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Addiction Recovery in Schwenksville Supported by Spiritual Facility
Liberty Ministries drug addiction recovery support to local men who have had struggles with substance use disorders and have been recently released from local prisons.
By: Addiction Now
Founded in 1980, Liberty Ministries has been serving the prison population of the area as well as former prisoners from the greater Philadelphia region.
The organization currently has more than 160 volunteers who have been providing spiritual counseling to both men and women who are still incarcerated.
At Liberty House, an establishment maintained by Liberty Ministries, males who have been recently released from prison get a dormitory-style residency and are enrolled in a discipleship and an educational program for 12 months.
In the program, the men have to be willing to participate in a full schedule of weekly activities.
The Liberty House team aims to help the residents with personal, emotional, spiritual, and vocational development.
There are also specific goals set for each one of the residents to meet before they are able to graduate from the discipleship program.
The majority of the residents have reported struggling with a substance use disorder.
They have also emphasized that simply having shelter after leaving a correctional institution has been of extreme importance to them considering the fact that many of their family members and/or friends would not want them around.
Consequently, if not for Liberty House, they believe they could easily end up on the streets or incarcerated again.
According to the representatives of the organization, these programs are of crucial to the population because the majority of the people who have been incarcerated in the region have a record of criminal offenses associated with drugs.