Hood Church is a nondenominational frontline ministry team of passionate men and women who love Jesus Christ.
Our mission is to link individuals who are struggling with alcohol and or controlled substances with community resources, and to provide a faith-based option to recovery.
God for Us to Serve
Our vision is to help men in our community who are struggling with or may be at risk of relapsing to alcohol or controlled substances. Our objective is to create a faith-based aftercare recovery home for men called The House of Hope. Our aim is to create a safety net for the men coming out of The Haven of Rest or any other community recovery programs in order to help them survive the first- year without relapse, knowing that this will ensure a solid recovery and a healthier future. Our main goal is to bring hope to the men in our community who are seeking a long-term faith-based recovery option. Statistics show that relapse rates for substance abuse disorders are estimated to be between 40% and 60% National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Aftercare has never been more important to the recovery process of men in the city of Battle Creek. The more we come to understand addiction and recovery, the more we see that men who have had prolonged drug use struggle to maintain their sobriety during the first-year out of treatment In addition is is estimated that within the first-year of recovery relapse rates can increase as high as 85% Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, Inc. (BHOPB). Issues with family, economic hardship, inability to resist temptation and break patterns and stigmas are very real obstacles that these men face once they leave a residential treatment program. This impedes their ability to reintegrate into society and they very often relapse as a result. Unfortunately, a great deal of these men in our community who are struggling with alcohol and drug abuse come from broken and fatherless homes, hence they are already at a high risk of homelessness, behavior disorders, chemical dependency, criminal activity, suicide and chronic depression. All of these coupled with the lack of coping skills can result in self medicating, keeping most of these men in a never-ending relapse cycle.
New International Version
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.