Mission: Grace Centers of Hope is a non-profit Christian organization committed to positively changing the lives of the homeless, addicted and unwanted through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, personal accountability, life skills education and work-related programs. The foundation of change is the local church which encourages residents to become strong in faith and independence while it lovingly promotes a sense of belonging within a community that truly can be called "home".
Programs: Life skills program: our life skills education program is part of our one-year rehabilitation program for both men and women. Daily classes are designed to help rebuild a balanced life and encourage successful choices. Classes include: substance abuse recovery, co-dependency, self-discovery, relationships, parenting, overcoming and preventing abuse, goal setting and money management. An important component of our program is a work routine that develops skills necessary for the workforce. In the end, our goal is to return men and women to society as useful, responsible, self-supporting citizens of the community.
rescued homes: homes are purchased by gch and rented out to graduates of the life skills program at grace centers of hope. The purpose of this program is to give men, women and families who graduate our program the opportunity to ease back into society while maintaining sobriety, accountability, friendships and support. The program also addresses the need for new and rehabilitated housing for individuals and families emerging from homelessness and/or near poverty situations.
hands of hope childcare: a safe and nurturing environment for children whose families are in grace centers of hope's life skills or after-care programs. This state-licensed childcare facility offers excellence in education, development and recreation for children ages newborn to 5 years--all free of charge.
rescued treasures: operates thrift stores that receive donated clothing and other items to provide employment to homeless shelter residents.
Without a doubt Grace Centers of Hope was instrumental in me getting my life back. I came to GCH heavily addicted to drugs and alcohol almost three years ago. I completed their one year drug and alcohol recovery program, and for a time was employed by GCH as a Resident Assistant. I have since moved on and I am entering my Sophomore year in college when the Fall semester starts. None of this would have been possible without God and Grace Centers of Hope.
This is an amazing faith based organization! With a strong, professional board of directors GCofH helps thousands of people each year to make positive changes and break the cycle of dependance and poverty. Well worth the investment!