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What is the Darlene Bishop Home for Life?

DBHL is a Christ-centered residential home for women ages 18 and older who are dealing with addictions, abuse, pregnancy and homelessness.

What is the length of the program?

DBHL asks that each woman make up to a 9 to 12 month commitment, which is the average length of stay. Some women choose to apply to the Home's AfterCare program, which is an additional 3-6 months after they have graduated from the initial program.

What is the typical day's schedule at DBHL?

The women at the Home are busy with classes, chores, individual sessions, and meal preparation. Classes include . . .

Chapel/Basic Bible Classes

GED Instruction

12-Step Classes/Relapse Prevention

Parenting/Childbirth Education

Career Assessment/Training

Life Skills Equipping (Cooking Laundry, Budgeting, Independent Living)

Health & Nutrition Classes


Activities & Outings

Is there anyone DBHL will not accept into the program?

DBHL is not a medical nor a detox facility. Individuals who require constant medical attention or psychotropic medication will be referred to other programs that may be able to help them.

What costs are involved?

DBHL evaluates every individual's ability to pay program fees. Sponsorships through family members and church support, as well as, an individual's source of income will be reviewed.

Medical Insurance/Co-pay/Prescription Medication - If a woman is not eligible for health insurance, she may be financially responsible. A DBHL staff person will assist the woman to determine her eligibility or assistance needed to secure medical coverage.

What if a woman is married or has children?

DBHL will accept a woman who is married. If she has children, she must have a plan in place for someone to keep her children before being accepted into the program.

Can a judge sentence a woman to DBHL rather than jail?

It is up to the legal authorities (judge, probation officer) to approve a woman to our program. DBHL has the right to accept or reject any application for admission, even if a judge recommends DBHL in lieu of conviction.

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