The Pathway Golf Outing tees off Sat Sep 5

We will start holding the 8:30 am Sunday service and the 12:30 & 4:30 Vespers services, all in the Great Hall of the Lodge, live and in person. All gatherings at The Center follow CDC and Illinois state safety guidelines. Many other meetings, classes, and programs remain canceled at The Center. We realize that the situation is still in flux. 

We will, therefore, continuously monitor and evaluate the situation over the coming days and provide updates on our website, phone lines, and via social media. Presently, there have been no reported cases of the COVID-19 virus at The Center. Please check online and by telephone for updates about the resumption of programs, meetings, and other services at The Center.

For any questions about 12-Step distance meetings, please email Mark Walker.

Pathway to Sobriety is an AA-based long-term recovery program that guides addicts to reclaim positive attributes of body, mind, and spirit. These positive things are mislaid during active addiction but are inherent in humans. We regain them through hard work, counseling, fellowship, and spirituality.


The Pathway program is a six- to nine-month residential recovery program open to men twenty-three years and above. The Center does not accept monetary payment or insurance for participation in Pathway; residents earn their keep and treatment by working on the farm, in the kitchen, or in housekeeping or maintenance.



Pathway to Sobriety takes a truly holistic approach: Work starts to heal the body and earns a place for Pathway men to start healing the mind and spirit. All participants receive individual and group counseling from certified professionals as well as room and board as part of the program. Detoxification in a medical facility is a pre-requisite to acceptance to Pathway. In addition, all applicants are screened and interviewed before admittance.


For more information about Pathway to Sobriety, please email the Pathway program.

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