Miracle Hill Ministries – Overcomer’s Center

Miracle Hill Ministries - Overcomer's Center Greenville South Carolina

Miracle Hill Overcomers for Men has a Christian curriculum that also implements the 12-step model. The program has four phases, including spiritual foundations, inner healing, building healthy relationships and life planning. The program lasts 27 weeks, offering group and individual counseling, Bible study, devotional services, classroom instruction and seminars.

ABOUT MIRACLE HILL MINISTRIES – OVERCOMER’S CENTER

Miracle Hill Ministries, a Christian nonprofit organization based in Greenville, S.C., provides a variety of services that address concerns including poverty, hunger, and behavioral health problems. Among its offerings is Overcomer’s Center, a faith-based, residential treatment center for men struggling with substance abuse. The program is long-term and does not include detoxification support.

Those seeking help should note that Overcomer’s Center may not be a safe place for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations. The center’s handbook lists “cross dressing” among its disqualifying offenses and states that it does not employ the “specialized counselors” required to treat “guests who are transgendered or who are in the transgender process.”

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

All clients must have completed detox before beginning Overcomer’s Center’s application process. Once accepted, clients begin a 30-day pre-program, a trial period during which residents gain privileges, fulfill programmatic requirements, and ultimately decide if they wish to “become an Overcomer.”

Following the pre-program, clients spend the next 27 weeks working through a highly structured curriculum founded in 12-step principles. The program is comprised of four phases that focus on spiritual foundations, inner healing, building healthy relationships, and life planning. Participants engage in a mix of individual counseling, group counseling, educational workshops, bible study, and devotional services.

Program graduates are strongly encouraged to reside at one of the center’s eight transitional housing facilities for a period six months. All transitional housing residents attend weekly support groups and meet with a mentor on a regular basis.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to its handbook, the center does not employ any medical personnel. The staff includes counselors, though it is not clear if any hold official credentials or qualifications.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Accommodations are straightforward, and sleeping quarters are shared. According to the center’s handbook, bunks must be “ready for inspection” by 6:55 a.m. every morning. Clients are also expected to participate in the general upkeep and cleaning of the facility. The facility’s amenities include a Christian library, a heavily monitored computer lab, and a weight room. Visitation is limited and typically reserved for immediate family members. Tobacco use is prohibited.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

The few alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com shared varying assessments of their time at Overcomer’s Center. Grayson gave the program’s treatment effectiveness four out of five stars, noting that he had become a volunteer for the organization, and another alum expressed appreciation for the recovery tools provided by the program. Chris also had a positive experience, characterizing the treatment as “AMAZING,” if a “little rough.” “It will help you grow….So many awesome people in there. You will become friends with people like never before….counselors are amazing guys,” he wrote. However, B.A. gave the program’s treatment effectiveness only one star, telling Best-rehabs.com that the facility was a “spiteful place.” He explained that he had questions, but that the staff “do not like you to be questioning them or their program.”

The 10 Google users who submitted reviews of Overcomer’s Center provided an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars. [1] Reviewers found the program to be “rewarding” but “hard to do.” “It’s not Disney World, you don’t get gold stars & lollipops. You get discipline and structure,” Daniel wrote in his four-star review. Chris, the only one-star reviewer on Google, experienced favoritism among the staff, which he found detrimental to his recovery. “It is a good program if your liked,” he wrote.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com shared similarly mixed reviews. V.M. praised the “excellent program” and highlighted their brother’s recent employment. But an anonymous family member took issue with the staff’s level of training. “There was obviously no qualified addition specialist counseling him as there was no addressing the problems with the family and holding him accountable to past issues,” this reviewer wrote in their one-star review.

FINANCING

According to the center’s handbook, an $85 program fee must be paid upon arrival. Overcomer’s Center partners with external service providers for medical and dental support, for which some insurance plans are accepted.

[1] https://goo.gl/QpRt9R

Reviews about Miracle Hill Ministries – Overcomer’s Center

So I would like to say we should never down the program no matter what. What did it cost you, a little bit of time out of your life. With being said think of the time you took doing what you where doing to get your self there, as an adult except you made some wrong choices. I know for sure there are several that work for miracle hill that are living proof it works, only if you can except and do what they tell you too do and do it if you fail to do so blame yourself. I have been through the program and chose not to listen, well now I am going back because I did not listen. So all that run and created the program i give a 5 in all areas good job ladies and gentalman , awesome job for your time and effort its up to each individual that attends the program its up to you. They give you the tools take them and do something with them.
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  • When I went to Overcomers, I had many questions about the program. The people there do not like you to be questioning them or their program. They asked me to leave although I did nothing wrong. I wasn't given compassion or understanding. I was taken to a bus station and left there. If this is their example of Christs' love, they can keep it. They did not try to help me see how they could help me, they just made me leave. I am an addict, I have questions, that is normal. This is a spiteful place. Do NOT go here for help, love or compassion because they give nothing but condescension and judgement..
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  • I still volunteer there.
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  • I was just a client for almost 4 months. This program is AMAZING, it's a little rough but it will help you grow....So many awesome people in there. You will become friends with people like never before....counselors are amazing guys, Respectful, graceful, a blessing....you need (little) money in here they take care of everything...research and look at check in list. God will touch you here. love you OC brothers
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  • I think this is an excellent program. My brother has since taken a job out of state.
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  • There was obviously no qualified addition specialist counseling him as there was no addressing the problems with the family and holding him accountable to past issues. In the letters I read from him to family, I could tell he was just saying what he felt people needed to hear and never apologies or remorse of any kind.