Admission to the Program
Today the Recovery Center houses 140 to 175 men of all ages and from all over the United States and the world. Residents come into the program by word of mouth, referral from other programs, and from TV and radio programs. The primary criteria for participating in the program is a willingness and desire to change. To be admitted a candidate must first contact our admissions office and follow our admission guidelines to assure a successful entry. Individuals must commit to a 12 month program (with the possibility of an additional 6 months advanced discipleship). For those who stay and complete the program, it is a life changing experience.
Heartland Men’s Recovery Program
12599 255th Street
LaBelle, MO 63447
(660) 213-4553 (Admissions Phone)
The Heartland Recovery Center for men consists of two facilities on a campus of rolling farmland close to the Heartland Dairy. The dorm-style living arrangements consist of rooms with two to three occupants, community bath and dining hall, a chapel and outdoor recreation. The meals are prepared by staff members and residents, and general clean-up is rotated among the residents.
Heartland is dedicated to helping people experience peace through Christ and to help them become assets to their communities through education, work programs, and vocational training. Staff members stress a high standard of spiritual excellence expressed through the kind of strong work ethic the Bible describes.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as work for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. Colossians 3:23-24
Our desire for all who come to Heartland is a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We want to see people develop lifelong wholeness and Christ-esteem, with a strong work ethic. The program is guaranteed to work under the condition that you take the medicine required: hard work, Biblical teaching and an open heart to Jesus Christ.
Men will have the opportunity to work at various jobs during their stay in the Program depending on their progress and ability. Work opportunities exist in cow and goat milking operations, milk and cheese processing, animal feeding and care, construction, heavy earth moving equipment operation, farm equipment operation, garage and bodywork, and various other fields. Men carry out day to day responsibilities that help them grow and mature in character. It is this work requirement that makes Heartland Recovery Center stand out. In return for the hours worked, the men are paid an hourly wage and their program fees are deducted from their pay. Heartland is the only known center in the country that pays people who participate in their program.
Training and Education
In addition to a full day at the work sites, there are various programs that help to instill Christian principles into the lives of those who come to Heartland. Monday through Saturday, in the morning, the men have devotions held in the chapel at the center. The residents are also required to attend evening chapel services.
- Sunday School Service
- Morning Church Service
- Evening Church Service
- Church Service
- Power Barn Service (Various Speakers)
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday: Various Classes and Activities. Scripture memorization is a vital part of day to day life while at the Recovery Center. Bible education studies and programs are also offered. As part of our efforts to return people to society whole and able to support a family, as well as make a contribution to their communities, Heartland offers GED preparatory classes. These classes help the men in our Recovery Program complete a high school level education which they must show proof of finishing before they are permitted to graduate from the Program.