The House of Grace is a Christ-centered 501 c 3 nonprofit serving abused women and their children. The 24/7 Crisis Hotline is manned by trained personnel and the 24/7 Shelter is a safe-haven for women and their children who have made the choice to leave the abuser. Professional staff equip the women with the knowledge and necessary skills so they never again feel they have to endure abuse. All funds donated through the Purple Purse Challenge will be used to support the work of the House of Grace and the women and their children they serve.
House of Grace has operates in north Mississippi for 20 years serving some of the most rural and poverty-stricken areas in Mississippi. Services are offered to victims of domestic, family and dating violence without regard to age, creed, sex, race, veteran status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or national origin. Clients receive confidential support and counseling with tools to equip them with the knowledge and necessary skills so they never again have to endure abuse. All of the services are free and strictly confidential. In addition to support services and resources, the House of Grace sees the prevention component as equally important in the area of domestic, family and dating violence.
While the House of Grace sees the abuse side of this epidemic, they also see the successes! Like the mother and her children who sought safety at the Shelter and then moved onto a place of their own. The mother was determined to support her children and make a difference. She became an attorney and today is one of the strongest supporters of the organization.
Another mother and her children lived at the Shelter while seeking a place to call home. With assistance from the staff of the House of Grace, they relocated and became stronger. After struggling to meet the demands of work and transporting her children to activities with an older vehicle, a local business presented her and her children with a reconditioned car loaded with gifts!
Programs of the House of Grace in addition to the Crisis Hotline and Shelter are:
*Clothing provided to victims and their children from the House of Grace Thrift Store.
*Transportation available to residents and nonresidents as needed including medical appointments, court appearances and work sites
*Personal hygiene products
*Emergency food supplies through the House of Grace Food Pantry. Food is also provided at the shelter for residents. Referrals are made to area food pantries and feeding programs available in the community. Nutritious meals are strongly recommended.
*Financial assistance provided to clients through individual donor resources including utility and rent deposit when the victim decides to leave the abuser.
*Legal advocacy provided by a court advocate who accompanies clients to court and meetings with the police and attorney
*Referrals to partnering agencies
*Interpreter, as needed