Valley of Grace (VOG) is a nonprofit faith-based recovery ministry operating with the goal of opening a 90-day, Christ-centered recovery center in Howard County, Indiana. Over the past three years, VOG has helped 80+ people from Howard and surrounding Counties receive addiction recovery services from its partner organization, Home of Grace located in Vancleave, Mississippi. Home of Grace and VOG operate in partnership to help men and women recover from addictions and live in lifelong relationships with Christ.
Yes, we have an active board of directors who govern our decision making and are helping to bring this facility to Howard County. To view our current board members, visit our staff page.
Home of Grace has been in operation since 1965 and has helped tens of thousands of individuals battle various types of addictions. It is a rare facility in the US offering a 90-day non-medicated faith-based recovery program. Until this proven model of success can be replicated in Indiana, Valley of Grace is sponsoring men and women in need of addiction recovery services to receive treatment at Home of Grace in Mississippi. Our partnership will consist of the Home of Grace sharing their curriculum, program operations, in-take procedures, and any other day to day operations that would be needed to effectively run VOG. We are each our own separate entity and have separate 501(c)(3) status, but we will be a model program after the Home of Grace.
Once operational, applicants must apply online through the VOG website. A VOG representative will speak with each client to complete the application process. The application process covers past addiction history, legal issues, and medical and mental history. If it looks like VOG isn’t the best fit for the person, the VOG representative will work with that person on giving them resources to find them positive, effective options for recovery help.
VOG currently works with both men and women applicants (18 years of age and older) with drug, alcohol, gambling, and other addictions to receive services through Home of Grace. When VOG has an operating recovery facility in Howard County, it will house male clients only. VOG will continue to partner with Home of Grace to provide addiction recovery services to women.
At this time, we do not have the ability to accept insurance. The program will be private pay only.
No, VOG does not offer detox. A person needs to be safely detoxed before entering into the program. Drug testing is required. If they are requiring medical attention to detox, each individual will need to seek that assistance before starting the program. If a person needs help locating a detox facility or coordinating that, VOG will assist them in utilizing other community resources for that process and help coordinate the timing of being dismissed from detox and going straight into the intake process of VOG. If a client comes into the program and staff see that the person is still struggling with detox, they will be taken to the nearest detox center to receive the medical help they need before coming back to VOG.
No, Valley of Grace will be a closed campus except to approved volunteers. The first Saturday of each month is family visitation. This is for approved family only. This visitation is for a few hours in the afternoon and will be in an open area for all to gather and enjoy their family safely.
No, clients are not allowed cell phones during the duration of their 90 days. If a client is discovered with a cell phone, or using a cell phone, that is grounds for immediate dismissal from the program.
Yes, at Valley of Grace’s recovery facility there will be licensed, faith-based counselors on staff to support clients in individual and group counseling sessions. In addition to licensed counselors, there will be trained and qualified individuals on staff in various roles.
Currently, there are several structures on the property that will all be utilized for programming purposes. There are future plans to construct a chapel and cabins.
To start, Valley of Grace plans to house 10 to 12 men utilizing the home that is currently on the property. The long-term plan is to build several cabins that will house up to 60 men. These cabins will fit into the scenery of the country lifestyle and blend into the surroundings.
There will be security staff present nightly to monitor the facilities in addition to security cameras installed throughout the property. Client health and behavior will be regularly evaluated by professional staff.
No, the clients are not allowed to leave during the duration of their 90-day program unless they are accompanied by a staff member. Once they are on campus, they are to stay on property grounds. Participation in the VOG program is voluntary. It cannot be court-ordered but can be court-recommended. If a client chooses to exit the program before completion, Valley of Grace will arrange for a family member to come and pick them up from the facility. Clients are not permitted to leave unescorted. Before exiting, staff will do everything they can to encourage the client to stay to complete the program. If they leave the grounds without a staff member, they are immediately dismissed from the program.
Clients have a structured day that begins with breakfast at 6:00 a.m. and continues with programming until 4:00 p.m. Clients receive a break until dinner. Nightly chapel is required. During the day, clients receive classroom instruction, work therapy that consists of work to be completed on the grounds, individual and group counseling, meals, and evening chapel. All clients are encouraged to spend quiet time with God and take time for personal reflection. In addition to core offerings, clients can choose to participate in specialized classes that focus on being a positive father figure, financial recovery, and GED preparation.
Yes. There are discipline procedures that are in place for the client’s best interest, the safety of others, and the integrity of the program. These procedures will be handled on a case by case basis by the client and staff member overseeing the discipline referrals.
Valley of Grace is a 501(c)(3) organization that is reliant upon the generosity of private donors, foundations, corporations, churches and other nonprofit organizations. Once fully operational, Valley of Grace will be partially funded by program fees for service revenue.
We believe that if a person is separated from all the distractions that city life can bring, they are able to focus and be still. They have an opportunity to quiet themselves from all the noise that life has brought them and really meet God in the quiet. We believe that it offers them a good start to recovery and removes some of the temptations that being in the city could offer. Being secluded can give the clients a sense of peace and security that they may not have felt in a long time and thus begin to build healing, trust, and confidence within themselves.
“Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10
“Quiet your heart in his presence and pray; keep hope alive as you long for God to come through for you.” – Psalm 37:7a