EXPANDING OUR REFUGE OF HOPE

Thanks to the support of our community, we’ve been able to serve more at-risk women and children than even before at Grace Village.
We look forward to shifting our focus to the next project to enhance Grace Village—bringing the Community Center to life.

GRACE VILLAGE

Grace Village is CityTeam’s 50 unit apartment complex providing essential services for women and children facing homelessness and domestic abuse. With this additional capacity, we have provided a safe, stable, and loving community where women can rebuild their lives and children can thrive. Grace Village has provided a refuge for families who we previously were unable to accommodate.

“I was on the streets with my 3 kids. CityTeam is my backbone. I am here because of them.”

Faviola

OUR VISION FOR BUILDING COMMUNITY

 The Community Center will be a 10,000 sq ft meeting space to add significant on-site resources to this supportive housing community. These resource will include: case management, meeting rooms, classrooms, daycare, and an outdoor children’s play area.

Financial Stability & Success

  • Independent Housing – legal and home search assistance
  • Life Skills Development – financial management, household maintenance, ect.
  • Holistic Success –  guidance in defining success through living-wage employment
  • Pathways to Education  option to pursue GED or higher education 

Childcare & Education

  • Licensed Childcare – will give mothers support to attend classes and find jobs
  • After School Tutoring – preparing kids for bright, productive futures
  • Healthy Relationships – youth will engage in positive peer/adult relationships
  • Safe Environment – Children free to play and grow on a secure property

Caring for the Whole Person

  • Parenting Classes – strengthening families with knowledge and insights
  • Counseling Services – breaking chains of addiction, trauma care, and support classes
  • Safe Transitions – strategies and space for healing and moving to wholeness
  • Medical and Dental Care – ensuring access to doctors and nurses, both onsite at CityTeam sites, and among a network of local providers

Grace Village Community Center

The Community Center provides uniquely designed spaces for pre-school, school-age, and adult supportive services.  Staff and volunteers ensure a safe setting where adults and children are empowered to achieve their age-appropriate, developmental goals.  The building design and diverse program elements provides an environment for holistic care. 

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Children's Center

 The Daycare Center provides a safe, stable, and nurturing environment for pre-school children as their mothers engage in the supportive services that enable lasting solutions. We focus on building strong foundations with education, socialization, and healthy activities that develop each child’s skills and ability to thrive.

After School Program Center

The afterschool program empowers school-aged youth to excel academically, engage in positive peer and adult relationships, and grow spiritually in a fun, interactive setting.  Volunteers provide tutoring and mentoring support to help each youth discover their passions and overcome academic and social barriers.  

CityTeam @ Work Center

The CityTeam @ Work Center creates education and job individualized placement plans that provide pathways to economic vitality by helping our students obtain living wage employment that leads to housing stability.  Staff and volunteers case manage, tutor, teach, and guide each woman in achieving her goals for a stable future.

Indoor/Outdoor Event Space

Indoor space that spills out into versatile outdoor space enables a wide variety of meeting options for our life skill classes, community meetings, social events, and chapel services.  Building healthy relationships in group meetings brings stability to our women and children and gives them a sense of belonging.

The Rooftop Terrace

The rooftop terrace is a respite space for the community to enjoy quiet outdoor space for reflective, personal care as they pursue health and wholeness.  Beautiful and peaceful spaces are essential for restoring mental, emotional, and spiritual health; a place to breathe and relax.

Kayla's Grace Village Story

When Kayla found refuge at Grace Village, she found an environment where she could “break the cycle” of generational trauma, instability, and domestic abuse. The weight of impending  homelessness was lifted off her children’s shoulders. 

During her stay, she earned her CNA license and recieved individualized counseling. She and her children have transitioned out of Grace Village into stable housing.

Faviola Speaks to the Heart of CityTeam

Faviola used to live a life of constant fear, substance abuse, and homelessness– all with her 3 young children by her side. She credits her life to CityTeam and considers it the “backbone” of her new beginning.

Faviola found food, shelter, and powerful healing through our women’s programs. Shes prays for the same healing for other women in her shoes through the expansion of Grace Village services. 

Executive Campaign Committee:

Michelle Rock, chair                   Thys Michels
Chad & Natalie Cochran            Michele Ruby
Grace Griffin                                 Mike Wilson
Kimberley Kaestner

For More Information:

If you have questions or would like more information about the Grace Village Community Center, please contact Melanie Davis, VP of  Development  at [email protected] or 408.232.5643.

Become a Cornerstone of Change

The heart of Grace Village lies within its people: staff, supporters, volunteers, and residents. Lives are being restored daily thanks to the dedication of our community. But due to lack of indoor space, we are limited in our services. Join us in expanding and optimizing our restorative services for our most vulnerable neighbors. Your generosity will impact countless women and children facing homelessness and domestic violence.

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