What We Do

 

Jericho Road Christian Ministries exists to serve the poor, the addicted and the mentally ill.

Life with mental illness is to wake to anxiety, fear and voices in the head. It is to see and hear things and yet be unsure if they are real. To walk outside with all senses at high volume, screaming – too much sensation, no peace. Life with mental illness is to receive odd looks and cruel words, to have people stare and poke fun or even cross the street in fear as you walk down the street talking to yourself. To feel like a misfit, to fear you are different – longing for friendship but fearing rejection.

The life of the addict is a life of betrayal – betrayal by the very thing that gives relief and pleasure. This substance, this drug that calms the nerves, fills the senses and eases the pain, now robs you of dignity, steals your power to choose and reduces you to servitude. What once made life bearable now demands that very life. You find yourself crossing lines, breaking promises and hurting those around you. You love it, you hate it; you love it, you hate it – you can’t break free – chained to this dance with death.

Is there any hope? At Jericho Road, we know there is hope.

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. When you pray, I will listen. If you look for me, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the Lord. “I will end your captivity.”

 

At Jericho Road Christian Ministries we offer three programs:

Addiction Treatment Program a residential drug and alcohol treatment program and graduate house.

Mental Health Support Homes for men with mental illness

Coffeehouse a weekly drop in serving 80-100 people – the poor, the homeless, addicted and mentally ill – anyone in need of a meal and a safe place to spend a couple hours.

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—this is God, whose dwelling is holy.

God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. Psalm 68:5-6 (NLT)