The Blackout Phase is the time when the residents begin their experience at The Bridge. It is a 45-day “blackout” period which involves a total separation from their past lives and the start of a new beginning. Residents move into The Bridge residential facility.
During this period, they are not allowed to make or receive any phone calls. They begin participating in morning devotionals and Bible study group sessions. They are introduced to the Rules of Conduct of The Bridge and are assigned a vocational training department. Residents in the Blackout Phase are not allowed to have outside jobs or leave the campus unsupervised.