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PROJECT BACKGROUND AND HISTORY

In 2000, the Olympia Union Gospel Mission began providing a residential-based Addiction Recovery / Life Transformation Program for single women and women with young children and in 2004, for men. The Programs are built around a Christian approach to addiction recovery – the “Genesis Relapse Prevention Process” developed by Michael Dye. The Mission program is built on a Three-Step Model.

Step 1 – Clients enter a time of shelter and stabilization. An assessment is made to determine if they are ready for Christ-centered addiction recovery.

Step 2 – Clients enter the intensive Residential Based Addiction Recovery / Life Transformation Program that can last up to a year for men and two years for women. Upon successful completion, clients graduate from the Program.

Step 3 – During the post-graduate period, the Mission supports the final phase of Addiction

NEED FOR CLEAN AND SOBER TRANSITIONAL HOUSING

Experience has taught us that the best way to ensure the success of graduates is to provide Christ-centered, clean and sober, low-rent transitional housing. This solid foundation facilitates the gradual transition of our graduates back into society, connected to God, their church and the Mission.

A Mission-owned duplex, with three bedrooms in each unit, and designated for men or women has proven to be successful. A five-year look back reveals 80% of our Program graduates are living clean and sober lives. The capital investment and maintenance costs of such a duplex are reasonable, and the ability to purchase the property outright, without debt, generates positive cash flow and allows us to charge each occupant only a nominal monthly rent of $400 per bedroom.

A serviceable duplex can be purchased for $375,000. The funding plan is to raise 50% through grants from private foundations and 50% through donations from our wonderful loyal supporters.

The generosity of three families has resulted in the Mission already having $75,000 in-hand or committed. Only $112,500 more is needed to reach the $187,500 goal!

Recovery / Life Transformation – the re-entrance of graduates as Godly members of society.

Thank you for helping us reach our goal!

A generous donor matched your donation dollar for dollar up to$10,000 and we made the goal with your help! We are well on our way to purchase clean and sober housing for post-graduates of the Life Transformation Recovery Program. The right door has been opened to provide low-income housing as graduates gradually enter back into the community. If you would like further information on the campaign, please contact Karen Robbins at 709-9725 or Karen@ougm.org.

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“I graduated from the Women’s Life Transformation Program in May of 2019. I am happy to say that I have been inordinately blessed with gainful, steady employment. I am grateful first and foremost to God but also OUGM and my counselor, Jodi Yarbrough. I reside in the Clean and Sober House, where I have been given an opportunity to rebuild my life. No one can imagine how thankful I am to have a home where I can be with my precious son, Xavier.” ~ Mia

“The house provides accountability and a solid spiritual foundation along with my brothers in Christ. Affordable rent is critical for guys rebuilding their lives.” ~ Kevin

PO Box 7668, Olympia WA 98507
360.709.9725
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karen@ougm.org
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