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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Group Homes, Human Services, Job Training, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, Thrift Shops

Mission: “Faith Farm is a Christian ministry whose purpose is the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ through restoration of men and women, leading to transformed lives.”

Results: It is estimated that in the 65 years of Faith Farm Ministries' existence, we have helped 30,000 people. If you consider families and loved ones of the addicted, that number could be in the hundreds of thousands.

Target demographics: Men and Women who struggle with addiction

Direct beneficiaries per year: 600 students and over 100 churches and nonprofits through donated household goods to teaching visiting rescue missions

Geographic areas served: Drug and Alcohol addiction recovery

Programs: Comprehensive Work Training Institute provides training 16 trade skills that are resume worthy in preparation for after recovery program. College Accredited recovery curriculum provides a student with the opportunity to earn 9 college credits while in recovery program through partnership with South Florida Bible College.

Community Stories

21 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son went to Faith Farm from being in jail for over 6 months, last May He had committed several felonies to support his drug addiction& was sentenced to the Faith Farm program (10 month) and 3 yrs probation. A year later, he is a completely new man, he has finally found what was missing in his life. He graduated from the 10 month program and Was accepted into the year long service program as an advanced student. He says it has saved his life. A wonderful place - free for everyone - it's survives thru donations & thrift shop - which the residents work at.

Client Served

Rating: 1

I attended Faith Farm for a short period of time in 2016. Coming from a non-religious background I knew this would be a very challenging experience. I came on my own without anyone making me. The farm that was initially shown to my family when we came to look at it was not at all the farm the residents saw. This place is a labor camp using Christianity as a cover. Faith Farm had me sign paperwork saying they would act as my agent in order to claim "food stamps" (which I had never used before). The room everyone sleeps in is basically a large hanger with large fans and at least 75 beds in it. We attended a church service a couple times a week, during my first service they asked who was willing to accept Jesus Christ as their savior. At the time I was very uncomfortable and didn't raise my hand. A few days later I was kicked out for not being receptive to their practices. They allowed me a call to my family then they took me to a bus stop where they left me with no phone, no money, no hope. My mother and I looked on sites like this to make our decision on if I wanted to go. Please think twice before going to Faith Farm in Okeechobee

Susie22

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son Adam graduated from Faith Farm in 2012. It was the most humbling experience for him and the most amazing. I remember him saying that he should have been here long before and that he had to make the decision on his own. It was a hard but right decision to make. He is a better person because of it. His life is on a good path because of his experiences at Faith Farm. God Bless all the people who make Faith Farm the success it is today.
Thank you
Susie Kaye

Joe_89

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer in a outreach program their
I have seen such a change in the men and women that are in the program from when they first arive and 9 months later when they graduate. I give my full support to faith farm

Jenn29

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have a friend who went through the recovery program.
He was addicted to various drugs and I was asked to help out with the courts in getting this program implemented rather than any jail or prison time.
The judge granted the Faith Farm Recovery Program, and it worked wonders for him!!!
He is completely clean of all his old habits and hang-ups! He is happier, working locally, and enjoying life in a much more productive way!!

Nicole160

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Faith Farm in 2010 lost, broken and hopeless. Through God and Faith Farm my life has been forever changed. I never thought I could get sober let alone stay sober. Faith Farm gave me my life back. But most importantly taught me how to love myself again. God bless all the teachers and volunteers.

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to Faith Farm and I buy from Faith Farm. Best Thrift Store in the Country!!! More important is what they do because of the Thrift Store. They are a FREE 9 month addiction recovery program for men and women. People's lives are changed. They are loved and given a second chance at life. Their families are restored and moms and dads get their children back in their lives. Many go on to open their own ministries or serve in recovery places helping others. I gladly give my donations and my money to Faith Farm because almost every penny goes directly to the students and their recovery program. God Bless them for they truly care.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

Great place the love of God fills this place. I am not the one in the program but Ihave someone in the program. They have their special rules but other than that it is awsome. My fiance loves and thanks the Lord for the opportunity of saving him. They have differnt places he is in Okeechobee

3 Brittany46

Client Served

Rating: 5

2 1/2 years ago Faith Farm Ministries Saved My Life From A Horrible Addiction That Was Ruining Me.. This Program Helped Me Grow Close To The Lord. And He Has Restored My Relationship With My Children And My Family... Blessed Me With The Man Of My Dreams And Now I Have Baby Number Three On The Way In Just 5 Weeks..

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can't say enough about this organization, my son was on a downward spiral, I researched Faith Farms and it sounded good. He has been struggling with addiction for 10 years, this saved his life. I haven't seen him this happy for years. He has found sobriety, fellowship and so many other wonderful things! I can't thank them enough! This program is excellent, wish more places could do something like this program, it's one of a kind! Thank you Faith Farms from a very thankful mom!!!

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This was a last shot at getting help for my brother. He was an addict/alcoholic for years. This place helped him overcome his heroin addiction. He is a brand new person and our family can't thank Faith Farm enough!!!! Counseling, education, spirituality, hard work, and humbleness.... this place is what every addict and alcoholic needs!!! Treating both men and women. It doesn't just help those in the program...it heals families. We need to have this place grow throughout the United States.

6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Faith Farm is a safe haven for all who come to the end of themselves and are ready to become productive members of society. I thank God for this amazing ministry!

4 Stephanie188

Client Served

Rating: 5

Faith Farm Ministries truly saved my sons life. After 15 years of drug abuse he had given up all hope of ever living a sober life. My son had no faith or relationship with Jesus. He came to Faith Farm Ministries in Sept 2014 and within days of being there he was feeling the Holy Spirit in him. He reads the bible and sings out in praise and worship of the Lord at church. He chose to be baptized December 2014. He is still at Faith Farms, celebrating 217 days sober. I believe that once he saw the power of Jesus he became a believer and accepted Jesus in his life. The staff members are kind and compassionate and the students are very supportive of each other. I love going to church there on Sundays and visiting with my son. As soon as I cross The Bridge of Hope I have an awesome feeling.

3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I recently had the pleasure to be invited to Faith Farms homecoming. The amount of true love, caring, sharing and giving was incredible! It was an honor and pleasure to be so graciously welcomed. Thanks be to God for such an amazing ministry.

3

Client Served

Rating: 4

Faith Farm Ministry is a wonderful program for women and men to grow in their faith and to learn to live a clean and sober life.

Review from Guidestar

4 Jesse15

Client Served

Rating: 5

Faith Farm renewed my body, mind, spirit and soul. Through Faith Farm, I gained a personal relationship with Christ Jesus. They helped me overcome my addictions. With their help and God's blessings, I am the man I am today

Review from Guidestar

3 Roldan A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

An amazing place of hope and restoration. I owe not only my life but my eternal soul to the guidance that i was provided. My life is now an amazing journey with the personal relationship that i have with Jesus Christ... I know who I am to God. I am a beloved child of the creator and have inherited all things through Christ... I now know what peace and joy means, even in the midst of the problems of this world... There isn't time or words to describe the countless miracles that i have witnessed, and continue to witness, since i first walked over that bridge in Boynton Beach.... I have friends from all three farms that have totally turned their lives around, families reunited, emotional wounds healed, and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in peoples lives just divinely melt away...I pray that this ministry flourishes, and that God continues to bless it and its founders' vision..There is no place like this, that i know of, anywhere...I will be forever grateful that God led me there during, what i believed to be, a hopeless time in my life.. Thank you Faith Farm, and God bless your ministry..

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Faith Farm Ministries hopeless, broken, and beat down from years of abuse to prescription drugs. Faith Farm was like the Good Samaritan story in the Bible. They were the last people I thought would help me, but they gave me so much more than I ever imagined. Since coming to Faith Farm, I have had restoration with my family, and learned who I really am through the teaching from the staff. The relational ministry and teachings I received have change my life forever. I am forever grateful for Faith Farm Ministries. The onsite work therapy aspect helped me tremendously because we all come together for one purpose. That gave me a sense of purpose with the other men in the program to accomplish so much more than we ever imagined possible. Faith Farm is defiantly a place for HEALING & HOPE! - Paul, Boynton Beach Alumni

4 JudyWalters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Not only do I work for this organization, but I am also a client. This place saved my life as a co-dependent and saved my son's life, too, through his attendance at the Okeechobee campus. He graduates on April 26th and has decided to stay for the Advanced Student program for an addition year of spiritual and leadership training. God is so good and you see him working through Faith Farm and it's staff.

Since 1951, Faith Farm has been a mission on US Soil with 445 beds at three South Florida campuses for men and women who struggle with addiction. They are a rescue mission that takes in the down and out addicted who have lost all hope. Many have exhausted all money and insurance through other rehabs without success ... for many, Faith Farm is a last resort coming in lieu of incarceration. Faith Farm is 100% free and has all faiths, races and people of social economic status. They provide all housing, food, and clothing as well as an outstanding spiritual component for recovery for a minimum of a 9 month recovery program. The students are provided with mandatory GED education as well as 14 different tracks of comprehensive work training through the CWT Institute at Faith Farm. Upon graduation, they have several trade skills that make them job ready. According to the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM), Faith Farm is the only recovery program in the country with a college accredited recovery curriculum. It has been made available through a partnership with South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. A student may earn up to 9 college credits while in recovery. The revenue derived from micro-enterprise that provide the work training opportunities provides 94% of the program expenses. Approximately 1.4% of review goes toward fundraising and 4.6% goes toward administration. Faith Farm Ministries is Gold Medal Participate on Guidestar and is an active member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

This is a horrible place....you see these poor men and woman working all day in the outdoor heat and they do not get paid a dime. The customers literally attack them when they bring out items for sale. Instead of fixing the problem the employees throw out the customers and most times the "student" if they complain. They have warehouses full of donated items that due to poor management never make it out to the floor to be sold. I was asked to not shop there due to the fact that I caught one of the managers stealing numerous times sunglasses and golfclubs. (That manager and his manager have since been fired) When he found out that I had reported him this man had the "students" write fake letters making false statements about me saying that I was stealing. Thats a terrible thing to do to people in recovery. The staff does not even check into the incidents and throws the customers out. The reason I say customers is because this has happened to many customers and "students" These people have to do what they say or they WILL be dismissed. After being a customer there for many years and observing what they consider Christian behavior It has really changed my belief in Christianity. The employees keep or purchase for a very low price items that could be sold to make a profit. Then they have to beg for money to fund the programs. It is poorly run and Not a good place at all.

Review from Guidestar