered that the Teen Challenge and faith-based programs had an 87.5% success rate after a multi-year study between Teen Challenge and other government-run programs was concluded. She also discovered that the government-run programs had a 1% – 15% cure rate. Her supposition was: “…the JESUS FACTOR made all the difference!”
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 do not accept residents into our Program who are currently taking psychotropic medications. If applicants are on such medications, our policy prohibits participation in our program without detoxification and prior approval from a physician. If an applicant is incapacitated by his medication or the dosage he’s on, he may not be able to participate in the program.
Participants must have legal permission to attend Project Hope before entering if you are under supervision of probation, parole, or any government agency. Participants in our program will be assisted with their legal and court issues while attending Project Hope Recovery Center. We have developed a relationship with probation departments and will work with the legal system on your behalf.

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.
Participants in our program will be assisted with obtaining their G.E.D. while attending Project Hope Recovery Center. In order to be eligible for the G.E.D. program, you will have to be in attendance for at least 120 days.
Our programs have been developed to encourage the student to cope with everyday life issues. Throughout each day, students typically rise early and have little free time, due to a busy schedule of:

  • 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.

Due to community restrictions, we do not accept those who have a sex offense conviction into our residential program.
Well, it certainly would be much simpler for us to offer a short-term stay to people looking for help. But if there is one thing we’ve learned in our years of experience it is this: it has taken years for thought patterns and habits to become entrenched in a person’s life and it takes time for them to be turned around. The staff here at Project Hope Recovery Center is dedicated to seeing you find the real change you need. This simply takes time. As someone once put it, “God can save a man in an instant, but it takes time to build his character.” We understand that it may be a terrific sacrifice for you to come here for a year, but at least you’ll be leaving with real change.

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

We understand how the thought of leaving home, job, family and the security of being in control of your own life can be an absolutely overwhelming, and perhaps frightening, prospect for many of our students. After more than 23 years of dealing with hundreds of families who have had to face this dilemma, there are a few things we can share with you:

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?”.

The answer to all these questions is “yes”.
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.

We do not have a counseling program set up for family members as part of our program. However, we do have Certified Christian counselors and pastoral staff associated with the program that we can recommend for family support. This can be a real blessing for parents, spouses and children who have lost trust for their love ones due to their addiction and are currently enrolled in the program.

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.

We encourage husbands and wives to be open and honest about their addiction with their spouses, but we discourage giving graphic details about these experiences. Such imagery can negatively impact them, and in most cases the details are simply unnecessary. Our mentors can guide students through this disclosure process in a way that promotes healing.
While it is wise to provide an honest answer to your children, it is also wise not to give too many details about their parent’s sin. Simply sharing with them that their parent is going away to “Bible School” or “Christian program” to learn more about Jesus so he or she can learn to be a better parent will usually suffice, depending on the age of the child, of course.
It is always appropriate to simply let them know that you’re going way to draw closer to the Lord. If your pastor or immediate family is aware of your situation, they will most likely be able to offer you guidance with how to handle this situation.
We do not have a “counselor” at our program. However, each of the male and female interns and staff is a graduate of Teen Challenge or our residential Program. They are trained as Recovery Mentors, and know what it takes to find victory over addiction. Each is assigned to a student in the program. Each receives training by our pastoral staff which allows the mentors to more effectively engage the students in the recovery process. The combination of personal victory over addiction and credible training sets our mentoring staff apart.

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.

Because our mentors and staff pray for each of their mentees regularly; have weekly one-on-one sessions with them; and are able to observe their progress over several months, they are able to determine an appropriate graduation date for each student based on the degree of genuine change that has taken place within them and their completion of all the assigned curriculum materials.
Pray. Pray. Pray. We encourage spouses to pray for their spouse and believe the Lord to do a deep and lasting work within them. We do offer counseling services and emotional support through networking with Christian Temple Assembly of God’s church and a trained and certified psychologist and Christian counselor who is a part of the pastoral staff. We find that typically a spouse is really encouraged by his or her spouse’s participation in these services and that in many ways they are on the same page—seeking the Lord for themselves and holding faith for the restoration of their marriage.
Prior to graduation student and mentor will create a relapse prevention and exit plan graduates in our Program are encouraged to maintain periodic contact with their mentor after completing their program to ensure these plans are being followed. We also offer an extended 6 month internship were a small weekly stipend can be earned and the individual can figure out their next step while still under the accountability and supervision of Project Hope. In addition, those who fall back into old habits are invited to return for our 4 – 6 months Restoration Program. Typically a short period of intervention via our Restoration Program is sufficient to get them back on track.

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.

For students who complete our program, we encourage you to stay accountable with another godly person who’s willing to assist you for a period of time, especially with any struggles with lust and temptation. We also urge spouses to be accountable with their spouses, especially in areas such as finances, computer and cell phone usage, and time away from home.

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.

Participants in our program will be unable to continue their current job or obtain new employment while attending the program. Project Hope is a working program and full-time ministry, so each participant must understand that they would be required and expected to fully participate in our work-study and vocational training platforms available.
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.