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The Jericho House

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment

Mission: The Jericho House is a lighthouse for men with addictions and little hope that their lives will ever change. Many have experienced sobriety at some point in their lives, but have found it so painful they couldn't stand it. This means there are some things within us that only God can heal. These are God-sized problems which requires obedience in order for God to fully work in a man's life. These are things from which they need to be set free.

Geographic areas served: United States of America

Programs: 4 phase i year long regeneration program that has been time tested for 50 years.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

5 Leeann D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son has been transformed through the ministry of the Jericho House. He was trapped in a life of addiction with multiple attempts to fix things himself with the help of counseling and other treatment programs. With the experience of the Jericho House leadership and their ability to lead residents to a regenerated life, we have seen the lives of many men completely changed. The opportunity afforded the men to better understand every aspect of themselves is resulting in service-oriented sober men desiring an interactive part in their families and mankind. What more could we possibly want?

Comments ( 1 )

the-jericho-house It is so amazing witnessing the change and the freedom in your whole family. Your son is getting near a new phase in the program. He is a good example to all the men. Love you.

3 Brittney2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Absolutely unprofessional! I watched a young couple suffer due to heavy meth addiction, infidelity, and unsupportive family. I saw a teen mom covered in 3rd degree burns while battling an infected c-section. Her husband did nothing to help her during this time because he was too high on METH to care about her or his newborn daughter. I tried to help. But I clearly am not able to deal with meth addiction.

After many years of watching marriage crumble they decided, together, to work out their marriage for the good of this man's 5 year old daughter.. whom he has not seen in 4 years. They were under the impression that this program and counseling would be the savior their daughter needed. Surely a place so devoted to God and God's work would want to help a couple who was begging for help.

Sadly the man's father was able to pay Larry and Rick under the table to keep that from happening. Even though the wife has never been involved with any type of drugs they alienated her. As if this was not bad enough they also alienated their child. They encouraged him to move on and FORGET ABOUT HIS DAUGHTER.

That is exactly what he did. The week he was released he started having sex with a woman who has 2 children by two other men and indeed she got pregnant. As if this was not bad enough this "man" named his "new" daughter after his "old" daughter, whom he still has no contact with, and shows her around like she is the only daughter he has.

What does that have to do with Jericho house? The counselor has added this "man" on facebook and posts antagonizing messages about this "new" daughter. Continuing to encourage him to ignore the very existence of his first child.

I feel that it is highly unprofessional for a non profit to take money under the table. I have a recorded phone call of the father admitting he did so.

I feel it is unprofessional to befriend patients on facebook and commend on their personal life. Even more so knowing that this same patient has used again since being out.

I feel that it is against God to pick and choose what part of the Bible is important when attempting to teach men to be men.

This is not an acceptable establishment. It is my personal goal to make sure that the corrupt are exposed for their terrible choices.

"Thou shalt not commit adultery" Exodus 20:14.

"Whoso looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart" Matthew 5:28

"eyes full of adultery, that cannot cease from sin" II Peter 2:14.

"Whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery. And whosoever marry her that is divorced, committeth adultery" Matthew 5:32.

"No whoremonger, no unclean person hath an inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God." Ephesians 5:5

It's important I mention that this wife did cheat on him. And too had another child. But only after he fathered 2 other children and was in a relationship with another woman for multiple months. After they decided to fix their marriage she has remained untouched by other men. Not a date. Not a lunch. Not a dinner. No phone calls. Nothing. She repented to God. She has kept her word and by the guidance of the staff her he continues to live in sin.

Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

“This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.

Comments ( 1 )


the-jericho-house 02/01/2013

Praying for you and hope you find peace. I hope you and ex can work your problems with yourselves out for the sake of your daughter. Attacking others who are trying to help will not help you be there for your daughter. Complete fantasy. These are the things that had made it impossible to help counsel you and include you in the family healing process because if these hostilities. You obviously are in a lot of pain and you will be in our prayers.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I personally know Larry Mckenna and Rick Aanonsen. They have both worked in this field for well over 20 years and their ability to help men overcome addiction is proven by the many men's lives who are now living in freedom. As far as honesty and integrity go you won't find two men who are more trustworthy. I am very proud to say that I believe Jericho House is one of the top programs to help men out of addiction in the United States.
As far as the critism goes, I know Rick and Larry are men who are teachable. That said I do not believe the men who wrote these criticisms have ever run a ministry like this and have absolutely no clue what it takes to do so. If I could offer them some advice, clean your heart up.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Jericho House is a well rounded counseling center for the addicted and their families. Providing help from detox to discipleship.

Comments ( 1 )


the-jericho-house 11/28/2011

Love all the comments and also saddens me as the founder of the Jericho House that we cannot please everyone. As with all non-profits reaching out to wounded people you step on toes and even offend people. It has been a tough journey for me and my family these past two years. We have gained more friends then we could ever hope for. Adding Rick as program director has brought the program up to a much more professional level and our number one priority is help the men overcome a life controlling problem called addiction. If the men who had a negative experience at The Jericho House are clean and sober, then I rejoice. Don't need their approval nor will take offense at their perception of me. It is not about me it is about raising up many programs to reach out to families who need answers. No business or organization starts out perfect, and we are still far from perfect. But lives are being changed for ever. I would rather have someone come to the Jericho House and leave disliking me and free from their addiction than to leave loving me yet continuing their destructive path and old lifestyle. Jericho House now has many faithful partners where as in days past it was a lonely venture. To all and everyone I am grateful, but most of all I am grateful to God who rescued me 19+ years ago and has allowed me to do what I was put here on earth to do. I hope we all find purpose and meaning to our existence. God Bless, Larry McKenna