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Charliy S.

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Review for Grace Ministry Of Helping Hands, Jacksonville, FL, USA

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.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Grace Ministry Of Helping Hands, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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

Role:  Volunteer