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The Potter's House

655 Potter's House Road
Jefferson, GA - 30549

Atlanta Rescue Missions Potter's House.
Atlanta Mission's The Potter's House offers a long-term residential discipleship program to more than 180 chemically addicted men. Located on a 550+ acre farm near Athens, Georgia, The Potter's House offers therapeutic and vocational programming, providing services that include GED training, computer literacy, and job training. The Potter's House property has been re-zoned, plans finalized and the money is being raised to build two additional buildings that will provide transitional housing and expanded education and job attainment programming.

Requirements for Admission:
Candidates for admission must:

Be male between ages 25-55 requesting admission themselves, admitting their addiction problem, and sincerely willing to change.
Agree to abide by all guidelines, fully participate in all aspects of the Christian program, and refrain from any activity staff deems contrary to recovery or Christian growth.  Violation of the guidelines may result in disciplinary measures and possible dismissal.
Be fully detoxified and 72 hours away from their last use of drugs or alcohol of any kind.
Be willing and able to commit to an uninterrupted one-year residential program followed by mandatory six-month Aftercare participation.  Those with child support or legal issues must provide written releases from appropriate parties assuring unhindered one-year program.
Be physically able to perform work assignments such as shop, recycling, landscaping, farm, housekeeping, kitchen, or warehouse. 
Be medically able to fully participate in a program that does not provide medical care, dental care, or assistance with medications.  All candidates must arrange for outside sponsorship before they arrive.
Residents will take TB and HIV tests at admission and furnish results to the Medical Coordinator.
Be mentally stable and capable of functioning in a therapeutic community environment with classroom and group activities. The program is not equipped to care for the dual diagnosed individual or those on anti-depressant, mood stabilizing, or anti-psychotic medications.
Be willing to refrain from the pursuit of romantic relationships other than with a legally married spouse while in the program.
Pay a program fee of $100.00 per week if he is receiving income of any type.  Those with no personal income of any kind will not be charged unless income status changes

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If you have stayed in this shelter, how was your stay?

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  1. Yes, my stay was life changing and spiritual

    Answer posted on Feb 21, 2021 0
  2. Yes. More than I could've asked for

    Answer posted on Jun 21, 2021 0

Is this a safe shelter to stay in?

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  1. Yes

    Answer posted on Feb 21, 2021 0
  2. Yes

    Answer posted on Jun 21, 2021 0

Do they accept pets at this shelter?

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  1. Not when I was there

    Answer posted on Feb 21, 2021 0
  2. No, but there a few cats that roam

    Answer posted on Jun 21, 2021 0

Do you have any advice for those wanting to stay at this shelter?

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  1. Be serious about your recovery. Potters house dont play, but can be the best thing you can do for yourself

    Answer posted on Jun 21, 2021 0

How long can you stay here?

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  1. Year long program, 6 months intense, 6 more months working paying rent. Volunteering for a longer stay is also a good option

    Answer posted on Jun 21, 2021 0


  1. Alex
    Jun 7, 2020Reply
    The potters house is exactly holds up to its name it uniquely shapes and mold you ! Along with GOD and STAFF to live a better life Ever since I left in 2018 I've reconnected with family and living my best life drug
  2. Sidney
    Feb 21, 2021Reply
    The Potter's House is a very awesome place. I was there in 2000-2001. I learned to put God first and foremost in my life there. I learned the importance of quite time( spending time with God), first thing when I open my eyes in the morning. That gives me the power to deal with life on life's terms. By focusing on God's word and his love for me.

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