What to Expect at Kairos Hope
Kairos Hope is a Christian organization committed to helping young women overcome sexual trauma. We desire women to find healing and freedom for their future through a Christ-centered recovery program.
What We Provide
6 TO 9 MONTH PROGRAM
CLINICAL TRAUMA AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING
3 HEALTHY MEALS A DAY
24/7 STAFF SUPPORT IN HOME
DAILY RECREATION AND HEALTH GUIDANCE
LIFE SKILLS TRAINING AND HISET OPPORTUNITIES
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM, AND WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS LIKE?
Any natural-born female above the age of 18 can apply to our program. The application process can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few months based on how quickly the applicant turns in the required documents. Applicants are accepted based on demonstrated commitment, space availability, and many other variables.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
The program is completely free; however, the resident is responsible for their own personal expenses such as prescription medication, hygiene items, clothing, medical expenses, and travel to and from Kairos Hope. Residents will go to the store once a week with the group to get needed items. Residents are required to bring $150 with them upon entry to save back for their personal expenses. Any personal money not used will be sent home with the resident at the end of her stay.
WHAT CONTACT CAN RESIDENTS HAVE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
Residents will not have their personal electronics so that they can focus on their healing. Nevertheless, residents will be able to contact people on the weekends at the designated time. Additionally, once a month residents can visit home for the weekend.
CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN, PETS, OR SERVICE ANIMALS?
Unfortunately, we are unable to have animals or minors at our facility.
WHAT WILL A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
At Kairos Hope, residents begin with breakfast, Bible reading, praise and worship, class, and lunch. After lunch there is counseling and fitness. The day ends with dinner, group study, reflection time, and bedtime. Residents are expected to participate in all activities. Because our program is based in a home, every resident participates in daily chores such as cleaning and kitchen duties. Phone calls can be made and received on weekends.
CAN I WORK OR DO SCHOOLING WHILE AT KAIROS HOPE?
Adults who have not graduated from high school have the opportunity to work toward a high school equivalency test as well. Due to the nature of the program and the focus on healing, we limit University options. If you are currently in college and would like to continue, discuss this with your intake coordinator. Residents cannot work for the first 30 days of the program. After that work will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
CAN THOSE STRUGGLING WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE, SELF-HARM, OR EATING DISORDERS COME?
We understand that many different coping mechanisms are a result of the trauma and pain of the past. Therefore, we help those struggling with mental issues and reckless behavior. Our program is set up to be tailored to each resident's personal struggles and our counselors and staff are trained to help you in those areas of struggle. Those who are actively engaging in substance use will be required to maintain 6 months of sobriety prior to entering and must be referred from a treatment center, prison, or other drug-free facilities. We do not allow any recreational substances on our property (vaping, smoking, marijuana, ect.).
WHAT DOES THE COUNSELING PROCESS LOOK LIKE AT KAIROS HOPE?
Our counseling program is designed to walk young women from brokenness to transforming freedom in Christ. While the counseling process looks different for each girl, our counselors are licensed therapists that are trained in EMDR therapy. We provide in-depth trauma therapy and other therapy as needed.
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE PROGRAM?
The average length of stay is seven months, although some residents move more quickly through the program, and some need a little longer. The counselor, along with the review team will evaluate progress during each resident’s time in the program to determine a graduation date.
WHAT ARE THE MEAL AND RECREATION REQUIREMENTS?
Meals are set for all residents. There are three meals each day plus optional healthy snacks available. Meals are not optional and resident's will be required to eat what is served. If a resident is dealing with an eating disorder or other health issues, she will be given an eating plan to monitor her health. Activities are designed with a specific fitness plan for our residents which include hikes, going to the gym, and at home workouts.
DO I HAVE TO BE A CHRISTIAN TO COME?
Anyone is welcome to apply to Kairos Hope but understand that all residents will be required to participate in Bible study, worship, and church services. Our program is completely Christ-centered, and we believe that only through Jesus Christ can one find true hope and freedom.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A RESIDENT LEAVES THE PROGRAM EARLY?
Because change is a process that takes place over a period of time, we encourage applicants to make an initial commitment to our program for approximately 7 months. However, our program is 100% voluntary, and residents are free to leave at any point.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A RESIDENT COMPLETES THE PROGRAM?
Near the end of a resident’s time at Kairos, she will begin transitional care. This involves planning for work, education, housing and transportation. Residents also work with their transitional care manager in identifying an accountability partner in their city to meet with on a regular basis after they complete the program. When they are done with the program there is a graduation day that they get to invite friends and family to share their story of transformation.