- They come to Hoskins from the street, detox, the shelter, jail, mental health, the church, and other similar places. Sometimes they are dropped at our door without any warning. We typically take everyone.
- They are assessed by the on-duty supervisor. We do background checks to see if there record matches their story. We get an idea of where they have been and where they are going. Everything is written down.
- If they don't have a job, they are required to start looking immediately. Typically 75-90% of our men are working. We help them get employed and have contacts that take our men when they have a need (temp agencies, etc.). When they are working they are required to pay program fees.
- Each participant is required to attend prayer time each morning at 6:30 am and Bible study each night at 7:30 pm. They are required to go to church on Sunday morning with Johnny Allen and then to Steele Creek unless Johnny has excused them.
- Each participant has a Life Transition Plan that is worked out with the supervisor assigned to the participant. They decide healthy goals based upon the participants input and then ways of achieving those goals. They are reviewed on a regular basis.
- Once the guys have spent sufficient time at Hoskins they move out and into a place of their own. It usually takes several visits, several falls, and then they surrender to their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
- Most people who get to know our men or use them for work love them. They are wonderful men who just struggle with drugs or alcohol and need a place for God to transform them into His image using us as His Hands. While we don't always have the prettiest of the poor, we have the least of them.
- Once they leave - they typically stay in touch with us. But we have no way of helping them once they have gone because of our own limitations and focus. It is our hope to have some off site help for guys that have passed through.
- Success is determined by our ability to love the men we serve rather than what they do or do not do. If we do our jobs properly, the results will come and they do. Many of our participants move back with their families and are able to live on their own living the life God intended. But it also is a lengthy process for many of them, just like change is difficult for all of us.