Wyoming Rescue Mission celebrates recovery program graduates

The Wyoming Rescue Mission Discipleship Recovery Program paves the road to recovery for folks struggling with addiction
Published: Nov. 9, 2023 at 5:26 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Wyoming Rescue Mission is celebrating its latest group of graduates from their Discipleship Recovery Program. The Discipleship Program provides folks struggling with addiction support and transitional housing while they go through the recovery process.

For graduates like Barbara Sanders, this has been a life changing experience.

Sanders says, “Being here has been amazing, my sisters have gotten me through some pretty tough times. I don’t think I could have done it on my own, I was by myself before I got here. It is really nice to have support, and the staff is amazing, they’re always there if you need something.”

The road to recovery is never easy, but those going through the Discipleship Program are dedicated to making a change.

The Discipleship Program has three phases. Completing them takes strength and determination.

Cheryl Hackett is the director of development for the Wyoming Rescue Mission. She explains, “They don’t want to be trapped by addiction any more… Think about it like a mini college experience. They are committing to go full on with their recovery. They’re learning how to break that addiction, how to develop a new identity and relationship with Christ, walking in his power to change their lives.”

The Wyoming Rescue Mission receives most of their funding through donations from the community. This support makes the work the Rescue Mission is doing possible.

Hackett says, “We are so thankful for people in the community who find it in their hearts to give generously, because of the change that is happening, that we’re celebrating today, and the lives of the men and women going through the Discipleship Recovery Program… That is all possible because people are supporting the work here.”

Sanders credits her fellow disciples and the staff at the Rescue Mission for helping her reach this monumental milestone.

Sanders says, “I hope I do better than I did before, I feel I will because I’ve had such amazing support from the Mission and they have been there for me through everything.”