CIS Rehabilitation Centers



REGION: Eurasia

THE NEED: $45,000.00

About the project

Field: Commonwealth of Independent States (former Soviet Union)
Location: Ukraine and Russia


CIS rehabilitation centers started as the result of a real need in the former Soviet Union, especially among younger men and women. With the collapse of existing systems, many turned to drugs and alcohol because of loss of hope in the chaos, and the Church of the Nazarene endeavored to venture into this ministry area. Starting with day programs and ministry with co-dependants, the program quickly grew to include live-in centers and education for those called into ministry.

We need immediate support to maintain our rehabilitation ministries. It costs about US $800 a month to operate a residential rehabilitation center with 15 individuals.


Our centers run an 8-step rehabilitation program over the course of six months. Opportunity is then given to those who feel called into ministry to stay and go through a one-year program for discipleship and leadership training, which includes ministry assignments. Many develop as pastors, and others as directors of ministries such as HIV and AIDS ministry, prison ministry, homeless ministry, co-dependent ministry, prevention ministries in schools, prayer ministry, and more.

Many of our centers also strive to be sustainable by providing their own food through breeding and raising pigs, goats, chickens, ducks, and geese.

More than 150 people have enrolled in the residential rehabilitation program and directly benefited from the work of the centers, and more than 1,000 people have received personal counsel on issues related to addiction and treatment methods. Of those in the residential program, 55 men and women were freed from addictions and successfully graduated from the program. Of the 55 successful graduates, 30 people were enrolled in the trainings to become church or ministry leaders, and many are already serving in leadership roles.


For $25 you can help provide livestock or tools for a sustainable farm at a rehabilitation center.

For $50 you can help provide food for the residents at a rehabilitation center.

For $50 you can help provide medical care for a resident at a rehabilitation center.

For $100 you can help provide heating and plumbing for a residential rehabilitation center.

For $800 you can keep a rehabilitation center running for 15 individuals for one month.


Donate by Check:

In the US:
Make checks payable to General Treasurer
and send them to:

Global Treasury Services
Church of the Nazarene
P.O. Box 843116
Kansas City, MO 64184-3116

In Canada: Make checks payable Church of the Nazarene Canada and send them to:

Church of the Nazarene Canada
3657 Ponytrail Drive
Mississauga, ON L4X 1W5

Be sure to put ACM1732 in the Memo area. Thanks for your donation.