What We Do

REBUILDING BROKEN LIVES:

Physically, Emotionally, Relationally, and Spiritually

Place of Promise provides Christ-centered programming for men, women, and children to experience physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual healing.  At Place of Promise, a life can be transformed, leaving behind death and despair while beginning a new life of hope and potential.

Individuals come to Place of Promise with a long history of homelessness, incarceration, neglected medical conditions, mental disorders, abuse, trauma, and alcohol and opioid drug addictions. Referrals are received from social services agencies, drug and alcohol treatment centers, health care facilities, courts, prisons, families, and churches. Our only criterion for entry is a genuine desire for a new life.

Adult Residential Program

The core of our ministry is a residential addiction recovery program for adults. Place of Promise operates four long-term residential homes in Lowell, Massachusetts, and has served over 1,400 individuals from over 47 different countries and half of the United States.

Level I Homes
Provides a safe Christian living community that focuses on knowing God and entering into a growing relationship with Him. Combined with clinical support for medical and mental care and instruction in life skills such as repentance, confession, receiving forgiveness, setting healthy boundaries, and relapse prevention, Residents are prepared to lead new lives empowered by God and free from addictions.

Level II Homes
Level I programming continues and, as the next step in recovery, return to school or enroll in job training to prepare for employment.

Men Level I

Women Level I

Men Level II

Women Level II

Who We’re Serving

  • Female

  • Male

  • Caucasian

  • African American

  • Hispanic

  • Urban

  • Suburban

  • Rural

Alcohol Abuse: 67%
Age at Start: 12

Drug Abuse: 83%
Age at Start: 15

Opioid Abuse: 84%
Age at Start: 18

Never Active in Church: 85%

Kids of Promise

Starting as a ministry to children of the Residents, Place of Promise now provides ministry programs to the children of Lowell. Children often come from broken, poverty-stricken homes, having at least one parent in prison, addicted to drugs, or absent from their lives.

We offer a summer day program and recently introduced a weekly after-school program for elementary school children and a Saturday night program for middle and high school.

The Summer Program is open each day and invites elementary and middle school aged children to spend time with other neighborhood children singing, playing, doing crafts, swimming, taking field trips and learning about Jesus and his power to heal the brokeness and hurt in our hearts, families, friends and communities.

Children involved in Kids of Promise are encouraged and empowered to find that the challenges they have little control over in their communities and home are not unique to themselves and are not beyond hope.

Training & Internships

Place of Promise offers training for effective ministering to those in recovery and building a new life. Internships, in conjunction with three colleges and universities, are also available.

For more information on Training, head to our
Training Page
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For more information on full-year and semester Internships, please contact us here.