About Holt Street Miracle Center

Holt Street Miracle Center is a Residential Drug and Alcohol Recovery Center that provides a family like setting for homeless veterans. Physically comprised of a 6 bed housing complex, administrative office, staffed kitchen, and laundry facilities, HSMC prepares residents for re-entry into mainstream society, by completion of a 90 to 120-day program that is administered by our staff of up to 12 professionals and non-professionals. Our treatment program includes a unique “total person” approach that utilizes many principles found in spiritually based 12-step recovery programs. The results of our project are the reduction of homelessness, suffering, and domestic violence in the Dayton Area. The HSMC works closely with the Veterans Administration and collaborates with 28 similar supportive services in the Dayton area including: Booth House, Combined Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (CADAS), Crisis Care, Eastway Corporation, Mercy Manor, Nova House, Optimal Employment and Consulting, Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC), Samaritan Clinic, St. Vincent Hotel and DePaul, Daybreak, The Other Place, Wesley Center, YWCA Shelter and Housing Network, Red Cross Housing..

Dayton Ohio has set a new record for deaths of accidental overdoses of opioids. Holt St Miracle Center has been on a mission to reduce opioids/drug use by offering several programs to help get on track and become a sober productive citizen in the community.

We have AA/NA meetings, one on one counseling as well as group drug counseling. We have a case manager to direct and assist with community resources. Life Skill meetings with job training and budgeting classes.

Holt Street Miracle Center provides family outreach, food pantry, clothing from donations, Christmas and Thanksgiving help for families. 

History of Holt Street


Motivated by her own humble beginnings, Mrs. Willa “Mother” Fletcher used her retirement savings to invest in the creation of the Holt Street Project. In 1991 The Holt Street Project was created out of Mother Fletcher’s passion to relieve the suffering of the poor and less fortunate. Mother Fletcher and her loving son, Walter Gilbert, teamed up to buy and restore the old building that is currently known as Holt Street Miracle Center.


Our Mission


Our mission is to provide transitional and long-term housing to our homeless veterans and their families and to work with various agencies that will provide social services, childcare, legal, medical, and mental health services to homeless veterans. HSMC mission is to develop an integrated system for long-term client tracking and coordinate our outreach efforts with other agencies. 



Our Value Statement


HSMC believes by providing our clients with a roof over their heads and a few hot meals is not enough to ensure that our clients stay on the right path. Our staff will always include professionals and nonprofessionals who have learned to live life on life’s terms through practicing the principles found in Spiritual-Based Programs.