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ABOUT

OUR PROGRAM

*This is a TOBACCO FREE campus*

HOW WE HELP

​Through The Gate is a faith based life recovery program designed to help adult women rebuild their lives in Crawfordsville, Lafayette, IN and beyond. Under the compassionate care of staff, former graduates, mentors, and volunteers, our residents are immersed in a series of classes, self-studies, and weekly counseling for at least 8 months. 

 

Our curriculum is designed to challenge worldviews, develop constructive thought patterns, and foster an examined heart. Women are empowered to tackle life dominating issues by developing an array of life skills in our Foundations Curriculum.

We accept women who:

*are in active addiction

*are experiencing homelessness

*are in/released from incarceration

*have experienced trauma

*who are serving home detention (court ordered to TTG)

*with open court cases

*with DCS cases

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Sunrise

6,656

Yearly Volunteer Hours

Brown Bagel Composition

13,000

Yearly Meals Served

Mountain Ridge

936

Yearly Counseling Hours

  • Can I smoke cigarettes at Through The Gate?
    Through The Gate is a tobacco/vape free campus. Residents caught with or using cigarettes, vapes, chew, or other tobacco products may be discharged from the program. Applicants are welcome to bring their own nicotine gum or patches, to be weaned off of them accordingly.
  • Is there DETOX at Through The Gate?
    We do not offer special treatments for detox. While many women have come off of various substances "cold turkey" here, we only offer standard over the counter relief (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), hot showers, and a warm bed. It's challenging, but if you want it, it can be done! If you are expecting to withdraw from substances where withdrawals may result in death, you must detox before you arrive.
  • How much does the program cost?
    There is no application fee. We have an intake fee of $200 that is required before admittance through cash or money order only, no checks will be accepted for the intake fee. After the first 30 days you will pay $320 a month for 7 months. Monthly fees can be submitted only through cash, check, money order, or online payments through the donation page (select the fund "program fees"). We do not accept Recovery Works or Insurance. The total cost of our program is $2,440.
  • Can I have a job?
    Participants are not permitted to get jobs while they are in the program. However, our program includes job training in commercial cleaning and community service opportunities where residents are required to work and serve as needed. There is no compensation for these activities.
  • How am I supposed to cover my fees if I cannot have a job?
    Women have reached out to local churches to sponsor their stay, they have created gofundme accounts, been supported by family and friends, or used their tax returns to cover their fees. There are times where we have funds allocated for financial assistance to women to are able to prove indigence, which may be explored during the application process. At this time, we are unable to accept Recovery Works or Insurance.
  • What is the 90 Day Black Out Phase?
    For the first 90 days, residents are intensively focused on their studies, without cellular access or away visits. In House visits are predominantly limited to children and authority figures. An evaluation of their progress will be conducted after the phase is over to determine whether or not they are ready to handle the temptation of additional privileges.
  • Will I be able to have my phone?
    Cell phones are not permitted until after 90 days, or sometimes longer. This is the Black Out phase. After 2 weeks, however, residents receive two 20 minute phone calls a week on the House Phone to approved contacts.
  • Will I be able to have visitors?
    Away Visits are not permitted until after at least 90 days, sometimes longer. The only exception are supervised DCS 'away' visits. In House visits are not allowed.
  • Will I recieve counseling?
    Yes. Each resident is typically assiged a counselor within the first 30 days.
  • Will I be free to come and go?
    While we are not a locked down facility, our residents are not at liberty to leave the building without approval.
  • Can I bring my car?
    Yes. This does not mean that you will automatically be permitted to drive or access it while you are in the program. Like all personal property, vehicles will be searched.
  • Do I have to be a Christian?
    No, you do not have to be a Christian, but all applicants should be aware that the entire structure of our program is founded on the belief that the word of God is authoratative and true. All residents are required to engage and participate in activities and assignments that align with those beliefs.
  • What if I am pregnant?
    Through The Gate is not a medical healthcare facility and does not allow children to enter the program at this time. That being said, if you are pregnant and in need, please contact us to explore options that might be available to you. You may also reach out to Dr. Katie Towles from Franciscan Alliance in Lafayette IN to inquire about Opioid Addiction Help For Pregnant Women at 765-428-5990 or katie.towles@franciscanalliance.org
  • What if I have an open court or DSC case?
    We accept residents with open cases and work with DCS. Children are not allowed to live at our facility or stay overnight, but visitations are encouraged. We typically have child visitations inside our home. All appointments are scheduled on Tuesdays, if possible, and Through The Gate provides transportation when needed.
  • What if I am on house arrest?
    Ah, so you are here to stay! Get cozy, this is perfectly common.
  • What if I am on probation?
    We are happy to provide regular updates and drug screens to probation and help you keep your committments to your officer.
  • Can I bring my medicine?
    Yes. However, we do not accept certain habit forming substances or narcotics regardless of whether or not you have a prescription. Please contact your healthcare provider before making changes to your current medicinal plan.
  • How should pack for my stay?
    New arrivals should pack a wardrobe with consideration to the seasons they will be enrolled. Inappropriate clothing will be confiscated. General hygiene products, food, and clothes are available for those in need. Please pack modestly because storage space is limited and communal. Leggings are not accepted as pants at Through The Gate. If the quantity of your belongings exceeds the space provided for you, your excess items may be locked away until graduation or sent back to your home. Likewise, unapproved books, movies, music, other items, or entertainment will be made inaccessible until graduation or sent home. All items will be subject to search at any time without warning. We do not recommend bringing items that hold considerable value.
  • Should I bring my own food/drinks?
    Short answer: no. We will provide all the food you need unless you have a special diet, we will not be able to accomodate anything outside of our standard meals. There are no personal food items allowed which cannot be shared, apart from limited snacks, drinks, or in cases of medical necessity. *There are NO ENERGY DRINKS allowed at Through The Gate*
  • Do I have to struggle with addiction to come to Through The Gate?
    Nope! Any woman interested in committing to 8 months of discipleship is welcome to apply for residency at TTG. Scripture calls addiction "idolatry", and it's a problem every person has.
  • Do you treat mental illness?
    We do treat mental health issues! However, we do not prescribe medicine or allow narcotics at our home, nor do we have the ability to treat any form of psychosis. Many women have found success in overcoming or lessening the impacts of depression, anxiety, and similar problems through discipleship.
  • Is there transitional housing?
    There is limited transitional housing available for eligible graduates. If there is a room available and the graduate meets our requirements upon completion of the 8 month residential program, she would be welcome into the transitional house. There is no time limit on how long a compliant woman can live there, we understand that circumstances vary! Children are able to visit, but not reside, in the transitional house.
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