Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some frequently asked questions that we have answered in hopes that you will understand our mission more clearly. Please Contact Us if you have any questions! We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on campus.
ARE YOU A HOMELESS SHELTER?
No. Good News at Noon is a transformational program for individuals who choose to undertake our Pathway to Life Program. Those enrolled in our program are housed on campus, where they take classes, attend worship services and learn to manage their finances. We are not a detox or rehabilitation facility. Detox should occur prior to residency.
WHAT IS THE PATHWAY TO LIFE PROGRAM?
Good News at Noon creates environments in which men and women can recognize their brokenness, be willing to face those life issues with help of advocates, and be tested to the life God created for them. We believe each man and woman is created in God’s image. It’s our desire for each person to embrace this truth and be made whole in Jesus, discover their life’s purpose and reconcile broken relationships.
We believe that with the help of committed volunteers, staff, and Jesus each resident, if willing, can experience wholeness spiritually, mentally and emotionally. Good News at Noon has developed a program, Pathway to Life, to aid in the healing process of its residents. The program consists of ten categories that will be introduced, discussed and practiced in small groups each evening. Each category must be complete for graduation from the program. Pathway to Life categories:
Category 1: Gaining Clarity in Your Life
Category 2: Identifying Mental and Emotional Needs and
Category 3: Life Skills (Goals, Time Management, Accountability)
Category 4: God’s Grace and Purpose (The Cure)
Category 5: Shame, Guilt and Healthy Self-esteem
Category 6: Anger and Conflict Resolution
Category 7: Social Capital, Relationships and Boundaries
Category 8: Budgeting
Category 9: Readiness
Category 10: Addiction
How long can they stay?
Length of time varies based on the individuals pace of growth. Typically anywhere from 4-18 months depending on the circumstances. Ideally a decision is made to become more self-sufficient, by both staff and the individual.
Do you have to be a Christian?
No, all are welcome. Residents will attend classes and small groups and lunch begins with a short devotional and a prayer; but neighbors are not required to be a Christian to receive our help. “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35)