Practical. All-Encompassing. Christ-Centered.

Conquering addiction. Returning to society from prison. Overcoming issues that triggered homelessness. Rebuilding a life takes time, an accountable environment and experienced guidance.

Through a collaborative partnership with The Foundry Ministries, CLCC provides transitional housing and aftercare for graduates of The Foundry’s Recovery Program, in a Christ-centered setting that fosters accountability and simulates normal living. Homeless men from the area also find a structured and nurturing environment here as they complete their journeys to independence.

For men seeking hope, guidance and a new way of life, CLCC . . .

Meets essential needs

Men live in the 56-bed center for six months to two years and are provided with meals, clothing, basic medical care, recovery services and job-placement assistance. Living at the CLCC also provides residents with a mailing address and assistance with obtaining Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and medical or legal resources.

Encourages financial responsibility

Residents must be working or seeking employment and are asked to pay fees to  cover living expenses. This allows them to save money toward the costs associated with rebuilding their livelihoods and establishing their own homes. Those looking for work perform tasks around the facilities.

Provides a structured process to stability

We constructively guide men in their transition “from homelessness to head of household” by encouraging personal, social and community accountability while systematically answering the question, “What happens next?” The core of our ministry is a four-step process that creates a foundation for a stable life.

Men are required to . . . 

  1. Develop a leadership profile to identify God-given talents and strengths
  2. Create a life plan that includes practical responsibilities like creating a budget, opening a checking account, and registering to vote
  3. Grow in small groups that provide encouragement and accountability for developing character
  4. Learn to serve others by leading worship services, teaching classes or providing leadership in the dormitory as a practice in “giving back”