The LIFE House 

 

The JOB LIFE House is unlike other re-entry programs.  To begin with, our home is specifically for men who have served long-term prison sentences.  These men must exhibit total rehabilitation while in prison and must be mentored by our team prior to release.  Acceptance into our program invites them to join our "family."  We are different than other re-entry programs in that we offer support and services for as long as the individual wants help.  This means that after graduating from our LIFE House, the men still participate in counseling, mentoring, job training and career development, and educational opportunities.  JOB is committed to helping individuals maintain long-term success. 

 

The LIFE House is a 3-phase program that utilizes a team of staff, volunteers, and mentors to provide an individualized, goal-orientated program for each man.   Men participating in this program attain basic documentations and foundations for independent living.  They are connected to a network of individuals and programs crucial to their ability to learn, accomplish, and maintain a healthy independent life.  Once the foundations for healthy living are in place the men focus attention to finding and keeping a job.  After work has become routine and financial and relational stability have been accomplished, the men are able to pursue life outside of the LIFE House residence.

What is most special is that our graduates continue to volunteer with JOB after graduation.  They mentor the new men in the program, help with our events, volunteer with JOB Coach programs, and in some cases work on JOB staff.  We consider this a measure of success for our program.

The main objectives of the LIFE House include:

   1.  Providing a home for men on CDCR supervised parole in El Dorado County.  

   2.  Enabling the men living in the home to receive individualized case management while participating in incremental phases of a program     designed to meet the needs of life skills attainment, mental and physical health care, job training and placement, and integration into the community by participation in church and community outreach.

   3.  Helping the men to succeed and thrive through ongoing one-on-one discipleship and group relationships that are available to the men for as long as they desire, not restricted to their time living in the home.  Men who graduate from the program are encouraged to mentor men who are new to the program as a key component to life outside of prison is being mentored by someone who has successfully re-entered society

after parole.