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MDC Programs

The Star of Hope Men’s Development Center is a program-based facility with a rescue shelter component. Programs include Men at Work, Men at Work Phase 2 Direct, Motivation, V.I.P. (Veterans in Progress), Spiritual Recovery, Faith Building, The Transitional Living Center, and Cornerstone. Each of these programs is designed to address the needs of men where they are at the time of enrollment.

Men at Work is a 3-to-12-month program that focuses on positive life change and job preparation. These goals are achieved through course work, Bible study, support groups, and job search with the help of our work development department.

Phase 2 Direct is the program for men who come into the facility already having permanent full-time employment but need short-term temporary housing. This is a 90-day program that does also require chapel attendance as well as participation in facility upkeep.

The Motivational Work Program is a one-year program established to assist men with special needs such as health concerns and difficulty obtaining employment, housing, or other benefits due to their age or disability.

V.I.P (Veterans in Progress) is a 90-day to 1-year program designed to focus on the medical, and/or mental health and substance abuse issues adversely affecting the lives of the numerous military veterans seeking shelter at the Star of Hope. Participants are required to register for outpatient services with the V.A. Hospital and its Homeless Veterans Program.

Spiritual Recovery is an extended stay drug and alcohol rehabilitation program that lasts a minimum of seven months.

Its objectives are:

Faith Building is a program within Spiritual Recovery that is designed for men who have completed the long-term program but find themselves on the verge of relapse. Faith Building is a minimum 4 months long and works toward preventing a man from falling back into the cycles of addiction.

Transitional Living Center:
Men who have completed Spiritual Recover and successfully commenced the program are then moved into Transitional Living where they begin the process of matriculating back into independent living. They begin job search activities and may be eligible for educational endeavors.