RESTORE was founded in 2012 to address the increasing number of unsheltered homeless living on the streets of Contra Costa County launching a home based addiction recovery program.
RESTORE exists to break the bonds of addiction by taking residents through the 12 steps, providing them with the practical life skills and restoring their lives to being contributing members of their communities. RESTORE works hard to reunite families that have been broken by addiction.
Today Restore operates three homes: two for men, and one for mothers and children, as well as, a homeless outreach providing meals and program awareness.
THE TWELVE STEPS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Restore is committed to following the below 12 steps within their recovery program.
- We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
- Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
- Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
- Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
- Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
- Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
- Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
- Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
- Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
- Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
- Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Acting Director of Operations
Francis is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Ete
rnity Bible College. He is the best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, and Erasing Hell.
“I have had an opportunity to briefly view the work being done of Cityteam in San Francisco, especially in the area of their residential recovery program, under Shirley Pounds’ leadership. My brother, Paul Chan, Director of World Impact San Francisco, has been partnering with Cityteam San Francisco for several years. Our new outreach in the San Francisco Hunter’s Point area, has a passion to make disciples that multiply and recently received one of the graduates of the Cityteam program.”
Former President of Cityteam and author of The Father Glorified. (Cityteam)
Dr. Tom Hermiz
Tom is the former president of World Gospel Mission. He is an evangelist, musician, author and General Superintendant of Church of Christ in Christian Union.
“I had the privilege of being the President of World Gospel Mission while the Pounds were missionaries. They served as leaders of our inner city Peniel Missions. Both were involved in expanding the outreaches to reach more of the addicted poor with added locations and effective Biblical programs. I commend them for following the Lord in a new start-up to reach the homeless in their own backyard.”
Ross is a consultant for the Organic Church Movement and the author of Viral Jesus.
“It has been my pleasure over the last year to meet with Mike Pounds every Tuesday morning for coffee. We meet with a number of others in various ministries so we can encourage and advise each other. My relationship with Mike has been a mutually beneficial. I am learning about the realities of ministering to the addicted poor while Mike is learning more about how organic church movements can benefit those who don’t fit well in a congregational setting.”