The 4 Phases

The 4 Residential Program Phases

Phase 1


  • The act of reflecting, or turning or sending back, or the state of being reflected.
  • The return of rays, beams, sound, or the like, from a surface.
  • The reverting of the mind to that which has already occupied it; continued consideration; meditation; contemplation; hence, also, that operation or power of the mind by which it is conscious of its own acts or states; the capacity for judging rationally, especially in view of a moral rule or standard.
  • Result of meditation; thought or opinion after attentive consideration or contemplation; especially, thoughts suggested by truth.

Residents who enter our program are often coming off the street dealing with multiple issues including health, mental health, homelessness addiction and other related concerns.  This phase of the program will allow the resident time to reflect and evaluate how the program services will respond to their personal goals and engage in the daily activities of the program that include introductory levels of educational and emotional assessments to see if they are prepared to take the next phase of the recovery program or are ready to re-engage housing back in the community. The Reflection Phase of the program is normally one-month.

Phase 2


  • To change one’s self.
  • Becoming capable of living in a new environment and feeling comfortable in it.

Residents entering this phase of the program are now learning to readjust to their new environment based on their previous experience in Phase 1 and enter a structured process that has both a group and personal life-coaching component. As well, residents will be given opportunity to engage program processes and participation with external support systems [i.e.-AA/NA, Riverstone [Daytox], counselling and/or mental health supports and church connections. The Readjustment Phase of the program is normally four-months.

Phase 3


  • A return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
  • The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.

Residents progressing to this phase of the program are now prepared to build on their previous experience in Phase 2 and enter a structured process and a specialized Genesis Process© Relapse Prevention Program that has both a group and personal counselling component. As well, the residents will continue with personal and spiritual formation processes and participation in external support systems. The Recovery Phase of the program is from twelve to eighteen-months.

Phase 4


  • A renewing or making whole again.
  • To amalgamate or help to amalgamate back into an existing community

This phase of the program is where residents learn to live life completely on life’s terms. Residents begin to make plans for reintegration into the broader community by enhancing their external support systems, continue to upgrade education if needed and begin to search for employment. They also build their leadership capacity within the program and build self-confidence to reconnect with family and potential employers with accountability and support.
Ruth & Naomi’s Mission will work with each resident to help secure low-cost housing options within the community. A resident can access these off-site options while maintaining support and connection with the mission and its programs. The Reintegration Phase of the program is normally from one to three years.


All inquiries should be directed to Sharon Holburn, our Resident Engagement and Assessment Manager at 604.795.2322 or