D-house is in the heart of North Lawndale, in Chicago IL. The house started in 2005 as a transitional house for men seeking change in their lives, and to ultimately provide a safe place for discipleship and to experience God.
The Detox house is a faith-based community for men from all walks of life, and focuses on wholistic change – that is, change in the whole man, in every facet of life. The aim is to build men of character and responsibility, men with a biblical worldview who become leaders in their communities. Problems that must be addressed are detrimental people, places and things in a man’s life. We truly believe only God can change a man, so at the Detox House we ask God how we can partner with Him in His work.
Our core values
If community is at the heart of biblical transformation then life must be lived in a communal way. A tight knit community addresses things we can’t always see in ourselves. If growth and self-awareness are to become a part of our journey then fellowship with others must be embraced. We believe that God will use relationships with staff and other community members to draw men near to Him.
“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:46-47
Meeting people where they are and inviting them into a safe place is the beginning of restoration. That’s what the Detox House is about. If we are a reflection of the people we are around then we need to be around people we can trust. The detox house wants to help men live with each other in peace and unity, believing that when men meet Jesus, old patterns of thinking and behaving change.
“At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:3-7
Experience God/Holistic Change
The communal housing environment is set up to experience God. Focusing on wholistic change is simply saying that God is able to meet the needs in every area of one’s life. So here at the Detox house we are committed to the whole person. We address prayer, time in the Word, discipleship, manhood, fatherhood, financial literacy, stewardship, time-management and many more life skills.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Bringing restoration through detoxing from detrimental people, places, and things
Discovering true identity, and building men of character God’s way