Opened in 2007, the Safe House is the entry point for our ministry. The Safe House provides immediate shelter and assistance to men wanting to break free of the bondage of active addiction. Here they are helped to get back on their feet physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Set in rural Ashe County on a 36 acre farm, the Safe House provides nurture and love for men often in physical, emotional, and spiritual pain. The Safe House resident program includes daily devotions, Bible study, fellowship with men of similar circumstance, and nutritious meals. During the week, light work is scheduled based on the individual’s skill set, ability, and health. This work helps restore work ethic, feelings of accomplishment, and a sense of service to the Lord.
Weekly individual coaching and mentoring is provided as well as help in determining the best “next step” for each man. Men at the Safe House will be regularly attending church. Assistance is provided with obtaining letters for court and probation issues. While there is no set length of stay, most residents who exhibit a consistent attitude toward growth will move to the Restoration House within 45-60 days. The Freedom Farm Ministries year-long Discipleship program begins with the Safe House.
Requirements for admission to the Safe House are chemical dependence and a life-threatening condition in the man’s current environment. Men must be very serious and have come to the end of themselves, ready for God to free them and release them from the bondage of addiction. These men are at risk of losing their lives if they remain where they are and continue in drug and/or alcohol use.