The vision of KLM is to break the cycle of addiction, one life at a time, through biblically based programs. The mission of KLM is to “help people transform their defining moments in life.” The KLM program, and the path to recovery, begins in the jail. Beyond the jail, the program continues through participation in the KLM year-long residence program and KLM alumni meetings. In these meetings, men and their families participate in Bible studies, training programs, small support groups, and come together to support one another. The focus of recovery is holistic in that KLM addresses the heart, mind, body, and soul of the men and ultimately their families.
The KLM focus and approach on holistic development is grounded in Mark 12:30 which reads, “The great commandment is this, to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, body and soul and to love your neighbor as yourself.”
Only when we are properly anchored in God through Christ and Scripture do we begin to see ourselves and the world differently. The transformation of the heart, mind, body and soul was eloquently summarized by the prophet Isaiah:
ISAIAH 40: 28-31
28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. 29He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. 30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, 31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
Kingdom Life Year-Long Recovery Program
In the Jail
KLM provides Bible study, individual and small group counseling, mentoring, and discipleship.
At the Courthouse
Once an inmate has progressed and exhibits change and recovery in his life, there are instances where the Executive Director, and or Staff Members, go to the court and recommend that the inmate be placed in the KLM yearlong recovery program.
Prior to release the Executive Director conducts an in depth interview with any inmate who has expressed a desire to enter the KLM program. This allows the inmate to completely understand the program and the Executive Director to determine if the inmate is a good candidate for the program.
Post Release Program
Upon release from the Jail the inmate is picked up by a KLM Staff Member and brought to the KLM House. There he begins the yearlong program which consists of rebuilding his life from the ground up based on Biblical principles.
The Executive Director and the Staff Members oversee a peer-based program. The KLM House provides a safe sanctuary for a focused, year-long, program of recovery that allows a successful return to society.
The elements of the program include Bible study, community service, AA/NA meetings, vocational development, educational opportunities, mentoring, church attendance, individual counseling as well as life skills training in areas such finance, relationship building, and goal setting.
A strong emphasis is placed on successful reentry into society especially with regards to family, vocation, and community. Ongoing support for the graduate is provided through the KLM Alumni Association focusing on family and continued personal development.