2017 Rose Ball Beneficiary Spotlight: Miracle Hill Ministries

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Helping hurting people become whole: that’s the mission.

Miracle Hill is a leader in providing transformative care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those they serve. Founded in 1937, they are a non-profit organization in the Upstate, dedicated to providing extensive services to individuals and families in the form of food, shelter, clothing, counseling, personal development, addiction recovery support, and residential and foster care for children. With the help of generous donors and volunteers, they have become the largest and most comprehensive provider of shelter and food to homeless children and adults in Upstate South Carolina – with nine facility locations and transitional housing throughout Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Pickens counties.

Miracle Hill’s name developed from a miracle on “The Hill” at Miracle Hill Children’s Home situated at the foot of Table Rock. Volunteer construction workers prayed that the rain would hold off around their site – and it did – on what is now known as Miracle Hill. Today, Miracle Hill Ministries helps provide miracles to others by restoring hope to those who have often lost everything. It’s been said that “if you can’t find a friend in the world, you can find one here.”

Miracle Hill plays a leadership and facilitative role in the community by partnering with other local service organizations to provide for the diverse needs of the homeless population.  Their vision is that each South Carolina Upstate county has adequate and accessible resources for homeless children, women and men.

What they do:

Serve thousands of meals to those living in our shelters.

Provide safe, warm shelter for more than 3000 homeless and hurting children, women and men each year.

Serve homeless children through our Miracle Hill Boys’ Shelter, Homes for Life shelter for at-risk young men, the Miracle Hill Children’s Home, and foster care recruitment and placement program. They currently have more than 220 licensed foster parents.

Offer four emergency homeless shelters – Shepherd’s Gate (for women and children) and three Rescue Missions located in Greenville, Spartanburg and Cherokee counties.

Lead two highly successful, residential recovery programs for those facing life-dominating addictions (Overcomers for men and Renewal for women) and transitional housing for program graduates.

Operate eight thrift stores and an auto sales operation where donations and purchases equal shelter, food and miracles for the homeless.

Employ trained staff who provide case management, personal and group counseling, daily devotions and educational opportunities for those in our care.

Rely on thousands of committed volunteers to provide the necessary manpower to help the ministry accomplish its mission

News Note:
Miracle Hill’s leadership team would like to extend a special invitation for readers of The CLUTCH to attend any of their Renewal and/or Overcomer addiction recovery graduations.  These two centers will be the beneficiaries of the grants, and the organization invites our readers to hear the life transformation stories of the men and women who go through these programs.  The graduations are always open to the public.  Following are the details: Renewal graduation – 2nd Tuesday of every month, 6 p.m. at the Sawmill, 22 Graves Dr. in Greenville; Overcomer graduation – 3rd Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. at the Greenville Rescue Mission, 575 W. Washington St.

Quotable Quotes:

“The Renewal staff and guests are delighted to be the recipients of this generous award.  This grant will provide the opportunity for countless women to continue their education, be equipped to thrive in employment and ultimately become productive members of society. We thank the Charity Ball Board for helping hurting people become whole.”    — Venus Dixon, Director, Renewal Addiction Recovery Center

“Our addiction recovery centers collectively house more than 100 men and women and consistently stay almost at capacity. During the last portion of the 6-7 month, residential recovery program, our guests must work on life planning such as finding housing, employment, transportation, budgeting, and connecting with the various community members and organizations that they have begun relationships with.  Computer literacy and access is a crucial part of their success.  This generous gift from the Rose Ball will provide updated equipment and software that will help them work toward their GED and WorkKeys certifications as well as build resumes, search for jobs and obtain employment for transitioning back into society.”  — Timothy Brown, Director, Overcomer Addiction Recovery Center

Congratulations to Miracle Hill from all of us at The CLUTCH.

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