Program & Schedule

Vision of Hope commits to walking with each individual resident through every step of counseling by establishing a strong foundation, setting goals, and successfully completing the transition to a new life.

Three Phases

Phase 1: Foundations

Each resident spends a minimum of 6 months in Phase 1. In this phase, a solid foundation of biblical truth is laid and the initial presenting problems are addressed. This phase includes classes, one-on-one counseling sessions once a week, and group counseling. There are many opportunities to apply what they are learning, both living in the home and working in our Reclaimed Hope second-hand store. After objective standards are met, residents may then progress to Phase 2.

Phase 2: Goals

Individual goals are realized and worked on in this phase. Residents begin making their own schedule while incorporating more responsibility. Adult residents will get a job in our community while still living at Vision of Hope and will continue to get weekly counseling. Minor residents in Phase 2 typically continue pursing their education in this phase, or if their schedule allows, may get a part-time job.

Phase 3: Transitions

Residents have shown their ability to bring things to the light and work on applying biblical truths. At this point, they move out of the Vision of Hope house. Some residents move back home, but if this is not an option, some residents decide to move into an apartment or available housing here. Residents continue to get weekly counseling. This allows for a slow transition back to the normal level of assistance and accountability offered through their local church.

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Length of the Program

During the application process, each applicant is asked to make an open-ended time commitment due to the intensive nature of the program. There are many problems each resident must face and resolve during her stay at Vision of Hope. We want to allow adequate time to thoroughly work through issues, get to a solid foundation, and transition back to life in a balanced and self-disciplined way. True growth takes time and a lot of effort, and that change cannot be rushed.

Though graduation readiness is individually determined, most residents work through the program in 12-18 months.

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First Day Schedule
8:00 am - 9:00 am Resident (and her parents if she's a minor) arrives and signs intake documents with staff, and says goodbye to parents / family
9:00 am -11:00 am Check in all belongings with staff
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Initial health screening, drug screen, and body check with the nurses and staff
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Meet other residents and staff; lunch
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon class
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm VOH house chores
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Help with supper prep
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Supper
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm Study hall
8:15 pm - 10:00 pm Evening activities

Frequently Asked Questions

What's required to participate in Vision of Hope?

Due to the in-depth nature of the work that will be required while in the program, potential residents must be ready to be very honest, truly authentic, and willing to be real.

Anyone considering residency at Vision of Hope must complete our application. If you are helping a loved one and they do not have internet access, you may call our office and request that an application be mailed to her.

Who can come to Vision of Hope?

The best candidates for residency are women who desire a faith-based ministry and who desire to solve their problems biblically. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and serious about serving Jesus Christ with their whole heart. Generally, women who excel at Vision of Hope are those who have a strong desire to be here, find themselves stuck, and need someone to help them in the process.

Married women are encouraged to apply and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The Intake Committee at Vision of Hope will help investigate whether this program is the best fit. We want to encourage ladies to honor their covenant commitment to their husbands and want to be sure that he is on board with her decision to come.

What if I have children?

Women with children, whether married or unmarried, are encouraged to apply. They will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We want to encourage mother-child relationships, and because children are not able to live at Vision of Hope, we want to ensure the children are well taken care of should the mother be accepted for residency. Residents will need to find their own accommodations for their children if they choose to keep their baby or already have children in their care.

How good does my health have to be to participate?

Because Vision of Hope is not a medical facility, it may not be best-suited for applicants with situations requiring direct medical oversight (including some classifications of daily medications, feeding tubes, fragile diabetics, etc.). In all cases, the best candidate should be in relatively good health and be capable of fully participating in the scheduled events of the day (going up and down stairs, eating full meals, lawn care and household chores, etc.).

Women who are battling anorexia may be required to restore weight to a certain level to become medically stable prior to receiving a move in date. Additionally, individuals who are currently abusing substances may be required to complete a medically supervised detox program prior to receiving an invitation to move in for help at Vision of Hope. In all situations regarding medical conditions, clear steps will be outlined by the staff during the application process.

How much does it cost to go to Vision of Hope?

We offer the Vision of Hope program at no cost to residents, except for the following room and board fees:

Phase 1 - Residents/families are asked to contribute a non-refundable minimum suggested donation of $800/month during the entire time they are in Phase 1 for room and board costs.

Phase 2 - Residents in Phase 2 have a non-refundable required payment of $800/month for room and board.

Phase 3 - Residents in Phase 3 have no room and board payment as they will no longer be living at Vision of Hope.

*For residents who would prefer a gluten free menu, we ask you to contribute a minimum suggested donation of $850/month during Phase 1 and a required, non-refundable payment of $850/month to cover room and board during Phase 2.