Good Shepherd Gracenter

Mission Statement

Good Shepherd Gracenter helps women without resources break free from drug and alcohol addiction.  By providing long-term transitional housing with an individualized 12-Step Recovery plan, we offer each woman the opportunity to live a healthy and meaningful life.

Core Values

Gracenter is one of many Good Shepherd agencies across the United States and around the world who seek to live these Core values in their relationships with each other and In their relationships with those they serve.  The core values are:

MERCY: Compassion, not judging, understanding, kindness, gentleness, patience

RECONCILIATION: Not holding the past against them, forgiveness, healing, acceptance, tolerance, honest communication

ZEAL: Perseverance, stick-to-itiveness, tough love, whatever it takes, eager to help

INDIVIDUAL WORTH: Respect, courtesy, empowerment, value

Keeping aware of these values we seek to create an environment in the house that nurtures new growth for the residents and for each other:

“Spring is a time of new and beautiful growth.  There can be growth for us, too.  Like earth at the end of winter, when we make the conditions suitable, using abstinence, patience and love our lives will again bring forth new growth.”
-- From Day to Day<