In the 10-month New Life program, participants are guided to honestly evaluate past struggles, current options and future potential for an independent life, through a full schedule of recovery classes. Program material focuses on anger management, alcoholism recovery, job readiness, men's and women's issues, budgeting, and more.
Successful completion of the New Life Program culminates in an exciting graduation ceremony and celebration of those who are ready to begin life outside the shelter as self-sufficient, productive members of society. About 65% of residents choose the New Life program.
New Life Program Guidelines
Program Duration: 10 Months /4 phases
Note: Due to the full-day classroom schedule, New Life program participants cannot work outside of Dallas LIFE during Phases 1-3. In Phase 3, the job application process begins in earnest.
* This program has a small cost if you are receiving Social Security or Disability benefits. It is $12 per day. Call for other costs if you are not on Social Security or Disability.
Guidelines for All Residents:
You must sign rules & regulations to stay.
You must shower daily, no exceptions.
If you commit to our program and then leave, you may not return for 30 days.
Breaking rules can result in a 30, 60, 90 day or PERMANENT restriction.
Children are always free.
Senior Citizens are welcomed.
Chapel is at 8:00a.m. every morning and 6:00p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, as well as Sunday morning and Sunday evening.
We offer dorms for those who are single.
We offer private rooms for married couples or those with children.
Every resident has a daily cleaning job, no exceptions.
There is no fraternization with other residents.
No pets allowed.
We perform random drug testing.
First time residents receives 5 free nights. After that, you choose between the Pay-To-Stay Program at $12 per night, or the 10-Month New Life Program which is free for those having no income.
ABOUT NEW LIFE PROGRAM:
Dallas LIFE is not a domestic violence shelter.
Check-in is from 4:00p.m.-8:00p.m., 7 days a week.
You are allowed 1 bag. Belongings must fit into Pest Control box for cleanliness standards.
Is this treatment center really free?
Most of the listings on this website are free; however, we decided it would also be helpful for our visitors to see sliding scale treatment centers and low cost rehab centers for low income persons.