A Few Frequently Asked Questions About RCS
What Exactly is RCS?
RCS created and now operates a Retreat Center where members of any 12-Step Fellowship can come to spend a few days whenever they need to “retreat” from the ordinary routine of life and, in an atmosphere of Twelve-Step fellowship, apply themselves to the spiritual resources of the 12 Step way of life. Residents will choose how they want to spend their time, but staff members are present and available to help if requested. RCS will present an ongoing program of daily presentations and discussions on the Twelve-Steps and related spiritual topics which residents may attend if they choose to do so. Other opportunities for confidential group and one-on-one Sharing are also available. A library and other resources are for individual study are also be provided. RCS provides an ideal environment to do Fourth and Fifth Steps.
Why is the Renewal Center Important?
RCS provides a serene environment to help further the 12 Step way of life by offering a place of fellowship and “retreat” from the daily turmoil and routine of life. It is be a place to be free from normal responsibilities to concentrate—with the help of like-minded people—on the spiritual resources which guide and sustain in the daily challenge of life.
Does RCS Offer Treatment for Alcoholism or Any Other Kind of Addiction or Disorder?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. RCS does not offer any type of professional therapy for any type of addiction or other emotional, mental, or physical disorder.
RCS is dedicated to spiritual growth through the spiritual principles of the 12-Step program and through mutual help. It is assumed that residents at the Renewal Center will be fully capable of functioning in a self-directed, unsupervised environment. All residents who are members of a Twelve-Step Fellowship having an abstinence norm will be asked to affirm such abstinence.
Who Can Participate?
Residence at RCS is open to anyone who affirms that he or she is a member of a Twelve Step fellowship and is adhering to its abstinence norm.
Residency is not be limited to those who can pay the full standard fee. Partial financial assistance (scholarships) will be available to those who have a financial need. There is no racial, religious, ethnic, sex, or age discrimination in granting admission or financial assistance. Our goal is to make RCS available to all who need and want our program.