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?
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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