To demonstrate the healing power of Christ’s love to families through relationships and resources.
Grace Like Rain Ministries is a 501c3 organization who serves families with children in Denton County who are currently homeless or are in danger of becoming homeless. We offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of families and assist them in achieving long term financial and personal stability. Our approach is holistic, and our goal is to break the cycle of generational poverty. For more details on our programs, see our programs here.
We partner with Giving Hope Inc. Denton to collaborate referrals and street outreach. Giving Hope serves primarily individuals experiencing homelessness, while we serve families. To learn more about how we partner with Giving Hope, go here.
our core values
Love God and love people based upon the life of Jesus
Equip families with tools to break the cycle of poverty
Family Case Managers set individualized goals focused on the whole person: body, mind and spirit.
Relational approach utilizing volunteer coaches who equip and encourage the family each step of the way
Address the physical needs of affordable housing, transportation and childcare
Connect the families to established resources within the community
Through the healing and restoration our families experience, it is our goal for them to gain the confidence to pour back into families entering GLR
When our family moved from MD to TX in 2014, we knew that we were going to have to build new relationships within a new community. What we didn’t know is that God was going to stretch us in ways we couldn’t imagine.
As we began volunteering with an organization that provided temporary and voluntary care for children while their parents were in crises, we saw that so many of these families were lacking the support of family and community. During my battle with Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer and my time as a single mom, the support of my family and community is one of the things that kept us going. They listened, equipped, supported, and encouraged us through every step of our trials and struggle.
So in 2016, our family and a few other friends set out with a big dream and some crazy love and decided to start Grace Like Rain. Our heart was to provide a helping hand to moms and dads facing crises and homelessness.
We started by equipping coaches to build relationships with families that were struggling, to step out of their comfort zones and love families that were facing or had faced indescribable setbacks and pain. We listened to the families that needed our help and began to see some of the major areas of need in their lives. We encourage both families and volunteers to continue to build relationships with each other and God.
Over time, we saw the extreme need for affordable housing, reliable transportation and quality and affordable childcare. Grace Like Rain established strategies and plans to address these 3 areas.
Grace Like Rain has also built strong relationships with churches and partnering non profits within the community to ensure that our families have access to the best possible resources.
Grace Like Rain desires to see families lives’ transformed by breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness. We want to demonstrate the healing power of Christ’s love through relationships and resources. We simply seek to love god and love people the way that Jesus loves us!
We currently do that through our Case Management services, a 1 to 2 year program where the families meet with a case manager and coach on a consistent basis establishing and working towards holistic goals. The families attend life skills classes, community groups, and most of all build strong supportive relationships with their coaches and each other.
The Love First Community is the future of Grace Like Rain. This year, 2019, we were gifted 16 acres of land off of McKinney in Denton, TX. The plan is to build around 50-2 to 4 bedroom homes. It will be a place where families that are struggling and in crises can come and find rest, peace, relationships, resources, and community.
We believe that by providing not only affordable housing but the combination of our Case Management Services and a strong supportive community with childcare and other resources, the families will be given every opportunity to break the cycle the of poverty and homelessness.
My family and I are grateful for the relationships and the community that has formed and most of all we are thankful for the way God has stretched and grown our faith through Grace Like Rain.
Poverty rate is at 19.5% (1 in 5.1) residents in Denton County.
Denton County Unemployment Rate is 3.1%.
85.7% of unsheltered families are experiencing serious mental health concerns.
Transportation to work is an average of 28.8 minutes.
On a monthly average, it costs $568 to help support a family.
As of March 2020, 2,436 homeless students were reported in school districts in Denton County.
Transparency is one of our core values, and we are happy to answer any questions you have about our organization. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries regarding our detailed financial statements or information, and visit our GuideStar profile.