Recovery Chapel

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Job Training, Human Services

Location: 217 W Bennett Street Springfield MO 65804 USA

Mission: People who have lost their way in life through substance abuse need a healthy therapeutic community. They can then leave behind their unhealthy ways and join with others who walk the new path with them and support their efforts.
Target demographics: recoverying addicts and alcoholics
Direct beneficiaries per year: 316 men and their families and friends.
Geographic areas served: Springfield, Missouri

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

What Farris and God are doing at Recovery Chapel is truly remarkable. Watching men grow and recover from seeming hopelessness is a real blessing to them and our community. As they move away from the revolving door of prison to productive citizens in our area and around the country. This organization is well worth the support of our community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

My deepest gratitude goes out to this type of ministry, as we have to reach out and help one another where they are in life. The various issues and needs that Recovery Chapel extends is more complete than any medical or psychological program offers.

I was hospitalized for alcohol in my 30's, and I was able to stay away from alcohol. However, I was left with depression to overcome and became suicidal. I was once again hospitalized and treated for depression. I remember one night leaving the treatment center and I wanted to find what love really was. I had never experienced it myself. What I was in need of was a personal relationship with Christ to find what true love was.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

When I read their newsletters I am so blessed that Christians are meeting the needs of those that have little hope. I know that we need more places like this. This organization has helped me with budgeting.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like them to be able to offer more help to the children of the families that are afflicted.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had been laid off from a job right after I had open heart surgery. So cash was very tight. This job had provided a company vehicle so I had to buy a used car for cash. I was still unemployed and going to school a year later when my front brakes started to make a squealing sound. I spoke to Butch at "An Honest Days Work" automotive and Butch explained the least expensive way to get the car fixed while keeping it in good running condition. Butch replaced my front brake pads for less than half of the cost I had been quoted around town. He didn't try to talk me into doing a bunch of things that really didn't need to be done at the time. Just now I have had a ticking noise inside my engine and took my car to 5 different places. Only Butch from "An Honest Days Work" automotive gave the correct diagnosis that the car manufacturer gave and he quoted the work for about half the price. Out of all the auto repair places I talked to, Butch is the only one I would trust to do the work as he is not in it just for the money. He is honest and will not give you some shuck and jive story trying to get you to spend a bunch of extra money on your car. I would recommend this part of the ministry to anyone that has a car that needs major or minor repairs. You will be treated with honesty and sincerity, something you don't always find in the auto repair business. This place left me with a healthy attitude and peace of mind, and no worries or stress usually involved with expensive expenditures on ones car. I left knowing that I wasn't being taken advantage of and that my car was going to continue to run properly because of the work they did. Stress and worry is a killer. It not only affects your mind but also your body and as a person that has had a double bypass, I don't need that stress and worry in my life. They could call this place "Peace of Mind Automotive" as they remove the fear of dealing with unscrupulous mechanics.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Having my car worked on.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more monetary support to help support them for all the great work they do.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

A referral from a friend.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

Well, the founder, Farris Robertson was very instrumental personally in helping me get clean and sober. He gave me his time and shared his experience with me during a very rough time of my life and helped me get on a path of Spirituality and more importantly showed me that I was loved by him, others and God and made sure I had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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