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Welcome to Elsewhere Ministries, Inc.

Located in beautiful Black Mountain, North Carolina. Created in 2019 to serve men and women struggling with addiction. We proclaim a message of redemption and Grace!


We Are Different

ID-IQ Internship was created to provide a much needed step for women who have completed a residential rehabilitation program and desire to lead healthy, happy, productive lives without fearing relapse.  THE WAYS WE ARE DIFFERENT FROM EVERYTHING ELSE OUT THERE...


A Beautiful Place 

to discover, embrace, and experience a 'New Normal'. 

Elsewhere is located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. This scenic mountain-top retreat sits at 4,000 feet in elevation, atop a beautiful gated community. Visitors are transported (no public access) through a private entrance lined with Rhododendron, native wildflowers, wildlife, and waterfalls. Whether sunny or overcast, Elsewhere is breathtaking!


The Process

has been exciting to experience. 

What was once a church camp for boys and girls, is now becoming a beautiful retreat for women to experience God's amazing grace, empowerment, and healing.   

Our hope is for ID-IQ interns  to wake up in the beauty of their cabins each morning, with mountain views all around and think,

"Wow! Isn't my God good!"

"Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all we ask or think, according to the power that works within us."       Ephesians 3:20

About Us

Almost a decade ago, our average, small-town life took a serious detour when we realized our daughter was addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol.  

We didn't know it,  but we were about to experience Romans 8:28, the"live" version.   

God used one of our deepest heartaches and most devastating disappointments to redirect our path and deepen our faith.  

Our journey has been one of redemption and restoration with many miracles along the way!

Our daughter's addiction, subsequent recovery, and battle to gain freedom from the anxiety, feelings of rejection, and depression that led to the addiction,  transformed our lives and deepened our dependence on God.  When you are depending on God for your next move, your next thought, and sometimes it felt like for your next breath, your faith deepens and life changes.  Our life certainly did!   

 Addiction impacts the entire family.  if you have a loved one in the midst of addiction.  If you are wrestling with "Why?" Know God is a God of redemption and transformation.   

Elsewhere Ministries" ID-IQ Program is the NEXT STEP after rehab.  

It is exactly what we were looking for .... after our daughter's rehab, and could not find.    

This led us to move across the country to the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, and Elsewhere Ministries, Inc. was formed.  If you have a loved one in the midst of addiction,  If you are wrestling with "Why?", learn more about our life's mission and the ID-IQ Internship Program.