Worthy Recovery, Inc. is a Christian ministry that offers housing and
education to women suffering from criminal thinking and or substance abuse.
WRI, PO Box 116, La Porte, IN 46352
WORTHY RECOVERY INC. PRE-INTAKE AGREEMENT 2021
Worthy Recovery Inc. (WRI) Executive Director and founder, Sonshine Troche, began facilitating the Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT®) Cognitive Behavioral Program in the La Porte County Jail, February 2008, and later a faith-based Character Study. She soon witnessed female inmates returning to the jail over and over again. When she asked them: “Why do you keep being rearrested?” the answer was always the same, “I have nowhere safe to go. I can’t get a job. I dropped out of high school.” Much local research made one thing clear, La Porte County did not have a Recovery Home.
On September 6, 2008, thirteen community members met at Bob Evans Restaurant in Michigan City, IN to discuss the beginning of the Worthy Women Recovery Home. We received permanent occupancy of the home on September 23, 2016. After 9 months, with many lessons learned, Sonshine attended four trainings including Medication Assisted Treatment Specialist, HIV/AIDS Training, Addiction Recovery Coach, Recovery Coach Ethics. We then reviewed all of our policies, created a pre-intake packet, received our INARR Level 3 Certification, and with the Board of Directors’ blessings, extended programming to a 12-month program. These trainings pointed to the fact that “today’s drugs are destroying the brain, which needs a minimum of six – twelve months to dry out and begin to think clearly.” WRI strives to empower residents to build a strong biblical and moral foundation prior to reentering back into society.
We invite those female offenders who are willing to make the love of Jesus their number one priority, and to make their recovery and reentry opportunities their number two priority. Where there are priorities and structure, rules and regulations must be followed and commitments kept. If you are ready to be your best, we will show you how to discipline yourself to be the best you that you will be, in Jesus Christ.
RULES AND GUIDELINES:
WE ARE NOT A MEDICAL CENTER. WRI does not accept women who wish to be on suboxone or methadone. Please review this policy for approved and unapproved medications. If you are taking medication that is NOT ALLOWED at our home, you will need to:
These medications ARE ALLOWED at the Worthy Women Recovery Home:
Celexa, Cymbalta, Effexor, Elavil, Lexapro, Prozac, Paxil, Remeron, Savella, Trazodone, Wellbutrin, Zoloft
Sleep Aids: Trazodone and over- the-counter sleep aids
Non-habit forming ADD medications such as Strattera and Intuniv
Anti-inflammatory medications such as Ibuprofen, Meloxicam,
These medications REQUIRE A WRITTEN LETTER OF EXPLANATION
FROM YOUR DOCTOR to use at the Worthy Women Recovery Home:
MOOD STABILIZERS/SEIZURE MEDICATION:
The following medications are allowed ONLY for documented seizure disorders. Tegretol, Topamax, Trileptal, Depakote, Lamictal, Gabapentin
NOTE: Neurontin may be taken by insulin-dependent diabetics as necessary for neuropathy.
Vivitrol must be used as prescribed and administered by a medical
These medications ARE NOT ALLOWED at the Worthy Women Recovery Home:
Benzodiazepines: Ativan, Klonopin, Xanax, or Valium
Antipsychotics: Medications in this class include, but are not limited to: Abilify, Geodon, Latuda, Mellaril, Seroquel, Clozaril, Haldol, Risperdal, Zyprexa
Mood stabilizers: Lithium
SLEEP AIDS: Ambien, Halcion, Lunesta, Restoril, Sonata
Adderall, Concerta, Focalin, Provigil, Ritalin or any other “controlled” medication.
NARCOTIC & other PAIN medication: Darvocet, Hydrocodone, Lortab, Lyrica, Methadone, Oxycontin, Percocet, Suboxone, Tramadol, Ultram
Flexeril, Robaxin, Soma, etc.
OPIOID ANTAGONISTS: Such as
By my signature below, I agree that I have read and understand and will follow the terms of the WRI APPROVED MEDICATION POLICY.
Applicant Signature Date
PERSONAL PROPERTY NEEDED/ALLOWED:
I, (print your full name here) ________________________________________ confirm that I have read and understand that I am requesting to be accepted to a Christian Bible -based recovery program.
I, (print your full name here) ________________________________________ confirm that I have read and agree to follow the WRI Pre-Intake Agreement as well as any additional rules and guidelines.
The applicant must ensure that all information requested is provided. Mail to: WRI, PO Box 116, La Porte, IN 46352. You can also submit by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax it to 219-369-4238. Submitting the Pre-Intake Agreement completely filled out ensures that an application will be mailed.
Applicant Signature Applicant Birthday Date Signed
Signature of Criminal Justice Official and Job Title Date
What were you arrested and convicted of? County & State of current conviction(s)
Name and County of the Jail or Prison you are/were in DOC #
Name of Primary Family Contact only and City, State Primary Family Contact Phone Number
Office Use Only:
Date agreement was received: ______________________ Agreement completed: _____Yes _____No
Was an application mailed: ______Yes _____No Date mailed: __________________________
WRI Representative Signature and Title Date signed