The vision for Damascus Road was born in 2007 when our founder, Scott Hockett, checked himself into Saul to Paul Ministries, a Christ-centered addiction recovery program in Ellettsville, Indiana. A healthy bank account, and a laundry list of corporate successes hadn't been enough to keep him content—drugs and alcohol had also became part of his daily routine. While in recovery at Saul to Paul, Scott experienced firsthand the agonies and victories that accompany the recovery process.
It was only after he had completed the program that Scott realized there were very few resources available for men fresh from the addiction-recovery process. These men needed stable employment, reliable transportation, and a comfortable place to live if they were to reclaim a responsible role in society. Resolved to utilize his God-given resources toward this end, Scott began the process of obtaining and renovating two homes located on a peaceful stretch of woods on 9 acres in southeastern Indianapolis.
Today, these beautiful, fully-furnished homes stand as a testament to the power of God's grace and favor in the life of a man who was hopelessly addicted to drugs. Here, men from every walk and station in life have found a place of refuge, resource and opportunity.
The mission of Damascus Road LLC, is to come alongside men who are recovering from addiction, and assist them in rebuilding their lives spiritually, emotionally, socially, and financially.
The typical Damascus Road applicant has successfully undergone detox treatment and, while perhaps not yet “in the pink of health,” has enough energy and motivation to live semi-independently, and embark on the aggressive pursuit of employment and financial independence.
The Damascus Road program is 6 months in length, and provides qualified men with comfortable living accommodations, wholesome food, one-on-one employment counseling and job acquisition, as well as personal/spiritual counseling.
Our goal is to help men return to a fully independent life, in which they find fulfillment by becoming contributing members of society.