Program Overview of Finances


Each resident is required to use the $50.00 received from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice System to help cover the expense of obtaining an ID card, birth certificate and personal items.  Each man entering the program is required to purchase an Overcomers Recovery Support Program book at a cost of $12.00.  A non refundable one time fee of $20 will be charged to your account for the cost of sheets and towels.  For the duration of your time at HWJS we will take care of all your linen needs.  At any time we will exchange damaged towels or linens not to include Blankets, Dishes, or Silverware these items must be returned upon leave of HWJS.                      

Each resident is assisted in finding gainful employment.  Each resident is required to work a full-time job.

Each resident is required to pay $140.00 per week for the cost of the program.  Fees are subject to change without notice prior to arrival.  Feel free to contact us to confirm fees.

Beginning with the second check, each gainfully employed resident is given approximately 15% of his net income per week, not to exceed $40.00, as an allowance to be used for personal items, etc.  Funds for special needs must be processed and approved by the Director.  Receipts for the amount withdrawn MUST be returned. If you do not use your allowance requested for what you requested, you will forefit half of your allowance till all funds are back in your account.

Each resident is required to turn in any and all income to the House Where Jesus Shines.  Any direct deposit checks will not be refunded if there is an outstanding balance owed to the House Where Jesus Shines.

Each resident’s income, after deductions (cost of program and allowance), goes into a holding account for his benefit. Each resident is required  to sign a release form authorizing the HWJS to check on pay rate, hours worked and date paychecks are drawn. 

Our goal is that, after six (6) months, there would be adequate funds in the individual’s account to allow him to transition into a self-supporting lifestyle. Evaluations will be made on a case by case basis as to whether or not an individual may continue residency beyond the initial six month commitment.  It is generally advisable that you stay longer to complete your goals and grow in maturity in the Lord.