Stable and Free Eternally (S.A.F.E.)

"And you shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free" John 8:32
What is SAFE you ask? SAFE is a one year program consisting of 3 cycle- 17 weeks per cycle.
1st Cycle   - Learn
2nd Cycle - Application
3rd Cycle  - Maintenance

The SAFE approach is drastically different than most programs, it addresses the root of the problem, emotional instability, rather than just the symptoms of addiction. Troy Smith is the author of the SAFE ministry. SAFE was started in Portland, Oregon under Troy's direction while ministering in the inner city of Portland confronted with the multi-faceted  needs of alcoholics, drug addicts, schizophrenics, transvestites and others. While Troy was in prayer at a retreat in Ridgecrest, North Carolina, God began to impress upon Troy's heart to write what is now the SAFE ministry. Troy states that he wrote as fast as he could while the Spirit of God was revealing principles and truths from God's Word. When he returned to Portland, he began to implement what the Lord gave him. In Troy's experience the success rate of a person entering the SAFE program and remaining stable and free is 95%.
At First Spanish American Baptist Church Ben Rodriguez is the main officiator of the SAFE Ministry and assisted by Pastor Carlos Quiñones, Ben is extremely dedicated to this ministry. Ben has come from a life of addiction and Lord has set him free. Ben has been officiating the SAFE Program for many years and have seen so many lives changed by the grace of God. The Lord has opened the doors of many places for Ben to be able to go and share the SAFE Program including to inmates at a jail.