Transitional Recovery Program

What people are saying about the need for our Transitional Living Program:”According to the Renfrew Center Foundation, approximately 80 per cent of females who receive treatment for their eating disorder do not get the intensity of treatment needed in order to stay in recovery. Rock Recovery is changing these stats at no cost to its patients,and it’s doing this by providing a transition step between hospitalization and community living. With Christ as its center, the in-house program is revolutionizing the healing process for disordered eaters, putting the focus back on God and the ease back into every-day living. Having battled an eating disorder herself, Rock Recovery’s founder Carylynn Kemp Larson understands that food is not the issue, and that much of the disordered eater’s battle is spiritually based. Subsequently, Larson’s program is filling a much-needed gap in the eating disorder world, ensuring that recovering patients have the skills and the faith necessary to face life’s daily temptations. Being a believer myself, and a woman who’s twice battled anorexia, I know the value in a program such as this, and am more than willing to endorse its ability to change lives.”- Emily Wierenga, Author of Chasing Silhouettes: How to help a loved one who refuses to eat

Our Long-Term Goal, with Your Support!

Most individuals who receive residential or inpatient treatment don’t receive the level of care they need to transition back to the stresses of daily life. For many, finances are exhausted and insurance will not pay for transitional care. For others, transitional care is not available through the program they attended. With your help, we can overcome these barriers by creating places for people to fully recover while maintaining their daily lives.

Rock Recovery is hoping to establish the first of what it hopes to be many transitional recovery houses. These houses will address three common and critical barriers to long-term recovery by:

  • Enabling residents to work, attend classes, or be with their children during the day, then focus on recovery in the evenings and mornings and on weekends.


  • Providing high-quality treatment – a combination of individual and group therapies, nutritional and fitness guidance, accountability, and support.


  • Easing financial burdens to recovery – Rock Recovery is committed to ensuring that finances are never a barrier! We will work with individuals to determine what they can give out of their personal finances, time, and/or talents to help the organization support its services.

Recovery House Details

We’re designing a state-of-the art transitional facility. For a closer look at “a day in the life” of a Rock Recovery House, please see our sample schedule. As you can see from the schedule, residents will engage in recovery activities every evening and on weekends, such as:
• Cognitive behavioral therapy
• Art therapy
• Nutritional counseling
• Body image work
• Guided prayer and meditation
• Mind-body therapy (e.g., NIA, yoga)
• Psychosomatic therapy
• Community support groups (e.g., Celebrate Recovery, 12-step meetings, ANAD meetings)

During the day, residents will be expected to “live life of life’s terms” – out in the community, at work, at school, or with their kids.

Every treatment professional we’ve ever spoken with – including directors of many residential and inpatient treatment centers – attest to the criticality of transitional recovery programs. Transitional housing is a vital stepping stone — especially for adults leaving the safety and security of residential or inpatient treatment, and for adults who need the added benefit of accountability before and after work. We plan to establish a network of recovery houses, starting near our home base in Washington, D.C.

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