Grace Centers of Hope, Recovery Program of Pontiac, Michigan, Breathes Life into Lowly Places
Primary Contact Person: Autrey Gutierrez, Volunteer Director
Phone: 248-334-2187, ext. 16
35 E. Huron St.
Pontiac MI 48342
Grace Centers of Hope is the oldest and largest homeless shelter in Oakland County, Michigan and offers today a full recovery and rehabilitation program. this christian non-profit organization is rigorous in its commitment to the personal transformation and development of its clients and looks entirely to volunteer and local community support for this change, rather than to government funds. The holistic concern of the organization is also noteworthy, as it expands its work to aftercare transitional housing on Seneca Street as well as a growing program for foster children.
The volunteer opportunities are clearly organized and always open for people who desire to get involved and make a loving didfference. Contact the volunteer coordinator if you would like to learn more, fill out an application or take a tour of the center. If you want a more intimate experience of the heart of the community, visit Grace Gospel Fellowship, where it speople gather for worship.
Target Groups of Ministry: Men, women and children suffering from homelessness, drug addiction, alcoholism, and/or spousal or parental abuse.
Current Needs: Generous supporters who might hold a special event, donate in-kind items and services, and donate financially. Volunteer opportunities abound — office administration, construction projects and clean up, committees, music, professional services such as legal advice and teaching, serving food and spending time with children. Visit "Rescued Treasures" Thrift Stores in Waterford, Sterling Heights, Pontiac or Warren. Donate items from the "Needs List" — www.gracecentersofhope.org/GCH_Needs.pdf.
Most Helpful Attitude from Volunteer: No one is beyond redemption.
Future: Continue offering lifelong community support to people both through the recovery and rehabilitation center and through sister church, Grace Gospel Fellowship. Expand foster care program as a healthier alternative for those left neglected by the state foster care system. Continue commitment to aftercare housing on Seneca Street.
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air raffle, September 8, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. To be held at Zion Christian Church - 3668 Livernoise, Troy, Michigan 48083. For tickets contact Shannon Grace Clark at 248-334-2187, ext. 23.
Prayer: That the Gospel would be unhindered in its transforming work of individuals, from the inside out.