Grace Mansion is a drug and alcohol free facility, and is designed to be a ‘safe’ place for people to live and stabilize prior to full independent living. Residents are required to participate in two different streams of programs. The first one is regular meetings with a designated program worker and the other is to participate in the Next Step Program which includes participation in different in house programs and activaties.
The programs are designed to help residents make their own choices as they move towards goals that they set. Common goals for all residents include housing, and continued abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Other goals can include schooling, finding work, or dealing with medical or mental health issues.
This program seeks to be less intense than a first stage addiction and mental health program, but regular meetings with Residential Workers are a requirement. Other support services include helping residents access external resources such as employment opportunity, housing assistance, and other programs designed to support the needs and gifts of those making positive changes in their lives.
We attempt in our programming and in our relationships to recognize that people have biological, psychological, social, and spiritual needs and gifts and we try to address and acknowledge those areas as best we can. Also, it is important to note that our programs are created with the basic premise in mind that all people are created in the image of Christ. Therefore, everyone is equal and everyone has unique gifts and strengths to offer.