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Breakthrough Believers Recovery and Healing Center ......

Licensed Faith Based Treatment/Prevention Services, Rehab, Case Management, 1:1 Therapuetic Counseling, Therapy Group Sessions, Peer Recovery Services and Recovery Housing Programs.............

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This program/project is made possible by a donation from the
Community Recovery International Fund





Approved MDCH State of Michigan License Outpatient Treatment Provider
501c 3 non-profit public charities organization
licensing supported by Network 180 "coordinating agency"

We're an approved
Healthcare Provider NPI/NPPES
in compliance with HIPAA Act of 1996









                                            Pat Jakubiec, OTRL/Therapist            Pam Duvall-Bateman ABA, CEO           Jessica Goachee,House Mgr.                  

                                               Vita Cura LLC -  Freelancer             GVSU Student Major Sociology               Transitional Housing Program                           



                                                      Alan Huron, GVSU Intern                  Carole Walters, LLMSW/Therapist               

                                                       Case Mgr.                                                  Freelancer                                                  





Holistic Approach to Delivery of Treatment Services


Breakthrough Believers is a 501c3 non profit faith based community organization which serve as a catalyst "picking up the slack" in our communities in response to the prior Michigan's Governor Jennifer Granholm's call for faith base and community organization involvement for prevention strategies to help reduce Michigan's high recidivism rate.  We offer clinical services designed to address dual diagnosis co-occuring disorders and detect potential problems early enough for effective action, or both.  The term referred to as “preventive behavioral health interventions.”  Which means "behavioral" refers to mental health and the abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and both licit and illicit drugs.  Some have criticized the term “behavioral health” as too narrow to describe the diverse issues it addresses and the range of prevention and treatment approaches it encompasses. The term is now commonly used in the managed care arena, however, and is recognized within the public health and medical communities as well.


Breakthrough Believers has entered into a contractual relationship with our recruited clinical freelance licensed professional staff who will provide Licensed Treatment Services, 1:1 Therapeutic Counseling and Psycho-Social Therapy Groups.

While Minister Roger Gayden Recovery Coach/Support Group Facilitator, Alan Huron Case Mgr., Jessica Goachee Office Asst, and other Interns, Volunteers as well as other recruited para-professionals will perform client enrollment, intakes, screening and oversee running the licensed PEER LED/PEER RUN Recovery Support Groups and Peer Recovery Support Services, and Case Management Services.


Our Holistic approach to delivery of service takes into account the physical, emotional (psychological) and social living conditions/needs of an individual/community in order to get effective treatment of a condition/disease. In addition, spiritual well being shall also be taken into account.  This means our primary topics will expand to cover: Health and Wellness, Personal Control, Relationships, Values and Beliefs, Safety Planning, Mental Health Systems,  Chemical Dependency, as well as Spirituality in a classroom setting.


The Breakthrough Believers is licensed by the State of Michigan, Michigan Department of Community Health to provide Treatment services. We are dedicated to improving human welfare through outreach program attainment for those with mental health disabilities, emotional and/or chemical dependency issues in Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Benton Harbor and surrounding communities.


Breakthrough Believers Recovery and Healing Center was incorporated as a 501c3 Non Profit Organization in September of 2009. under the direct supervision of the Board of Directors. The Breakthrough Believers Recovery and Healing Services license by the State of Michigan, Michigan Department of Community Health, Substance Abuse Licensing Bureau,  we celebrated the grand opening of Serenity House our Supportive Independent Living Recovery Housing programs in 2010. The Serenity House founded by Mrs. Pam Bateman is a Sober Living Community for persons with mental disabilities, emotional, physical and/or substance abuse disorders who are homeless and serious about changing their lives. For the period September 1, 2009 through present we were an all-volunteer organization.  Our full-time volunteer Program Director has put in more than 7,000 hours of professional services volunteer time. Our organization has grown over the past four years one volunteer cannot continue to handle everything alone so we are recruiting license professional and para-professional contractors, volunteers and/or interns.

Furthermore, after which I recruited volunteers and established the Board of Directors, and upon submission of IRS EIN#, IRS 501c3 determination approval letter, registration with the SAM-Central Contract Registry/CCR, approved State of Michigan vendor to perform goods and services, GMS/Grant Management System, ORCA official certification, DUNNS #831573576, approved Kent county vendor, approved for State of Michigan C&PE Express/EFT payment system, approved DHS provider to perform goods/services #0007515, Fundraiser Solicitation License MICS43457, licensing approval doing business with the State of Michigan, approved MDCH Michigan Department of Community Health, Substance Abuse Licensing Bureau, license supported by Network 180 coordinating agency for Kent county to provide faith based Treatment services and God has opened doors with various churches to promote our mission and purpose. 

How You Can Help Support our Mission and Purpose

We recognize many other worthy organizations compete with us for financial support. We are most grateful to those who choose to support us. We pledge a full accounting of whatever assistance you offer us.

We graciously accept much needed sponsors for sponsorship of homeless men or women, 15 passenger van donation, cash donations, and donation of certain in-kind professional services.If you are a service professional, and feel you have a service to offer contact us. Some ideas of the services of many professions includes: grant writers, therapist, social workers, CAC- certified addiction counselors, counselors, web programmers, interns, CO-OP, practicum, program coordinators, office assistant/administration, van drivers, medical billing & coding, and accountant. (all donations are tax deductible)


You can also volunteer your non-professional services by helping in many ways including serving on a committee, the board, intake coordinators, administrative services, team leaders, mentors and in many other ways.



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Program Components:
Psycho- Social Therapy Group Sessions
Phase I /Phase II - 12 or 24 week sessions


Primary group topics to include:

    Health and Wellness,
    Personal Control,
    Values and Beliefs,
    Safety Planning,
    Mental Health Systems,
    Chemical Dependency


Client Education Groups are “crucial” this means that during this time clients and/or residents will attend a variety of rehabilitative groups and additional meetings, activities and workshops offered. Each group are approximately 60 minute sessions the education curriculum breakdown includes topics such as, but not limited too: Health and Wellness, Cognitive Thinking Groups, Life Skills Development, Relationships, Mental Health Systems, Social Skill Development, Improving Self Image, Psycho-Education, Budgeting/Money Management, Nutrition and Health, Problem Solving, Personal Growth, Mindsets, Safety Planning, Stress Management, Interactive Journaling, 12 Step Work, P.A.W. Post Acute Withdrawal and Spirituality in a class room setting.

The topic for each psycho therapy education group session is determined by staff, the group and/or facilitator. Our group sessions include: presentations,   Lectures, handouts, self-assessments, bible study, Christian 12 step recovery group, forgiveness workshops, and peer group discussion.(Various RECOVERY worksheets, handouts, lessons, materials & literature are used, as well as BIBLICAL scripture is referenced.


Our Mission:

It is the mission of the Breakthrough Believers Non-Profit Organization to provide a post treatment sober living option for men and women serious about recovery. Our key focus is to provide and foster a living environment that complements a treatment after care program, and to enhance ones desire and ability to stay sober while transitioning into a life of recovery.


Services offered:
KEY ELEMENTS:reinforcement to preventing high risk behaviors begins with helping individuals identify that recovery is an on-going process of abstinence, avoiding social contact with drug using associates, replace drug using activities with healthy recreational activities, recognize psychological aspect of drug withdrawals, identify triggers to drug use, develop techniques for avoiding triggers, learn how to handle drug cravings without using, and identifying with addressing high risk behaviors that prevent success



  1. Working with felony convicted ex-offenders and family members in crisis.
  2. Ability to assess and plan client needs at all levels.
  3. We collect and assess family background info thru interviewing and reviewing documents
  4. Referrals made case by case basis to other agencies
  5. Collaborate with affiliate organizations and service providers
  6. Coordinate & facilitate staff mtgs.,to support goals, development of organizations strategic plan.
  7. Report explored options to parole agents and other systems that support
  8. Manage relationships assign mentors to sponsees
  9. Provide advocacy, assessment, and case management to clients, familys and groups establish appropriate service/treatment plan, reviews, chart progress and determine case closure according to BBRHC program guidelines and standards
  10. Supervise program participants individually or in a group
  11. Help program client to modify attitudes and patterns of behavior by increasing understanding of self, personal problems, dilemma’s or crisis and help client identify with their part in situation
  12. Develop information material, flyers, brochures, Bd meeting minutes & agenda, client lessons
  13. Arrange transportation pickup/dropoff
  14. Complete and submit all necessary documents, forms, reports, case records, statistical reports for state, local, government entities, parole agents and/or other human service delivery entities in a timely manner. 


Families in crisis’s sometime are not equipped to offer support or handle challenges of a family member that is abusing substances

Families in crisis sometime feel there is no where to turn, because they don’t know how to access the systems that treat and/or support abstinence

Family dysfunctional behavior - problems are comprised of relationships within the family system and each person is affected by the dysfunction 


How addiction develops:
The path to addiction starts with experimentation. You or your loved one may have tried drugs out of curiosity, because friends were doing it, or in an effort to erase another problem. At first, the substance seems to solve the problem or make life better, so you use the drug more and more. But as the addiction progresses, getting and using the drug becomes more and more important and your ability to stop using is compromised. What begins as a voluntary choice turns into a physical and psychological need. The good news is that drug addiction is treatable. With treatment and support, you can counteract the disruptive effects of addiction and regain control of your life.



Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drug Problems and Substance Abuse

Are you struggling with a drug problem that’s spiraled out of control? If so, you may feel isolated, helpless, or ashamed. Or perhaps you’re worried about a friend or family member’s drug use. In either case, you’re not alone. Addiction is a problem that many people face.

The good news is that you or your loved one can get better. There is hope—no matter how bad the substance abuse problem and no matter how powerless you feel. Learning about the nature of addiction—how it develops, what it looks like, and why it has such a powerful hold—will give you a better understanding of the problem and how to deal with it.

The far-reaching effects of drug abuse and drug addiction:

While each drug of abuse produces different physical effects, all abused substances share one thing in common. They hijack the brain’s normal “reward” pathways and alter the areas of the brain responsible for self-control, judgment, emotional regulation, motivation, memory, and learning. Whether you're addicted to cocaine, nicotine, alcohol, herion, Xanax, speed, Meth, or Vicodin, the effect on the brain is the same: an uncontrollable craving to use that is more important than anything else, including family, friends, career, and even your own health and happiness.

Understanding drug addiction

Addiction is a complex disorder characterized by compulsive drug use. People who are addicted feel an overwhelming, uncontrollable need for drugs or alcohol, even in the face of negative consequences. This self-destructive behavior can be hard to understand. Why continue doing something that’s hurting you? Why is it so hard to stop?

The answer lies in the brain. Repeated drug use alters the brain—causing long-lasting changes to the way it looks and functions. These brain changes interfere with your ability to think clearly, exercise good judgment, control your behavior, and feel normal without drugs. These changes are also responsible, in large part, for the drug cravings and compulsion to use that make addiction so powerful.

Using drugs as an escape: A short-term fix with long-term consequences:

Many people use drugs in order to escape physical and emotional discomfort. Maybe you started drinking to numb feelings of depression, smoking pot to deal with stress at home or school, relying on cocaine to boost your energy and confidence, using sleeping pills to cope with panic attacks, or taking prescription painkillers to relieve chronic back pain. But while drugs might make you feel better in the short-term, attempts to self-medicate ultimately backfire. Instead of treating the underlying problem, drug use simply masks the symptoms. Take the drug away and the problem is still there, whether it be low self-esteem, anxiety, loneliness, or an unhappy family life. Furthermore, prolonged drug use eventually brings its own host of problems, including major disruptions to normal, daily functioning. Unfortunately, the psychological, physical, and social consequences of drug abuse and addiction become worse than the original problem you were trying to cope with or avoid.

5 Myths about Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse:

MYTH 1: Overcoming addiction is simply a matter of willpower. You can stop using drugs if you really want to. Prolonged exposure to drugs alters the brain in ways that result in powerful cravings and a compulsion to use. These brain changes make it extremely difficult to quit by sheer force of will.

MYTH 2: Addiction is a disease; there’s nothing you can do about it. Most experts agree that addiction is a brain disease, but that doesn’t mean you’re a helpless victim. The brain changes associated with addiction can be treated and reversed through therapy, medication, exercise, and other treatments.

MYTH 3: Addicts have to hit rock bottom before they can get better. Recovery can begin at any point in the addiction process—and the earlier, the better. The longer drug abuse continues, the stronger the addiction becomes and the harder it is to treat. Don’t wait to intervene until the addict has lost it all.

MYTH 4: You can’t force someone into treatment; they have to want help. Treatment doesn’t have to be voluntary to be successful. People who are pressured into treatment by their family, employer, or the legal system are just as likely to benefit as those who choose to enter treatment on their own. As they sober up and their thinking clears, many formerly resistant addicts decide they want to change.

MYTH 5: Treatment didn’t work before, so there’s no point trying again; some cases are hopeless. Recovery from drug addiction is a long process that often involves setbacks. Relapse doesn’t mean that treatment has failed or that you’re a lost cause. Rather, it’s a signal to get back on track, either by going back to treatment or adjusting the treatment approach.

 DID YOU KNOW THAT? Faith Based Christian Support Groups are not a new idea John Wesley's "Rules for Small Groups", written in 1816 is an outline that embodies the Method from which the name Methodist came. Believers gathered together in small groups, sharing honestly, becoming accountable to one another, asking probing questions, praying for one another with a deep knowledge of their mutual needs and struggles. Benefits of participating in support groups. Ideally, a good support group is first, a place where recovering addicts will find true acceptance and a sense of what unconditional love is all about. It is a safe, non-judgmental setting where one can express struggles, thoughts, ideas, and feelings without fear of rejection.We have a place set apart to achieve our mission in all aspects of operation to develop, preserve, and enhance the spiritual lives and moral conduct of individuals with co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Our faith base substance abuse alcohol and drug treatment services is designed for teaching, sharing, learning and experiencing of wholesome living free from addiction. We strives to build each individual's confidence level by offering a learning environment and curriculum that is conducive to spiritual growth.

Ephesians 4:11-13 and verse 16 -- And he gave some, apostles, and some prophets, and some, evangelists, and some pastors and teachers: For the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry.........................................