Ribbon Cutting for Women’s Recovery Program!
Pictured above (L-R) Mission Board President, Bob Jack, Women’s Ministry Director, Alyssa Boyd, Board Member, Terri Stallcop, and President/CEO, Steve Whitaker, cut the ribbon to officially open the Renew Women’s Recovery Program.
After months of construction/renovation work and years of preparation and planning, John 3:16 Mission officially opened a live-in recovery program, June 27, for Tulsa’s homeless women.
“This is truly a landmark moment for John 3:16 Mission,” said Mission President & CEO, Rev. Steve Whitaker.
“For the first time, we will be able to offer homeless women what we already offer homeless men – a full-time, comprehensive, faith-based recovery program that will take them from the streets to a life that has been completely restored,” he added.
Currently, 12 women will be housed on the Mission premises for a year-long, faith based program designed to help them fully recover from problems that led them to become homeless.
The Grand Opening of John 3:16 Mission’s Women’s Recovery Program included a brief program with remarks by Mission President, Rev. Steve Whitaker, the Board Chairman, Mr. Bob Jack, and the head of the Women’s Recovery Program, Alyssa Boyd. This was followed by a ribbon cutting and tours newly constructed/renovated facility.
The Mission has operated a Men’s Recovery Program since 1952 and a Women’s daytime-only program since 2007. The Mission recognized a growing need for women to have a full-time, live-in recovery program and developed this new program to accommodate them.