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One of our flagship programs started in 1999 at our Travis Park Location! Each Wednesday Evening at 6:00 PM we host a prayer and recovery circle for our clients and volunteers. Led by Phil Watkins and Katherine Paredes. This group modifies the 12-step programs and allows clients to share, receive positive feedback and pray for the community.

Dinner is served after The Circle.  All spiritual views are honored and respected at the Circle.

Wednesday: 6:00 PM

Heart 2 Heart is a ministry of San Antonio’s First Baptist Church and was founded on two simple principles:

  • We all experience brokenness sometime in our life; and
  • There is healing in God’s Word.

Divorce Care
Will anyone accept you after divorce? This group will. Take steps toward courage and wholeness with those who know how deeply divorce can cut.

Considering Forgiveness
Does forgiveness mean excusing harmful behavior? Is forgiveness necessary? Explore these difficult questions in a group that won't insult your dignity by minimizing or downplaying the hurt you have known.

Grief Share
Grief is a burden too heavy for anyone’s shoulders to bear alone. In this fellowship, you’ll find a group that stands by one another when the loss you’ve known bends you to the ground.

Men's Freedom Group
(meets year-round on Tuesdays)
We are a Christ-centered, 12 step self-help group providing a safe and confidential setting (apart from other H2H groups) for men recovering from sexual addiction. Our goal is to provide you with the support of fellow recovery travelers with once-weekly meetings year-round.

Journey to Restoration
This caring ministry creates a safe space for those who during childhood were abused, sexually, physically, emotionally, verbally or by neglect.

All groups are open to the community. You do not need to be a member of the church.

Register and see current schedule online here.

Free.

Bryan Richardson - Pastor Send email
(210) 226-0363 x: 2236

Everyone has pain that has potential to interfere with the present and hinder the future. Cultivate was designed so everyone can uproot past pain and poor patterns in order to grow positive patterns that produce peace and hope. The lessons will guide you to uproot the pain and patterns as well as plant and nurture wise ways.

Cultivate is for anyone 18 years and older. We feel this curriculum has the most impact in small tribes. This 16-week curriculum runs with semesters. Our semesters run January-May and August- November. If we are already in session, this interest group will hold names and get info to you when we are about to open registration for the next class. 

Men and Women, 18+.

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Jeannie Robins - Leader Send email

Chrysalis Ministries offers in house life skill classes for all clients. We also partner with multiple non-profits to help further client's education.

Available classes:

  • Job Readiness and Career Development with 2 annual job fairs (No fee required)
  • Money Management
  • 12 Step Faith-based Substance Abuse and Recovery (NA & AA)
  • Anger Management Class ($55 fee)
  • Theft Addiction and Recovery
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Seeking Safety: PTSD and Substance Abuse Pastoral Counseling (No fee)
  • Parenting Classes (No fee)
  • Moral Recognition Therapy (No fee)

Click here for program times & dates.

Fees vary.

The ARC is a holistic rehabilitation center comprised of religious activities, work therapy, educational classes (spiritual, emotional, financial, life skills, and addiction) as well as recreational therapy. Also work with community resources to assist our participants with any medical needs they may have.

Every potential participant undergoes a comprehensive intake interview to ensure the ARC program is the best possible match for them. If the interview process determines it’s not, we’ll make every effort to refer them to a program that will be.

A long-term commitment of at least six months is required so patterns of poor decision-making can be broken and replaced with positive life choices – changes that will help them become productive citizens of their community.

Free.

Timothy Farrell Send email
(210) 223-6877

Home Recovery is a 12-step process where men are brought back into society as fathers, sons, and husbands and are integrated back to a stable working environment.

Click here to learn more.

Mike Torres - Founder/Pastor
(210) 386-6741

Pioneer Group San Antonio is a community of people in recovery that honors the biblical roots of the 12-Step movement.  We seek to grow in our recovery and as followers of Jesus through a commitment to the program, sponsorship, fellowship, study, and worship.

All year long, Pioneer hosts a number of weekly meetings and classes for people in recovery. From weekly 12-Step meetings in local churches to multiple class and Bible study offerings at recovery facilities and homeless shelters, Pioneer reaches thousands of lives each year by building and fostering relationships between the recovery community and the faith community.

Click here for a list of meetup times and locations.

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Chris Estus - Pastor

A Christ-centered, 12-Step recovery program dealing with hurts, habits and hang-ups.

Free.

Friday: 6:30 PM (Meal), 7:15 PM (Large Group), 8:15 PM (Small Group) *Child care provided
Mike Sutton - Pastor

Choose to Change Mentoring is a program offered by the Choose to Change Foundation. We work directly with men coming out of prison and/or men struggling with drugs and alcohol. We are a self-supporting, Christian based program that meets on a weekly basis (one hour meetings). We believe in the life-changing power of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

Through our meetings and events, we teach personal development, personal responsibility, and life skills. Drug and alcohol education are key elements of all our programs, classes & events. Membership is completely free but we do encourage donations from our members and anyone that believes in what we do.

Our mentoring program is designed to give people a starting point to a better future. We do not claim to have all the answers but be assured that we do have answers.

A.C.D.C = Accountability, Consistency, Discipline & Courage. These are the core values at the forefront of our program. People, especially men, will be challenged to become more than they ever thought possible. This will be accomplished through our structured weekly meetings, events and a “60 day mentoring challenge” that is available to all members. We believe that people simple need to be inspired, challenged and equipped to believe in what sometimes might seem like impossibilities in their lives.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about our program. Please take a few minutes to read through the rest of this page. If you would like a closer look at what we do and why we do it, please give us a call or come by one of our weekly meetings or events. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Kevin Godley - Program Director
(210) 863-3340

Celebrate Recovery is a Biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. We'll be getting to know each other over coffee, and discuss life issues.

During our meetings, we typically praise God in song, pray for each other, have Bible readings, listen to a Recovery-centered message, and go over some of the core principles of Celebrate Recovery.  Irregardless of our uniquely individual "hurts, habits, or hang-ups," Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to seek God's help in our lives.

Free.

Fridays: 6:30 PM

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered, 12-Step Program that offers healing and restoration for life's hurts, habits, and hang-ups, including:

  • Drug/Alcohol Dependency
  • Emotional Eating
  • Divorce
  • Anger
  • Control
  • Co-dependency
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Sexual Addictions and Brokenness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Gambling Addictions
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual and Physical Abuse
  • Workaholism

Almost everyone suffers from a hurt, habit or hang-up. Almost anyone can benefit from Celebrate Recovery.

Join us as we work out our recoveries together.

Newcomers are always welcome!  We have a group called Newcomers 101 that will help familiarize you with CR and answer any questions you may have!?

CR is for Adults 18 and older.

Free Childcare for participants with Children and The Church Youth Program meets at the same time as well.

For more information, please contact us at  210-254-7876 or email us.

Wednesday: 6:30 PM (Dinner), 7:00 PM (Group) *FC Bldg 1, All Access Lounge

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind.

Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

Click here to learn more.

Tuesday: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Grace House is a faith-based residential program to train, support and give hope to women following incarceration, drug and alcohol addiction or those in the midst of perilous lifestyles.

The Grace House setting and training affords an opportunity for women to overcome the addictive and destructive lifestyles that have kept them from becoming productive citizens.

Women only.

Applicants must submit an application, and be interviewed and evaluated to determine their desire and potential for participating in the Grace House program.

Download the application form here.

The Faith Based Institute - House of Discipleship is faith based residential program for men. Our transitional housing program is for men to overcome homelessness, parole, probation and drug addiction in a comfortable and loving home environment. The program ranges from 6 to 12 months, however one may choose to stay longer for further training once the program is completed.

Our goal is to transform the lives of those who are trapped by the deception of drugs and reintegrate them back into society as contributing citizen & disciples for our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the best Faith Based Initiative-service of its kind. 

For more information, contact Pastor Jackson at (210) 842-4969.

Terrell Jackson - Pastor
(210) 842-4969

The Faith Based Institute - Sarah's House is faith based residential program for women. Our transitional housing program is for women to overcome homelessness, parole, probation and drug addiction in a comfortable and loving home environment. The program ranges from 6 to 12 months, however one may choose to stay longer for further training once the program is completed.

Our goal is to transform the lives of those who are trapped by the deception of drugs and reintegrate them back into society as contributing citizen & disciples for our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver the best Faith Based Initiative-service of its kind. 

For more information, contact Tena Jackson at (210) 782-4321.

Tena Jackson
(210) 782-4321

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-Centered, 12-Step Program that offers healing and restoration for life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life. It offers practical life application to the sanctification process.

Welcome Newcomer! Here is what you need to know about Celebrate Recovery.

Some of the issues/challenges can include but are not limited to the following:

  • Abuse - Physical/Emotional/Sexual
  • Adult Children of Family Dysfunction
  • Anger
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Co-Dependency
  • Co-Dependent Woman in a relationship with a Sexually Addicted Man
  • Food Addiction and Eating Disorders
  • Love and Relationship Addiction
  • Mental Health
  • Mixed Issues
  • Sexual Addiction

All are welcome; come as you are, not as you think you need to be.

Thursday: 6:30 PM
Brittany Whalen - Leader Send email

Our program has three phases, each taking from 3-4 months on average, or about one year to complete the whole program.

Phase 1: 90-day In-patient intended to draw people to Christ and overcome life's challenges with a daily regiment that must be adhered to.

Phase 2: Work program to continue discipleship and save finances with their hard work.

Phase 3: Off and running, independent, and integrated into a local church.

Basic intake with a background check (no sex offenders)

Must have and maintain a desire to change and a willingness to surrender.

Phase 1: Nothing.
Phase 2: 25% of income.
Phase 3: decided by the board based on income.

24/7
Fabian Ybarra - Overseer/Pastor Send email
(210) 584-9125

Pierced Heart Ministry’s purpose is to bring people together who have loved ones suffering from addiction. Sharing strategies for coping with the addicted one's behavior, your concerns, prayers, tears, and hopes in a safe, loving, confidential, Christ-centered setting.

An open gathering, where people can come and share their feeling and frustrations. A safe non-judgmental environment to express their fears, worries and their concerns. An accepting and loving place to know they are not alone in their struggles with their loved ones dealing with addiction.

The Pierced Heart Ministry demonstrates, through prayer, listening, and caring for one another, that they are not alone on this journey. Christ is always with them. God’s love will be revealed to them as healing takes place. Create bonds with one another through prayer and sharing.

Click here for more information or if you or someone you know, could benefit from Pierced Heart Ministry.

Please contact Pat Lamoureaux at (210) 323-1812 or [email protected] if you have any questions about this ministry.

Pat Lamoureaux Send email
(210) 323-1812

CR is a transformational, biblically-based program that celebrates God's healing power while guiding you along a road of lasting freedom and recovery. This proven 12-step program helps overcome hurts, habits, hang-ups, and any addictions.

Weekly format includes dinner at 6:00 PM, worship at 6:30 PM, topical teaching, group meetings, plus fellowship after groups.

Register for childcare for children six weeks old to 5th grade by emailing us here.

Open to anyone over 18 years of age. Childcare available through registration.

Free.

Tuesday: 6:30 PM Gold Canyon Campus
Frank Kirby - Director of Support & Recovery Send email
(210) 253-5979

Celebrate Recovery is a program designed to help those struggling with hurts, hang-ups, and habits by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through the recovery process.

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory.

During our meetings, we typically praise God in song, pray for each other, have Bible readings, listen to a Recovery-centered message, recite the "Serenity Prayer", and recount the twelve steps of AA or the eight principles of Celebrate Recovery. Irregardless of our uniquely individual "hurts, habits, or hang-ups," Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to seek God's help in our lives.

A meal is served at 5:45 PM if you want to arrive early.

Wednesday: 6:30 PM @ Christ Fellowship Hall

We are a Christ-centered self-help group providing a safe and confidential setting for men recovering from sexual addiction.

Men

Sunday: 6:30 PM - Room 111

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind.

Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.

Thursday: 7:00 PM

Starlite Recovery Center helps Christians struggling with addiction and mental health disorders build a strong, faith-based approach for long-term recovery. Located in the heart of Texas, Starlite is the leading provider of behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment for Christian adults ages 18 and over looking to seek recovery and further their faith.

In order to provide a well-rounded, truly comprehensive treatment experience, the Journey Program incorporates a variety of activities into the care offered. These include:

  • Daily journaling
  • Bible study
  • Twelve Step group meetings
  • Meetings with chaplains
  • Meditation
  • Celebrate Recovery meetings

The counselors in the Journey Program are dedicated to helping clients overcome the disease of addiction and co-occurring mental health concerns through traditional therapeutic interventions, while also remaining true to a Biblical foundation of support.

At Starlite, we have created a relaxed, judgment-free environment that offers religious support. Along with their newfound sobriety, participants practice the necessary skills that allow them to leave the program as confident, contributing members of their communities.

Ages 18+.

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At Starlite Recovery Center, we understand that many extenuating circumstances, such as financial worries, can impact your decision to seek help for an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. At Starlite, we aim to alleviate such concerns so that you can access the care you need at this crossroads in your life.

Insurances accepted include:

  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid - Community First
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • and many more
Admissions
(830) 634-6203

We offer optional programming for those who desire to incorporate Christian beliefs into their recovery.

Many Christians struggle alone with chemical dependency for fear of rejection. At La Hacienda, we recognize addiction as a serious disease, rather than moral inadequacy, that affects the mind, body, and spirit. For those who desire to incorporate their Christian faith into their recovery, group and individual counseling is provided which includes recognition of the transforming power of the Holy Spirit.

Those patients who desire to participate in the Christian focus groups do so in addition to all other programming. Our clinical staff includes a minister who facilitates five groups each week.

These special counseling groups explore:

  • Biblical scripture and the relationship to the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • The spiritual nature of human relationships
  • The importance of forgiveness in healing
  • Other essential components of spirituality in recovery
  • Gaining insight about the important aspects of recovery, and learning how it interrelates with Christian faith, helps our patients experience renewed hope from their core beliefs.

Visitation time is reserved for those wishing to visit with a pastor or priest. Our staff minister is available for individual counseling and assistance for patients, family members, and area pastors, as requested.

At La Hacienda we recognize addiction as a serious disease that affects the mind, body and spirit – rather than moral inadequacy.

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We accept most major insurances.

Click here to verify insurance.

Art VanDivier - Executive Director
(830) 995-8048
Dr. James Boone, MD - Medical Director