Luke 15 House is an “All-The-Way”  house on the road to a free and fulfilling life, where men can recover and transition from darkness to light.

Our residents come to us wounded, broken, desperate and without hope.  They bring alcoholism, drug addiction, and criminal history. Many have mental illnesses, including ADD, ADD/ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and attempted suicide.  Some have spent time in jail, some have lived on the streets, and many cannot be in contact with their own children.

To initiate the process of healing in their lives, we immerse them in the abundance of God’s love and mercy.  When the shackles to the past start to break, we nurture them to a future of promise and hope.

Through the delivery of a Structured Program, we assist residents in obtaining the skills and tools required to become responsible and productive members of society. We foster personal growth and development in a safe, respectful, and structured environment.

We help our residents work through a 12-Step Program, with prayer, coaching, counselling, and mentorship.  They are taught Life Skills, values, and most importantly, how to make good life choices.  Turning their self-defeating behaviours into goal-oriented positive outcomes, they rebuild their lives around faith, trust and love.

 

The Resident Journey

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1. welcoming a lost person

  • Addiction to drugs and alcohol

  • Living in darkness

  • Homelessness

  • Wounds of the past

  • Incarceration

  • Unemployment

  • Separation from family

  • Poverty

  • Loneliness

  • Crime


2. Awakening

  • New Beginnings

  • Deliverance Ministry

  • Agreeing to start over

  • Contractual undertaking

  • Self Disclosure

  • Choosing a new life

  • Drug and Alcohol Counselling  from professional counsellors, recent counsellor graduates - paid, practicum and volunteers.

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3. Moving in

  • Physical Comfort

  • Safe

  • Sanitized

  • Secure

  • Nutritious meals - Canada Food Guide

  • House and garden, residential neighbourhood

  • A fresh set of clothing

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4. Psychological & Social SUPPORT

We help our resident begin the process of self disclosure and self awareness, and to deal with emotions and feelings, by providing …

  • A circle of friends

  • Love, Understanding & Acceptance

  • Positive Reinforcement

  • Individual Counselling - by a part time staff, certified life skills coach.

  • Group Counselling - with help from Rhodes Wellness College

Group work focuses on behaviours associated with addiction and provides tools for stable recovery by dealing with issues responsible for dysfunction including:

  • Trauma

  • Time Management

  • Conflict Resolution

  • Stinking Thinking

  • Unhealthy Fears

  • Risks and Trust

  • Anger & Stress Management  

  • Relaxation Techniques

  • Effective Communication Skills

  • Self Esteem and Self Worth

  • Relationships and Codependency

  • Emotional, Physical and Sexual Abuse

  • Budgeting and Money Management

  • Attitudes, Motivation and Procrastination

  • Developing Healthy Boundaries

  • Letting Go and Surrender

  • Self-Will and God’s Will  

  • Identifying and Expressing Emotions

  • Acceptance and Forgiveness

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5. 12 steps program

“God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” - Serenity Prayer

  • A spiritual journey

  • Finding balance between acceptance & change

  • Accepting that hardship in life and external circumstances are beyond one’s control

  • Developing courage to influence one’s feelings and emotional health through the things we can control —   thinking and action.

  • Finding spiritual truths and practical wisdom

  • Discovering self worth

  • Climbing one’s own mountain

“There is joy in the presence of angels over one who repents”  

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6. LIFE SKILLS PROGRAM

Concurrent with 12 steps…

  • core component

  • Structured routine

  • Weekly Group Workshops

  • Shared Living Experience

  • Household Chores

  • Preparing Meals, Buying Groceries

  • Outdoor Activities

  • Bible Study

  • Budgeting

  • Wood Carving

  • Learning trades

  • Organized Functions

  • House Rules & Code of Conduct

  • Vegetable Gardening, Landscaping

  • Preparation for transition to school or work

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7. Discovering Spirituality

We help our clients discover their spirituality by incorporating the message of mercy, forgiveness and love of God in their recovery. We have daily devotions and our clients are encouraged to attend Church on Sunday’s and feast days and special devotions during advent and lent. Those residents who would like to follow a Christian faith are initiated and instructed by staff and volunteers who prepare them for their baptism.

Nick Gumble’s Alpha Program was introduced in February 2014 and is a 12 week program on developing a deeper relationship with God. This program has been adapted for prisons by Alpha Canada. This is conducted back to back throughout the year and results in…

  • Accessing spiritual power

  • Finding grace

  • Experiencing death and resurrection

  • Coming to know a compassionate god

  • Understanding the Christian perspective

  • Transformation through Christ and the Cross

“ This son of mine was dead and is alive again: he was lost and is found”

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8. Recovering

  • Healing

  • Peace

  • Joy

  • Freedom

  • Victory

  • Peacefulness

  • Health

  • Growth

  • Breaking the chains of addiction

Relapse Prevention Plans are worked on by each resident, involving:

  • Life Line and Drug History Graph

  • Stages of Relapse

  • Understanding the Symptoms of Relapse

  • Identifying Danger Signals

  • Recognizing and avoiding Triggers

  • Building a Support System

  • Daily Moral Inventory

  • Craving Management

  • Sobriety Maintenance

  • Emergency Telephone Numbers

  • AA/NA/CA Meeting Schedules

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9. Graduating

  • Celebrating a “Found” person

  • Sobriety

  • Happiness

  • Meaning

  • Purpose

  • Living in the light

  • Seeking Employment

  • Attending School

  • Reuniting with family

  • Helping others

  • Living Productive lives

  • Responsibility

  • Living independently

  • Future Life Planning

  • Transitioning to home life and work

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News & events

 

We organize annual events for our community, including a Summer BBQ, Graduation Celebration, Christmas Dinner, Thanksgiving Dinner, Baptisms, Fundraisers & Easter Dinner. Check out our News & Events page for press articles, resources, social media, and Capital Campaign.