Life-Changing, Rehabilitation Program

“Graduation is a great accomplishment and milestone… The program has given me techniques for dealing with my addiction for the rest of my life. The counselors got to the core of my issues and taught me how to live clean and sober. I know there is another life for me now.” - Lester, New Life Program graduate

If you have suffered from addiction, abuse or other negative and destructive habits, we invite you to join the Mission’s New Life Program to make a lasting change in your life. In the program, participants are given the opportunity to become productive, self-sufficient members of society.

The program consists of Bible study, counseling, education, life skills development, work therapy, and case management.

While in the New Life Program, some participants earn their GEDs and go on to higher education, and some qualifying graduates receive vehicles. Progress in the program brings increased responsibility and freedom, the reward of graduation, and a new life!

Goals of the Program

The four main goals of the program are to see long-term change in the following areas:

  • Overcoming Destructive Habits

    Drug and alcohol abuse, poor financial decisions, unhealthy relationships and other destructive habits can cause anyone to think a “new life” is out of reach. Our goal is to see New Life Program participants transformed by overcoming destructive habits in their lives. By immersing themselves in the program, participants receive the help they need and experience victory over life-draining behaviors.

  • Maintaining Healthy Community

    In the New Life Program, participants learn to build and maintain healthy community relationships. These relationships encourage accountability and foster continued productive participation in society.

  • Maintaining Sustainable, Full-Time Employment or Equivalent Income

    As a participant advances through the program and pursues financial goals set by himself and Mission staff, he will eventually obtain sustainable, full-time employment or equivalent income.

  • Providing For Sustainable Housing

    Finally, the ultimate goal of the New Life Program is to see each participant graduate and provide for their own sustainable housing needs.

New Life Program for Men


Participants must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Free of sex offenses and current violent charges
  • Physically able to do chores
  • Stocked with a 30-day supply of any prescribed, non-narcotic medication
  • Willing to submit to random drug and alcohol testing
  • Serious about a life change
  • Open to the message of Christ


Participants begin their journey as a program candidate at The Crossing, located at 6090 Smith Road in Northeast Denver. Program candidates learn about the program, receive health and case management screenings and participate in Mission outreaches and activities.

Time Considerations

The program candidacy period begins with a 30-day restriction to the facility. After the restriction, candidacy may last an additional 90 days.

The New Life Program participant is eligible for employment or school outside of the program after approximately 8 months.

The New Life Program can take 12 to 27 months to complete.

Post-Graduate Program

Many New Life Program graduates also participate in our Post-Graduate Program, which provides further mentoring, accountability, counseling, and financial assistance. Graduates also mentor others, as well as volunteer for the Mission while continuing random drug tests.

New Life Program for Women with Dependent Children


Participants must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A single mother with children 12 years or younger
  • On or eligible for TANF
  • On or eligible for food stamps
  • At least 3 months sober with completed treatment or 6 months sober without treatment
  • Committed to complete the one to two year program
  • Willing to submit to random drug and alcohol testing
  • Serious about a life change
  • Open to the message of Christ

Time Considerations

Participants are not allowed to be employed upon entering the program as the initial two phases are dedicated to education and building healthy life-skills toward self-sufficiency.

Higher education or employment can then be pursued upon completion of phase 2.

The New Life Program at Champa House lasts 12-25 months.

Post-Graduate Program

The post-graduate program is designed to provide support and guidance to a participant as she transitions from a Champa House participant to a graduate.

Graduates are required to uphold the following five areas to participate in the Post-Graduate Program:

  • Budgeting
  • Addiction Recovery Support
  • Challenge Area Support
  • Giving Back 

If you are interested in achieving self-sufficiency by participating in our New Life Program at Champa House, please call 303.294.9961.