Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hawaii State Announcement About Homelessness

Hawaii State Homelessness Announcement

Dick B.

As the Executive Director of the International Christian Recovery Coalition, with headquarters in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii, we welcome this news. Our website provides details as to our worldwide mission, projects, plans, and resources: www.ChristianRecoveryCoalition.com.

In particular, we have just established a Christian Recovery Resource Center in Maui in partnership with the County of Maui Salvation Army. The Center is located in the Thrift Store complex in Kihei, Maui.

Since the opening of our Maui office in March of this year, we have already assisted in three homeless situations, and provided access to resources for recovery to desperate family members and alcoholics/addicts.

24 Christian Recovery Resource Centers have now been established in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. And, without charge, they provide information to the afflicted and the affected in the following ways: initial interview, assessment, and referral—pointing people toward potential medical assistance and detox, possible intervention, possible counseling, possible treatment programs (both inpatient and outpatient), possible after-care and sober-living, Christian recovery fellowships, Bible studies, prayer groups, recovery pastors and counselors associated with churches—as well as access to jobs, education, transitional and low-cost housing, vocational and trade assistance, and veterans and military assistance. In addition, emphasis is placed on wholesome fitness, recreation, entertainment, sports, financial assistance, and community resources. We are information purveyors who receive calls for help, talk to callers, and meet—where necessary—by appointment; and then inform seekers how and where to start receiving help. Our emphasis is on victory and not just maintenance.

We expect to have such a Christian Recovery Resource Center established on Oahu shortly.

We emphasize “A.A.-friendly, Bible-friendly, history-friendly, and community-friendly” programs and facilities to which we can refer individuals and families, both in Hawaii and other worldwide locations, and which assist individuals and meet needs in other parts of our network and their communities.

We are not professionals, nor treatment people, nor a religious facility. We do have plenty of hands-on experience helping alcoholics, addicts, and affected others learn how to start, where to go, and what to look for. We simply want those emerging from the streets, prisons, jails, treatment, the court system, military service, veterans status, abandonment and homelessness, and from various financial and other disasters to recognize their alcoholism and drug addiction problems, if any they have, and learn where and how they can start to receive comprehensive Christian recovery through God's love, power, healing, and help—if they want it.

Inquiries as to our work can be sent to Dick B., PO Box 837, Kihei, HI 96753; or to dickb@dickb.com; or to any of the 24 Centers listed on our Coalition website.

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