Light of Life operates a Christian recovery program for single mothers and children in crisis. Key components of the 9–18 month program include subsidized apartments, assistance with transportation, household and childcare needs, and 20 hours per week of counseling, education and training.
Suffering the effects of abuse, addiction and poverty, most women enter the program incapable of functioning in a parental role. This need is addressed by teaching recovery and parenting skills and strengthening the family unit through outings and activities.
Through case management and counseling, women at Light of Life are empowered not only to achieve good health and self-sufficiency, but also the tools to grow in their careers, relationships and spiritual walks. Essential life skills and addiction recovery are core elements which are taught through biblically-based principles.
Light of Life provides a nurturing environment for children to sleep, learn, play and receive meals during their mothers’ classes. Another important aspect of the program includes the services of a full time family therapist. This service is designed to help youth understand and work through the adverse impact their parents’ addiction has had on their lives.
Children of all ages are provided with essentials to help prepare them for school, such as filled backpacks and clothing. Activities that combine education, fun and family bonding include trips to museums, the zoo, picnics and other opportunities.
Read our Women and Children’s Program brochure.