During the given 8-month period, from when a resident enters into our care through to the point of their departure/discharge from the centre, the environment is both sheltered and externally structured (imposed rules and guidelines - i.e. little or no exercise of autonomous independence). The CLSP strives to provide this through progressive developmental and adaptive objectives, where an optimal level of reintegration skills are desired for each person.
The Christian Life-Skills Program has been designed to enhance a person's life and is not limited to specifically to substance abuse. There would be merit for anybody who simply needs to get his or her life back in order to enter into the program. It is imperative to note that this is not a drug rehabilitation program but a program to restore one's self-value and ethical integrity. We seek to provide a sustainable realistic contribution towards an acceptable set of Life-Skills for people who need to learn how to deal with the trials and tribulations of life. Ultimately, this involves changing the negativity that surrounds recovery into a positive, constructive and educational experience.
Core objectives of the Christian Life-Skills (Lifestyle) Program:
1) Practical daily application of Christian principles and values.
2) Development of personal integrity and dignity.
3) Establishment of trust within the family circle.
4) Enabling the resident through courses, programs and skills training to develop their full potential through education.
5) Building of a consistent work ethic within the scope of accountability and responsibility.
6) Nurturing of talents and abilities.
7) Modeling the necessity of giving back into the community and family.
8) Giving the resident an opportunity to receive an education and the ability to help and assist themselves as well as others
9) Comprehensive understanding, knowledge and education of the cycle of substance abuse.