A Christ-Centered Community committed to supporting people with mental health and substance use challenges in their recovery and wellness journeys through:

H ope,
O pportunity,
M ercy, and
E ncouragement

Serving Montgomery County, Illinois & the surrounding area

Recovery Support Peers

Recovery Support Peers (RSPs) use their personal recovery experiences and the unique insight they have gained to support others in their wellness journey and also help shape systems of care. They will be an asset to many as they participate fully in the life of our community.

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Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. I Thessalonians 5:11

One of Cross Over Ministries’ expressed goals has been to establish “Haven Home of Hope”: a Christ Centered HOME (literally) that provides FREE recovery-oriented crisis services to our guests experiencing mental health challenges. In 2023, the facility in Hillsboro, Illinois which now serves as Haven Home of Hope was secured and renovated. Staffing of Cross Over Ministries’ Haven Home of Hope includes two CRSS (Certified Recovery Support Specialists) who effectively contribute to the recovery and wellness of our guests from a position of support, mentoring, mutuality, respect, and shared experiences of mental health crises and recovery. Recovery Support Peers are the most vital and essential members of Haven Home of Hope. Without them and the emphasis on their continued recovery, training, education, and establishment of relationships within Cross Over Ministries and the community, Haven Home of Hope will not exist.

See Calendar for Dates and Details of upcoming training opportunities!

Meet The RSPs

My name is Amber Kite. I’m from Collinsville, Illinois, I have 2 daughters, and I have lived in the Montgomery County area for 3 years now. I have been sober since 9/3/2018. I’m an active member in the recovery community here in Hillsboro. This community has been so good to me!! About the time I heard about Cross Over Ministry and its vision, I was in the process of rebuilding my relationship with God. I had turned my back on Him and was reminded He never left me. Since becoming a Recovery Support Peer my relationship with God has grown more than I can even express! I’m so thankful God has put me in a position to be of service to others. It is great being a part of the solution today.