Gospel Rescue Mission - Women & Women with Children Center Philosophy
Gospel Rescue Mission provides cost-free residential addiction recovery resources to chemically-dependent women struggling with homelessness, poverty, and joblessness. 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.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an 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
“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 - WOMEN & WOMEN WITH CHILDREN CENTER
A service of Gospel Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization of Tucson, Ariz., the Women & Women with Children Center serves as both a homeless shelter and faith-based, residential treatment facility for homeless women and mothers struggling with chemical dependency, mental illness, or co-occurring disorders. The facility does not provide on-site detoxification services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission into the shelter, clients undergo an initial assessment to determine each individual’s unique needs and goals. To treat its clients, the facility blends evidence-based treatment methods with Christian principles and practices. In addition, the facility helps equip clients with vocational training, life skills workshops, and educational opportunities. According to the facility’s website, the goal of the center is assist individuals “transition from their homeless situation to successful independent living and self-sufficiency.” The length of the program is determined by individual needs and progress.
During their stay in the center, residents regularly participate in individual and group counseling sessions to help identify the emotional and psychological contributors to addiction. As a women’s-only facility, counseling sessions may focus on topics common among women struggling with addiction, such as self-esteem issues, trauma, abuse, and unhealthy relationships.
In addition to counseling sessions, clients attend life skills workshops on budgeting, health and wellness, parenting, forming boundaries, and developing healthy relationships. If indicated, the facility also provides psychiatric evaluations and mental health support, which may include appropriate referrals for medication management, psychiatric counseling, and mental health education.
As a faith-based program, the center also emphasizes spiritual growth as an important aspect of recovery. Clients participate in Bible study sessions, attend worship services, participate in volunteer opportunities, and other activities that integrate Christian Discipleship into their recovery. Clients are also encouraged to become actively involved in a local church.
To prepare clients for discharge, the Women & Women with Children Center provides a range of vocational and educational services to promote self-sufficiency upon program completion. While residing in the shelter, the center provides academic education, including G.E.D. testing, computer literacy classes, as well as job-readiness workshops (job training, job searches, and resume writing). Case managers also assist with aftercare planning, including locating permanent or transitional housing and community-based support resources.
The center’s staff is comprised primarily of case managers, volunteers, and pro-bono clinicians, which may include psychiatrists and licensed professional counselors. Volunteer teachers, child care professionals, and a support staff may also assist in day-to-day operations.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, one of the three alumni polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave a rating of four out of five stars for the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep. While the other two alumni did not rate this survey metric, both awarded gave a five-star rating for the facility’s overall accommodations.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The three alumni polled by Rehabs.com had mixed opinions concerning the facility. While two survey respondents praised the facility, citing a caring staff and effective program, one alum felt the staff lacked compassion. Emily offered a rating of two stars for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training and three stars for the facility’s counseling options. “The staff are not consistent and are not trained in dealing with people coming off drugs and that have mental issues also,” Emily wrote.
The other two alumni disagreed, praising the facility and its staff. Alum Rachel awarded five-star ratings for the treatment staff’s level of training, the respect shown to residents, and the effectiveness of group counseling sessions. “This place changed my life,” Rachel wrote. “I know have a good relationship with God and I am happy. I learned so much here!!” Alum Cherry supported this opinion and added: “A wonderfull loving environment with an excellent curriculum and amenities.”
Gospel Rescue Mission is supported by private donations and volunteers. All treatment services, meals, accommodations, and necessities are offered at no-cost to the resident.
Published April 2017
Published on June 2017
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