The Mission’s New Life Program at Harvest Farm gives men seeking to change their lives the opportunity to become productive, self-sufficient members of society.
The New Life Program is a long-term program offered free of charge to all participants.
The New Life Program consists of:
- Bible study
- Education and life skills
- Work therapy
- Case management
While in the New Life Program, many participants earn GEDs and go on to higher education. Some qualifying graduates receive vehicles. Progress brings increased responsibility and freedom, the reward of graduation and a “new life!”
How It Works
You must be:
- At least 18 years old
- Free of sex offenses and arson convictions
- Physically able to work
- Willing to give up all nicotine products immediately
- Open to the message of Christ
- Willing to submit to random drug and alcohol testing
- Serious about a life change
- No cell phones allowed for first 8 months
How do I get started
- Review all qualifications listed above.
- Call the Harvest Farm Intake Chaplain at 970.568.9803 for a phone interview to determine eligibility. You may also drop by the Lawrence Street Shelter located in downtown Denver or Fort Collins Rescue Mission, on Jefferson Street, to initiate the process.
- You'll have room for a suitcase full of belongings. Computers are not allowed
- Schedule a tour. Call 970.568.9803
5 Basic Components of the Program
The New Life Program is a long-term rehabilitation program offered free of charge to all participants. It focuses on five basic components:
- Spiritual Development: New Life Program participants are given many opportunities for personal development in Jesus Christ.
- Case Management: During weekly appointments, the case manager/chaplain helps participants address their spiritual, physical, psychological, legal, financial, medical, educational, and/or employment-related issues.
- Christian Counseling: A professional counselor provides participants with Christian-based counseling.
- LifeSkills, Education & Career: Participants are given an opportunity to discover and develop their personal, academic and career potential.
- Work Therapy: This component of the program is designed to prepare each participant for a life of successful employment by developing a solid work ethic, positive experiences and valuable skills.
Goals of the Program
The four main goals of the program are to see long-term change in the following areas:
Overcoming Destructive Habits
Drug and alcohol abuse, poor financial decisions, unhealthy relationships and other destructive habits can cause anyone to think a “new life” is out of reach. Our goal is to see New Life Program participants transformed by overcoming destructive habits in their lives. By immersing themselves in the program, participants receive the help they need and experience victory over life-draining behaviors.
Maintaining Healthy Community
In the New Life Program, participants learn to build and maintain healthy community relationships. These relationships encourage accountability and foster continued productive participation in society.
Maintaining Sustainable, Full-Time Employment or Equivalent Income
As a participant advances through the program and pursues financial goals set by himself and Mission staff, he will eventually obtain sustainable, full-time employment or equivalent income.
Providing For Sustainable Housing
Finally, the ultimate goal of the New Life Program is to see each participant graduate and provide for their own sustainable housing needs. All the goals listed above contribute to this goal.
The program candidacy period may last 28 to 84 days. During the Program Candidate phase, men are asked to stay on the Farm and to minimize having guests.
After candidacy, New Life Program participants may not be employed or attend school outside of the program for approximately 8 months.
The New Life Program takes a minimum of 13 months to complete, and can take up to 27 months.