When you enter the program, the number one goal is to take you out of the survival-mode frame of mind by giving you a safe, stable, and secure place to start your recovery.
It takes work to see progress in every part of life. Work is what fosters self-respect, self-esteem, and dignity. It’s how to take responsibility, overcome failure, and become contributing members of society. Recovery only works if you put in the work.
At Step, we believe that there truly is no free lunch. That’s why we require – and help – every resident to get (and keep) full-time, tax-paying, payroll employment. This requirement helps our men learn how to be responsible and provide for themselves. It builds self-esteem and moves them closer to becoming self-sufficient members of society.
From day one you will meet with our Career Counselor. During this time, you will get guidance and help in obtaining employment. Once you’ve been working hard at your recovery and your job, the Career Counselor will be available to help you find a next level job or a career with a higher income and the chance to save for your transition from Step.
Before Step, I had spent most of my adult life in and out of prison. While at Step, I was given a chance at a cabinet shop as a laborer. 11 years later, I now own that cabinet shop and I celebrated 11 years clean in June. Today, I am an active member of a 12-step fellowship, a decent member of society, a father, and a better man. Thank you Step for the opportunity!Mike