Community Rescue FAQ:

What services do you provide?
We provide emergency food boxes, clothing vouchers, fire loss vouchers, natural disaster vouchers and community meals. We also offer job-skills training and job fair opportunities through Marketplace Workshops. We do not provide financial assistance.

What documents do you require to receive assistance?
Photo identification, social security card, proof of income, proof of residency and budget analysis.

How do I obtain help from The Foundry?
Individuals in need can contact the Director of Rescue, complete a Rescue Application on the website or call 205-424-HOPE.

What donations are needed for your ministry?
Items needed on a regular basis are canned goods, fresh produce, toiletries, clothing, and volunteer service to help support the outreach ministries.

Addiction Recovery FAQ’s:

How much does it cost?
The total cost for intake is $495 for the 12-month program. This cost includes room, board, meals, counseling, employment-readiness training, transportation to daily activities and worship services.

How long is the program?
The long-term Recovery program lasts one year. Program participants live on-campus for the first nine months and off-campus for the remaining three months.

My judge is requiring a state-funded rehab program. Are you state funded?
The Foundry Ministries is not funded by a state agency. We are a faith-based recovery program, supported by donors and income derived from our enterprises. We do not accept any funding that could hinder our ability to share the gospel.

What can I bring with me?
We will provide a detailed list prior to intake. All program participants will need to bring no more than 12 outfits, bed sheets – XL twin (comforter is provided) and towels. Washers and dryers are available.

How does visitation work?
Visitation is available two times per week at the Bessemer Campus:
Thursday evening visitation at 5:30 pm. Visitors are also encouraged to attend worship services at 6:30 pm. Visitation resumes after service and ends at 9:30 pm.
Sunday morning visitation begins at 8 am. Worship services begin at 9 a.m., and visitation resumes after service until 6 p.m.
Visitation for the Foundry Farm is on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Visitors and program participants are required to stay on campus during visitation times.

Where do I go for visitation?
Women must use the Women’s Center courtyard. Men must use the Outreach Center. Farm program participants must use the main house.

Are program participants able to have money?
Yes, participants are allowed to keep cash for weekly store trips.

Explain the pass policy.

  • After three months, residents are eligible to take a pass upon approval. As program participants progress through the program, the pass policy changes.
  • Phase 1 and Phase 2 program participants are not eligible for a pass.
  • Phase 3 program Participants are eligible for one 8-hour pass taken on Sunday’s from noon-8 pm.  They are also eligible for one 48-hour pass taken at 5 p.m. on Fridays through 8 p.m. on Sunday. Program Participants are required to pay $25 upon return to cover the cost of the drug test.
  • Phase 4 program participants are eligible for two 8-hour passes and two 48-hour passes.
  • Phase 5 program participants that choose to stay on campus for the last three months will be eligible for any 8-hour pass and any 48-hour pass until graduation.
  • If program participants are on restriction, they are not eligible for a pass until they are not longer on restriction.
  • We can make accommodations for Program Participants to leave early if they live at a distance greater than two hours from campus.

When can program participants make phone calls?

  • During Phase 1(the first six weeks), program participants are not eligible to make phone calls.
  • Beginning in Phase 2, program participants can make one 10-minute phone call per day after 6 p.m.
  • In order to make a long distance phone call, program participant will need a calling card. Participants are not allowed to have a cell phone, iPad, head phones or any other electronic device during their stay at The Foundry.

What if I need to talk to a program participant by phone?
Contact the main office. Based on the specific need, you will be connected with a counselor or the director of the program. You must have a confidentiality code in order to discuss any information with The Foundry staff members.

What is the medication policy?
A detailed policy on accepted medication is provided during the application process. The Foundry is not a mental health center. We are a faith-based substance abuse and life recovery program. We do, however, allow some mental health medications to be used by program participants.

Is there support for family members?
The Foundry has a program in place for family members called FIRST. “Families In Recovery Seeking Truth” meets once a month on the second Sunday in the Women’s Center from 2 p.m.-4 p.m.