What to Expect at Kairos Hope
Within Our Christ-Centered Home, We Are Committed to the Holistic Healing and Support of Women Who Have Overcome Sexual Trauma, Cultivating Wholeness in Every Facet of Their Lives.
What We Provide
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE PROGRAM, AND WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS LIKE?
Eligibility for our program is open to adult women, aged 18 and older, who are natural-born females. The application process at Kairos Hope is designed to be inclusive and supportive. We understand that each applicant's journey is unique, and our goal is to provide a safe and transformative environment for those seeking healing and growth.
The application process typically spans several weeks to a few months, depending on how promptly applicants submit the required documents and the volume of applications received. Our selection criteria consider various factors, including the applicant's commitment to personal growth, available space within the program, and a holistic assessment of individual needs and circumstances.
Our team is dedicated to making this process as smooth as possible, ensuring that applicants are provided with the necessary guidance and support throughout their journey towards becoming part of the Kairos Hope community.
HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST?
While the Kairos Hope program is provided at no cost to our residents, we want to clarify the financial responsibilities. Residents are responsible for covering their personal expenses, which may include prescription medication, hygiene items, clothing, medical costs, and travel to and from our facility. To assist with these expenses, residents are encouraged to bring $150 upon entry, which will be kept securely for their personal needs during their stay. Any unused portion of this amount will be returned to the resident when they complete their program. To facilitate shopping for necessary items, residents have the opportunity to visit a store once a week as a group, ensuring they have access to essential supplies during their time at Kairos Hope.
WHAT CONTACT CAN RESIDENTS HAVE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
At Kairos Hope, we believe in maintaining healthy connections with family and friends as part of the healing process. Residents have the opportunity to visit their families or friends once every 30 days, provided that it aligns with their overall therapeutic goals and is approved by their counselor. The eligibility and guidelines for these visits are determined in collaboration with our counseling team to ensure that it contributes positively to the resident's progress.
Additionally, residents can make phone calls to their loved ones on weekends, fostering ongoing communication and support during their time at Kairos Hope.
CAN I BRING MY CHILDREN, PETS, OR SERVICE ANIMALS?
We are unable to accommodate pets or individuals under the age of 18 at our facility. This policy ensures the safety and well-being of all residents and aligns with the structure and focus of our program.
WHAT WILL A TYPICAL DAY LOOK LIKE?
Residents at Kairos Hope follow a structured daily routine that supports their healing journey and personal growth. The schedule includes activities such as devotion, meetings, counseling, fitness, meals, Bible study, and quiet reflection time. This structured environment fosters a sense of responsibility, community, and holistic well-being.
Weekends: Weekends provide opportunities for residents to attend church services, enjoy leisure time, and, in some cases, visit family or friends (approved pass). These weekends offer a balance of spiritual growth, relaxation, and social connections.
The daily routine at Kairos Hope is designed to create a supportive and nurturing environment for residents as they work towards healing and transformation.
CAN I WORK OR DO SCHOOLING WHILE AT KAIROS HOPE?
For residents who haven't completed their high school education, we offer the opportunity to work towards achieving a high school equivalency test. However, it's important to understand that due to the program's focus on healing and recovery, we have limitations on pursuing university-level education. If you're currently enrolled in college and wish to continue your studies, please have a discussion with your intake coordinator to explore available options.
During the initial 30 days of the program, residents are not engaged in employment. After this period, the possibility of employment will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration individual circumstances and the resident's progress in the program.
CAN THOSE STRUGGLING WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE, SELF-HARM, OR EATING DISORDERS COME?
At Kairos Hope, we recognize that individuals may adopt various coping mechanisms in response to the trauma and pain they've experienced in their lives. Our commitment is to provide support to those who are dealing with mental health challenges and engage in reckless behaviors. Our program is thoughtfully designed to cater to the unique struggles of each resident, with our trained counselors and staff offering specialized assistance in addressing these issues.
For individuals facing substance use concerns, we have specific guidelines in place. To be eligible for our program, prospective residents must demonstrate a commitment to their recovery by maintaining at least 6 months of sobriety prior to admission. This sobriety should be verified through referrals from treatment centers, correctional facilities, or other reputable drug-free programs. It's important to note that we strictly prohibit the use of recreational substances, including but not limited to vaping, smoking, and marijuana, within our facility to ensure a safe and supportive environment for all residents.
WHAT DOES THE COUNSELING PROCESS LOOK LIKE AT KAIROS HOPE?
At Kairos Hope, our counseling program is built upon six core principles: Healing Is Possible, You are Valuable, The Past Does Not Define You, You Can Overcome, People Are There for You, and Your Future is Bright. We are dedicated to guiding young women from a place of brokenness to transformative freedom in Christ, adhering to these principles throughout the counseling journey. While the counseling process varies for each individual, our licensed therapists are trained in evidence-based therapies, including EMDR, to provide in-depth trauma therapy and address any other therapy needs as required. We firmly believe in the potential for healing and growth, and our counseling approach aligns with our core principles to empower residents on their path to recovery and renewal.
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE PROGRAM?
The typical duration of residency at Kairos Hope is approximately seven months, though individual progress may lead some residents to complete the program more swiftly, while others may require additional time. Our dedicated counselor and review team closely monitor each resident's progress throughout their stay, collaboratively determining a suitable graduation date based on their unique journey to healing and transformation.
WHAT ARE THE MEAL AND RECREATION REQUIREMENTS?
At Kairos Hope, we have a set meal schedule that includes three daily meals along with healthy snack options. We strongly encourage all residents to join in these meals to promote a sense of community and well-being. However, we understand that everyone's dietary needs and health situations are unique. If you have specific dietary requirements or are managing health-related concerns like eating disorders, we can create a personalized eating plan to ensure your needs are met. Additionally, our fitness activities, such as hikes, gym sessions, and at-home workouts, are designed to enhance your overall health and wellness. Your well-being is a top priority for us, and we're here to provide the support you need on your journey.
DO I HAVE TO BE A CHRISTIAN TO COME?
Kairos Hope warmly welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. However, it's important to note that our program is rooted in Christian values, and all residents are expected to actively participate in Bible study, worship, and church services. Our holistic approach believes that through Jesus Christ, individuals can discover genuine hope and transformative freedom.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A RESIDENT LEAVES THE PROGRAM EARLY?
At Kairos Hope, we understand that personal growth and transformation occur gradually. Therefore, we suggest that applicants consider an initial commitment of approximately 7 months to fully engage in our program. It's important to note that our program is entirely voluntary, and residents have the freedom to make their own choices regarding their duration of stay. Once a resident leaves the home, they must reapply and be accepted for admission.
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.