At any given time, we have a list of mothers and their children who are waiting for a place at Gracewood. Often, they are mothers who are facing the reality of homelessness or wondering how they will be able to provide food and shelter for their children. Many of them dream of finishing their GEDs or going back to school to get their degrees … but those dreams seem so unattainable. The desperate need for home, hope, and healing is so great for families in our community and we strive to provide that to as many as we can.

That’s why, last month, we were so excited to celebrate the groundbreaking for four new duplexes here at Gracewood! These are the first duplexes to be constructed in a multi-phased project. When the project is completed, we will have 8 duplexes in total, which will more than double the number of families we are able to serve! Thanks to generous and faithful donors, dedicated board members, community partners, staff, and even some former Gracewood residents, we celebrate the amazing things that the Lord is doing. Because of their gifts, single mothers who were once in despair will find hope for their families and their children will be able to know the stability of a healthy, loving home environment!