Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can someone be placed into the program against his or her will?
No. We DO NOT offer an “intervention type” option for concerned parties seeking to place someone into our program. We empathize with and understand concerned parties and their desire to see loved ones get help. We want to hear from those who are self-motivated to be well and who show a willingness on their own to reach out to us. Any applicant not willing to cooperate fully with the program need not apply.
How does the application process work?
The first step of the application process is for the individual who is seeking help, to fill out the application. The link to our application can be found on the home page of our website. It is imperative that no one else fills out the application on behalf of the applicant. Applications must be hand-written and mailed to us. After the application is mailed, we would like the APPLICANT to call the respective Men’s or Women’s Program Administrator, after approximately one week, to make sure we have received the application and to schedule a phone-interview. The phone number to call is: 603.464.5555 (Extension 21 for men, Extension 34 for women). After we have received the application and have conducted the interview, we will determine whether we feel the individual seeking help is properly motivated to be accepted, and if they are a proper fit for our unique community. If the applicant is accepted into our program, they will be placed on a waiting list for the next “intake” and will be required to call each week and check-in. This check-in process is what will hold their respective spot on the waiting list. As much as we wish we could accept everyone who applies to His Mansion, regrettably we do not. Our next “intake” is on January 20, 2014.
How much does His Manson cost and what are a sponsor’s obligations?
His Mansion does not charge the resident for the ministry that we offer, although being at His Mansion is not without a cost. During the time a resident is in our program, their sponsor agrees to provide for any personal expenses. A sponsor can be any relative, pastor, friend, etc. The term sponsor is not to be confused with an A.A. type Sponsor.
The following is a list of responsibilities that His Mansion requires a sponsor to assume on behalf of a resident :
1. Faithfully and prayerfully uphold the resident in prayer during their time in the program.
2. Encouragement of the resident through written correspondence and/or telephone calls.
3. Medical: Responsibility for all medical expenses. If the resident is on medication and not covered by health insurance, prescription refills and medication management costs will also need to be provided for.
4. Individual Travel Deposit: Return travel fare (back to the original point of departure) must be placed on deposit by the day of intake. Please understand that our program is voluntary and at-will – as such, a resident may be asked to leave (or may choose to leave) the program prematurely (i.e. before graduation or completion of the program). If this occurs, plans for their departure will be initiated immediately and the Resident will be processed out of the community as soon as practicable. Accordingly, residents must have travel funds available on hand to cover the immediate purchase of one of the following items: bus, train, or airline ticket for travel back to the original point of departure. The amount of the deposit will be calculated on a case by case basis, depending on the destination and mode of travel. The ministry will hold this travel deposit and only His Mansion staff will use this money when and as needed, in order to safely release a resident. Excess or remaining funds will be credited back to the sponsor. Sponsors also agree to receive the resident back upon their release or decision to leave the program.
5. Initial Funds: A total of $300 PLUS the individual travel deposit must be received before the resident arrives on property. Checks must be made payable to the resident’s name. The $300 is broken out as follows: $100.00 initial deposit into the resident’s cash account + $100.00 initial deposit into the resident’s medical account + $100.00 non-refundable administrative fee which covers educational materials and safety equipment. This $300 PLUS the individual travel deposit (depending on where they are from the travel deposit will range between $100 – $700 +) must be received before a resident can enter the program.
6. Ongoing Financial Support – The resident will need between $50 and $75 per month for general funds. In addition, residents may have continuing medical needs or expenses. Ongoing support checks should be made payable to the resident but sent to the attention of the Program Administrator.
Residents do not hold any money themselves; all finances are maintained through the Office. All checks must be made out to the resident, not His Mansion. The resident will endorse the check over to His Mansion and the money will be deposited and credited to the resident’s account. Checks may be sent any time after a resident has been accepted and given an arrival date.
How long is the program?
The resident program at His Mansion lasts 12 months. One month of induction and preparation is followed by three phases that last roughly four months each. Residents commit to stay at His Mansion for at least one year. Read more about our residential program here.
What are the things that a resident CANNOT bring if they are accepted to His Mansion?
TV’s, CD’s, Tapes, CD players, MP3 Players, or any personal electronic equipment or small appliances.
Bicycles. Magazines or periodicals. Tobacco. Electronic Cigarettes. Lighters, matches, straight-razors, knives, or weapons of any kind.
Candy (of any kind). Also, do not bring any sugary snacks.
Beverages: Including, but not limited to: Soda, Energy Drinks, Tea, juice, powdered drink packets, and the like.
Sugar products are NOT permitted (this includes sugar substitutes).
Who should consider serving at His Mansion?
Committed Christians who want to:
- be used of God to accomplish something worthwhile for the Kingdom;
- tackle a job so big you could never accomplish it alone;
- be a needed member of a loving community;
- bring their upbringing, training and experience to a place where God can add them to the gifts and abilities of others;
- have community, communion and a mission all in the same place.
Commit to serve at His Mansion for a year or more and God will use what you have to help heal the brokenhearted. In the process He’ll teach you how to love Him more deeply, and He may just heal you too.
You’ll receive one week of intensive training plus six weeks of on-the-job-training. If you come on as assistant staff in the capacity of a Mentor, you will receive 36 hours of classroom training over a 12 week period. You’ll work together in close fellowship with other believers who will become an important part of a “rest-of-your-life” family. Read more about our Mentor Program.