Women’s Ministry

The Dorcas House reaches out to women and children of Central Arkansas with the compassion Christ. Housing, classes, counseling, daily chapel time and our other services provided begin to help change lives. Those who are trapped in domestic violence or struggling with chemical dependency and other addictions find hope and support to break the shackles of their issues and begin to rebuild their lives through a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Domestic Violence Program

We offer a nine-month Domestic Violence Recovery Program led by licensed therapists. The curriculum that we offer goes beyond educating women and children about the cycle of violence but rather addresses root problems through intensive group therapy. Our program encourages women and children to address deep-seeded pain and suffering like childhood sexual abuse, co-dependence and depression. We work cooperatively with law enforcement and court officials to promote the protection and safety of battered women and children. If you or someone you know needs help, then please call the national domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233); and she will be directed to the appropriate shelter or safe house.

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program

We also offer a nine-month Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program which is also led by licensed therapists. For each of our programs the clients take classes based on individual needs. The classes offered are Domestic Violence Recovery, Christian 12-Steps, Parenting, Childhood Sexual Abuse Recovery, Anger Management and Coping Skills, Breaking Free (Beth Moore), Smoking Cessation, and Workforce Preparedness. We seek to help women identify sinful patterns of behavior and turn to God for restoration and transformation. We also work with area Mental Health service providers because many of our clients have a dual diagnosis of addiction and mental illness. Although we are a nicotine and narcotic – free program, we do understand the importance and necessity of psychotropic medications for many of our residents. Our goal is that they receive healing to the whole person: physically, mentally, emotionally and above all spiritually.
Homeless Lodge: Men who are homeless can check into our facility between 2:00 and 7:00 each evening. They are provided with clean scrubs and hygiene products so they can shower. They are fed dinner and attend a short devotional time. They are also fed breakfast before they check out the next morning. Our hope is that they will desire life change and apply to enter our Rehab Program. Rehabilitation Program: Our nine-month Drug and Alcohol Recovery Program is led by licensed counselors. The classes completed during these nine months are One to One, the Christian 12 Steps, Anger Management and Coping Skills, Relapse prevention and Workforce Preparedness. We seek to help men identify sinful patterns of behavior and turn to God for restoration and transformation. We also work with area Mental Health service providers because many of our clients have a dual diagnosis of addiction and mental illness. Although we are a nicotine and narcotic – free program, we do understand the importance and necessity of psychotropic medications for many of our residents. Our goal is that they receive healing to the whole person: physically, mentally, emotionally and above all spiritually. In addition to the classes the men also have chores, regular church attendance and take part in a recovery support group in the community. They take part in projects in the community to serve windows, the homeless and less fortunate. We provide rides to and from their appointments with doctors including psychiatrists if needed, parole or probation visits, court dates, dental or eye appointments. We also provide copays for their medications, clothing, hygiene products, shoes, socks, bedding, etc. The onl Once the men graduate from our Rehab Program we encourage them to enter either our Work Program or Education Program as means to them making the next step toward being independent and functioning members of society with a desire and ability to give back to others. Our deepest desire is that our clients come to a saving knowledge of Christ and have a personal relationship with Him so we are committed to presenting what we believe is the Truth over and over. However, they can graduate without becoming a Christian because we also firmly believe that God gives us all the right to choose and we have no desire to violate that right. Rather, we strive to let each person experience the unconditional love of Jesus Christ through us.