• Mission: House of Grace supports addicted, abused and homeless women as they rebuild their lives, without being separated from their young children. The long-term, life transformation program addresses chemical dependency, abusive relationships and other self-destructive behaviors. Living in Cityteam-owned apartments, women are mentored and taught how to rejoin the mainstream and become productive citizens supporting themselves as well as their families. The nonprofit organization also has a nursery onsite so that young children (newborn to 5 years old) have a safe and caring environment.
The women who come to House of Grace often have stories of homelessness, addiction, jail, lost jobs and broken families. When they graduate, their stories are redeemed with reunited families, steady employment, a pursuit of higher education, a desire to help others and faith in God’s grace.
• 2018 update: In the past year, House of Grace has continued to serve more children due to the high need for services. Among those served was a mother with three young children. House of Grace has incorporated additional career training opportunities and comprehensive services to supplement the high cost of living in the Bay Area.
• Why the Holiday Fund is needed: Thanks to donations from the Holiday Fund, House of Grace continues to serve mothers and their children for a year in the program, which offers them a safe place as they learn recovery tools to overcome their addictions and life skills that enable them to successfully transition back into society.
House of Grace
Location: 2306 Zanker Road, San Jose
Founded: 1994, as a program of Cityteam
Annual budget: $198,000
Staff: 4 full-time employees; 6 interns