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Frequently Asked Questions



Q: Is there a cost?

A: U-Turn for Christ asks for a five hundred dollar per month donation, with a minimum two-month commitment, payable upon arrival, in the form of a cashier’s check, money order, or cash. The donation will cover housing costs for the first phase of the program (Phase-1, two months).

Q: Who can enroll?

A: Anyone can enroll as long as they are over the age of 18, not a registered sex offender, and sober for at least 24 hours prior to enrolling.

Q: Do I need a Church referral?

A: There is no referral necessary to enroll in the program.

Q: What should I bring with me?

A: A Bible, notebook, pens, highlighters, a week’s worth of clothing, including work clothes, and one outfit you will feel comfortable wearing to Church services, a laundry bag, laundry soap, blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, and sheets.

Q: What can’t I bring?

A: Vehicle, cell phone, computer, tablets, iPods and other media players, secular media, all reading material other than your Bible (including commentaries and other extra-biblical media), products containing alcohol, clothing with secular/offensive logos, cigarettes, and all other tobacco products, or tobacco substitutions. We recommend you do not bring any personal valuables or cash over $20.

Q: Do I have to be a Christian to enroll?

A: No, but you must be willing to participate in all Bible studies, church services, and events.

Q: Is there a dress code?

A. Yes.

MEN: All shirts must have sleeves, no clothing with secular/offensive logos, and pants and shorts cannot sag.

WOMEN: Avoid clothes that are conforming to the body. No white t-shirts, and shorts cannot be any more than 3 inches above the knee.

Q: Can I have visits?

A: After a 12-day probation period following enrollment, you can have visits on Sunday from 12:30 pm-5 pm. Note: Visitation is for immediate family only (ie: Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Spouse, Children, ONLY). Please note that the dress code described in this FAQ page applies to all visitors as well.

Q: Do you accept court referrals?

A: Yes we do. Please note that if the Courts allow an individual to participate in our program instead of incarceration, we require the enrollee to complete both phases, Phase-1 (2 months) and Phase-2 (6 months), making their total commitment to the program a minimum of 8 months.


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