Reformation  Christian  Center

"Where Lives are WORTH Changing"

Lives Worth Changing MINISTRIES

Lives Worth Changing Ministries

Board Members of Lives Worth Changing Ministries
L-R front row is: Dee Lennon (Dept. of Social Services), Teresa Johnson(Co-Pastor, Zion Christian Center, Roxboro), Mayor Merilyn Newell(Roxboro), Ollie Jeffers (MADD), Frances Blalock(former Person County Commissioners), Bruce Wrenn(local Business owner)
Back row: Bishop Peter Baker (Executive Director, Lives Worth Changing), David Strum (local building contractor), Elder Anthony Turner (TASC)
Not pictured, Kim Evans(Pastor, Greater Joy, Butner).

About Our Program

Safe Harbor Recovery Community is a faith-based Recovery environment providing supportive housing for adult women recovering from alcohol and drugs. Safe Harbor is a branch of Lives Worth Changing ministries (LWC), which promote prevention, education and recovery services in Person County. LWC Ministries, a vision in 2007, birthed a recovery support group that continues to meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Reformation Christian Center in Roxboro. We are a registered North Carolina non-profit organization, and is seeking 501©3 status. Bishop Peter Baker is the Executive Director of this organization and has over 20 years of experience working in Recovery-based programs, including managing supportive housing environments.    

Women must complete an application and be interviewed for Safe Harbor prior to admission, to insure they fully understand the rental agreement and house rules. The house is a small, close, family setting and a spiritual emphasis is put on all activities. 12 step recovery group attendance is included in activities, along with in-house programming, attendance to church and recovery functions in the RTP area. Safe Harbor don’t apologize for stressing a relationship with God as the foundation for long lasting recovery.

Safe Harbor fosters responsible and productive living, accountability to the community, and spiritual development. Living in the house means maintaining self and home to create a loving and supportive environment. We encourage residents to be an asset to one another and the house. These ideas is supported by programs which address life skills, budgeting, crafts, employment skills, and supports family reunification.



Basic Admission Criteria:

  1. Ability to pay 2 weeks rent at entry.
  2. Successful and total detoxification from all substances.
  3. Compliance with mental health medications and agreeing to the management of these meds as required by staff. Applicants taking benzodiazepines or opioid replacement therapies will not be accepted.
  4. Must possess a photo ID.  
  5. Sex offenders will not be accepted.
  6. A drug test will be administered at admission in order to create a drug free baseline.
  7. Personal time away from the house is highly scrutinized and is progressive based on phase in the program.





Basic Program fees are $100/week and includes room and board. Fees are to be paid weekly by Sunday at 6 p.m.  Transportation to program activities is provided.