Hungarian Reformed Church Thrown Youth Rescue Mission Drug Rehabilitation Home
Address: 2465 Ráckeresztúr, Rákóczi str. 45. Hungary
1983: Ecumenical Council sets up KIMM (Thrown Youth Rescue Mission)
1984: Reformed workstream - Budapest, Gorkij avenue (today Városligeti avn)
1986: Drug Rehabilitation Home of Ráckeresztúr
- small traditional house in the middle of the village
- bigger tratitional house in the middle of the house
- bigger house in the side of the village, suitable for the minimal needs
1989: Drug Rehabilitation Home of Zsibrik
1997: Válaszút (Crossroad) Mission - Budapest
Drug addict, criminal young men - many of whom were in prison or come directly from the prison - burdened with physical-, mental-, intellectual- and social problems.
Developing a lifestyle that is not only free from drug, but self-supporting, independent and complete in itself.
We are ready to help in a result oriented way in any kind of troubles of life, even in case of the most extreme problems realted to health, psychology, social, law, pedagogy or any other field.
Válaszút Drugconsultancy Office (Budapest, 12th district, Csaba str. 3.)
- Low-threshold service for Addicts
- Social care of Addicts
- Preventive information and educative care
Set up of the therapy:
The therapy contract lasts for 12 months. The program has a trial period, 3 phases and finishes with the so-called exit period. The Client gets a mentor from the staff ho becomes the closest helper during the therapy, and also his patron, protector and furthermore his biggest critic.
"God, grant me the serenity the accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
1. Christian program:
The Home was established and is operated by Christian people. The Christian program reflects to the staff natural lifestyle and values. Piety in the evenings, worship on Sundays weekly Bible studies and the common praying before meals provide the frame of religious life. Religion is obviously not a must but a possibility.
Pillars of the therapy:
2. Self-help elements are important:
An addict client recovers only if the manages to convince himself. The therapy is about to help him in the process.
3. Work therapy:
realizing mainly in housework, in physical work outside the house, in gardening and working in the carpenter yard. The so called technicall staff does not exist.
4. Strongly structured social life:
as lifestyle workshop. Social programs consist of counseling, pastoral care and therapeutic discussions individually and in groups. Consultations with partners, parents and close relatives.
Wake up at 6:30 am, after breakfast a group discussion, than 3 and a half hours of physical work. After lunch group discussion again and 2 seminars in the afternoon. After dinner an evening meeting for closing down the day. This starts with a piety and its form is a self-reflective group. After a supervision with the daily teamleaders, lights are out at 10:30 pm.
Main values: Love, respect and acceptance conveyed by the staff.
During summers, 3 times, 1 intensive weeks:
- 1 week of biking tour
- 1 week of canoeing tour
- 1 silent week
Who is considered to have finished the program?
The person, who has successfully finished the program, is able to be self-reflective, his living and working status is solved, possibly managed to get in a supportive relationship with his closest relatives and found connection to the local congregation or any othe supportive group.
- Függőhíd (suspension bridge) group weekly
- Old boys meeting annually
- Mailing, telephone, returning for visits to the Rehabilitation Home
"O Muster, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console,
to be understood as to understand,
to be loved as to love."