Career Training Program and One Eighty Enterprises:
Career Training Program: This aspect of our program has been designed and developed to assist our residents in closing the “job gaps” that may appear in their work history. We also desire to give opportunities and teach them skills that will broaden their scope when looking for gainful employment later in their program. The career training program also helps assist the ministry in becoming and remaining financially self-sustaining. The first 8-10 weeks of participation in the career training program will be considered community service time in order to give back to the ministry. As the residents progress into Phase 2, they could potentially earn a small stipend check from the career training program which will be based on percentages of time spent and work accomplished.
Residents are enrolled in our Career Training Program working with the One Eighty Enterprises from assessment phase through Phase 3. The Career Training Program will be approximately 25-30 hours a week and residents must be physically able to work that number of hours. In Phase 3, they begin looking for work and continue to work in the career training program. Beginning in Phase 4, they are allowed to have outside work.
Classroom: Residents complete classroom work to improve their skill set and experience. These classes include: Life Skills covering topics of such as nutrition, the Church, investment and insurance, and government
Finance classes that teach money management, budgeting, debt reduction, credit and preventing identity theft Relationships classes that help learn what is a healthy relationship and couple classes as needed
Employment preparation class to develop a cover letter and resume and preparing for a job interview
The TURN which is a bible study that focuses on the 12 steps
Genesis Process relapse prevention and recovery skills
Ultimate Journey looks back on what has brought you to this point and find healing through a relationship with God
Apprenticeship Program: Offered to those who show the interest and potential to work for One Eighty in some capacity in the future. One Eighty recognizes it is not our duty to call someone to ministry, but to recognize the calling God may have on their life. If One Eighty staff feels a resident could possess the will and ability to either work within One Eighty or another ministry position outside of One Eighty, they can be accepted into our Apprenticeship Program. In order to be eligible they must be in Phase 3 or 4, be nominated by a staff person, and accept the conditions presented.
Entrepreneurship: We see entrepreneurship as a valuable choice of employment. If residents show interest and the potential, an entrepreneurship could be made possible through One Eighty. They first must complete our Apprenticeship Program and then present a business plan to develop a One Eighty Enterprise.
GED/HiSET: If a resident would like to earn a GED, we will assist them in connecting with the HISET program at EICC. College Courses: Residents may take college courses during Phase 4 if they are also employed.
One Eighty General Information
We cooperate with local probation and parole services. We also collaborate with local social agencies to provide individualized support and to meet specific goals.
You will be provided with a bed, bedding, towels, clothing, and personal hygiene items. All essential needs are met. Other household items are shared. One Eighty has staff to assist with supervising and implementing the rules and home upkeep, so that the facility can be a home to those who have nowhere to turn. We believe this environment will give you a sense of “family”. If needed, clothes can be provided by donations.
There will be an established daily schedule that each resident will follow, which will include but is not limited to the following:
Bible Studies, Group Daily Devotions, Church, Grocery Shopping, Events and Social Outings, Exercise Opportunities
Classes on topics like: Relationships, Employment Preparation, Emotional Healing, Relapse Prevention, Budgeting, Finances, Health and Nutrition, etc.
Other services available include:
Gambling Recovery Support: For individuals who come into our program with gambling addictions, we have a volunteer Gambling Recovery Counselor available for therapy and support to family of the resident.
Mental Health Liaison: The Mental Health Liaison meets with residents one on one to help them work through issues they are facing and discuss any concerns they my have.
Veteran Liaison: Our Veteran Liaison assists residents who are Veterans by connecting them to the various resources available to them.
Alumni Group: One Eighty has established an Alumni Group to provide a safe and supportive place for individuals who are in Graduation Phase or have graduated our program and are striving for a sober, accountable, abundant life with Christ.
Support Group for Families: It’s not easy having a loved one struggling with addiction or other personal issues. We want to provide a resource for families to be able to share struggles and find encouragement together. We offer a 13 week Bible study group, the Turn, which families of our residents may attend for education and support.
Mentoring: A mentor will be assigned to each resident to come alongside and support in friendship and partnering with them to work on goals. The mentor will partner with the staff to help the resident meet their goals.
Leadership Team: Both the men’s and women’s home have a leadership team that includes staff, volunteers, and mentors who make decisions regarding how the residents progresses through the program including by not limited to whether a resident moves forward in the program, repeats a phase in the program, is ready to graduate or if they are asked to leave based on not complying with the requirements of the program.