The Transformation Program

The Transformation Program is in place to help a woman put the pieces of her life back together. This is accomplished by replacing the lies in her life with the truth that she is valued.

By teaching her positive life skills, she learns to cultivate a relationship
with God and with the people in her life.

The Program consists of specific activities with goals to be accomplished in the following areas:

  • Life skills

  • Employment

  • Physical health

  • Relationships

  • Spiritual growth

The classes, group interaction, transition coach plan and accountability requirements are designed to help women find a relationship with God, themselves and others. Our goal is to provide a safe, loving Christian environment where women can learn to live free of destructive habits, behaviors and relationships while becoming self-supportive. Residents will receive a certificate of completion when they have completed their plan.

Upon Entering the program each resident is assigned a Transition Coach, who is a trained volunteer. Each coach will work with just one woman at a time for the entire year she is in the program. Her coach will meet with her weekly to provide assistance where needed in achieving the goals she has set for herself.

Each woman who chooses to go through the Passages Transformation Program must:

  • Pay a program fee

  • Agree to comply with the house rules

  • Comply with nightly curfew

  • Share in maintaining the household

  • Submit to random drug testing

  • Join in-house Bible studies

  • Participate in weekly Life Skills classes

  • Attend weekly Celebrate Recovery and/or AA or NA meetings

  • Attend a religious service of their choice

Program Duration

The Passages Transformation Program is designed to be completed in 18 months. Passages participants are asked upon applying to commit to a minimum of six months to be completed.  After completion of six months, women may be invited to apply for the full year long program to complete the eighteen months.  

Program Application


Women wishing to apply for participation in the Passages Transformation Program must first complete a pre-application and submit it to Passages for consideration. This pre-application can be obtained through their case manager. The pre-application can be downloaded here: Pre-application form.

After reviewing the program information carefully, if you choose to apply to the program please print the pre-application and mail it in to Passages at P.O. Box 9614, Rapid City, SD 57709. You must then call the Passages office (605.939.0744) or contact us via email ( to schedule an interview upon your release. This process can also be handled by your pre-release worker, case manager, probation officer, or attorney.

Once we receive the pre-application we will contact the case manager to arrange for a telephone interview. At that time it will be determined whether the applicant should complete a full application for final consideration.

Acceptance into the program will be dependent upon the application, interview and space availability. It will be the applicant’s responsibility to make sure the staff at Passages is aware of your release date and to make sure arrangements have been made for the interview. Beds will not be held for more than one month but once accepted, you will remain on the wait list until you either gain residency or withdraw your application.