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 MINISTRIES?
A men’s residential center for addiction recovery at 1218 California Street. The ministry will transition men from the street to Camp Hunt for Phase 1&2. Once Phase 2 is complete, men have the option to come to Chain Breaker for Connect (Phase 3).
WHO IS IT FOR?
Men trapped in the bondage of addiction (any type) 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?
One staff (House Manager), two Servant Leader Trainers (SLT), and 4 men in Connect in on site.
HOW LONG DO MEN STAY?
Men will stay for 1-3 days during an initial screening and intake and an evaluation for legal, medical, other issue. Then men will transition to Wheeler Mission at Camp Hunt in Bloomington.
During the Connect Phase 3, men will stay for at least 3 months as they find a church home, a job, housing, transportation, and have time to save up some money. OR they will choose to participate as a Servant Leader Trainer (SLT) and stay at the house for 9 months before beginning the Connect Phase 3.
IS IT SAFE FOR GUESTS? IS IT SAFE FOR NEIGHBORS?
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.
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.