DAILY LIFE AT BRIDGES OF HOPE
Each day, residents participate in a variety of recovery opportunities, including:
- Daily morning devotional
- AA Big Book studies
- Small-group meetings
- AA and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings
- Off-premises AA meetings
We provide therapeutic work for our residents. There is no staff at the Bridges of Hope for cleaning, housekeeping, maintenance, repair, gardening, etc. Residents perform daily work requirements, and occasionally go off-site to perform community service. Some of our facilities offer vegetable gardening, woodworking, and use of a greenhouse to grow plants and flowers. In addition to reducing costs, this self-sufficiency offers our residents a sense of belonging, purpose, and camaraderie.
Residents stay in dormitories and learn to live closely with others. In search of recovery, most come to the Bridges of Hope desperately in need of change in many areas of their lives. Residents learn discipline and teamwork by getting up early, eating together, attending meetings together, working together and recovering together in a highly structured, and rigorous environment. To help residents focus on their recovery, there are restrictions on recreation, phone use and visitation.