The Dorcas House reaches out to women and children of Central Arkansas with the compassion of Christ. Housing, counseling, daily chapel services and our programs begin to help change lives. Those who are struggling with chemical dependency and other addictions, or domestic violence 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 Christian therapists with longer-term living arrangements available based on individual needs. 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
The foundation of the rehab program is evangelism. Our goal is to expose each resident to the clear proclamation of the gospel and to challenge her to make a specific commitment to Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord.
Just as evangelism is the foundation of our program, discipleship is the focus. Our goal for the women who respond is to bring them under the training and discipline of Jesus Christ. Using the Bible as our guide, we seek to help women identify sinful patterns of behavior and turn to God for restoration and transformation. Their efforts at change are reinforced through the discipline of adhering to program rules, work therapy, formal instruction, support group interaction, in-depth Bible study, counseling and prayer. Each area is specifically designed to provide the tools, mentally and spiritually, to live a clean and sober life that is rooted in the ways of the Lord.