Winston-Salem Rescue Mission Life Builders

Life Builders 90-Day Program

The Life-Builders’ program is designed to help men overcome their addictions and gain the tools required to become productive members of society. Through work therapy, and programs in Anger Management, Financial Management, Life Skills, Crossroads and the Victorious Life, residents are taught recovery principles, as well as the skills needed to make positive changes in their lives. By participating in daily devotions, chapel services and one-on-one and group counseling, residents are presented with the truth of the Gospel and taught how to live a successful Christian life.

Residents who complete the Life Builders program become potential candidates for the 12-month Transformers Program.

We seek to build the individual in their physical, emotional, spiritual and mental faculties while sharing the love of Jesus and the Gospel with them.

The Rescue Mission helps men off the streets and transforms them into productive citizens in the city. Therefore, the Rescue Mission seeks support from the city of Winston-Salem, its citizens, churches, business establishments and government structure. Each time the Rescue Mission builds a life for Jesus, we are improving the quality of life in the city.

Participation in the Life Builders’ program includes:

  • Addiction Recovery Classes
  • Integrated Biblical Counseling
  • Daily Chapel Services
  • Life Skills Classes
  • One-on-One and Group Counseling
  • GED/Education
  • Work Therapy/Job Training
  • Discipline and Progress Assessment
  • Anger Management Classes

Please e-mail programs@nullwsrescue.org or click here for a fill-able pdf application. Once you have filled out the application and saved it, please email the application to the email address listed above. See below for a list of what residents can bring and should not bring.

Hope After Incarceration

Returning to society after being incarcerated is not easy – regardless of the amount of time you have served. The most effective way to assist you once you are released is to properly prepare you for the road ahead!

Look to the WS Rescue Mission for help when you or a loved one are released from prison. You will receive a place to stay, food, clothing, transportation, job training and education in a safe environment – surrounded by a caring staff. We are focused on helping you find HOPE and SUCCESS in life!

Click here to read our brochure.

What to Bring

  • Prescribed medication
  • Clothing for 7 days
  • Laundry detergent
  • Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, razors, etc.)
  • A belt
  • Shower Shoes
  • Reading material appropriate for a Christian environment
  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card or voucher from Social Security

If you need assistance in obtaining some or all of these items, let us know.

What NOT to Bring

  • Drugs, drug paraphernalia or alcohol of any kind including mouthwash, cologne, hair products, or isopropyl alcohol
  • Metal nail files, scissors (including manicure scissors)
  • Personal iron, lamp, fan, or television
  • Phone, computer or pager
  • Inappropriate books, magazines, pictures, catalogs, calendars
  • Sports equipment
  • Personal appliances
  • Candles or flammable substances (butane, lighter fluid, etc)
  • Weapons (any item deemed dangerous) including toy weapons, live bullets, box cutters, pocket knives, etc.)
  • Personal work tools
  • Room deodorizers, cleaning supplies, or aerosol sprays regardless of content
  • Cameras

Please e-mail programs@nullwsrescue.org for more information, or click here for a fill-able pdf application. Once you have filled out the application and saved it, please email the application to the email address listed above. Due to limited space and other criteria, not all applicants will qualify for admittance.

From Program Participants

“It’s given me a chance to discover I’m meant for something better than what I’ve chosen in life, and with the Lord’s help, I will be who I am supposed to be, with His guidance and love to walk me through it.” W.S.

“For me, the 90-Day Program means an escape from the people, places, and things associated with my drug addiction, as well as a place to get closer to God, the only One who can relieve my suffering.” C.S.

“I came into this program from prison because I was homeless. I am learning more about myself than I ever knew, and now I have hope!” W.A.

“The Rescue Mission has given me a chance to get what’s left of my life back together again. And for this THANK YOU very much!” WLS

“A new beginning and another chance to turn my life around. An opportunity to build a solid foundation in the Lord Jesus Christ live honestly and free with a positive perception and move forward in life.” D.S.

“The 90-Day Program allowed me time to self-reflect and build a greater bond with the Lord, while my daily needs of food and shelter were being provided. The classes were very helpful in opening up about certain issues, I will never forget this experience.” N.A.

“The 90-Day Program means a lot to me. It has given me another chance at life for Christ, also to build stability, a foundation and structure of my life. Most of all, learn more about loving Christ and myself.” C.H.

Life Builders 90-Day Program
Jeremy Dockery, Life Builders Counselor
Jeremy Dockery, Life Builders Counselor

“The 90-Day Program allowed me time to self-reflect and build a greater bond with the Lord, while my daily needs of food and shelter were being provided. The classes were very helpful in opening up about certain issues, I will never forget this experience.” NA’IM A.

“The Rescue Mission has been a place of refuge to me. The staff and residents have brought clarity to my eyes again as they display the love of Jesus through their words and actions. Thank you all for pointing me back to my Savior.” P.T.

Lou Carrico, Life Builders Counselor
Lou Carrico, Life Builders Counselor

“The program offers me a fresh start, and most of all a second chance at creating a better life for myself and my future.” T.H.

“I have a chance to live a long life sober and happy and to get to know the Lord more and more day to day.” C.C.

“If it had not been for the Rescue Mission and the staff, but most of all, my Jesus saving me of my sins, I would probably be dead right now, or in prison.” T.B.

“I have been able to breathe, take time to work on the things that hinder me. I’m learning how to trust another man, but more importantly learning to look for positive people to hang with.” R.P.

“This program was a lifesaver and life changer for me, it influenced and motivated me to regain and maintain a structure and discipline back in my life.” B.D.