At Grace’s Table, we’re all about SPACE. Space is what’s provided for teen moms and their littles — space free from judgement, space to have their basic needs met, and space to belong, to grow in community with one another and to grow in depth within their own personhood and family unit.
“SPACE” is also the framework for this growth at Grace’s Table. By focusing on five key areas — Spiritual exploration, Parenting, Adolescence, Career and Education (SPACE) — Grace’s Table helps young moms (ages 13-24) realize their value, explore their purpose, make important decisions and become the women God created them to be.
To continue changing lives, though, Grace’s Table needs more physical space. They’re growing and have maxed out the ways its existing property can be expanded and utilized. AND, there’s a HUGE unmet need for providing stable housing for families during difficult times, or as mamas are getting on their feet.
In 2017, we completed a construction project, and the basement of our current location was finished to provide a safe play area for children, as well as a bathroom with a shower and a laundry room for families to use throughout the week. The children’s play area freed up space upstairs for more moms to gather on Friday nights for “Around the Table” and made it possible for Grace Table’s to offer a permanent Tuesday night Bible study for moms (previously, it was offered just a few times a year). (Watch the video to learn more about the last expansion).
The response to this new space was exactly what we had hoped: moms are coming to Bible study, using the laundry and bath facilities, and more women and children are being served. On any given Friday or Tuesday night, it’s not uncommon to have 10-15 moms, 15-20 children, and 5-10 mentors and volunteers gather for dinner in an 800-square-foot space — and they’d love to be able to invite more families! Except, there’s no room.
A new property has been located that would allow for expanded programs and services — AND meet that HUGE need for housing!
Together, we are raising money to impact more families. Together, we can do this! Help us today to provide more SPACE for grace!