The Graduate Home

Phase 2

Begin Work

Phase 2 allows men to work for pay while still in the program. We help them save their money by receiving their earnings and giving them an allowance. This enables them to save money to get back on their feet after they have completed this phase.


During Phase 2 the men remain under the accountability of the program with regard to rules, studies, and meeting attendance. They are required to keep up with their Reformers Unanimous workbooks and attend all church services at Mikado Baptist Church.

The Next Step Men's Graduate Home is a 6-month transitional home for those men who have completed the Next Step Recovery Home and have obtained outside employment.


Accountability Partners

The men will spend one year here at the Next Step Men’s Homes and will create many friendships throughout that year. This accountability will follow them throughout their lives as they continue to grow. The close brotherhood in the home is special and unique. We know that we need accountability to keep us on track and the friendships made here provide just that. Interdependence creates a bond with another person that is almost impossible to break.

Transition to Life

Men in the Graduate Home will enter into the next phase of discipleship while learning to balance this with work and other responsibilities.  Church attendance remains a requirement for all phases. Men who graduate from this home will receive a Next Step School of Discipleship diploma and letter of recommendation to present to future employers. Men in the Graduate Home are expected to pay $100 per week for rent. Both programs offer an aftercare plan for graduates.