Covenant Community, Inc. is a residential life-stabilization program for homeless men recovering from substance abuse. Our mission is to provide the tools and resources to help our residents achieve personal life stabilization and employment, enabling them to return to their families and the community as productive citizens.
Covenant Community, Inc. is a residential, life-stabilization program serving men addicted to alcohol and/or drugs, ages eighteen or older. Created in 1990, the program supports fourteen residents who have completed a short-term stay in a detoxification facility and have made a covenant with the Community to follow a strict therapeutic regimen for a minimum of six months. Covenant Community is based on the therapeutic community model. Personal responsibility and community accountability are the hallmarks of this model. After completing the Covenant Community program, residents may transition to the Martha Sterne House, a sober-living environment, that supports up to ten men maintaining their sobriety in a residential community.
Among the unique features of the residential, life stabilization program are a variety of therapeutic formats, including:
- Group and individual counseling
- Narcotic and Alcoholic Anonymous meetings
- Money management
- Medical evaluation, psychiatric, legal, dental and vision referrals
Random drug testing is an expectation of Community residents. In addition to their adherence to house rules and housekeeping responsibilities, residents also are required to attend four AA or NA meetings weekly. Residents are expected to participate in all therapeutic groups offered Sunday –Thursday evenings and on Friday afternoon, as well as attend individual counseling sessions weekly.
Approximately twice a year, an emotional, yet festive ceremony "Celebration of Memories and Hopes,” honors those who have completed the program.
Members of the Community and volunteers share meals, recreational events, retreats, and community outreach projects. Residents have joined the parish of All Saints’ Church in building houses for Habitat for Humanity.