The House of the Beloved
The House of the Beloved is a long term, sober, residential house, for Beloved Women coming out of rehabilitation programs. The Beloveds “Progressions of Love” begin with claiming, then
becoming, and then taking their own belovedness out into the secular world. The Beloved’s live in an intentional faith based community bonded by shared ordered wisdom values and spiritual discipline practices, enabling a culture that transforms the Beloved women but also helps reform the culture itself.
About the Beloveds
The House of the Beloved is intended as a continued step in the recovery process for women who have come out of recovery programs who have survived lives of prostitution, rape, addictions, and abuse. Together we gather in a multi-colored circle each bringing our own path and uniqueness to recover lost ancient spiritual practices of wisdom and our lost treasured identity as Beloved Children of God!
The House of the Beloved, 61 Cottage Street, Winston Salem, N.C. 27107
Telephone: Rhonda Holifield (House Mother) 336-428-7665
A few distinctives of The House of the Beloved community:
A faith based intentional community of women. (Some living out of the home)
The home functions with a live-in 24-hour non-compensated, House Mother, relying on her self and the residents to create a supportive community, maintain recovery, and share household tasks.
Application to the Beloved community. Application screening process.
Women come to the Beloved Community after completing residential recovery programs.The first two months are for orientation, with the first month as probationary. The following months allow the apprentice the opportunity to grow in maturity and holiness within all aspects of their lives. There will be incremental celebrations of entering, promotions of progress, and ultimately with the sending forth from the community as committed, transformed disciples.
Two-Month Welcome/Orientation phase guidelines. This time is strictly set for structured reflecting, adjustment, direction, quiet, rest, relationship building, study, commitments to life together, a boundaries class, and financial responsibilities. During this phase there will be limited time for car use, social privileges, media, secular music, cell phone, and job responsibilities (An individual’s sponsorship is needed particularly during this phase in that we strongly discourage the individual from holding a job. It is understood that exceptions will arise to this desire)
Love progression will be evaluated based on the individual’s “Fruits of the Soul Work.” Agreed upon soul work will be prescribed for each individual, where they will be directed towards a practice of and living in an inward/outward discipline of life and faith.
Each resident will have the opportunity to companion with a spiritual director.
Each resident will be responsible for a financial contribution to the house provided through: individual sponsorship, disability income, or
work. This monetary requirement is integral to their commitment to the community.
Basic house obligations and needs are to be provided by Church/Community Partnership contributions and support.
House Mother Sandra Butler
Safe Harbor Treatment Center for Women 1-828-326-7233