The aim of the program of the Village of Hope is to help the socially underprivileged and delinquent people, i.e. alcohol and drug addicts, with withdrawal, rehabilitation and return to society. The rehabilitation program does not make the Village of Hope a detention camp. On the contrary – people have joined us of their own free will to make changes in their lives.
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The men attending the Village of Hope's residential 10–12-month withdrawal and rehabilitation program are provided with full board, accommodation, clothing, and psychological and spiritual support. The rehabilitation program consists of learning, household chores, duties, responsibilities, socialising, occupational therapy, and participation in other jobs and activities necessary for the regular life in the village.
During the program the men are guided to see the reasons for and the consequences of their addiction (close relationships, self-awareness); they are encouraged to restore their broken relationships. The men learn how to work with each other's support on daily basis, to deal with and solve problems as they arise, to respect the people and nature around them, to take care of themselves and the others – to do everything they have not been able to do so far.
It is important that the men learn how to take responsibility for what they have done, and if necessary, to fix their relations with government authorities. We are unable to change the past, but we can facilitate the men's healing and this way also their future healthy life in society.
Out of the graduates of the program 69% have remained sober. Read more about statistics.
OUR EXPERIENCE HAS LED US TO THE CONCLUSION THAT IT IS POSSIBLE FOR A MAN TO BECOME FREE FROM AN ADDICTION ONLY WHEN HE HAS A FIRM PERSONAL WISH AND HE CREATES A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. What we can do is facilitate, encourage, motivate and help the men to make changes in their lives, but it is the man himself who has to want those changes, make an effort, and do the job.
The program of the Village of Hope is a Christian program based on biblical principles.
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