CITC’s Recovery and Re-entry program is an eight-month residential work-training program offering a new beginning for men who want to become productive members of society and turn around the self-destructive patterns in their lives.
Participants actively engage in communal living in a group setting offering awareness of personal behaviors, strengths, areas of needed growth, communication, interpersonal and family relationships, and community involvement.
The program is built upon the belief that with time and effort, people can make positive change. Structured as a family, the program provides employment, peer-to-peer support, and education and job training.
Participants reside in the program’s Chanlyut house (pronounced “shawn-loot,” Dena’ina Athabascan for “new beginnings”) and participate in eight months of substance-use treatment and work therapy through one of the program’s micro businesses.
Recovery and Re-entry promotes a self-help process of growth and interdependence through the tenet that individuals must take responsibility for their own actions and create viable options for their future. The program prepares participants for life through active learning, behavioral values, and the work skills needed to live effectively in the community as a leader with a positive influence.
Recovery and Re-entry emphasizes culturally-relevant approaches and traditional values with a focus on transitional planning for overall wellness, including:
- integrity and self-esteem, with purpose and direction in life
- work ethic, the importance of self-reliance, and the dignity of earning one’s own way in the world
- helping others as a central means to feeling good about one’s self
Upon completion, participants have the opportunity to transfer into supportive housing to continue to build upon the skills needed to promote long-term recovery and successful re-integration into the community.
The Recovery & Re-entry program is open to all men who are ready to work hard to take accountability for their lives, and is particularly sensitive to and culturally relevant for Alaska Native men.
For more information on Recovery and Re-entry, please contact Re-entry Manager Venus Woods at (907) 793-3427.