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The Pathway to Life Residential Program

The primary mission of Good News at Noon is to create environments for reconciliation and restoration in Jesus Christ. In an effort to bring about transformation through relationship, all residents are required to participate in the Pathway to Life Program. Due to our own limitations in staff and services, we may not be able to accept everyone into our program, but we will do our best to point them in the direction of someone who is equipped to meet their individual needs, like any good neighbor would! The Pathway to life has four stages as listed below...


Potential residents are interviewed before entering our program to ensure they are ready to make the commitment that the Pathway to Life program requires. In order to begin the Pathway to life, they must have the willingness and desire to undergo meaningful and sometimes difficult changes. Additionally, they must have the emotional and mental capacity to participate in a classroom setting. If the program is determined to be not suitable for individuals at that time, or they decide they would not like to commit to the 'Pathway to Life', reccomendations are made for how they may receive help from sources outside of ourselves, as mentioned above. 


Once residents have committed to the Pathway to Life Program, they will be asked to return by the next day(or within 24 hours) to begin the intake process. Intake procedures begin with a few baseline assessments. These allow us to connect our residents with the proper resources to obtain identification cards, make health referalls or any other baseline needs. Following this, our campus policies are reviewed with new residents so that they have a clear expectation of what is required of them throughout the residential program. Once individuals have accepted these responsibilities, they become a full resident and begin phase three. 


Phase three is what you would call the "meat and potatoes" of the Pathway to Life program. Here, residents will be guided through a ten categroy process, with the end goal of helping each resident achieve emotional and mental stability. This is accomplished by exploring and examining past and current experiences which may have had a negative, traumatic or otherwise damaging personal affect. We strive to create an environment that can be used as a launching place toward conversations that assist with a residents awareness and growth. Outlined below is the ten categories that residents will be led through, to allow progress toward the above goals:

1: Gaining Clarity in Your Life
2: Identifying Mental and Emotional Needs and Recognizing Trauma
3: Life Skills (Set Goals, Time Management, Be Accountable)
4: God’s Grace and Purpose ("The Cure" Book Study)
5: Shame, Guilt and Healthy Self-esteem
6: Anger and Conflict Resolution
7: Social Capital, Relationships and Boundaries
8: Budgeting
9: Cultivating Readiness
10: Addressing Addictions


Our end goal throughout the Pathway to Life Program is to create transformation in residents through Christ, that allow them to apply the skills they have learned in our program to the world outside of Good News. We prefer residents to complete the entirety of the Pathway to Life before leaving, at which point, they officially graduate! Exit interviews will be conducted and we will ensure they have a plan to aid their success outside of our facilities. If residents choose not to complete the entire program and drop out at any point along the way, we do what we can to point them in the right direction and set them up for success as well, though they will not receive a certificate of graduation if they have not completed the entire pathway. 


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