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Parker House Residential Aftercare Program

The Parker House Residential Aftercare Program is a six to nine month Christian discipleship program offering men a safe environment in which to grow spiritually while healing from addiction and other destructive behaviors. Residents receive one-on-one counseling, case management, computer skills, GED preparation, Bible study, Chapel services, outpatient treatment, advocacy, and educational and life-skills classes.  In 2017, 4,187 nights of care were provided to 38 unique individuals in our Parker House Aftercare Program.  Eleven individuals made faith decisions for Christ and four rededicated their lives to Christ.  Seventeen men graduated from the Parker House (6-9 month) Aftercare Program.  

While in our care, residents are provided with:

  • Shared private rooms in a safe environment.
  • Three meals a day.
  • Free clothing, as needed & laundry services.
  • Christian teachings.
  • Educational services.
  • Guidance in achieving a transition plan.
  • Opportunity to live in one of two Rescue Mission transitional houses upon completion of program.
  • PHASE 4 Spiritual Life
  • Skills for Success Job Training Program – A construction skill building program where individual strive to gain meaningful career opportunities and employment through a construction trades program.

Program Requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Open heart to the Gospel message.
  • Must adhere to program guidelines.

Daily Activities Include:

  • Morning devotions.
  • Out-patient Treatment at local day rehabilitation agencies.
  • One-on-One counseling.
  • Video Teachings.
  • Chapel Services, Bible studies and prayer meetings.
  • Community Services.
The Mission has completely changed my life and my attitude. It’s awesome to be happy.”  Matt’s part of our Phase 4 program, which gives men a safe place to further their walk with Christ and prepares them to transition back into the community. He also volunteers here at the Mission 20 hours a week. He’s working to get into community college, but Matt’s main goal is to stay focused on what matters: a steady, sober life with God at the center. Read more of my story…

- Matt

For more information you can download the Parker House Aftercare Program brochure or contact:

David Nicolette, Program Director of the Parker House Aftercare Program


315-735-1645 ext. 2141






Physical Location 212 Rutger Street
Utica, NY 13501


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