Starting over with a new residence, community or career might be the best decision for your family’s well being or safety, but it’s not always easy. In fact, it might be the most difficult decision you’ll ever have to carry out.
That’s why congregants at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church answer the calling to make sure women and men entering GRACE Transitional Housing program are strengthened and encouraged from the moment they enter their new home.
The teamwork is an incredible thing to witness: one masters the essentials–plumbing, painting, and fixtures. Others have an eye for design to make the space open, inviting and beautiful. Despite their different gifts, their ultimate desire for families exceeds far beyond drapes and sofas.
The freshly-painted rooms are more than an apartment, and their home with GRACE is more than four walls.
On the counter was a new, hardbound bible, along with a bible story book for children. There was also a daily devotional book, an encouraging card for the new tenants, and a plate of warm cookies.
FaithWorks Mission and Outreach Pastor, Rev. Dara Austin spoke on behalf of the group, who welcomed the new single mother of two, and assured her she could always find a home among God’s people.
The GRACE family encouraged the client, and asked if we could pray a blessing of her new journey. Dara prayed on behalf of everyone in the room, and the client was visibly overwhelmed with gratitude.
Clients appreciate the material assistance provided through GRACE donors, from the services GRACE provides to the physical items they use. But when taken as a whole, support and encouragement restores hope to those enduring the pang of personal hardship.
Thank you for treating these women and men with the utmost dignity and kindness. Please continue to pray for our Transitional Housing clients as they pave new paths to pursue old dreams.
GRACE Transitional Housing provides long-term assistance and case management for homeless women, children and families working toward becoming self-sufficient.
The program provides a safe, nurturing environment that allows the client the capacity to recover and develop the skills needed to succeed. The program is available to the families for a minimum of six months and maximum of two years. If you would like to host a service project or collect goods for Transitional Housing, contact Jamé Scott.
“They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”