Women's Program

About this Program

This is a 12 month residential program rooted in a bible-based curriculum. The first six months are free. The Ark will provide room, board and all necessities at no cost. During this time residents are required to attend daily classes, they will receive mental health counseling, engage in duties on campus and obtain their GED. Residents are not allowed to have a job during this time.  

Advancing through the Program

Upon graduation from tier one, residents will be required to pay $108 per week for the duration of their stay. During this phase we assist residents with enrolling in college, technical or vocational school, obtaining their driver's license, ID, job training, job placement, budget planning and more. Residents will have a mentor assigned to assist in their progression through our program.  

The Goal

The goal at the end of this program is for our residents to transform their lives. Our residents become independent, contributing members of society equipped with the the tools to  discover their God-given purpose and live out that very purpose. 


All necessary documents needed to apply to our program can be downloaded below. Please note that incomplete application packets will not be considered. Completed application packets can be sent to us by one of three ways: 

  • Mailed to 475 W. Main St, Dothan, AL 36301 
  • Emailed to info@thearkdothan.org
  • Faxed to 334-323-7735

Files Needed for Non-Incarcerated Applicants

Frequently Asked Questions


Dress Code

  • Shirts may not be low cut and sleeves must cover the shoulders.
  • Pants, skirts, and dresses must cover the knees when standing and sitting.
  • Clothes may not have holes of any kind.
  • Ladies must wear long pants and a nice blouse when working in the Ark Thrift Stores.
  • Ladies may wear knee-length shorts and a t-shirt when working in the Ark Warehouse.

Items You May Want to Bring

Please note that you DO NOT have to bring any of these items. These are just suggestions. The Ark will provide any needed items to new residents of our program when you arrive.

  • A maximum of 10 outfits (this may include blouses, t-shirts, long pants, and knee-length shorts)
  • A couple of knee-length dresses or skirts
  • Underwear and socks
  • Pajamas
  • Tennis shoes
  • A coat or jacket
  • Journal 
  • Bathroom caddy
  • Toiletry items and make-up
  • Hair styling products and tools
  • Twin sheets and comforter
  • Pillow 
  • Towels and washcloths
  • A few personal items (pictures, stuffed animal, etc.)

Items You May NOT Bring

  • Any items that contain alcohol such as mouth wash or hand sanitizer
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Money
  • Candles
  • Roll-up cigarettes or loose tobacco