A new restoration center is coming to Troup to help women who have chronic life controlling issues by providing a discipleship program and hopefully leading them to a relationship with Christ, officials said.
The women’s restoration center, which is part of the New Creation Foundation ministry, will be at 501 South Railroad St.
Pastor Greg Fleck started the ministry with his wife. He said a men’s restoration center is already at 1204 W. Noble St., so the main focus right now is a center for women.
Women there will be able to go through a 12-month faith-based program to address many kinds of issues, including drug and alcohol addiction and relationship issues such as co-dependency.
“We want to help them become productive members of society. … We wanted to take people who are basically consumers and make them producers,” Fleck said.
They plan to accomplish that through a set curriculum and individual counseling. Participants also can go through a re-entry phase, where they get help with job searching and learn how to get back into secular society.
When someone enrolls and commits to the 12-month program, the foundation will ask family and friends for information, such as whether the person used to work. Because the foundation is a faith-based nonprofit, it depends on local charities and individuals to help with things such as induction fees for participants.
The men’s restoration center, which includes 15 men from different parts of the country, can house 50. Onsite staff members also are around to supervise.
The New Creation Foundation plans to open the women’s restoration center in two or three weeks.
“It’s our belief that learning is a cumulative experience through in-depth religious counseling. I hope to bring desired behavior. We also hope to lead them to a relationship with Christ,” Fleck said.
Jimmie Hayes, associate pastor and development coordinator for the foundation, said he believes the discipleship program is needed in the community.
He said there are a number of drug and alcohol programs, but the foundation deals specifically with the spiritual life of the person as well as issues such as gambling and pornography.
“We take broken people. We take broken lives and help through the power of God and his Word to put lives back together,” Hayes said.
In the future, he said the foundation plans to build dorms for people in the men’s restoration program. Women can then move from the home on Railroad Street to the current men’s facility.
“Our doors are open. Our arms are open. We’re committed to this. We’re glad to be in the community in Troup, Texas and look forward to continued growth and helping the city,” Hayes said.