The Changed Lives Ministry is a faith-based rehabilitation center that provides recovery for people with addiction through a spiritual journey with Christ. The program features a 13-week seperate men and womens residential housing that has a structured environment with prayer time, christain counseling, small group study in scripture and morning and evening devotions. The success rate of the program is 60% for men and women. The ministry promotes the initiative to give people struggling with addiction a chance to start over without judgment free of charge.
“It’s a community ministry, everyone are volunteers, it takes a lot of people with a great board of directors who've been there through thick and thin,” said Pastor Mickey White. “We take in everyone, rich or poor, christain or nonchristain and provide them with the love and support needs through christ” Pastor Mickey White continues.
Pastor Mickey White started the program 16 years ago while he was a pastor when his vision to get into helping people with addiction started.
Change Lives Ministry have many vunters including a men's ministry, womens ministry, men's transitional house that helps men transitioning back into the workforce and a resale store. All of these provide the community and those seeking help a job, place to stay, community service, and support.
The director of Changed Lives Ministry, Keith Griggs, says “ We have various churches that provide meals and support. And give our ladies and men opportunities to serve throughout the community that help repair and help those in need.” Griggs continues “We want people to know there’s help out there in your community, if you want to receive that help.”
Although the program is free of charge those who can afford the application fee pay $25 then a $300 medical deposit that they’ll get back after completing the program.
Change lives Ministry have a lot planned for the community:
They’re always accepting volunteers to work in the store, and community projects coming up.
Plans on building a campus to double the capacity for their men's ministry. They’ve raised $600,000 so far, and have a drawing for the proposed campus below.
Have a transitional house for women by the end of the year.
Started a resale store to help generate funds, need more volunteers.
Fundraiser banquet April 23 that will have a famous fisherman Hank Parker speaking at the event.
For more information on Change Lives Ministry visit http://www.scclm.org.