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In 1985 the first drug addict got totally delivered
from heroin. In faith help was provided to one young dad and with
prayer and care, he was delivered from drugs. This was the beginning of
the realization that with God’s power, men addicted to drugs could be
delivered from their addiction.
Power House was formally established in 1989 and has
grown over the years into a renowned, successful project where young
men come into residential care and through a relationship with God can
get free from drugs and have a new life.
programme supports the family with relief, while the family member is
in Power House for a period of 6 months. Counselling, medical
assistance, emotional and spiritual support are given when needed and
close follow up once the member leaves the centre.
Power House has two residential estates. At Power House in Bandaragama there is a capacity to take in 25 men at a time.
Vocational training is available in the production of handicrafts, agricultural, poultry & livestock.
facility has a multipurpose building which is used for skills
training. It is available for hire for seminars, training programmes,
conferences and functions.
completion of the programme, the men have several options. They can
remain and become further involved with the project by assisting new
entrants, or they may go back to their families or enter into the
second stage project at Ruwanwella. Power House Ruwanwella is home to
those who cannot go back home and are not ready to go out and live on
Those who have exited the
programme are members of a group known as the “Sons of Zebedee.” They
are a support group to the programme and meet regularly, as part of the
follow up programme.
A family camp is conducted
annually where nearly 75 members who have exited along with their
families and current residents meet for spiritual guidance and support.