addressing reentry, pursuing recovery

At Freedom Life we are committed to the pursuit and celebration of both reentry and recovery as much as we are committed to helping men and women who have faced incarceration successfully navigate through the transitional needs and transformational opportunities of reentry. 

Up to 90% of Freedom Life clients struggle with some form of life altering addictive behavior.  80% struggle directly with various types of substance use addiction. The McDowell community, much like our nation as a whole, continues to be deeply impacted by the opioid crises as well as other drugs such as meth. Individual lives and families are being ripped apart.

meeting the needs

In order to effectively serve the needs of our clients in reentry, we must collaboratively serve the needs of our community in recovery. It takes a community working together to make a difference.

amazing efforts

Yet, in the midst of this deep and difficult struggle, there is great work being done by agencies and organizations within our community to address the underlying issues of addiction and promote the great certainty of hope that recovery isn’t just a possibility, it is a reality. 

Freedom Life has been working with the McDowell Health Coalition and other organizations for the past five years to help lead the fight against the destructiveness of addiction and for the powerful hope that is recovery.  We have chaired the Adult Substance Use Workgroup, a collaborative group of local agencies and organizations that are working together to research root causes and create new initiatives, resourcing, and strategic solutions that address these causes while also providing help directly to men and women trapped in addiction.

Recovery Happens! It does not happen by accident or without great struggle and sacrifice , but by the grace of the God we serve, recovery does happen.

recovery rally

One key initiative that has been implemented over the past two years is the annual Recovery Rally that takes place every May.  Freedom Life has been a primary sponsor and contributing organizer of the “Blue Ridge Recovery Rally” that has seen over 1000 people each year gather together to celebrate those in recovery while also reaching out to people who need help in their addictive struggles.  There has been a major swell within our community in both recovery momentum and substance use disorder initiatives since the inaugural Recovery Rally held in 2016. 

No one can overcome the many hurdles and barriers faced by justice involved individuals alone.

REENTRY/RECOVERY PROGRAMMING SERVICES

  • Life/need assessment

  • Basic need (food, clothing, etc) resourcing

  • Housing resourcing

  • Job training/resourcing

  • Education need resourcing

  • Transportation resourcing

  • Medical needs resourcing

  • Mental health/substance use disorder resourcing

  • Service need connection/resourcing

  • Spiritual life/need assessment

  • Special events

  • Church connection facilitation

  • Case management

  • Life plan development

  • Pastoral counseling

  • Bible study

  • Support group

  • One-on-one mentoring

  • McDowell County Reentry Council coordination

  • Community connection and collaboration

  • Advocacy

Freedom Life

The Importance of Recovery

“Recovery Happens!”  It does not happen by accident or without great struggle and sacrifice  , but by the grace of the God we serve, recovery does happen.

At Freedom Life we are committed to the pursuit and celebration of “Recovery” as much as we are committed to helping men and women who have faced incarceration successfully navigate through the transitional needs and transformational opportunities of “Reentry”. 

Up to 90% of Freedom Life clients struggle with some form of life altering addictive behavior.  80% struggle directly with various types of substance use addiction. The McDowell community, much like our nation as a whole, continues to be deeply impacted by the opioid crises as well as other drugs such as meth. Individual lives and families are being ripped apart.

Yet, in the midst of this deep and difficult struggle, there is great work being done by agencies and organizations within our community to address the underlying issues of addiction and promote the great certainty of hope that recovery isn’t just a possibility, it is a reality. 

Freedom Life has been working with the McDowell Health Coalition and other organizations for the past five years to help lead the fight against the destructiveness of addiction and for the powerful hope that is recovery.  We have chaired the Adult Substance Use Workgroup, a collaborative group of local agencies and organizations that are working together to research root causes and create new initiatives, resourcing, and strategic solutions that address these causes while also providing help directly to men and women trapped in addiction.

One key initiative that has been implemented over the past two years is the annual Recovery Rally that takes place every May.  Freedom Life has been a primary sponsor and contributing organizer of the “Blue Ridge Recovery Rally” that has seen over 1000 people each year gather together to celebrate those in recovery while also reaching out to people who need help in their addictive struggles.  There has been a major swell within our community in both recovery momentum and substance use disorder initiatives since the inaugural Recovery Rally held in 2016. 

In order to effectively serve the needs of our clients in reentry, we must collaboratively serve the needs of our community in recovery.  It takes a community working together to make a difference.

YOU CAN HELP

Freedom Life wants to invite our community to join with us in serving the needs of our clients. You can make a difference in someone’s life and we will be glad to show you how.