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Women's New Life Program
at Manna Home

A ministry of the Redwood Gospel Missions

1048 Wild Rose Dr., Santa Rosa, CA. 95401 
Phone: 707.576.1471 Fax: 707-576-7808


This is a huge step forward in your recovery. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to even apply to a program. We hope to be an encouragement to you as you move forward. We are not here to judge you; we are here to help. Please know that your information will be treated with the utmost respect for privacy. Any information obtained is for the sole purpose of determining if this program is a good fit for your needs and will not be released to any outside agency for any reason without your specific written consent to such a disclosure.

There are a few things we would like to tell you about our program upfront:

  1. Our program is 12 to 16 months long, including a 30 Candidate Phase, three approximate 3-month Program Phases, and a two-month work phase where residents can find employment and save money while they look for housing.

  2. We are faith-based. You do not need to be a Christian to enter, and we do not require that you become a Christian at any point in the program. However, our program is Bible-based, and we do lead our classes from a Christian perspective. All we ask of you is for an open-minded and willing attitude towards Christian teachings. 

  3. We are a nicotine-free environment. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug and we recognize its negative impact on your overall health and well-being. You may use nicotine replacement therapies during the first 30 days of the program but must be nicotine-free before phasing into the program.

  4. We are a time-out from romantic relationships (except for a legal marriage, which is a separate issue). 

  5. Because our program is designed for those who have no other resources, those accepted into the program are not allowed to have access to any outside income (such as SSI, SSDI, Unemployment, GA, etc.) while in the program. Rep payees or another trusted person to handle their finances will be necessary while they are in the program.  

  6. The program can accommodate up to 9 women. Space is limited and so we have guidelines on the number of items you can bring into the program. More information on this will be provided upon your acceptance.


More than anything- we want you to succeed in overcoming your life-controlling issues! If you have questions about any of the above, we encourage you to call Deborah Metzler at 707-576-1471 or by email at


Please fill out the following application honestly and thoroughly. Also, include a cover letter telling us about yourself and how your life-controlling issue has affected your life. Most importantly- please include a contact phone number and a contact address so that we may follow up with you in a timely manner.

Do you have any source of income?
Marital Status:
Parents Living?
Is your family supportive of your recovery efforts?
Have you ever been hospitalized?
Have any of these been for psychiatric issues?
Do you have any chronic health conditions?
Do you have any allergies?
Have you been tested for HIV?
Have you been tested for Hepatitis?
Have you been tested for TB?
Have you been tested for Sexually Transmitted Infections?
Are you currently taking any medications (including over-the-counter)?
Have you ever been in the military?
Have you ever been arrested?
Any cases pending?
Are you on probation or parole?
Any other legal issues we should be aware of?

We believe in the Bible and in Jesus Christ. Our policies are designed around these beliefs. While you do not have to be a Christian to enter our program, we do ask that you are open to Christian teachings.

Do you believe in God?
Do you believe in Jesus?
Are you open to Christian teachings?

I hereby release the Manna Home from any and all claims which might arise from any harm or damage that may be suffered by me while in this program. I understand that I will be asked to give urine samples periodically for drug/alcohol/nicotine testing and agree to that testing. I understand that refusal to test, or a positive test result, will result in my immediate dismissal from the program and the notification of probation/parole departments. I also understand that this is a non-smoking program and agree to become nicotine free while in the program. I understand that I may not receive any outside sources of income while in the program. 

Thanks for submitting!

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