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

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 meetings
  • Attend a religious service of their choice

Program Duration

The Passages Transformation Program is designed to be completed in eighteen 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


Resident 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.

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. The full application can be downloaded here: Full application form.

Volunteer Application - If you are interested in helping, please go to the Volunteers/Sponsors webpage. There you will find specifically where your help is needed and can download a form to become a member of PATHS, our volunteer organization. 



The Birth of Passages

Passages is modeled after the highly successful Chrysalis Women's Transitional Living Inc., founded in Boise, Idaho by Marsha Tennyson in 2001. Passages, like Chrysalis, helps women take the necessary steps which take them away from their former destructive lifestyles and towards independence. The project started to take shape in 2008 and by 2013 the first resident woman moved in and Passages Women's Transitional Living was born.