ABOUT

​Through The Gate is a faith based program tailored to help adult women who desire to change their lives. Under the compassionate care of staff, former graduates, mentors, and volunteers, our residents are immersed in the hope of the gospel  for 8 months. 

 

All Christ-centered classes and self studies focus on redefining world-views, developing constructive thought patterns, and fostering an examined heart. Our curriculum is based on authority of scripture and the living hope therein. We believe that God's word contains all that we need for life and godliness (2Peter1:3). Therefore it is sufficient to help with:

* Addiction prevention and recovery

* Homelessness and transitional housing

* Re-entry / Life after prison 

* Sexual Trauma and Mental Wellness

* Domestic safety

* Hopelessness

* A desire to know God more

Many graduates have been transformed through developing a knowledge and love for God's word. The revelation of God's wisdom and essence is the avenue for permanent and lasting change. By learning who He is and who He created us to be, we are given a new purpose that can not be matched. Time and time again we see that when our participants begin practicing life God's way and putting Him first, everything else begins falling into place. 

OUR PROGRAM

*Through The Gate is a

TOBACCO FREE campus*

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Frequently Asked Questions

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. This is the Black Out phase. In House visits are predominantly limited to children and authority figures.




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.




Will I recieve counseling?


Yes. Each resident is typically assiged a counselor within the first 30 days.




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.




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.




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




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 unaccessible 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.




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, or money order. There is no online payment option. We do not accept Recovery Works or Insurance. The total cost of our program is $2,440.




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. Facebook also offers a fundraiser option. We do not accept Recovery Works or Insurance.




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 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.




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*




What is the 90 Day Black Out Phase?


For the first 90 days, residents will not be permitted to use a cell phone or go on 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 will receive additional freedoms.




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.