Over 600 individuals released to parole supervision will come through the "Grace House" program each year.
From its beginnings as a single 5-bed residence in 2001 to the current 15 facility, 108-bed program, the “Grace House” Transitional Residence Program has become a statewide model reentry program, serving over 650 clients per year in Buffalo, over 300 per year in Rochester, and 50 per year in Elmira.View More Videos
Food, Clothing and Housing
Men and women are released from correctional facilities with $40 and the clothes on their back. SGM provides over 60,000 meals to clients annually, and links clients with community resources to secure clothing, including professional attire and special work-related needs like work boots and uniforms. SGM serves over 650 men and women every year in residential programming.
Case management and service coordination are the cornerstone of SGM program services. In addition to linking clients with substance abuse treatment, mental health services, and assuring ongoing compliance with release conditions, case managers teach clients self-advocacy skills to equip them with the ability to locate and sustain housing and employment after program completion.
Life Skills Training
It is not enough for a client to complete the program and transition into independent housing if he or she isn't able to sustain that housing. Since 2007, Saving Grace has provided life skills training in housing, employment, money management, self-advocacy, responsible parenting, and decision-making to equip clients for long-term success after they complete the "Grace House" Program.
In The Midst Of The Storm
Entering the summer of 2020, chaos, protesting, riots, Covid-19, financial uncertainty. The emotions fueled by uncertainty, concern, engulfs your mind. Thoughts of the “what ifs” life, a shear picture of what we envisioned 12 months ago. Yet here we are in a pandemic, isolated from the norms we lived and remanded to behave for the social welfare of others. Life for SGM and our clients is turned upside down... read more
Banana Diaries: Sliced, peeled, split, chilled, alone or with cereal...life choices
A whimsical, poignant play on the habits of banana peeling, eating and sharing. Yet in reality, it's about our life story to change the very fabric and heart of our community. When we rise and become to our community all that God has called us to be and to do.
The Banana Diaries inspires and challenges us all to rise right where we are planted and to be "Difference Makers" lifting friends, families, and those we are called to serve, to a better place.