Stories About the People You Help
Giving Back to Gracewood
“I never thought I’d be in a position to give back to the ministry that gave so much to me, but I’m truly grateful to be in a position to show my gratitude.”
Bradley-Legend House Dedication
The Houston community came together on Wednesday, May 8, to help dedicate the newest cottage on Gracewood’s Elmview campus in the Spring Branch area of Northwest Houston.
Our newest cottage was dedicated this week, thanks to the countless volunteers who gave their time, resources and talents to get it move-in ready.
Anita Daniels and her 6-year-old son, Jayden, came to Gracewood under unique circumstances, even for a ministry that specializes in helping moms and children in difficult situations.
A Team Effort
Can just one volunteer make a difference? For the single mothers and children at Gracewood, the answer is a resoundingly positive one.
A Shared Mission
In May of 2012, Wendy Leak made the decision to leave her position as a school nurse to become a stay-at-home wife and mother so she could have the freedom to be more involved in the lives of her four children.
After relocating from California to Florida to Texas, Tonia reached a breaking point in her marriage and found herself on the brink of homelessness.After spending five
long months at a local shelter, Tonia and her daughter Trinity were referred to
How Healing Happens
Beginning two years ago, Gracewood introduced a new model called “therapeutic community,”a journey towards home, hope and healing that focuses on relationships and group counseling for the moms who call Gracewood home.
Ambassadors for Gracewood
For Jim and Lisa Meyerhoff, giving their time and resources to bless the single mothers and children at Gracewood is a commitment began the day their Tallowood Baptist Church Sunday School class served at a work day out at Gracewood’s Wanda Lane campus.
Prayed for by Name
For single moms at Gracewood, the time set aside for spiritual growth is when their shared work on counseling, financial management, career and parenting programs all come together.
An Academic Turn Around
D’aja Washington always excelled in school. But when her father left and her mother’s hours were cut at work, she went from a gifted and talented student to barely making her classes.
A Place of Peace and Rebuilding
Jennifer Lewis describes her life as “a collection of moments” that God has used to bring her to where she is and shape her into who he wants her to be.
A Second Chance
Issia describes her life as being full of second chances. “When God wants to make himself known to us, he has a way of making his presence clear,” she said. “Although it took me a while, I am in awe looking back to see all that he protected me from along the way.”
Back to School
Many children are looking foward to the new school year, but there are too many children who look at school as something to be endured, not enjoyed. You can help change that for every one of them.
"I was always taught towork hard and give generously, but I was never taught how to save." Now, thanks to a local team from a financial and investment firm, the moms at Gracewood are changing their money management stories one at a time.
Keeping a Dream Alive
Nearly two decades after she started, Mary Bonner has at last realized her dream of getting a college education.
An Aid to Success
HomeAid Houston is much more than just a financial partner of Gracewood. It's also helped rebuild lives, giving moms like Judith Drummond an opportunity to get back into the job market in a big way.
Support Beams of Gracewood Event
Construction has begun on the third cottage at Elmview. The foundation is set. The frame is going up. Now we need your special kind of support! Come celebrate with us!
My Five Daughters
Stacy Griffith has come a long way from the day she pulled up to Gracewood with three of her five daughters in a beat-up pickup truck, carrying only her baggage of shame, failure and inadequacy.
Elmview Groundbreaking - Slideshow
A Divine Employer
The Joy and Pleasure of Serving
A Second Chance at Life
The Tools to Succeed
The Game of Life
Showcase Home Benefits Gracewood
Gracewood's Entrepreneurial Spirit
Scouts Serving Gracewood
Voices of the Faithful
Education: A Long-Term Solution
Celebrate the Blessings
Send in the Clowns
Never Too Late to Dream
Rachel's Plan B
A Decade of Dreams
Help Begins at Home