Education & Training

At Restoration Urban Ministries, residents are taught.


  • Restoration works individually with each resident to design a holistic program to train and support substance-free lifestyles.
  • Residents are required to take 13 weeks (195 hours) of classroom instruction covering self sufficiency, job skills, financial management and literacy, budgeting, life-coping skills, discipleship, word power, food preparation and nutrition, job training, and freedom from smoking.
  • Residents are also required to undertake spiritual counseling, an employment assessment, and any recovery classes necessary.
  • Every participant is matched with a case manager who helps him/her deal with problems and achieve weekly goals.
  • Residents without a high school diploma must pursue their General Equivalency Diploma (GED). GED classes are offered through co-operation with Parkland College.
  • Residents must complete mandatory work hours on property. These tasks often consist of skills that are valued in the workplace.