The Whole Woman

Whole Woman

            Our Residential “Whole Woman” Program

Our residential facility  located at 210 2nd Street SE in Hickory, provides the setting for a unique one-year Christian recovery/aftercare – the only such program available for women in Hickory or the Catawba County NC area. Our goal is to provide women with the opportunity and necessary resources to heal from past wounds and resulting coping behaviors.

We believe that addiction is a disease that requires both evidence-based treatment, a strong faith emphasis and case management for full recovery.  For this reason, we take a holistic approach.  Thus, our program is built upon five key components:

  • Spiritual RENEWAL

  • Meaningful RELATIONSHIPS

  • Lifetime RECOVERY tools

  • RETRAINING the heart, mind, and body

  • Access to needed RESOURCES

Please contact our office at 828-855-9055 for more details about specific goals, guidelines and criteria for the program or for information about the application process.

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Whole Woman Program Criteria

Application Process: Referring agencies, organizations, and individuals are to first complete the entire application packet and submit it to Safe Harbor. Someone will attempt to contact the applicant or referral to confirm receipt of application and advise if there is an opening and whether the applicant is an appropriate candidate for the program. If there is an opening and the applicant is appropriate, the next step would be a phone interview, scheduled through our case manager. After the phone interview, a decision (from applicant and our staff) would determine whether to take the next step, which is a face to face interview with at least 2 of our staff. If all parties agree to an appropriate fit, intake date would be scheduled.

**Safe Harbor’s one year program cost per resident is approximately $17,000 per year. Our donors and the success of our social enterprise, ReSource Warehouse & Gallery, make it possible for us to offer this program at no financial cost to the residents at this time.

 

Criteria

Criteria for Safe Harbor Whole Woman Residential Program  Women applying for Safe Harbor’s Residential Program will be: o Actively pursuing recovery from addictive behavior; or o Indicating a clear desire for assistance with managing moderate mental health issue/s; or o Both of the above  They must exhibit a true commitment for life change, and be willing to comply with all parts of the program, including taking medication as prescribed. This would be evidenced throughout all tracks of the program.  Must be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before entering the program.  Must have verifiable proof that no substances have been used since release from detox, hospital or jail.  Must not be on any medications that are addictive in nature, and will not be allowed to take any while in the program. We will not be able to work with clients on methadone.  Must not be in a romantic relationship and willing to remain thus throughout all tracks of the program. Some exceptions are made for women who are married.  Applicant must have a current substance abuse/mental health assessment and be willing to release those results to Safe Harbor. Women with severe or serious mental or physical health needs would not be best served through our program. If during the program physical/mental health issues arise that prevent completion of program goals, client may be asked to leave.  Applicants with active warrants in any county, or outstanding court cases in counties other than Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, or Alexander cannot be considered. If Safe Harbor’s program is to be considered as an option to incarceration, these terms may be negotiated.  Must realize that Safe Harbor is a faith-based organization and be willing to cooperate with the biblical components that are at the foundation of what we do.  Residents of Catawba County will be given first priority; however if a space opens up and there is no one from Catawba County ready to apply, we will take clients from other counties.  Applicants should know that there is a zero tolerance for drug/alcohol use, smoking, stealing, or physical/verbal threats of any kind. Women who chose these behaviors will be choosing to exit our program immediately. Application Process: Referring agencies, organizations, and individuals are to first complete the entire application packet and submit it to Safe Harbor. Someone will attempt to contact the applicant or referral to confirm receipt of application and advise if there is an opening and whether the applicant is an appropriate candidate for the program. If there is an opening and the applicant is appropriate, the next step would be a phone interview, scheduled through our case manager. After the phone interview, a decision (from applicant and our staff) would determine whether to take the next step, which is a face to face interview with at least 2 of our staff. If all parties agree to an appropriate fit, intake date would be scheduled. Safe Harbor’s one year program cost per resident is approximately $17,000 per year. Our donors and the success of our social enterprise, ReSource Warehouse & Gallery, make it possible for us to offer this program at no financial cost to the residents at this time.

Safe Harbor Rescue Mission Program Components and Expectations

For Applicants to Our Residential Program

Purpose:

The purpose and intent of Safe Harbor’s Program is to help you in the following ways:

  1. Create a safe and secure environment.
  2. Assist you in knowing and following Jesus Christ by developing a deep lifelong relationship with Him.
  3. Assist you toward embracing a healthy identity as a child of God.
  4. Assist you toward accepting personal responsibility.
  5. Assist you toward establishing healthy interdependent relationships.
  6. Assist you in a physically healthy lifestyle

 Residential and Transitional Services

Basic Services

  • Medical and Mental Health Stabilization
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Case Management
  • Basic Discipleship
  • Orientation: (Emotional Freedom, Grace/Accountability and Intro to Genesis, Family Session)
  • Relationship Classes – Safe People, Boundaries
  • Addictive Brain/Smoking Cessation seminar
  • Collaboration with Community Services
  • Counseling
  • Establishing Work Principles – ReSource

 Whole Woman I

  • Case Management
  • Relapse Prevention
    • Genesis
    • 12 Step Discussions
  • Dealing with Childhood Trauma – Counseling and Love is a Choice
  • Discipleship II
  • Relationships (Love Is A Choice, Peace Maker, and Sexuality)
  • Mentoring
  • Enhancing Work Principles – ReSource
  • Counseling
  • CR/AA/NA
  • Collaboration with Community Services

Whole Woman II

  • Case Management
  • Transitional Housing
  • Discipleship III
  • Relapse Prevention
    • Genesis
    • 12 Step Discussions
    • AA/NA/CR
  • Relationships (Love is a Choice)
  • Career Readiness Training
  • Career/Education Exploration- Empower 2 Employ
  • Collaboration with Community Services
  • Continuing Work Principles – ReSource
  • Mentoring continued

Greenleaf Transition (for graduates of Whole Woman)

  • Case Management
  • Transitional Housing
  • Relapse Prevention – Genesis Change Group
  • Relationship Accountability
  • Continued Advanced Discipleship
  • Career/Education
  • Collaboration with Community Services
  • Continued 12-Step Work

By agreeing to come into Safe Harbor’s program it is understood that all individuals will comply with all aspects of the program, including complying with prescribed medication regimens.

Things you may bring:

  • Clothing that will fit into a standard sized closet and a small chest.  (You will have access to needed clothing items through SH as you need them.)
  • A few family/friend photos
  • Your own Bible, if you wish
  • Personal toiletry items (You have access to these items at SH)
  • Make up
  • 2 purses
  • MP3 players (for designated times only)
  • 1 stuffed animal
  • Favorite pillow or blanket

Things you may not bring:

  • Clothing that exceeds the limit mentioned above
  • Cell phones, lap tops
  • Books, magazines, dvd’s
  • Items that would hang on a wall or stand on floor
  • Vehicles

Due to lack of storage space and for the purposes of the program, items brought in that are not on the top list may need to be picked up from a family member or donated to a local thrift store.

We ask that family and friends to not bring or mail items to resident without clearing it through case management, first.