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Established in February 2014, 7 Springs Ministries is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping restore the lives of broken people.

Women’s Residential Programs

Two residential women’s rehabilitation programs are available: Esther House in Anniston, Alabama and Coastal Women’s Rehabilitation Program in Foley, Alabama.

Men’s Residential Programs

Two residential men’s rehabilitation programs are available in Anniston, Alabama: Hollingsworth House and Eastaboga House.

Men’s Prison Re-Entry

We partner with local courts to offer a six-month Men’s Prison Re-Entry Program for individuals involved in the federal justice system.

Outpatient Services

Outpatient services are available for fourth-phase non-residential men and women who suffer from substance abuse issues.

Faith-Based Classes

GRO (God, Redemption, Opportunity), our faith-based weekly worship and fellowship meeting, is available for residents and members of the community.

Our Mission

To provide a safe and structured environment where individuals can heal from the trauma of their past; be empowered to live a positive and healthy lifestyle; maintain sobriety; and become productive members of society.

Our Purpose

7 Springs Ministries is refuge where the addict, ex-inmate, and sexually exploited can experience the love of God, find hope, and discover a life of joy and peace. Our purpose is to restore the broken individuals in our society so they can help rebuild our cities and make a difference in our communities.

Our Approach

We offer help to our communities through our different programs and services. Our residential men’s programs focus on rescue, recovery, and re-entry to empower men to reach their fullest potential. Our women’s programs offer safety, security, and strength for women learning to trust again and our local GRO (God, Redemption, & Opportunities) meeting is available for residents and the public.

Our Social Enterprises

Our 7 Springs Ministries thrift stores offer affordable merchandise while also providing valuable employment-readiness benefits for our program participants. These social enterprises generate more than half of the revenue to support our programs. Student intake fees and rents are another source of revenue. However, we do consider those in dire situations for grants and/or payment arrangements.

Daniel Hughes

Executive Director / Founder

Colonie Hughes

Executive Women's Program Director / Co-Founder

Donna McBride

Esther House Women's Program Director

John Conner

Operations Manager

Dalton Hughes

Assitant Manager, Thrift Stores

Reggie Fordham

Assistant Manager, Thrift Stores

Vicki Thompson

Program Director, Coastal Rehabilitation Women’s Center

Meck Epps

Program Coordinator, Coastal Rehabilitation Women’s Center

Our staff are dedicated to

Giving Hope to the Hopeless

When you fully submit to the Lord you will feel him and hear him. I lived so many years in my flesh. It's not easy but if you put worldly things away and put Him first everything else will fall into place. 7 Springs Ministries saved my soul. Thank you to all the staff!

Scotty, 2018 Graduate

Through 7 Springs Ministries, I re-dedicated my life to Christ and was given the tools to not only live life, but live a joyful life through Christ. I now have hope and look forward to each new day. My family and I are stronger and more connected than ever before.

Emily, 2018 Graduate

I was never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed, or unworthy. I was created to be victorious. I finally was able to realize this when I learned who I was in Christ and how loved I truly am.

Stephanie, 2018 Graduate