Lynwood program for women in recovery

CAPE GIRARDEAU – Midwest Ministry Care Center (MMCC) officially opened the “Ruth House” here Feb. 1. The house is an integral part of the MMCC’s residential program for women in recovery. The ministry provides women an opportunity for transformation within a residential environment that is Christ-centered and comprehensive. The Care Center is affiliated with Lynwood Baptist Church here.

Often women who are completing an inpatient program have no viable option for a place to go, said the center’s Director Kevin Coffee. Going home may not only be very difficult, but may also be the unhealthiest thing a woman can do, he said. The residential program for women in recovery strives to bridge the gap between inpatient treatment and returning home by providing a structured program where women can continue their recovery and personal growth in an emotionally and physically safe environment, Coffee added.

Program participants will continue their recovery while maintaining employment, working with a female mentor, participating in life-skills training, attending Celebrate Recovery, and becoming involved in a community of Christian faith. Women may participate in the program for up to 12 months.

The program serves women who have completed – and are coming directly out of – an inpatient alcohol/drug abuse program. New program participants must demonstrate at least 30 consecutive days of sobriety. Candidates for admission to the MMCC Residential Program for Women should be willing to commit to a program emphasizing spiritual, emotional and physical health.

Those interested in the program may visit www.mmcarecenter.org or call the offices of the Midwest Ministry Care Center at 573-334-3964.