70x7 Life Recovery acts as a catalyst bringing church, business, and community resources to bear on the challenges facing anyone reentering our communities after incarceration. Our primary focus is to prepare individuals for a lifetime of dignity and independence through full-time work and mentorship.
Our core services include the following:
1. Work Readiness Training
2 weeks classroom curriculum
2-3 weeks volunteer field work with direct supervision
Local church partners provide job sites and direct supervision of each participant during this on- the-job training period, which we call Serving Together.
2. Job Search and Interview assistance through in-house employment agency
3. Job Placement at partnering businesses that are committed to providing full-time work for successful participants
4. Personal Mentorship. Each participant is paired with a trained, long-term mentor for encouragement, accountability, and guidance on a new way of living.
WEATHER POLICY: IF GRAND RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS (GRPS) ARE CANCELLED, THIS GROUP WILL ALSO BE CANCELLED.
The goal of the Take Charge program is to intervene in the cycle of addiction and incarceration in which the women find themselves trapped. The CJC ministry, based on twenty-eight years of experience, believes that hope, positive role models, and education are tools needed to break the cycle.
Take Charge is a twelve-week class designed for women offenders, women ex-offenders, women struggling with substance abuse and women in other types of transition. It provides life skills education and a support group (with case management if needed) to allow members to take charge of their lives in a positive fashion. Professionals provide interactive workshops on topics such as: self-esteem, substance abuse, personal finances, spirituality, anger management, effective communication, parenting skills, physical and spiritual health, nutrition, positive relationships and domestic violence. People who have conquered addiction problems provide motivation through the telling of their stories. Childcare and transportation are provided to enable the members to attend all sessions.
Calvin Christian Reformed Church
700 Ethel Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Thursday Mornings 9:30 – 11:15 am