HOUSE RULES AND GUIDELINES

Given the lack of structure most applicants have experienced throughout their lives, Renewed Treasure residence programs present a carefully planned and structured daily schedule.  

 

In order to maintain a safe and sober Christian living environment for all women in our residences, the following house rules and guidelines shall be followed:  

  1. Upon admittance, residents must notify Renewed Treasures of all psyche medications and of changes to any psyche medications during residency. Each resident must have an emergency form on file with the Renewed Treasures and have a photograph taken and placed in his or her file. No narcotic-based pain medications are allowed at any time, ever.

  2. Each new resident must pass a 30-day probationary period and observe a strict 9:00 p.m. curfew. Without prior permission of the Director, no outside visitors are allowed during a resident’s 30-day probation.

  3. Each man or woman is to have a mentor (a Christian- and life-coach) within 30 days of admission to residency.

  4. Upon completing the 30-day probationary period, residents’ house curfew will be 10:00 p.m. unless prior permission is requested and received from the Director.

  5. Residents will wake up and take morning medications by 6:00 a.m.

  6. Residents will be showered, dressed, and ready for breakfast by 7:00 a.m.

  7. Breakfast begins promptly at 7:00 a.m.

  8. Bible study from Proverbs begins at 7:30 a.m.

  9. Residents will prepare for their morning’s job search, being ready to board the city bus by 8:49 a.m.

  10. If a resident in good standing holds a job, he or she  may “sleep in” until 9:00 a.m. on their days off work.

  11. Lights out in dormitory rooms at 10:30 p.m.

  12. Each resident is responsible for checking the posted monthly schedule, noting any changes.  

  13. There is zero tolerance towards violence in the house.

  14. This is a drug- and alcohol-free house.  

  15. No food or drinks are allowed in any room other than the dining room. No smoking is allowed anywhere on the premises.

  16. No one is allowed to borrow money or clothing from other residents.  

  17. No dating is allowed while resident at House of Hope.  

  18. Residents in good standing may receive visitors on Sundays only. No visitors are allowed in any of the residents bedrooms at any time.

  19. Women in the house will determine a fair distribution of household chores, and these will be completed (as agreed upon) together.  

  20. House meetings will be held weekly, and all men and women are expected to attend.

  21. Residents holding jobs will place trust in the Renewed Treasures leadership regarding the protection, growth, and appropriate use of their earnings and finances. Hence, residents will give their earnings to the Renewed Treasures  Director. One third of a resident’s earnings will be kept by Renewed Treasures ; one third will be placed in the resident’s Renewed Treasures savings account; and one third will be returned to the resident for purchase of personal hygiene items, etc.

  22. Residents are required to apply for food stamps. Residents will provide a letter on each resident’s behalf.  

  23. Out of respect for their fellows, residents are expected to treat others’ personal space, privacy, and belongings as they would want their own to be treated.  Neither Renewed Treasures, nor Northside Assembly of God, nor any resident in the house is responsible for any missing items; for this reason, residents are advised not to bring anything of real or sentimental value into the house.

  24. All residents are expected to adhere too the conditions of any court-ordered supervision (ISP, probation, drug court, etc.) in addition to house guidelines.  

  25. Given that Renewed Treasures is an outreach of Northside Assembly of God, all residents are required to attend Sunday morning church services at Northside Assembly. Residents may attend evening services wherever they choose.  

  26. After Sunday morning services, residents will work together to clean up and prepare the church for Sunday evening services. As with their household chores, residents have responsibilities for their worship space as well as their living space.

  27. As with their household chores, Renewed Treasures residents will work together to clean the upstairs of the church on a weekly basis. Individual assignments will depend on each resident’s work schedules for the week. If a person assigned to any task runs into problems and needs redirection, she should see the church secretary.  

  28. Each resident will meet with the Director weekly, typically on Wednesday.

Rules for Residency

 

PROGRAM RULES AND GUIDELINES

Before accepting any legally adult-aged women into our transitional residency programs, we meet with and interview them to explain the Renewed Treasures rules and guidelines. For our part, we explain our support services and expectations; for their part, applicants need to demonstrate a commitment to change—to get clean and stay sober and out of incarceration, growing in love and wisdom and fear of the Lord. Our ultimate goal is to bring men and women back home and into the body of Christ.  

 

Renewed Treasures  Guidelines reflect our ministry’s core values, as stated in our Renewed Treasures mission:  We believe that every man and woman, regardless of their  past, can be redeemed.   We believe that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is essential to each persons  recovery. We believe that success is possible when a man or woman surrenders to Christ and accepts support: SURRENDER > SUPPORT > SUCCESS.  We believe that when a man or woman  becomes healthy in all respects—spiritual, emotional, physical, and economic—only then will they  become successful.  We believe that the most effective mentoring comes from other peers  who have themselves broken the chains of addiction, incarceration, violence, homelessness, and toxic lifestyles. 

 

We also believe that we’re all the same in relationship in the body of Christ but different in function. On this basis, we assign different duties and responsibilities to Renewed Treasures men and women. Before God, all Renewed Treasures man or  women stand as equals to the staff members placed above them. But, as Renewed Treasures staff are assigned different functions, so must the men and women placed under their guidance show respect to the staff and obey Renewed Treasures  house rules. As Scripture tells us:  

  • The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. (1 Cor. 12.12)

  • The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don't need you, and the head cannot say to the feet, “I don't need you.” (1 Cor. 12.21)

  • Now you are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it. (1 Cor. 12.27)  

 

Men and women eligible for acceptance into Renewed Treasures residency programs will abide by the following general rules:  

  • We will be guided in our relationships by 1 Corinthians 12.12-27: though of one body in Christ, we are different in function.

  • We will give superior service and do everything with excellence.

  • We will treat everyone with dignity and respect.

  • We will support each indivduals unique gifts and potential. We will not complain.

  • We will strive always to be a part of the solution, not the problem.

Applying for Residency:


Men and women who wish to participate in the Renewed Treasures transitional residency program will need to complete and submit a formal application. A printable copy of the application can be downloaded here


Completed forms may be mailed to:
Ann Tompkins, Director
House of Hope Ministries
510 West Silsby Ave.
Springfield MO 65807

Or fax completed forms to 417-501-1767

If you have questions regarding the application process or are having difficulty downloading, filling out, or submitting an application, please telephone the HoH Office or email the Director, Ann Tompkins.
 

In Gratitude...

The Renewed Treasures Ministries would like to thank the following contributors to our website. David J. Eslick Photography provided many splendid images presented here. Brett Franklin of Quality Trim and Sign designed our handsome web banner. James S. Baumlin of Research Consultants of the Ozarks helped with the text. Jann Baker designed [and maintains] our site. To these gracious givers, we add our thanks to the pastor and congregation of Northside Assembly of God.