LifeChange Stability

Our LifeChange program is a three–phase, 18-month residential program for men who desire to overcome homelessness, addiction, and other life-dominating issues. The first phase of the program, LifeChange:Stability, lasts 45 days and serves up to 14 men at a time.

What can someone expect in LifeChange Stability?

Stability residents must be men ages 18 or older.

  • Single bed with clean linens in a dorm-style setting
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Personal belonging storage

What is an average night in LifeChange Stability?

The goal of the Stability phase is to provide overnight housing for individuals who are in a crisis of homelessness, or to help an individual determine if they’re ready to take the next step toward a transformed life. Our hope is that Stability residents will at some point advance into the Recovery phase of the LifeChange Program.

In the Stability phase, residents check in between 7 and 7:30 p.m. each night and must participate in a nightly devotion and weekly case management with our ministry team. Check-out time is 6:30 a.m.

Stability residents who give up their bed within their 45 days, must wait six months to re-enter the program. Additionally, a Stability resident who stays for the full 45 days but chooses not to move into the Recovery phase, must wait six months to re-enter the program.

Payment and Enrollment

The Stability phase of the program is available at no cost. Prospective residents may reserve a bed by calling Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless at 502.637.BEDS (502.637.2337) any day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

LifeChange Recovery

The second phase of the program also is for men 18 and over who are ready to do the hard work of overcoming homelessness. The Recovery phase lasts between four to five months and serves up to 21 men at a time.

Covering the necessities

The LifeChange Recovery program provides:

  • Single bed with clean linens in a dorm-style setting
  • Three meals a day
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Access to an exercise center, computer lab, and TV lounge
  • Donated items, including clothes, personal toiletries, books, etc.

From sun up to lights out

The typical daily schedule in the program designed to prepare our clients for real-world work, teach them the ways of Christ, and to keep them busy and focused.

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    • 6:30 a.m. – Wake up
    • 7:00 a.m. – Quiet time
    • 7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
    • 8:00 a.m. – Morning class
    • 9:00 a.m. – Chores
    • 10:00 a.m. – Counseling, outside appointments, or work therapy/job training at Thrift ‘n’ Thrive
    • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
    • 12:30 p.m. – Counseling, outside appointments, or work therapy/job training at Thrift ‘n’ Thrive
    • 3:00 p.m. – Afternoon class
    • 4:00 p.m. – Free time
    • 5:30 p.m. – Chapel
    • 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
    • 7:00 p.m. – Chores
    • 7:30 p.m. – Evening class or study hall
    • 8:30 p.m. – Free time
    • 10:00 p.m. – Lights out

Payment and Enrollment

The Recovery phase of the program is available at no cost. If residents have a source of income, they pay a sliding scale occupancy fee. New residents are enrolled in the program on Mondays and Tuesdays, though occasional exceptions may be made for local pastors referring individuals to the program. Please complete our referral form or schedule an enrollment appointment by contacting Jason Crigler at 502.584.6543, Ext. 104.

LifeChange Transition

The third and final phase of the program is also for men 18 and over, but who have completed the Recovery phase and have secured a reliable source of income through a job or disability. It lasts one year and serves up to 11 men at a time.

Life in transition

The goal of the Transition phase is to build on the hard-fought successes of the Recovery phase. Residents continue to grow in stability, responsibility, and maturity by living and working interdependently. Key objectives in this phase of the program include:

  • Pursuing deeper connection with a local church
  • Eliminating debt
  • Reconciling with family and friends
  • Securing long-term, independent housing

Due to the nature of the Transition phase, nearly all residents work full time. However, residents still are required to complete daily chores and engage in regular counseling. Residents also must participate in classes and attend chapel as their work schedule permits.

What can someone expect in LifeChange Transition?

All of our residents have an on-site efficiency apartment with a bed, restroom, and kitchenette, three meals a day, on-site laundry facilities, access to an exercise center, computer lab, and TV lounge, donated items, including clothes, personal toiletries, books, etc.

Payment & Enrollment

$320 per month. All Transition residents must have successfully completed the Recovery phase of the program.