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FAQS

WHAT IS CHAIN BREAKER MINISTRIES?

Chain Breaker Ministries, funded entirely by private donations, is a nonprofit 501c-3organization of concerned Columbus-area Christians seeking to bring Christ-centered addiction recovery to Bartholomew County. Chain Breaker Ministries is collaborating with Wheeler Mission in this effort.

WHY COLLABORATE WITH WHEELER MISSION?

Wheeler Mission, founded in Indianapolis in 1893, is a nonprofit organization funded entirely by private donations, with a long history of providing life-changing hope through Jesus Christ to the homeless and those in need.

The Wheeler Mission Hebron Addiction Recovery (WMAR) Program began in 2000, and has two phases:

  • Phase 1 Orientation in Indianapolis and Bloomington, and

  • Phase 2 Long-term Residential Addiction Recovery at the beautiful 285 acre Camp Hunt near Bloomington.

This long-standing program is well-organized, nationally recognized and highly successful.

We believe, collaborating with Wheeler will allow local men direct access to a unique, premier Christ-centered addiction recovery program and benefit our community.

WHAT IS CHAIN BREAKER HOUSE?

A men’s residential center for addiction recovery at 1218 California Street. This house will be funded by Chain Breaker Ministries, and will provide a 6-8 week Phase 1 Orientation based on, and in collaboration with, the Wheeler Mission Hebron Addiction Recovery Program.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Men trapped in the bondage of addiction who seek to rebuild their lives equipped with long lasting solutions founded on God’s Word.

HOW ARE MEN ADMITTED?

Initial screening by phone, followed by an intake interview with program manager.

HOW MANY MEN WILL LIVE AT CHAIN BREAKER HOUSE?

Two Staff Peer Group Specialists and a maximum of 6 guests. The Program Manager is present five days/week and lives off-site.

HOW LONG DO MEN STAY?

After initial screening and intake, men will participate in a 6-8 week Phase 1 Addiction Withdrawal Program Orientation based on the WMAR Phase 1 Programs in Indianapolis and Bloomington. During this time, evaluation for legal, medical, other issues and treatment plan development will take place.

IS IT SAFE FOR GUESTS? IS IT SAFE FOR NEIGHBORS?

Yes:​

  • Trained staff are present 24/7 to maintain safety, manage difficult situations and provide support.

  • Men will not leave facility except for supervised group activities, such as: service projects, work therapy, “be a good neighbor”.

  • Men who are on parole or court-ordered probation may require approval for group activities.

  • No sex offenders will be admitted.

  • Random drug and alcohol testing are conducted regularly.

  • Program Manager works closely with Parole or Probation Officer, or Court on behalf of the guest as a service to both.

  • The house is non-smoking

WHAT ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE AT CHAIN BREAKER HOUSE?

  • Required morning activities, which include dorm stewardship, daily quiet time, daily chores, staff-facilitated class time with daily homework assignments and scripture memory verses.

  • Supervised community service.

  • Required attendance at evening activities, such as Bible studies, chapel services, etc.

  • Seen at weekly volunteer medical and dental clinic as needed.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE 6-8 WEEK PHASE 1 ORIENTATION AT CHAIN BREAKER HOUSE IS
COMPLETED?

Go to Camp Hunt, Bloomington for 6-8 month Long-Term Residential Christ-Centered Addiction Recovery and Discipleship Program (WMAR Phase 2).

IS MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT (MAT) PROVIDED AT CHAIN BREAKER HOUSE?

No. Chain Breaker House is a Christ-centered holistic addiction withdrawal program of regeneration, discipleship and fellowship that requires abstinence. Referral to MAT program only if need arises.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

  • Free to the men seeking to break their addiction and rebuild their lives.

  • Operating expenses for Chain Breaker House (phase 1) paid by Chain Breaker Ministries, Inc.

  • Operating expenses for Camp Hunt (Phase 2 of WMAR Program) paid by Wheeler Mission.

  • When financially able, Chain Breaker Ministries will provide some funds to Wheeler to help in this collaborative process.