Incorporated in 1995 Grace House is a non-profit organization offering transitional and semi-permanent housing and support services for homeless men and women living with HIV/AIDS and women recovering from substance abuse. Many applicants who apply to Grace House have no resources, are homeless, and have limited or no contact with family members.
Grace House was established to provide a place where men with a common bond, (HIV/AIDS), could live with integrity and without fear and prejudice. At the time Grace House consisted of one house, which could take in a maximum of twelve residents. In 2000, Grace House II was dedicated next door to the original facility and expanded the number of residents to eighteen, including women.
Grace House received funding from the HOPWA program of HUD in 2009 to provide additional housing and support services. An important part is permanent housing. Two additional homes were purchased and remodeled across the street from the original Grace House and are used as permanent housing for 6 residents. Grace House is also able to assist people through the tenant based program with rental assistance.
In October 2014, Grace House Services opened Grace House for Women, a 90-day secondary and long term transitional apartment living program for homeless women recovering from chemical dependency. This facility houses 22 women in transitional and 8 secondary.
To serve homeless Mississippians living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, by providing and maintaining housing in which clients may live with dignity, safety, and care; by providing supportive services that meet the physical health, mental health, educational, employment, and spiritual needs of individual clients thereby empowering each to achieve the highest quality and most independent life possible; and, by providing education and awareness to the public.