The residential program is designed to help people who feel they have life-controlling issues that impair or cripple their abilities to function in normal society. This would include a person whose habit has become so destructive it is infringing of his/her work/family life and causes them to be unproductive in society.
1. The first means through which a student is trained is our hands-on vocational training. We equip people with a trade by allowing them to do a supervised internship. This is a monitored vocational training program by a vocational professional. The student receives hands-on training in a specific trade or craft. This enables restoration to the student by teaching this person a trade and empowering them with skills to find a job in normal society.
2. The second means through which a student is restored is Character Development Classes. These classes are faith-based Christ centered curriculum. We attribute the 87% success rate of faith-based programs like ours to what psychologist call "The Jesus Factor". This curriculum is taught over 14 classes with personal homework assignments to help further the students' knowledge. The different classes help the student assess and evaluate the root problems for their destructive behavior. The student is required to have a passing grade on individual tests and a final exam in order to be considered for graduation.
3. The final way a person will benefit from The Way Training Center's program is a healthy support group. The Way Training Center's staff and volunteers are the students' network and support group through the entire journey. Each student is assigned a specific staff or volunteer to mentor them in private sessions. In these sessions the students are allowed to share their concerns, fears, and frustrations. This mentorship continues upon graduation. The student can feel empowered, as they have the ability to find a job, hold a job, a place of residency, and a support group to walk this journey with. Staff and volunteers will conduct the vocational training program and classroom sessions.
It is the intention of The Way Training Center to connect people to society and empower them to function successfully. In order for a student to successfully complete the 12-month program they must show a successful transition into society. Completing a resume, job interviews, solidifying a job, and finding a place of residency in the community, accomplishes this.
Five phases of the education program
- Phase 1--Recognition of destructive and habitual thoughts that lead to substance abuse.
- Phase 2--Focus on healing the wounds of past failures and broken relationships.
- Phase 3--Character development and spiritual growth with a discovery process identifying personal strengths and setting individual goals.
- Phase 4--Continuing care--Planning includes employment/educational plans, housing, financial planning, relationship skills, support systems evaluation, leadership skills and relapse prevention.
- Phase 5--Re-entry--generally for those graduates needing additional assistance in education, transitional housing, securing jobs or job skills, but can involve other reasons.