FAQ's

Every resident who enters the program is homeless. Unfortunately this means they have been sleeping on the streets, and/ or their friends and family will not take them in. FRC deals with the most undesirable, vulnerable, and impoverished population.
How do I become a resident at FRC?homelesswomen2

  1. A person must first be homeless with verification of homelessness from an agency or third party.

  2. Be chemically dependent to either alcohol or drugs and / or have a severe and persistent mental health diagnosis, such as schizophrenia, bipolar, Manic, severe, or major depression, anxiety, PTSD,

  3. Pass a urine drugs screen and breathalyzer.

  4. Not be on any synthetic drugs such as methadone, suboxone, subutex, or any designer drugs.

  5. Cigarette smoking is allowed in designated areas only.

  6. Individuals must be willing to be a part of a very structured program of recovery.

The first step for the potential client will Contact us at (313) 383-9042 to complete an assessment and to see if the individual meets criteria for one of the programs at FRC. To meet criteria the individual must be homeless, in recovery from drugs and/or alcohol, have no sex crimes or violent crimes, and be willing to work hard and change their life.

The client must call themselves. Family and friends cannot complete assessment for the homeless individual.

How long does a person typically stay at FRC?

The Recovery Program is a two year program. Our goal at FRC is that a resident stays until they have arrested their disease of addiction and/or mental illness; they have practiced life skills and daily living skills well enough to make it in society. Learning to live life on life’s terms and deal with emotions and feelings are paramount in the transition.

Do you offer AA or NA meetings?

We do not currently have any 12 step meetings on site. However, there are several within walking distance. FRC staff encourages getting phone numbers at meetings to form relationships with others in recovery and to obtain rides to meetings.

How many people live in an apartment?

Each apartment comfortably houses three residents. In2011 FRC was able to purchase new beds sets, dressers, and linens. So every resident that enters the program has a safe comfortable place to sleep. Apartments are completely furnished.

FRC does not allow co-ed apartment sharing. Dating relationships are NOT allowed and strictly prohibited.

Does FRC supply meals for its residents?

FRC does not provide meals. However FRC does work with a local food bank and helps residents obtain food stamps.

Is staff available 24 hours?

A member of FRC staff is available 24 hours a day. After business hours through a pager and the number is posted throughout the buildings for emergency.

FRC has a random drug and alcohol screen policy!

Upon admission, residents sign a contract stating that they will remain completely drug and alcohol free. Urine drug screens are conducted before a person can enter the program. A person MUST be free of all substances before an intake will be completed. To ensure compliance with the program, we conduct random drug screens and breathalyzers.

What happens if a resident is found to be using drugs or alcohol?

Residents found using any forbidden substance will be discharged immediately from Faith Recovery Center. We have a no-tolerance policy for all drugs, alcohol and misused prescription medication, which we strictly enforce. However, after 10 days, an individual can reapply for residency, at which time we will consider his application and history with us. Our no-tolerance policy is crucial to an individual’s recovery, as well as that of the program as a whole.

What happens if a resident breaks the rules?

This depends on which rule is broken. If a resident is caught using or possessing drugs or alcohol, she/he will immediately be expelled from Faith Recoveryhomelesswomen3 Center. Some infractions result in a resident being put on probation and others result in written warnings. For a complete list of our rules and the consequences of breaking them, see our Rules page.

Can a person be ordered by law to stay at FRC?

FRC has had individuals who were mandated by a judge, probation, or parole officer. We will accommodate but FRC’s program is voluntary.

Why do you charge $90 per week?

Our program fees cover the cost of administration/staffing, utilities and upkeep for the facility and support services for residents. None of our fees result in profit for our organization, just basic maintenance. Faith Recovery Center is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

What forms of payment do you take?

Money orders, PayPal, or debit and credit cards

If I make a donation, what is the money used for?

Any donation to FRC will go completely to cover basic program expenses, such as, transportation, utilities, and basic running of the program.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

FRC is a non-profit organization, so all donations made will be considered tax-deductible.

Can I volunteer at FCR?

If you are interested in volunteering at Faith Recovery Center, please contact us at (313) 383-9042. There are opportunities for people to help with various activities. If you are interested in donating professional services that may benefit our residents, please call the number above as well. We greatly appreciate people helping us in our mission.

What if I have a loved one or friend who is homeless and needs structured transitional housing?

If a loved one needs transitional housing and you would like to help them, we can set up an appointment where you can bring that person to learn about our program. Keeping in mind that it is a prerequisite that person be homeless, we offer a sponsorship program at FRC in which a friend or family member can make arrangements to pay for all or part of a loved one’s program fees. Relapse prevention programs are so important for recovering addicts; sometimes they need extra help and support to make a program like ours available.

Can I only sponsor someone that I know personally?

At FRC, we welcome any sponsorship that you are generous enough to give. Many of our residents struggle to pay their program fees and could benefit greatly from sponsorship. If you are interested in helping someone on a successful path to recovery, please contact us at (313) 383-9042.

To sponsor a person, am I required to donate enough to cover their entire program fees?

To fully sponsor an individual at FRC, the price of program fees is $90 per week, or $325 per month. If the person you would like to sponsor can pay for a portion of his or her fees, we can gladly make arrangements for a partial sponsorship.

At FRC, we graciously welcome any donations to our program. If you are looking to make a donation instead of a full sponsorship, visit our Donate Page now. Thank you for your generosity.

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