New Life Fellowship
The New Life Fellowship (NLF) Program is nine-month Christian recovery program which seeks to address the issues that cause homelessness and the barriers that hinder one from returning to a productive life.
The NLF Program is divided into four phases. Satisfactory progress has to be made in order to graduate into the next phase. A review committee of senior staff members meets every two months to determine if advancement is warranted and a weekly meeting is held to report on general progress.
The criteria used in evaluating each man’s progress includes:
- Completion of assigned materials
- Satisfactory compliance in one’s responsibilities
- Possession of the legal documents required for employment (Birth Certificate; Social Security Card; and an Alabama ID/Driver’s License)
- Appropriate attitudes toward staff and others.
In the last phase a client is helped by key volunteers from the local business community to prepare a resume, apply and find placement in a suitable, sustainable-wage job.
The goal of BBM is for each client to return to their families, churches, and communities…
- Free from addiction
- With stable employment and housing
- With healthy relationships toward God and others
Currently 75% of those who have completed the overall NLF Program
are meeting these marks.