Gospel Rescue Mission - Men's Center Philosophy
Gospel Rescue Mission provides cost-free residential addiction recovery resources to chemically-dependent men and women struggling with homelessness, poverty, and unemployment. Through the teachings of Christ, residents receive life skills counseling on topics such as budgeting, parenting, relationships, conflict resolution, and more. Clients will also participate in individual and group counseling, accountability meetings, academic training, G.E.D. preparation, and community volunteer opportunities. Medical, dental, legal, and vocational assistance are available as well.
Areas of Specialization
Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Meet the Staff
“My heart has always been to help the hungry, the needy, and the homeless. I’ve volunteered with the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen; on the Board of the Brewster Center; assembled furniture for GAP Ministries; Gospel Rescue Mission’s Adopt-A-Room and currently serve as President of their Board of Directors.” Irene added, “It is such a privilege to serve with Godly servants and constantly witness His work at the Mission. Over and over again we have witnessed God’s faithfulness and reassurances that He is always in control and continues to sit on the throne”.
Rev. Dr. Andrew G. Ross
Andy stated, “The work of the Gospel Rescue Mission provides the transformation and healing that we most need. As a pastor I believe it is critical that the Christian churches of Tucson support and work in partnership with Christ-centered missions of healing and hope — we are one in Christ — and Christ commissions us to bring cold water to the thirsty, shelter and clothing to the naked and poor, and the gospel of salvation to all! As I serve and work at the mission and on the Board — I get to see the smiling face of Jesus.”
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ABOUT GOSPEL RESCUE MISSION – MEN’S CENTER
Founded in 1953, the Gospel Rescue Mission in Tucson, Ariz., offers a variety of services aimed to help the most vulnerable men, women, and children. As well as food and shelter, this center offers a long-term Christian residential rehab program for men who are struggling with substance abuse. Medically supervised detox is not available on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment starts with a thorough assessment to determine if the Gospel Rescue Mission’s services are a good fit for the client. There are separate living facilities for men and women with children. Although the program doesn’t discriminate against age, race, or gender, the facility cannot house those with certain criminal backgrounds or those who require a lot of medical assistance.
The core component of the addiction treatment program is the relapse prevention program, a goal-driven, long-term, bible-based discipleship that focuses on the individual’s relationship with God and other people. The program is also designed to help clients identify and work through the underlying issues that drive their addiction.
Other components of the course include counseling; life skills classes on budgeting, parenting, boundaries, and grief; G.E.D. training; career counseling, referrals to affordable housing; and legal assistance.
The men’s program has a particular emphasis on occupational therapy and career development, equipping each man with the tools to earn a living wage.
There is currently no information provided on the facility's website or otherwise regarding its treatment staff, though the website does indicate that the program is faith-based and that the board of directors includes three pastors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Daily meals and clothing are provided; however, any prescription medications that need to be taken should be secured beforehand by the client. Chapel services are available on-site.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two alumni reviews submitted at the time of this writing to Rehabs.com for Gospel Rescue Mission are mixed. Generally, the alumni gave four- and maximum five-star ratings for treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and the facility’s cleanliness; however, the reviewers gave just one- and two-star ratings for the facility’s holistic treatment offerings.
On its Facebook page, which Gospel Rescue Mission can manage, the facility earned 4.9 out of five stars from 74 reviews to date.  Positive reviewers expressed gratitude for their continued sobriety. In a representative review, John wrote: “I love this place... it is beautifully and wonderfully made...GRM has made a miracle out of me and my life... Amazing... Much LOVE”
But two Facebook reviewers suggested that some people fall through the cracks. Michael wrote: “Turned me away when I needed help after getting away from abusive and dangerous relationship because I had a child, said they only offer services to mothers with kids and not fathers with kids.” And Anthony added: “Once a place that could help you find a job and get off the street, now a revolving door of on the street back to the street.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
One loved one submitted a review for Gospel Rescue Mission. The positive review praised the variety of programs and the location, giving five out of five stars for the accommodations, holistic treatment options, and the connectivity/visitor policy.
Programs are offered free of charge. The facility’s programming is largely funded through donations.
Published on September 2017
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