Miracle Hill Ministries receives national award

Miracle Hill Ministries has been recognized as a Certified Mission and has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), a distinction given to fewer than 30 missions nationwide. “Going through the steps required for certification is a highly demanding process,” said AGRM President John Ashmen. “Becoming certified in AGRM signifies that a local mission has achieved an exceptional level of quality service to the homeless and hungry, and demonstrated distinctive management within the unique context that is a rescue mission.”

Miracle Hill helps hurting people become whole.  Serving the Upstate since 1937, programs include rescue shelters for the homeless, residential addiction recovery, shelters for children, family support services, and foster care.  Miracle Hill’s nine thrift stores provide employment opportunities for the community as well as Miracle Hill guests transitioning out of programs.

AGRM awarded both distinctions to Miracle Hill in recognition of the non-profit’s completion of a rigorous self-study of quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of both their management and program practices.  The certification requires that the mission meet or exceed all health and safety criteria as set forth by local ordinance and AGRM. It also requires verification that its programs are well-conceived, planned, managed and adequately staffed, and that its finances are in good order.  The final step in the certification process is an on-site visit and inspection by an AGRM certification consultant, which was completed in early October 2016.