The Grace House
Rebuilding Broken Lives

Your brokenness is welcome here

Rebuilding Broken Lives…  On the wall in the dinning room it reads, “Your brokenness is welcome here.”  This is a phrase which points to our heart; restoration is the focus and Jesus is the foundation! 

Here at the Women and Children’s Center (WCC) we offer a long-term, free recovery program for women dealing with overwhelming personal issues such as addiction, domestic violence, or a criminal history. 

Recognizing that permanent change starts at the heart level, these programs address the underlying thoughts, feelings and beliefs that drive destructive behavior.  At the center, women and their children find healing for their brokenness as well as the tools and direction they need to live in the freedom Jesus offers. 

Our hope is to show our guests the love of God through His Son —

“Darkness cannot drive darkness out; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”   ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

Testimonials

My name is Desirae.

I am a 29-year-old woman from Helena, MT and I just completed 18 months at the Grace House.

I came into this program a ward of the state, shattered in million little pieces, and stuck in the Bondage of MANY addictions for 17 years of my life. The grace house provided an opportunity and a safe space to shut out the world and cultivate a relationship with Jesus Christ which has ultimately transformed every area of my life. In the last 18 months I’ve gotten to know Jesus Christ on a personal level, his heart, his character, his nature, and in doing so, better understand my identity in Him. As I continued to heal and grow and mature, He gave me strength to not only boldly face my giants, but to behead them! He began to heal and restore my heart and make it whole again. He placed an army of believers around me to speak truth into my life and come alongside me, bear my burdens with me, and, most importantly, love me.

The staff have helped me deal with the root causes of my addiction and better understand it. They have taught me how to be responsible and get back on my feet as I move into this next chapter of my life, and they are all family to me. My fearless leader DeNae Hammonds has set a wonderful example of what REAL recovery looks like.

Nine months into my program, God restored my precious sons back to me who I had lost in my addiction for 3 1/2 years. And, I was granted full custody of them! God has been so faithful to me and is restoring everything the enemy tried to take from me. The Grace House also hired me to work for them at the Hope Thrift Boutique and here at the center as a staff member which really laid a wonderful foundation for work training.

I am incredibly blessed and grateful that I was placed here with these God-fearing people to be a part of my journey as the Lord shapes me into the woman of character and integrity He’s always intended me to be. Now I get the honor and privilege to pass that on to my sons! I am redeemed, I am set free, and I AM a new creation in Christ Jesus.

My name is Kim.

Before coming to the Grace House over 18 months ago, I believed my life was over. I had lost my relationships with my children, family and friends, and in my diseased mind, had lost my relationship with God. I was no longer a registered nurse and was unemployable for even the smallest of jobs. I was facing being evicted from my home, and through all of that was seeking more and more alcohol to relieve my pain. The alcohol stopped working, and I had decided death would be better than what I was going through. It was in that deep, dark place that I realized that Jesus was there with me; He brought me out of there and led me to recovery at the Grace House.

These last 18 months have not been easy. Physical sobriety was the first step, but not the most difficult. For me, the most difficult part was changing everything I thought about myself, and in some ways what I thought about God. The curriculum in the program was challenging and exactly what I needed to learn about myself, addiction, and why I continued to relapse over and over again.

The emphasis on finding my identity in Christ through the classes, Bible studies, morning worship and Bible reading, and the other residents and staff supporting me, was crucial in my recovery, as was spending personal time in prayer and getting closer to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Through the prayers of so many, I successfully completed the 18-month program! Those prayers, and a lot of hard work, allowed me to obtain my RN license in Montana and I am now working as a hospice nurse in Missoula. I am so thankful and grateful for the love and prayers from all who support the Grace House and Hope Rescue Mission- I truly believe I “am fearfully and wonderfully made”!

Grace does not depend on what we have done for God but rather what God has done for us.

New Renovations from Generous Donations

Thanks to your support and partnership, the ladies and their children now have a new patio to use for outdoor barbeques and social time.  This is safer for all, especially the children so we are grateful for your support of our Grace House ladies and their families! 

Equipped for Life

Sober living with healthy programs keeps the end goal in mind:  Living as a God-dependent, contributing member of society.  Chores, work therapy, vocational education and practicum prepare women to provide for themselves and their children.

WCC aftercare offers weekly support, mentoring and other resources to help people maintain a healthy, balanced and successful life after moving out. 

Women & Children’s Center
Phone: (406) 552-5016
Director:  DeNae Hammonds
Program Manager:  Holly Becker
Email Us At: wcdirector@hopemontana.org

I had a call from a man named Brian who was trying to get a friend into Grace House. He told me about his friends’ troubles and her desire to be free of her addictions. He had been keeping her in his home to keep her safe. She happened to be there when I called and I was able to talk to her. She told me a little about herself and was very interested in coming to Grace House when we had an opening. I told her we would be having an opening soon. After talking she turned the phone back over to him. At that time he expressed to me how much he wanted her to do the program at Grace House. He said his Mom had done the program at Grace House and it completely changed her life. He knew that she also worked a year at Grace House after she graduated to help other women. She has stayed sober and is moving forward with her life and reconciliation. He said there was a lot of healing that needed to be done with family members, but they are working on healing. His mom’s constant prayer in the time she was with us was to have reconciliation with her kids. What a blessing it is to beat Grace House and see women transformed into the Godly women God intended them to be.

Cindy graduated from the Grace House program two years ago. After 15 years without a driver’s license, she has been able to get her license, as well as save and buy herself a car! Her family is grateful to see the progress that she has made as God is still moving and Restoring her life.

Cindy’s son expressed to us how the Grace House had completely changed his mom’s life. She has stayed sober and is moving forward with her life and reconciliation. He said there was a lot of healing that needed to be done with family members, but they are working on that healing. His mom’s constant prayer in the time she was with us was to have reconciliation with her kids. What a blessing it is to be at Grace House and see women transformed into the Godly women He intended them to be!

We would like to congratulate our Grace House Graduate Selah Carpenter. Selah has successfully completed a one-year recovery program at the Hope Rescue Mission Grace House. Selahnow has steady employment and her own apartment. Due to Covid we were not able to have a graduation celebration in honor of Selah’s hard work but we will include her in a future graduation gathering when that is safe to do again. Congratulations Selah! *pictures attached

Rebuilding Through Faith

To apply to the program

Complete the application:

Use the application button for a printable form.
Fill out, complete and return…
Your application will be reviewed and an interview will follow.

Interviews make sure the applicant is a good fit for the program…
Available space in the WCC for you (and your children)
will be a consideration as well.

No personal transportation is allowed on site…
The WCC provides scheduled transportation
for guests accepted into the program.

This is a cooperative living arrangement in which
program participation and house rules apply.

Return the application:

By email to wcdirector@hopemontana.org  or
By fax to (406) 549-0929
Attn: WCC Director/Asstistant Director

Applications can also be dropped off
in person at our Hope Thrift Boutique

Questions? 
Call  (406) 552-5016

Current Openings
Family: 0
Singles: 0

Job Opportunity

PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Daily operations for The Grace House will be conducted by Peer Support Team Member with Hope Rescue Mission. Peer Support Staff will be there to provide oversight, assistance, and reassurance to participants of Grace House, relating as a sister in Christ, maintaining a safe atmosphere within the Shelter structure while speaking truthfully with love. Please email development@ugmofmissoula.org with your resume to apply.

HOUSE PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Daily operations for The Grace House will be conducted by Peer Support Team Member with Hope Rescue Mission. Peer Support Staff will be there to provide oversight, assistance, and reassurance to participants of Grace House, relating as a sister in Christ, maintaining a safe atmosphere within the Shelter structure while speaking truthfully with love. Please email development@ugmofmissoula.org with your resume to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to a few of the questions we get asked regularly by those in search of help. 

Will I be able to see my family in the 12 months I am in program?
Yes. approved family members will be able to come to the center for visitation during allotted visiting times. After 3 months into program you will also be able to apply for passes to visit approved family members outside the Center.
Will the program help me get the documents I need to become employed?

Yes. Our program is set up to have you begin working during the last semester of the program. We offer a work readiness course and case management that walks you through getting your Social Security card, birth certificate, photo id, resume, and anything else necessary to help you become employed.

Do I have to be a believer to attend the program?
No. We are a faith based program that believes true freedom is found in Christ. Our only requirement to attend is a desire for a change in your life. Our heart is that all addicts find recovery.
Can I have my cell phone with me?

During the first six months of program personal cell phones are not allowed. A house phone is provided so phone access is still available.

What is the cost of the 12 month program?

The program is free of charge to our guests. We are 100% supported by donations.

We partner with Western Montana to serve,
rescue, and transform those in need,
by the grace of Jesus Christ.

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