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Grace Ministry Of Helping Hands

Rating: 4.84 stars   37 reviews 2,105

Nonprofit Issues:

Religion

Address:

8834 Goodbys Executive Dr Ste F % Jan Miller Jacksonville FL 32217 USA

Mission:

To be God's hands and feet as we show His love to hurting women on the streets of Jacksonville, FL

Results:

We have had several success stories-check our web page to see what we do

Target demographics:

Jacksonville, FL , women on the street who have no hope

Programs:

teach Bible lessons, GED training, job skills, healthy cooking, resume writing, interview skills, etc.

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904-731-4846
www.graceministriesjax.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

This ministry has changed my life. The women stick by me through thick and thin as I push on to reach my potential. The founders are incredible examples of God's unconditional love, grace, ad mercy. I don't know what my life would be like today if this ministry hadn't been God's helping hands. I am so blessed and so grateful. I pray they can continue to help put the hands of struggling women into God's hands. So many lives saved. So many more to still save. Grace Ministry of Helping Hands does just that. Please support their efforts.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a volunteer for Grace ministries and have seen the lives change through what we do. I have many stories to tell but they all pretty much add up to that there are women out living wherever they can, most are not safe by any means. And do unspeakable things because of drugs or alcohal. I am always amazed how just offering a cold water and bag of hygiene products changes their demeaner. Ones who are so hardened by what they go through daily when we come and offer them a hope and wrap our arms around them remind them that they are precious and a treasure they soften and you can tell your no longer speaking to the addict but to their soul. They are someones daughter, sisiter, and sometimes mother. If you want to know your gifts are going to make a difference in the lives of women who are bound and chained by addiction then this is the way to do it. Please support what Grace Ministry of Helping Hands is doing in the streets of Jacksonville. It takes money and currently there are 9 women we are in the rehabilitation phases with. They are no longer on the street, but getting the help to get out of the pit and be able to give back one day. I look forward to seeing how this ministy grows into possibly having its own rehabilitation facilities and is able to help more women at a time. In the mean time we will always stop for the one.

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I was starting out as a volunteer to get training to help women in other sides of town. The first time I went out onto Phillips Hwy with Kathleen and her team we met these two women (we met others but theses two will stay in my heart forever) Savannah who has a family history of drug abuse. She just kept telling us over and over she didn't know that people cared and loved the way that Grace Ministries shows love. We saw her through the hospital and into Rehab services. And the most heartbreaking was Darcel who while talking with her I asked if she had any children she said " yes a daughter, three years old." I asked her name and she told me Honesty Love, My heart broke for her. You see the way I saw it was she had never known a HONEST LOVE. She lived a life where it was always what can you do for me or How am I gonna get mine or just being abused. SHE BIRTHED her own HONEST LOVE. I pray for them both to this day.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have a place for transitional housing for the women to be able to get job training so that when they have made the choice to get out of this life. The Ministry can offer a place for change. It is hard to want something and not have anywhere but back to your old life to go back to.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just saw your segment on TV about the consignment shop. Thank you for doing what you do. I have tons of clothes (some of which still have the price tag hanging from them....like we all do) but I've always known that FiFi's is upscale and my stuff came from WalMart so I'd never grace your presence with those. But I did want to thank you for what you're doing and to let you know that I DO take my WalMart things to Angel Aid Thrift Store. Sorry to have seen our Humane Society Thrift Store close down. Blessing to all of you who work so hard to make women find their self worth.

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I was on the streets of Jacksonville feeling very hopeless. I was a slave to heroin and cocaine, shooting up several times a day, selling my soul for it. Kathleen McDaniel and others continuously reached out over the months giving a goody bag, prayer and offering a better life. The third time we met just seeing this Godly woman convicted my spirit. I decided to get their help. She drove me to and picked me up from detox. They paid my way in a sober living house, even got me an interview that landed me a job within two weeks. Kathleen visits me weekly and always brings me nice clothes and lifts my spirits, giving me confidence to get another part time job to be self sufficient. Her story also gave me the courage to follow through with celebrating my first full month in sobriety!! She even picked out a very hands on sponsor who picks me up for church!! Grace Ministry changed my life!!

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Rating: 4 stars  

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Being a part of Grace Ministry has enriched my life. Because of the sincerity and integrity of Grace Ministry i do not hesitate to invest my time and resources. I highly recommend these servants!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Adulterous Woman in John Chapter 8:

"The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to him, "Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery. Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?"
"This they said to test him, that they might have some charge to bring against him. Jesus bent down and wrote with his finger on the ground."

Have you ever wondered what Jesus was writing on the ground? Scripture never divulges this information because it isn't important. Jesus was using this distraction waiting to hear from his Father because he only said what the Father told him he should say.

After admonishing the scribes and Pharisees, Jesus stood up and said to her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said, "Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more."

This is the voice and mission of Grace Ministry, to let these women know that Jesus loves and forgives them and to help rescue them from the trapped life they are living. The bible does not tell of the successful life the adulterous woman went on to live but I bet she had a real positive impact on the world after her encounter. Grace Ministry offers this opportunity to every woman they touch and to do and be like Jesus is the ultimate lifework.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I see first hand what Grace Ministry is doing in our city. The women are being met on the streets and in the jails and being helped. We do this by taking them from one resource to another and being their contact and advocate thru each step of the way. This ministry takes seriously their mission to help women change their lives but they are never alone while doing this. From the street to living lives of purpose and well being, women are being met and encouraged.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Grace is impacting the lives of women in Jacksonville on a daily basis, whether we are out on the streets talking with women, or in the jail visiting, or helping with housing or getting a job, or taking to a meeting or church. These women need alot of help and our hope is that we can support them in anyway that we possibly can. The needs are great and the supply of women on the street who need our help is endless.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can not say enough about this organization. I have been able to witness first hand the miracles that have happened in the lives of many women thanks to the tireless work of the co-founders. I have seen women who were living on the streets completely turn their lives around with Grace's help. Kathleen and Jan are outstanding examples of what it means to love unconditionally.. with no strings attached.

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Grace Ministry is a wonderful organization of compassionate, loving people who truly care about their fellow human being. They take time out of their daily lives to help save others from a life of destruction. There are a lot of people, whom without Grace Ministries, would be living without any hope for any kind of a better life. These people live on the streets. They're sad, helpless and hopeless, struggling with various types of addictions. The people of Grace go to the streets weekly, search these people out, and let them know that God loves them and that he hasn't given up on them. They give them care packages and let them know there are options for them other than the street. When Grace's help is accepted, they are there for those people for the entire ride. This includes getting them into rehab, visiting/writing them in jail if that is the case, going to court, speaking on their behalf, helping them in recovery, giving them rides to various places; meetings, church, etc. And that's just a short list of the many ways this ministry is SAVING LIVES. God is good and He is working through Grace Ministry of Helping Hands.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This Christian missionary is filling a space in our society that is void of care in our community. There are persons of the sex trade who are returned to the streets from jails with no caring person or organization to help them to find their way to a responsible life. When they are released with no money, clothes or any way to support themselves they have no choice but to return to their old habits in order to survive.
Grace Ministry will actually pick them up and find a place for them to live and at the same time continue to work with them to find the kind of employment that will support a decent lifestyle which would include education, social and job skills. They make sure they have food and anything else they need to as they are starting a new life.
All the loving people involved in this mission take no salary or any other compensation, as of a matter of fact other than donations, much money comes out of their own pocket so of course they can only so much. All money is directed to the care of these victims. Their success rate is 98% because these persons are at a point in their lives that they want relief from their previous lifestyle and Grace Ministry will work with them one on one until they can live on their own merit.

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