Crossroads Rescue Mission

Crossroads Rescue Mission


Nestled in the lush, green scenery of rural North Carolina, Crossroads Rescue Mission is a Christian, long-term residential recovery center for men struggling with addiction. Treatment is available to residents of Shelby, Gastonia, and the surrounding areas.


Crossroads Rescue Mission aims to treat the whole individual, addressing the spiritual, educational, emotional, physical, social, and vocational elements of addiction, with a view to helping its clients to resume healthy, happy roles in their communities. Intake begins with a phone interview, which is followed by an in-person interview.

The primary method of treatment is instruction in the word of God and the gospel of Jesus. Alongside this religious emphasis, the program offers education and a vocational component that sees residents working — depending on their abilities — at thrift stores and in greenhouses and warehouses and as cooks and maintenance workers.

The program unfolds in three phases; before enrolling, clients must commit to complete at least phase one. In this phase, which lasts 90 days, residents participate in daily chapel services, work tasks, and classes about recovery and the Christian faith. The second phase is a six-month study phase called “The Sons of God.” Through rigorous study, phase-two clients complete the equivalent of the first year of studies at a Bible college, while also working to welcome new residents. In phase three, which functions as an aftercare phase, clients prepare for independent life through training in financial planning, family life, job skills, and continuing education.


The Crossroads Rescue Mission was founded by a husband-and-wife team whose credentials are not provided at the time of this writing. Neither does the facility provide any information about the training or credentials of any other treatment staff, however, the single individual polled by to date gave the facility five out of five stars for its staff’s level of training and experience.


The Crossroads Rescue Mission offers beds for up to 50 men at a time. There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, however, the single individual polled by to date gave the facility five stars for its accommodations and meals, four stars for its cleanliness, and three stars for its exercise and leisure offerings.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has not yet received any reviews directly from alumni of Crossroads Rescue Mission, and secondary sites yielded mostly positive feedback at the time of this writing: a one-star rating and two five-star ratings on Facebook, and a 4.5-star average rating based on 10 reviews on Google.[1] [2] The reviewers repeatedly described getting their lives back on track at Crossroads Rescue Mission, praised the center’s Christian focus, and described the center as welcoming. “What I found there was the unmovable force of Gods Love… The greatest thing that Crossroads offers that no other place or program ever offered me was time. I had all the time I needed to build a relationship with Jesus Christ,” Gerald wrote in one representative review.


The single loved one polled by to date, A.P.J., would recommend treatment at Crossroads Rescue Mission, praising the center’s “support system.” They gave the facility five stars for its treatment effectiveness, three stars for its family participation, and two stars for its counseling options and treatment for co-occurring disorders.


Both of the staff reviews uncovered by at the time of this writing were positive: Crossroads Rescue Mission had a four-star rating and a five-star rating on[3] Both reviewers praised the center’s mission: “This is a very compassionate group of loving Christians. They are dedicated to changing the lives of men and women who have been addicted to drugs and alcohol,” one employee wrote in a particularly descriptive review.


There’s a $60 registration fee, though no client is turned away because they’re unable to pay this amount. After this, treatment is offered fee-free until clients have secured employment, at which point they’re required to pay a portion of their wages toward their rent and treatment. The single individual polled by to date gave Crossroads Rescue Mission five out of five stars for its affordability.


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  • Several positive experience and benefits. Mainly because of the support system. Not everyone can go thru a faith based programs.