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
CWC Discipleship Program
CWC provides a safe and structured living environment for our residents, teaching a disciplined and independent way of life
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
Random drug screenings
Includes Phase 1
Gearing towards job search
GED prep, if needed
Job training program
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