Next Step for Life is a transitional housing program for men and women. Residents of the program live in either the men’s or women’s home with a Christian family environment and participate in classes that teach a broad range of healthy life skills. They will also be provided with food and other basic needs. Residents learn how to manage a home, organize themselves and have a routine. They develop boundaries and experience coping with life in a healthy manner. They receive financial training and make a budget. And they make a plan for when they complete the program.
Started by Dave and Diane Roland after their involvement with young people attending a local alternative school, it targets adults who have been orphaned or otherwise lack support and are vulnerable to addiction, trafficking, and other types of abuse. The program lasts 12-18 months with the goal of independence as a productive member of society – one of the main tenets of Next Step is to give a “hand up, not a hand out.”
We have a passion to see the love of Christ transform lives and create cycle-breakers in our community and beyond.