What We Do

The CWC W.O.W. Program

The Christian Women’s Center W.O.W. program is a 12 month discipleship program that offers refuge to women in crisis believing these women can be restored to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being through the love of Christ.  The crisis could be abuse, prostitution, neglect, homelessness or any combination resulting from drug or alcohol addiction.  We help women achieve life change by demonstrating to them the love of Christ through unconditional love and acceptance.  We provide one-on-one biblical counseling, group addictions counseling, career readiness classes, health screenings, parenting instruction (as needed), life skills, Bible studies, opportunities to volunteer, wellness education/exercise and partnerships with community services for our residents.

The acronym, WOW, stands for Women of the Well and refers to the story of how Jesus met a woman at Jacob’s well and told her everything she had ever done.  She was stunned that He would even talk to her.  Then, Jesus tells her He could offer her “living water” and she’ll never go thirsty again.  The “living water” represented eternal life that she could only get through belief in Him.  She doesn’t fully comprehend until He tells her that He is the promised Messiah! (John 4:4-30)

Residents live in a dormitory style setting and are required to share household, cooking and cleaning responsibilities.  There is no phone contact with family or friends for the first 30 days.  Residents will be eligible to receive 2 to 4 hour passes after 4 months residency and 8 hour passes after 6 months.

There is no cost for our services. The proceeds from our thrift stores as well as donations and monthly support from businesses, individuals, families, churches, grants and civic organizations provide our financial needs.  We require family members to provide minimal financial support for resident’s prescription and non-prescription costs and postage for letters. 

Smoking is allowed with a maximum of 3 per day.  All cigarettes are stored and given out daily.  There are 3 scheduled smoke breaks per day. 

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Please note: When you come for an intake, you should come prepared to stay.  You should bring ONLY the items on the clothing list.  You may also bring personal hygiene items, pictures, a Bible, journal, an MP3 player with approved music, stationery, stamps, favorite pens, approved books and a favorite pillow and blanket/throw.  If you don’t have some of these items, we will supply as needed

Our Three Phases

Phase 1

CWC Discipleship Program

CWC provides a safe and structured living environment for our residents, teaching a disciplined and independent way of life

Biblical curriculum

One-on-one Biblical counseling

Group addictions counseling

OneWay group meetings

Lifesong Ministries – life skills and preparation for job interviews: educate, encourage and empower

Community and volunteer outreach

Local church visits – building support systems for our residents

Work program


Monthly evaluations

Random drug screenings

Phase 2

Includes Phase 1

Gearing towards job search

GED prep, if needed

24-hour passes

Job training program

Phase 3

Transitional living

CWC duplex – eligible to stay for up to 1 year with minimum 30 hours per week employment; must pay nominal rent and utilities

Continued accountability and responsibilities – monthly unscheduled inspections of duplex; present or not

Community and outreach – must be involved with a church with a weekly attendance minimum

Must adhere to all policies and procedures of the CWC