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Department of Program Services


The mission of WFDC Department of Program Services is to develop and maintain a humane environment in which the needs of homeless men, women and their children are met by encouraging positive changes through the provision of structured programs with focus on education, recovery from Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), Personal Development, Spiritual Growth, Employment and Self-Sufficiency.


  1. Empower participants in our New Hope Recovery Program, Personal Development Program, GED/ABE Program and Computer Literacy Program with knowledge, necessary skills and attitude needed to work in an evolving environment.
  2. Provide an individualized comprehensive evidence-based treatment program that identifies and addresses multiple aspects of a person’s addiction, other co-occurring disorders and their consequences through our 90-day Intensive New Hope Recovery Program.
  3. Address the needs of the “Whole” person including, mental health, social, legal, education and vocational by providing evidence-based 6-week Personal Development, 10-month ABE/GED, Computer Literacy and Spiritual Life Programs, not just their addiction and mental health.
  4. Educate program residents on the value of society and community service by providing opportunities for them to volunteer in local community centers through our Giving Back Program.

The Department of Program Services is made up of two primary components:

1. The New Hope Program.
2. The New Beginnings Program

The New Hope Program (NH)

A multi-disciplinary 90-day Intensive Residential Substance-Use Disorders Treatment program licensed by the State of Texas. Services provided include:

Admission Criteria

  1. Must be free of all drugs and alcohol for at least 15 days.
  2. Must pass the WFDC drugs and alcohol tests before admission and remain abstinent from all intoxicants while residing at WFDC.
  3. Must meet the DSM-V requirements for substance Use Disorders.
  4. Must complete New Hope Program assessment (ASI), clinical interview and be determined eligible and appropriate for the program.

Hour of Operation: 8:30am – 4:40 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.  to 8 p.m., Monday – Friday. Saturday: 8:30 a.m. -12 p.m.

The New Beginnings

Personal Development Program

A 6-week structured life skills program designed to address common life’s challenges that prevent people from reaching their goals.  Skills provided include:

Admission Criteria:

  1. Must successfully complete the WFDC 30-day New Pathway Program.
  2. Must have a minimum of verifiable 8th Grade education.
  3. Must be able to read, write and comprehend the English Language.
  4. Must be drugs and alcohol-free before admission.
  5. Must pass the WFDC drugs and alcohol test and remain abstinent from all intoxicants.
  6. Must successfully complete the PD assessments and orientation and be determined eligible and appropriate for the program.

Hours of Operation: 8:30am-4pm; Mon to Thurs.  Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

General Educational Development (GED) Program

Our GED program provides educational opportunities for adults 18 years or older who have not completed high school or who would like assistance with basic education skills. This includes skills and education they need to function in society, on a job, or in the family.  

Duration: 10 months or less depending on residents demonstrated commitment and progress. Components: Educational testing and assessment; classes in math; social studies; reading; writing; comprehension; composition; test preparation, computer education and spiritual development. Hours: 8:30am-4pm

Admission Criteria:

  1. Must meet the admission criteria of WFDC.
  2. Must successfully complete the WFDC 30-day New Pathway Program.
  3. Must have a minimum of score of 7.5 in Reading, Language Arts, Vocabulary, Language Mechanics, Spelling and a minimum score of 5.5 on Texas Assessment of Basic education (TABE) Test.
  4. Must be able to read, write and comprehend the English Language.
  5. Must be drugs and alcohol free before admission during residency at WFDC.

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Computer Learning Center (CLC)

The center exists to provide computer-related education and training to adults seeking entry-level jobs or skills to enhance their computer ability.

 This program provides:

Admission Criteria:

Hours of Operation: 8:30am -5 pm; Monday to Friday.