Gospel Rescue Mission – Women & Women with Children Center

Gospel Rescue Mission - Women & Women with Children Center Tucson Arizona

Gospel Rescue Mission provides cost-free residential addiction recovery resources to chemically-dependent women struggling with homelessness, poverty, and joblessness. Through the teachings of Christ, residents receive life skills counseling on topics such as budgeting, parenting, relationships, conflict resolution, and more. Clients will also participate in individual and group counseling, accountability meetings, academic training, G.E.D. preparation, and community volunteer opportunities. Medical, dental, legal, and vocational assistance are available as well.

ABOUT GOSPEL RESCUE MISSION – WOMEN & WOMEN WITH CHILDREN CENTER

A service of Gospel Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization of Tucson, Ariz., the Women & Women with Children Center serves as both a homeless shelter and faith-based, residential treatment facility for homeless women and mothers struggling with chemical dependency, mental illness, or co-occurring disorders. The facility does not provide on-site detoxification services. It is one of 178 facilities across Arizona that works as a private nonprofit organization.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Upon admission into the shelter, clients undergo an initial assessment to determine each individual’s needs and goals. To treat its clients, the facility blends evidence-based treatment methods with Christian principles and practices. During their stay in the center, residents regularly participate in individual and group counseling sessions. As a women’s-only facility, counseling sessions may focus on topics common among women struggling with addiction, such as self-esteem issues, trauma, abuse, and unhealthy relationships.

In addition to counseling sessions, clients attend life skills workshops on budgeting, health and wellness, parenting, forming boundaries, and developing healthy relationships, in addtion to a range of vocational and educational services to promote self-sufficiency upon program completion. If indicated, the facility also provides psychiatric evaluations and mental health support, which may include referrals for medication management, psychiatric counseling, and mental health education. Clients also participate in Bible study sessions, attend worship services, participate in volunteer opportunities, and other activities that integrate Christian Discipleship into their recovery.

To prepare clients for discharge, the Women & Women with Children Center provides a range of vocational and educational services to promote self-sufficiency upon program completion. Case managers also assist with aftercare planning, including locating permanent or transitional housing and community-based support resources.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The center’s staff is comprised primarily of case managers, volunteers, and pro-bono clinicians, which may include psychiatrists and licensed professional counselors. Volunteer teachers, child care professionals, and a support staff also help with day-to-day operations. Encouragingly, across the state of Arizona, 92 percent of facilities are accredited, licensed or certified.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. Photos on the facility’s website indicate that residents may share rooms. One of the three alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave a rating of four out of five stars for the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep. While the other two alumni did not rate this survey metric, both awarded gave a five-star rating for the facility’s overall accommodations.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The four alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com had mixed opinions concerning the facility. While two survey respondents praised the facility, citing a caring staff and effective program, one alum felt the staff lacked compassion. Alum Emily offered a rating of two stars for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training and three stars for the facility’s counseling options.

The other two alumni disagreed, praising the facility and its staff. Alum Rachel awarded five-star ratings for the treatment staff’s level of training, the respect shown to residents, and the effectiveness of group counseling sessions. She also praised the center’s spirit-based approach to addiction treatment.

On Facebook, the facility had a glowingly positive 4.7 rating based on 79 reviews.[1] The alums praised the staff and the amenities, and also spoke well of the treatment effectiveness.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The sole loved one to submit a review to Best-rehabs.com wrote that the amenities and location were the facility’s main strength, and added that its weakness was that it wasn’t strict enough. Still, the loved gave high marks across 15 metrics, including family participation, connectivity, and holistic offerings.

FINANCING

Gospel Rescue Mission is supported by private donations and volunteers. All treatment services, meals, accommodations, and necessities are offered at no-cost to the resident.

[1]https://www.facebook.com/GRMTucson/

Reviews about Gospel Rescue Mission – Women & Women with Children Center

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  • The right hand does not know what the left is doing. Inadequate training for volunteers. Unclear mission statement and their Christianity , being non denominational allows for almost heretical teachings from anyone who comes in to give spiritual input. Unlike Teen Challenge their Christian message is all over the board and the women are lacking in a stable christian foundation. Their recovery program sees women back often two to three times. Their are some very unhealthy boundary issues
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  • Strength:The faith based programs and the accountability you are held to. weakness: The staff are not consistent and are not trained in dealing with people coming off drugs and that have mental issues also. It was a really great place when I went in 2 years ago but since then it has gone down hill they tend to play favorites and it seems as if the right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. There is no consistency there and when someone truly needs the help and knows if they leave they will relapse the staff doesn't care I would definitely recommend looking into more caring and understanding facilities then Gospel rescue mission. I was once very proud of the work they did there but now I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
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  • A wonderfull loving environment with an excellent curriculum and amenities
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  • This place changed my life. It is an 18 month program. No charge. They helped me get back on my feet. It is a Christian facility; I know have a good relationship with God and I am happy. I learned so much here!!