Immersive residential program that helps people: get clean, develop healthy habits, get a job, make sobriety connections, and receive life skills training.
Our long term sober living community is for those who want a fresh start, and want to rebuild their lives surrounded by people who want the same thing.
Our low income housing program helps people in our community be able to afford housing.
“The motel I was forced to call home had become a prison as my alcoholic addiction spiraled out of control. It got to the point where I could no longer work and life became completely hopeless. There was no way out. I felt so alone. I cried out to God and he led me to reach out to Retrograde. A volunteer & donor from the program drove 10 hours to pick me up in my prison of despair. I have never been the same again and thank God for this amazing program and for the second chance at life… ” A Retrograde student
Has been married for four years, owns a home, has held the same job for 6 years, has had relapses, but keeps pushing forward.
“I was in a hospital bed high out of my mind on meth, starving, with pneumonia, close to death, when I felt God enter the room, change my heart, and lead me on the path to complete freedom. I have tried over 20 residential programs before but Retrograde has been the perfect capstone to my life of addiction. I know I will never be the same again, thanks to God and my friends at Retrograde…” A Retrograde Student
Still clean 6 years later, stays busy caring for his family.
“I left Retrograde Ministries after four months because I thought I could handle it on my own and I wanted to get back with an old girlfriend in my old neighborhood. For a few months I did great. Then I started to slip back into old habits, and now I am serving a 5 year sentence in prison. I did better at Retrograde than at any point in my entire life. I plan to return there when I am released and build a new life in their community, and completely cut off my old connections.” Former student, hoping to return fall 2022
"Back in 2010 I walked into an addictions program as a volunteer. I had always dreamed of being able to help people, but I was so shy that I could barely speak. On my first day, I was able to be there for two guys who were experiencing their first day of recovery. Everyone was so friendly and grateful. I could not wait to return the next week! I watched these guys' lives change for the better. Slowly I gained my confidence and can now speak like a normal person. It's 11 years later and I am now full time doing this kind of ministry."
A staff member