Miracle CenterNow Part of the GAP Family
A heart where mercy resides, where lives are regenerated, families are restored, and minds are renewed.
Miracle Center is a privately funded, non-profit program that provides a safe and nurturing environment for women who are homeless or at risk for homelessness due to overwhelming life circumstances. Our clients are offered hope and transitional support in a structured setting.
Transforming Lives Together
Miracle Center is now a part of the GAP family of Ministries as of 2018. By joining together, both ministries believe we are increasing our effectiveness in providing needed programs and releasing hope in the lives of all those we serve. Many of those currently served by GAP Ministries have struggled with the same life issues as those served by Miracle Center. Together we are stronger and can partner to provide for needs across the board that can build up and heal hurting men and women.
Miracle Center offers a solution that will not only affect people living here today in a positive and encouraging way, but will also create a better Tucson for generations to come. We have the honor of walking with our participants through their journey to their best days. With God’s intervention and the tools they receive at Miracle Center, their pain turns to joy, their lives are transformed and families often restored.
About Miracle Center
Our basic principles of finding one’s identity in God alone, choosing to live by a standard of Christ-likeness, and submitting oneself to accountability and self-evaluation, are not only taught, but modeled and encouraged.
Residents are led through a highly flexible, individualized process of evaluating self, relationships with others, and their relationship with God which enables them to establish goals based on their discoveries and God-given talents. A variety of classes, Bible studies, recovery groups, spiritual counseling, individual attention, and other activities provide education, training, and support.
The goal of Miracle Center is for each woman to emerge with a renewed, Christ-centered lifestyle free of destructive behaviors while maintaining a secure, full-time job, stable housing, and a plan to continue seeking God’s will in reaching their full potential.
Betty Smith founded Miracle Center in 1999. While working with the homeless population at a local shelter, Betty realized that the care provided was not individual specific, but designed for huge numbers of people to go through. She believed that while mass care was compassionate, it was not the solution to the problem. Betty wanted to develop a comprehensive program that unified the clinical and spiritual approach, while rooted in intimacy, and Miracle Center was born.
Our first women’s house opened its doors in 2001, ever since our residents have been led through a highly flexible, individualized process of evaluating themselves, their relationships with others, and their relationship with God. This enables them to establish goals based on their discoveries and their God-given talents.
“Restored from hopeless addiction to joyful sobreity’”
Jennifer grew up in an abusive home with a drug-addicted parents, and promised herself she would be different. But by 24 she was homeless and in an abusive relationship. Her addiction caused her two small children to be removed and her to spiral into desperation and hopelessness. After 3 months at Miracle Center she began to see that God loved her and had a plan for her life. She has been restored from hopeless addiction to joyful sobreity for 12 years, is married with a son, and even reconnecte with her older children. Jennifer McPheron is the Executive Director of Miracle Center.