In today's look at Farms Week, we share the typical day in the life of a resident/survivor at Catalyst Farms!
All of our residents begin each day with a devotional time/quiet time and breakfast. The rest of the morning involves up to 3 hours of intensive programming “groups” that provide targeted opportunities for residents to: set goals, process their thoughts and emotions, to understand what happened to them in the human trafficking world, to develop and practice healthy coping skills and boundaries. After lunch, residents use the afternoon to go to appointments, attend a hobby or life skill class, to go to the gym, or to work on their individual goals and homework (depending on the day). Several evenings per week, residents go to groups that help them with specific issues such as addiction or codependency. Weekends are a time for residents to catch up on chores, engage in a planned recreational activity with volunteers, to enjoy some downtime, and to attend church.
As residents progress through the program, they will eventually find employment or begin attending school, depending on their goals. As they near the end of the program, Catalyst Farms staff and volunteers work hard to foster a positive and seamless transition to independent living. Graduates of the program are encouraged to stay connected with Catalyst through volunteerism and mentoring.
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