FAQ

What is the mission of Grace Centers of Hope?

Grace Centers of Hope is a non-profit, Christian organization committed to positively changing the lives of the unwanted, addicted, and homeless through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, personal accountability, life skills education, and work-related programs.

When was Grace Centers of Hope established?

Grace Centers of Hope, formerly known as the Pontiac Rescue Mission, was founded in 1942.

How many meals does Grace Centers of Hope serve each year?

Grace Centers of Hope serves an average of 190,000 meals each year.

How is Grace Centers of Hope funded?

Grace Centers of Hope’s $7 million annual budget is maintained solely through corporate and private donors. We do not take any government assistance.

How many people does Grace Centers of Hope serve on a daily basis?

On any given day, Grace Centers of Hope provides services to 150-200 men, women, and children.

What services are offered at Grace Centers of Hope?

Grace Centers of Hope provides the following; meals, clothing, and the One Year Life Skills Program for men and women who are struggling with chemical dependency, homelessness, and abuse. In addition, Grace Centers of Hope offers Hands of Hope Childcare Center, to allow our mom’s and dad’s to fully focus on their recovery while their children are well taken care of at our state licensed childcare facility. We also offer residents who enter without a high school diploma the ability to obtain their GED during the course of their stay at our Career and Education Center.

What do we offer to our residents after our One Year Life Skills program?

Once residents graduate from the One Year Life Skills Program, they are then eligble to enter the Aftercare Program with transitional housing.

How can I volunteer at Grace Centers of Hope?

Volunteers are vital to Grace Centers of Hope and we welcome individuals and community groups to give their time and resources to make a difference. For information about current and future volunteer opportunity please contact Kevin Hines our Volunteer Coordinator at 1-855-HELP-GCH ext. 1111.

Can I come to Grace Centers of Hope for a tour?

Grace Centers of Hope offers tours of all of our facilities upon request. Please contact our Director of Donor Relations at 1.855.HELP.GCH, ext. 1121.

What is Grace Centers of Hope doing to help those struggling with homelessness, chemical dependency, and abuse in southeast, Michigan?

Grace Centers of Hope truly believes we cannot solve the issues of homelessness, chemical dependency, and abuse with money, shelter, or food alone. The issues stem from the brokenness in an individual’s heart, that can only be healed through love, accountability, community, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.