Magdalene House - El Dorado Recovery from Addiction, Abuse, and Sexual Exploitation
When a resident enters the program, the first step will involve getting accustomed to the house and community, getting connected to local resources (therapy, education, food stamps,) recovering from past addiction, abuse, or exploitation, and setting goals for future success.
While continuing to stay sober and focused, residents will eventually work on their second step. This time will involve finding a part-time job to support herself. If residents do not have a GED upon entry into the house, this time will also be used to obtain educational resources and receive a GED. Residents are also encouraged to take advantage of educational opportunities to advance themselves during this time.
The final and third step will be independence. Residents will work toward financial independence while working toward their own goals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In the third step, residents will become leaders and examples of resurrection for other residents within the house. While staying active and engaged in the community life of Magdalene House, third step residents will encourage and support newer residents of the program.
Ultimately, residents will graduate from the program and become Sisters for Life. While living independently and continuing active recovery, Sisters for Life will support and encourage other women walking their own journey toward recovery and new life.