DreamLife Centers, founded by Eddie James, is a rehabilitation and restoration program designed for high school and college aged youth. DreamLife’s vision is to restore youth who are broken, have lost hope, and are missing their sense of purpose in life. Though drug addiction is the most common problem, these young people face, the DreamLife Program is also designed to battle issues like gang violence, depression, cutting, and attempted suicide. By seeking the redemptive power of God’s love and the healing presence of the Savior, they find freedom.
The DreamLife Program was inspired by Arizona Teen Challenge. Having worked with Phoenix Teen Challenge for 8 years under the leadership of Angel Rosa, Eddie was both burdened and inspired by the experience. Some of the methods and concepts he learned has been integrated into the DreamLife Program. The organization currently operates with 2 locations — Ocoee, TN and Junction City, GA — but has plans to expand its footprint to bring healing to hundreds more in the coming years.
DreamLife’s restoration program involves six main principles:
The number one need in any person’s life is an encounter with the supernatural power and presence of God. Past participants in the DreamLife Program have been radically
The DreamLife Program is strongly rooted in faith in Jesus Christ. It applies the Bible and prayer as its primary source of rehabilitation and restoration. When people find faith, they find
We believe in developing the entire person; body, soul, and spirit. Development process involves teaching and application of what is taught through their interaction with others
Because of this fundamental need for healthy relationships, the Program applies the principles of character development to building relationships first with those in DreamLife
Those in the program are required to work a fixed number of hours every week during their enrollment. By working, they not only learn responsibility but also
Education & Training
Candidates are required to undergo 3 to 5 hours of teaching a day. The programs include sections aimed at helping applicable candidates earn their GED, as well as, learning music