New Life Program

Where the path to total recovery begins...

In the 10-month New Life program, participants are guided to honestly evaluate past struggles, current options and future potential for an independent life, through a full schedule of recovery classes. Program material focuses on anger management, alcoholism recovery, job readiness, men's and women's issues, budgeting, and more.

 

Successful completion of the New Life Program culminates in an exciting graduation ceremony and celebration of those who are ready to begin life outside the shelter as self-sufficient, productive members of society.

 

 

 

PROGRAM DIRECTORS

There are separate Program Directors for men and women. These directors develop a relationship of encouragement, structure, and accountability with each participant through each of the program's four phases.

 

New Life Program Guidelines

 

Program Duration: 10 Months /4 phases

 

Note: Due to the full-day classroom schedule, New Life program participants cannot work outside of Dallas LIFE during Phases 1-3. In Phase 3, the job application process begins in earnest.

Orientation period- must stay on property, no visitors. Eligibility for passes to leave property begins in Phase 2.

 

Work 4-hour shift in kitchen at Dallas LIFE

Full schedule of recovery classes begins.

 

Work at Dallas LIFE in security or food service.

Class schedule continues.

 

Begin focus on job and housing applications.

 

Join a local church.

 

Work with a mentor.

 

Class schedule and mentoring continue.

 

Job and housing application processes are finalized.

GRADUATION!

PHASE 1

PHASE 2

PHASE 3

PHASE 4

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Stories From Our

GRADUATES

LaShawnda

NEW LIFE DATE

02.17.14

Going from a 3-bedroom house in a nice neighborhood to a homeless shelter was more than LaShawnda could process. Dallas LIFE has been her place of recovery – emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

Stories From Our

GRADUATES

James

NEW LIFE DATE

09.02.13

After a divorce, James had one suitcase, no place to sleep, and very little hope. He found new life here and is now the head cook in our kitchen! James is a shining star to residents and staff.

Stories From Our

GRADUATES

Anna

NEW LIFE DATE

02.20.12

Life circumstances had sent Anna to Georgia to live with her brother. But things did not work out. "That's how I became homeless," she reflects. "And I did graduate from college,

 

For more information about our New Life recovery program, please contact:

 

Estella Johnson, Women's Director

ejohnson@dallaslife.org                            214.421.1380 x17

 

Hurel Booker, Men's Director

hbooker@dallaslife.org                             214.421.1380 x21

 

Mary Ann Sweeney, Senior & Overcomer's Director

msweeney@dallaslife.org                         214.421.1380 x13

 

1100 Cadiz Street    |    Dallas, Texas 75215  |    214.421.1380    |    Fax: 214.426.5114    |    info@dallaslife.org

Dallas Life is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency. We depend completely on support from generous individuals like you, foundations, corporations and churches. All donations to Dallas Life are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  © 2014 Dallas Life. All rights reserved.