It is the mission of The Journey Home to provide a safe and drug free environment, as well as to provide a highly trained professional staff to help and guide these worthwhile women on the path to a lifetime of recovery, returning to the community as productive members of society. It is also our mission to empower these young women so they can recover and break the generation to generation cycle of addiction, incest, child abuse, and emotional and physical violence and abuse.
In January of 1985, Grace House was founded through a community-based grass-roots movement with an original capacity for six halfway house beds. The need was so great for substance abuse treatment among women that in less than a year it expanded to 15 beds. In 1996, in collaboration with Unity for the Homeless, Grace House was awarded a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and with additional funding from United Parcel Service and HUD, the organization was able to purchase and renovate a historic home on Delachaise Street. In January 1997, Grace House moved into this larger and newly renovated facility with an increased treatment capacity to 25 beds. Grace House has treated more than 2,000 women since opening its doors 25 years ago.
Paces House is a Sober Living residential home for females ages 18 and older who have completed at least a 28 day treatment program. It is a structured 12 Step based program. It is strictly a voluntary program for those who are not quiet ready to go out of the realm of structure and who are looking to add a little more foundation to their program. Time frame is based on each individual needs and desires. You have the luxury of fellowship both within the house and through outside meetings. Drug screens are done on an individual and/or random basis. We do work with those that are on probation or that may be in drug court.
A three-quarter (3/4) way house is a chemical free living center. It is designed as an extended care program for clients who have completed a twenty-eight day treatment program and merit an additional period of support and structure also for those Clients needing Sponsorship & Step work. Due to limited space, placement depends on availability of beds, client’s progress and dedication to recovery and need for additional structure.