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