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. This phase will open as soon as the additional staff have been hired.

What can someone expect in LifeChange: Stability?

Residents of the Stability phase receive:

  • Single bed with clean linens in a dorm-style setting
  • On-site laundry facilities
  • Personal belonging storage
  • Donated items, including boxed breakfast and personal toiletries

What is an average night in LifeChange: Stability?

This phase provides overnight housing for individuals who are in a crisis of homelessness or who are considering taking a 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 nightly devotions and weekly case management. 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, LifeChange: Recovery, 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.

What can someone expect in LifeChange: Recovery?

Residents of the Recovery phase receive:

  • 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 daily schedule has been carefully designed to teach residents the ways of Christ, keep them focused on their goals, and prepare them to successfully leave our program.

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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 between $50 and $250 per month. New residents are enrolled in the Recovery phase on Mondays and Tuesdays. 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, LifeChange: Transition, is for men who have successfully completed the Recovery phase. The Transition phase lasts one year and serves up to 11 men at a time.

What can someone expect in LifeChange: Transition?

Residents of the Transition phase receive:

  • Private, 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.

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 of this phase include pursuing deeper connection with a local church, eliminating debt, reconciling with family and friends, and 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, engage in regular counseling and classes, and attend chapel as their work schedule permits.

Payment and Enrollment

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