Know The Facts

23.5 Million adults

adults (ages 18+) are in recovery from alcohol or drug addiction. Most never receive the help they need.

African American

African Americans often face more barriers to treatment than the general population when factoring in stigma, bias, and socioeconomic status.


Only 11.2% received the help for their addiction in a specialized facility.

African American congregations

Research has shown that African American congregations in the South, and Mississippi in particular, are the primary institutional means for reversing social disadvantages often faced by blacks living in this region of the country.

Who we are

The Congregational Recovery Outreach Program (CROP)

CROP is a community-based, grant program, funded by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Bureau of Behavioral Health Services, Division of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment Services, in partnership with the Mississippi Public Health Institute. Our vision is to cultivate a faith-based community where love and support can be felt the most, especially when caring is simply not enough.

Putting Our Hands To The Plow

CROP’s mission is help faith communities foster recovery for individuals living with substance use disorders and mental illnesses through collaborations, best practices, and education.

Join with us

Our Partners

Jackson Revival Center

Participating in a community is one of the best ways to encourage spiritual growth. Through Small Groups and serving, you can connect with others as you grow in your relationship with Christ.

New Horizon Church International

We want you to know that God loves you
and NHCI does too. Regardless of your background we want you here with us. NHCI is good ground and once planted we are confident you will grow and prosperous in life as God sees fit.

Pearl Street AME Church

The Motto “God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, the Holy Spirit Our Comforter, Humankind Our Family” is a great summary of what the African Methodist Episcopal Church believes.

Our Work

Our Impact


What people are saying about our work

Faith-based organizations have a unique opportunity to come alongside those living through addictions and mental health challenges, especially their own members, at three critical stages – prevention, intervention, and recovery. Every congregation has likely had members affected in some way by substance use disorders and/or mental illness. Many faith leaders may be unaware of just how close to home these issues are among their congregants. Education and guidance can be helpful resources for family and friends on the front lines of a loved one’s addiction or mental illness. Let’s make a difference in our churches and communities.