Long Term Rehab

The opportunity has arised.  Dan’s dad bonded him out of jail yesterday after getting a call from a local, highly reputable nonprofit organization that has a long-term rehab program.  They had a bed available for this morning.  So Dad got Dan out of jail.  Watched over him for 24 hours.  And took him in this morning.

I am hopeful.  I am fearful but I push the fear aside and I am hopeful.  The minimum stay in this program is 18 months.  I think the maximum is three years.  They serve addicts, alcoholics and the chronic homeless.  It is a Biblically based program.  They give rehab, counseling, education and work.  They help the client work their way back into the community.  And if Dan successfully completes the program and graduates, they will provide a health and dental insurance plan for the rest of his life (when he needs it), and they will give him a car.  Wow.  Seems too good.

This morning Dan stopped by.  My mother is visiting from the East Coast and they had a nice talk.  I gave him a big hug, told him I believe in him, and then I broke down.  Couldn’t help it.  The tears just flowed. 

His dad took him to the store for a few things, drove to the center, and dropped him off.  I will go to see him once or twice before the move.  And, of course, pray … long and hard.

One day at a time.  As always.  Keeping it simple.  Typing it here.  Giving it to God. 

Amen.

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8 responses to “Long Term Rehab

  1. Maybe this will be the environment for him. I will be keeping him in my prayers, and you as well. Don’t give up hope, that is what we have to rely on…and our prayers.

  2. I am praying for Dan as I type this and will continue too. I would have broke down crying too – sometimes we just do and I think sometimes its good for our children to see it.

  3. This is wonderful news. I hope he embraces this gift he has been given and gets better. What a wonderful thing to happen before you move. God moves in mysterious ways! Thinking of you.

  4. That is great news! I am praying for you all.

  5. Where is this place? It does sound almost to good to be true but boy do I want hear more about it. Please give me a name. Thank you.

    • Today is the first time I have read your blog.
      Thank you for sharing your experience with your son.
      I, too, would like to ask about the 18 month rehab program where they give health and dental insurance and a car when they finish the program.
      I would like to learn about any residential treatment programs that are at no cost or sliding scale.
      Thank you for any assistance.
      We live near Portland Oregon.

      • onemomtalking

        Thanks for writing, Andrew’s mom. The program my son was in is in Denver and run by the Denver Rescue Mission. My son’s dad (my ex) is the one who researched this and told me the details. It sure sounded great; but unfortunately, Dan didn’t make it through. You have to successfully complete the program to get these extra benefits, I believe. I wish you the very best, and will keep you and your son in prayer. Please feel free to write if you need support.

    • Sorry I never replied to this. See my reply to Andrew’s Mom (which I think is in this same thread). Denver Rescue Mission is the organization with this program.

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