STEPPING STONES TO SUCCESS!
We are thrilled to announce that our long-awaited building project is becoming a visible reality! Thanks to an incredibly generous grant from “Stepping Stone” (AKA San Francisco Women’s Rehabilitation Foundation) we will soon be able to house 5 more women at Gracenter.
After the process to obtain permits to build—which took 3 years!—we received the final permits in November and rushed to do a ground-breaking ceremony so that our contractor could get started with the construction without further delay.
It was a simple ceremony, attended by members of the Board and Guild, as well as faithful volunteers and neighbors. Pat Ryan, who was one of the volunteer carpenters who built Gracenter 60 years ago—and has been a volunteer ever since—even at 101 years old—was our guest of honor and chief ground-breaker!
A Woman's Recovery Begins with Grace
Good Shepherd Gracenter is a recovery residence that offers a supportive and gently challenging program for women who wish to strengthen their early sobriety. Typically, participants have completed a primary recovery program and are seeking to re-establish employment, healthy relationships, and deepen their spirituality through participation in 12 Step fellowships.
By strengthening women in recovery, they in turn strengthen their families and strong families create safe and peaceful communities.