Wheeler Mission Ministries – Men’s Residential Treatment Center

Wheeler Mission Ministries – Men’s Residential Treatment Center


Wheeler Mission Ministries is a faith-based, nonprofit service organization that treats unemployment, addiction, hunger, and homelessness. It is one of 176 facilities in the state that operates as a not-for profit. The Men’s Residential Center, one of four locations run by the ministry, offers residential addiction recovery programs in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Upon completion of the program, men may also enroll in the six-month Addiction, Recovery, and Discipleship Training Program at Camp Hunt in Bloomington, Ind.


Men enrolled in the Addiction Recovery Orientation Program are medically evaluated. Treatment follows with bible-based classes and work. The program, which helps to create stability through addiction treatment, remedying homelessness, and offering job training, lasts between four and six weeks.

The two-phase residential program, Steps Toward Economic and Personal Stability (STEPS), provides homeless and unemployed men support. Men work on life skills, complete assigned chores and homework, and attend daily classes in the first phase. In the second phase, the men use their skills to find gainful employment. Case managers are also assigned to help clients during this three-month program.


Wheeler employs over 100 staff members including event coordinators, program managers, volunteer coordinators, and human resource employees. Each year, more than 8,000 volunteers also assist by serving meals, assisting special events, and more.


No information regarding living arrangements and other amenities for those enrolled in residential treatment is available on the facility’s website, but two Best-rehabs.com survey respondents gave perfect ratings.

Wheeler Mission Ministries also owns a Training Center at Camp Hunt, which serves men and their families as they deal with addiction. The camp is located on 285-acres in north Bloomington.


The two alumni who submitted surveys to Best-rehabs.com offered positive remarks about the facility, particularly its approach to co-occurring treatment. Both rated the facility highly, and cite its faith-based approach as a strength. One of the alums, however, said that they wished there was additional staff.

On Google, 39 reviewers gave an excellent 4.5 out of five star rating.[1] They too cited the faith-based approach as a strength. Others said the staff was extremely caring and invested. Some also praised the facility for taking them in when no one else would.


According to its website, the nonprofit accepts monetary and physical donations. Donations can be dropped off at local churches, facilities, and centers of worship. Sixty-five percent of the 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit funding comes from individual donations. Across Indiana, 32 percent of facilities offer free treatment to those in need.

[1] https://goo.gl/uUdRHf

Wheeler Mission Ministries – Men’s Residential Treatment Center Reviews

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  • A strength was that it was faith-based. A weakness was that it needs more staff This was a life changing experience for me!. This program will work ONLY if your ready!!
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  • The facility was great.