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The mission of Grace Ministries & XChange Supportive Living Homes are to provide men and women in recovery with a safe and sober living environment, and to promote and encourage their healing and self-sufficiency.
THE MISSION OF GRACE MINISTRIES & XCHANGE SUPPORTIVE LIVING HOMES ARE TO PROVIDE MEN AND WOMEN IN RECOVERY WITH A SAFE AND SOBER LIVING ENVIRONMENT, AND TO PROMOTE AND ENCOURAGE THEIR HEALING AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY.
Grace Ministries/Xchange is part of Clark County’s Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). A ROSC is part of a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to achieve abstinence and improved health, well-ness, and quality of life for those with or at risk of alcohol and drug problems. We provide supportive living homes for men and women that blends a faith-based approach to recovery with the best practices of recovery support. Recovery support includes an array of activities, resources, relationships, and services designed to help each resident discover and sustain long-term recovery from substance abuse addiction. Our spiritual support is grounded in the active meaning of grace: to exercise love, kindness and mercy toward ourselves and others. We have three facilities for men - The 180 House, The Refuge and The Gabriel House. These properties are located within a mile of each other, in rural part of Vancouver, Washington that borders Brush Prairie. The Grace Lodge for women is located on 6.5 peaceful acres in rural Battle Ground, Washington. Lastly, Faith Manor is our women & children’s home in East Vancouver. In addition to a safe, spiritual and sober living environment, we offer a range of recovery support services to all our residents, as well as faith-based programming. Each resident can choose from a menu of services that meet his/her own unique needs. Some services are provided on-site, others are in collaboration with our many community partners.
Grace Ministries & The Xchange Housing Program
Weaving together traditional and non-traditional approaches to recovery, our three phased integration program embraces a holistic approach focusing on a resident’s emotional, physical and spiritual health. Living in family-like environments where guidance is combined with love and consistency. Residents begin working with their case managers, begin to access the many resources, both within the ministry, as well as those available in our community. Within the framework of structured, yet supportive community, you’re given the time, tools and support to continue healing while learning to live a new way of life. Our structured daily schedule includes, but is not limited to the following: Educational Courses, Work Therapy, Fitness activities, Group & Individual Counseling, Weekly Church Services, Daily Spiritual Enhancement Activities, Pastoral Guidance, GED Classes and Discharge Planning. Our loving and committed staff provides these services in a safe and nurturing environment.
WHY CHOOSE A FAITH BASED PROGRAM?
Drug and alcohol addiction destroys lives, but there is hope when you decide to choose a faith based recovery program to rebuild your life. Faith based programs are able to provide those battling with addictions the tools necessary to restore their physical and emotional health as well as their spiritual well-being. This is why faith based recovery programs have a higher rate of success than that of traditional, secular programs.
Addiction is not just a physical affliction; it is a disease of the spirit and the soul. Finding faith is a powerful catalyst towards regaining your physical, mental and spiritual health. Grace Ministries offers a faith based solution to the drug epidemic that is taking over our community by using a holistic approach to recovery that provides healing for the Mind, Body and Spirit. We believe that faith can and should play a critical role in your recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. New residents entering into our housing program are met with outstand- ing support from the onset. They are matched with Recovery Coaches/ Case Managers, who are committed to walking alongside new residents through a three-phased integration program. Upon entry, we have each resident create their own individual ‘to-do list’. Ensuring the residents success, each case manager is dedicating an hour a week to help the resident with ‘life mapping’ and goal setting. Coming into a new pro- gram, experiencing change is tough, coupled with trying to stay clean and sober, is a feat in and of itself. With each passing day, residents feel stronger, working through the lists, attending meetings and building a strong network of support for their long term recovery.
“At its core, addiction isn’t just a social problem or a moral problem or a criminal problem. It’s a brain problem whose behaviors manifest in all these other areas... Many chronic diseases require behavioral choices, such as people with heart disease choosing to eat healthier or begin exercising, in addition to medical or surgical interventions. So, we have to stop moralizing, blaming, controlling or smirking at the person with the disease of addiction, and start creating opportunities for individuals and families to get help and providing assistance in choosing proper treatment.” - Dr. Miller, past president of ASAM