What is a Christian-Based Treatment Center?
Unlike secular programs, because our treatment is Christ-centered, we
that there is healing and victory over the sins of addiction and brokenness through the power of the
Holy Spirit. Our methods and approaches are going to be based on and greatly influenced by the
faith, which is found in the Bible. This means that we will use scripture to guide our residents in
individual, group and/or family counseling to overcome their struggles related to addiction and
Can a person come to The Gospel TLC under the influence
No. Every individual that wants to be a resident of our facility must
first be detoxed. Paramount at our facility is the safety of everyone. If an individual is currently
under the influence of a substance, they may not be safe to themselves, our residents and staff. For
this reason, we cannot allow anyone to use our facility to detox. They must already come having
Upon being accepted into the center, each resident will be given a urine analysis (UA). Throughout
program, our residents will be given random UAs as needed. There will be consequences if a resident
fails to remain sober.
How long is the program?
Our residential-based program is 12-18 months or longer. Each person is
unique and will come to our center with different strengths, but also struggles. It’s for this
reason, that everyone’s ability to overcome their addiction and brokenness will vary in the length
of time. We strongly discourage anyone from leaving earlier than the program time, for we feel that
given the strong grip of addiction and brokenness, it takes a longer time to recover. It is for this
reason that we are a long-term center. This means that a person must be willing to devote that
amount of time for their heart transformation. If that will not be possible, we strongly discourage
that person from entering into our program. It is our goal to transition our residents to
successfully live back in their communities. They will continue to have challenges and for this
reason we will continue to have our “Transition Specialist” work with them. Our services to our
alumni’s will always be available until they feel they no longer need our assistance.
Do I have to be a Christian believer to be a resident of
The Gospel TLC?
No, but because we are a Christ-centered facility, the core of our
programming will be focused on having a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. If a person will be
disrespectful and outspoken against our Christian beliefs, this faith-based center will not be an
appropriate fit for that person. We are wanting our residents to either already be a Christian
believer or are receptive and open to the Christian faith in their path to living a better life for
Who can be a resident of the center?
Any person who is struggling to overcome addiction(s) or is experiencing
brokenness in their life. These addictions can include drugs, alcohol, gambling, pornography, etc.
This person must not have any outstanding legal cases opened (unless they are referred by the
courts), must not be facing a possible future incarceration (unless they are referred by the
courts), no major health issues, etc. The Gospel TLC is a place for anyone who is serious to
transforming their life around for Jesus. We are not a place for someone to just come and simply be
enabled or grow old.
What is the governance of The Gospel TLC?
We are a non-profit, 501c3 that is governed by a board of directors. There
is an executive director that oversees the entire day to day operation and all its staff and
What kind of counseling will be provided to residents of
We will have a variety of different counseling sessions available to the
residents that will include: 1. Individual 2. Group 3. Family (if possible).
How can I help The Gospel TLC?
We encourage everyone to be praying for our ministry. If an individual or
organization has the financial means to help out, we are always accepting these generous gifts.
There are also volunteer opportunities available in our facility. If there are other donations that
you can make, please talk to our staff.
Where is The Gospel TLC located?
We are still currently praying that God will open up a property somewhere
in the country outside of Wausau that will allow us to do our Christian heart transformational
What happens after a resident leaves our program?
Before a resident leaves our facility, we will have helped them to overcome
their addiction and brokenness so that they will transition successfully back into the community.
Each resident will be working with a “Transition Counselor” so there can be case management so they
can obtain the necessary employment and housing that will set them up for success. These transition
services are also known as our “rope holder” services. These services will always be available to
all our graduates as long as they feel that they need them.
Can a resident leave the program at any time?
For the most part, we want every resident to come to our program willingly.
Because of that, they also have the choice at any time to leave our program if it’s not a good fit
for them or for us. It’s for this reason, that before they enter the program, they must think very
carefully about the time and heart commitment that is required of them in our program. If they
leave, but decide to re-enter the program, there will be a process for them to come back into our
Will there be case management?
Yes, we will have a strategic plan involving a carefully planned case
management of each resident from the time they step foot into our facility until they no longer need
our services. These case managers will be individuals who have the heart and experience to truly
help our residents to make a heart transformation.
What will the residents in the program be doing?
We believe that it’s important to keep our residents engaged in a variety
of different positive activities. Activities will include, but are not limited to: Bible study,
worship, Christian counseling, job skills training, life skills training, volunteering, physical
fitness, outdoor adventure, etc. There will also be a daily schedule so the residents will have
routine and order to their life.
Are you going to be funded by the government?
No, we will not be taking any government funds because there are many stipulations that comes with government monies. We want to be able to freely run our program as led by the Holy Spirit and not controlled by the government.