Oakhurst Recovery Program (ORP) is a non-profit charitable organization that provides free long-term residential treatment to homeless men with chemical dependency. The program receives unparalleled support from Oakhurst Baptist Church.
Originally begun as a men's night shelter, ORP narrowed its mission in 1991 to specialize in addressing the interrelated problems of chemical dependency, homelessness and unemployment. Today, the men who complete the program not only graduate clean and sober, but also with stable housing and employment.
ORP incorporated as a fully independent non-profit organization in 1997. That same year, Oakhurst Baptist Church, with support from community and local government, bought and renovated a house that continues to serve as ORP’s home. Oakhurst Baptist Church continues to be a strong financial supporter of ORP as well as a major source of volunteers who serve on the board of directors, cook and serve evening meals to the men, and teach some classes/lead groups from time to time. The men in the program are welcome to participate in the life of the church but are not required to do so.
With the support of Oakhurst Baptist Church, as well as public grants, private foundations, and hundreds of individual volunteers and financial donors, ORP has been providing food, housing, employment support and other services to program participants for nearly twenty years. You can learn more about ORP at www.oakhurstrecovery.org