About Our Program

Everyone deserves the chance to live a life free from exploitation.

As an organization, Elijah Rising believes Jesus brings healing and wholeness to those that are suffering. The Elijah Rising Restorative Care (ERRC) Program specializes in providing high-quality residential care to women who have experienced sexual exploitation. Through safe housing, an education program, mental health treatment, addiction-recovery, occupational development, case management, and the coordination of healthcare services, we help women recover from the trauma of sexual exploitation.

The ERRC Program strives to reconnect participants with the hope for a brighter future. Women who complete the program are expected to achieve many important milestones: sobriety, reunification with children and estranged families, finding rewarding career paths, and obtaining the life skills necessary to move forward with healing and recognizing their fullest potential.

What We Offer

— Safe and therapeutic residential housing

— Faith-based emphasis

— Creative and experiential educational curriculum

— Expertly-tailored mental health treatment

— Compassionate addiction-recovery support

— Workforce Development Program

— Individualized and comprehensive case management (e.g. coordinated healthcare, connection to legal aid, access to credit repair services, etc.)

Step 1: Apply

— Self-referrals and agency-referrals are accepted

— Average length of time to complete the online application is approximately 15 to 20 minutes

— To complete the application process you will need to consent to a background check and provide physical and mental health information; before entering the program meet the requirement of two weeks minimum sobriety.

Step 2: Interview

– Expect a series of exchanges between Elijah Rising and the applicant or applicant representative. This can include phone calls, emails, a video call, etc.

– Completion of assessments (e.g., Substance Use, Personality, etc.)

Step 3: Acceptance

– Thorough review of application by the CARE Team and final decision made

– A welcome packet will be sent to approved applicants

– Arrival date and mode of transportation determined

Step 4: Program Intake

– Arrive at the intake center

– Urinalysis Test for pregnancy and drug screen

– Personal Inventory review

– Intake interview

– Sign policy agreements and consents

– Meet and greet!

Interested In Applying?

Fill out the referral form using the button below. Our case manager will contact you after we have received your submission.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does this program cost?

It’s free! The residential program is completely free to all participants. Any cost associated would likely be related to healthcare services above and beyond what is able to be covered by the program. Every effort will be made to connect you to free healthcare coverage. Everyday needs are provided for; however, participants will maintain access to their personal funds.

Is smoking allowed?

Yes, the tobacco policy is such that we permit smoking during the first 6 months of the program. Seven (7) total cigarettes are allotted per day during regularly scheduled smoke breaks. At 6 months, it is required that residents begin a smoking cessation program or participate in a reduction plan to be completed by their 12th month in the program. Please note: as per Texas Senate Bill 21, the legal age for smoking in the state of Texas is 21 years old.  Therefore, the ERRC tobacco policy does not apply to residents between the ages of 18-20.

What does a typical day look like?

Weekday Schedule:

  • 7 AM to 8:30 AM, time to get ready, eat breakfast, and prepare for the day
  • 9 AM, prayer, worship, and devotion for one hour
  • 10 AM to 4 PM, Education Center (e.g., classes, exercise, art, skill-building, etc.) with 45-minutes for lunch and passes given for doctor’s appointments, case management, therapy, and other individually-scheduled activities
  • 5 PM, Dinner
  • 6 PM to 9 PM, free time, technology time, TV time, phone time, study time, chores, evening activities, off-site trips, meetings, groups, etc.
  • 10 PM, Lights Out on weekdays, 11 PM to 11:30 PM on weekends

Weekend Schedule: outings, activities, and free-time

Will I receive help with my education and career goals?

Yes! The Educational Curriculum contains academic and life skill courses. Individualized plans are created for participants to meet personalized educational and professional goals. The Workforce Development Program includes job skills training and employment with program-affiliated businesses.

Do you allow women with children?

Not at this time. The ERRC Program is designed to meet the needs of adult women. A requirement for acceptance into the program is participants may not have physical custody of child(ren) and not be designated as the primary guardian while residing at the program unless there is a safe, secondary guardian.

Do you provide legal assistance?

Indirectly, yes. The ERRC Program partners with legal agencies who can provide either pro bono or sliding scale legal services within certain parameters.

What kind of therapeutic services do you provide?

The ERRC Program employs a licensed clinical psychologist who delivers comprehensive mental health services tailored to each resident in the program. Additionally, the ERRC Program strives to maintain a trauma-informed, therapeutic living environment integrating a variety of therapies such as occupational, substance abuse recovery, art, music, and sensory. As needed, residents are connected to psychiatric, neurological, and other mental health specialists in the community. 

Do you provide healthcare?

Not directly, but the ERRC Program helps facilitate access to healthcare. All general healthcare needs are coordinated by the Case Manager and individual community resources are utilized for this purpose. Upon entering the program, a first priority is to help each resident obtain healthcare coverage and begin scheduling doctor’s appointments with the ultimate goal of meeting every healthcare need.

Can I work while in the program?

Yes! Once you progress to the third phase you will be assisted with preparing for and securing gainful employment. Arrangements will be made for transportation to and from your employer that on a case-by case basis, may or may not be covered by the program. 

Can I keep my cell phone?

Not initially. Cell phones are returned to residents in the third phase of the program. This policy was created to meet the security needs of the average program participant who, due to the nature of sexual exploitation, likely associated with unsafe people and may benefit from taking a little time to reconfigure her support system.

I truly don’t know where I would be today if I would not have come to this program. Who knows if I would even be alive today if I wouldn’t have come. Here I was given a second chance to thrive.

SurvivorGraduate of The ERRC