Our mission is to provide women who are in recovery from the diseases of addiction the opportunity to live sober and productive lives once again and to find their way back home to their families and their communities.
We believe that a warm and comfortable living environment and the company of other women also in recovery is a very effective means of accomplishing this goal.
Our work at Grace House is rooted in the traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and AlAnon. We are keenly aware that twelve-step programs have made it possible for many people to live sober one day at a time. AA, NA, and AL-Anon meetings are held at Grace House several times each week.
We are mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, wives and partners, sisters, cousins, aunts and nieces, colleagues, classmates, friends. Some of the people we love best in the word struggle with the diseases of addiction, some with depression and mental illness, and others with several of these.
Our loved ones may have been in prison, have often lost everything from drivers licenses to homes to jobs. They have complicated, sometimes tortured, relationships with even their closest friends and family, on whom this disease takes such a terrible toll.
We understand that the diseases of addiction are not behaviors or bad choices or signs of moral decay. We recognize that people in recovery and their steadfast efforts to live sober are strong and brave and heroic.
Grace House is important to us because we believe that to help a woman is to help a family. We know the way back home is tough but achievable and we want to help women make it home by offering an opportunity to live sober, one day at a time, one woman at a time.
Making a Difference
An old man walked on a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. “Why do you bother?” the old man scoffed. “You’re not saving enough to make a difference.” The young man picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back to the water. “Made a difference to that one!” he said.