Men's Recovery Program

The Rescue Mission Alliance Central Coast offers an extensive Life Recovery Program. It is a free, 8 – 12 month, residential Christian based, a smoke-free recovery program that provides Biblically-based structure and applied discipline for living an overcoming life. Our program provides individual counseling and case management as well as daily classes that include: ACES (Adverse Childhood/Carried Experiences), ministry training, renewing the mind in Christ, anger management, GED studies, and classes dealing with Biblical and Spiritual issues.

In addition to the educational classes that the Program provides, we also make available to our residents a variety of vocational paths and skill development through our Thrift Stores and Mission. We offer our clients the benefits of vocational training in Public Relations, Customer Service, Merchandise Processing, Pricing, Stocking, and Delivery, and Pick Up.

For those interested in enrolling in the Life Recovery Program, we require an in-person interview of all prospective program clients. The interviews are conducted by appointment only. To make an appointment, the person requesting the interview must be the one to contact the mission at (805) 614-0220. It is recommended, if possible, that you bring the following: social security card, driver’s license or ID card, and a current T.B. test card.

Volunteers pose with a Life Recovery Program member

The Rescue Mission invites men who are homeless and suffering from addiction problems the opportunity to learn about a Biblical solution to their needs and about having a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

All Mission goods and services are provided to each recovering client at no cost and are made available solely through the generous support of our donors which include: individuals, businesses, churches, and foundation grants.

A typical weekday in the life of someone that is in the program may look like this:

6:00 AMWake Up
6:30 AMBreakfast
7:30 AMMorning Devotions
8 AM - 1 PMMorning work therapy assignments at Thrift Store, Mission and Facilities
1 PMLunch
2 - 4 PMClasses
4 PMOutreach
5 PMDinner
10 PMLights Out

Weekends are scheduled differently. Saturday, all participate in work therapy either at the Thrift Store or at the mission facility until about 1:30. Then all come together for a time of recreation and fun together, usually ending with a BBQ. Sunday, everyone goes to Church followed by free time to be spent at the mission.

If you would like additional information about the Rescue Mission Alliance Central Coast’s Life Recovery Program, please call (805) 614-0220.