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Non-profits new mission to house young women in need with Loving Grace

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The non profit organization that operated HUD housing known has the Hampshire Terrace apartments is moving on to a new mission.  The Hampshire terrace board sold the apartment property after the tornado downed the buildings.  And is now investing in a house with a goal to change young women's lives for the better.

Crews are renovating a home at 1414 Euclid in Joplin.  Workers are currently installing a sprinkler system for safety and new heating and air units at the  house to be called Loving Grace. The average stay is expected to be two  years serving young women between 18 and 24 years old who for a variety of reasons may be homeless.

Hampshire Terrace Board Member Doris Smith says, "We're giving these girls a safe sanctuary,  getting them off the street or when they come out of foster care giving them a place to go." 

Board member Bob Oglesby says, "I think it will make a great difference in the community if we rescue one girl  its worth it,  the whole thing is worth it." 

The project is the new vision of the Hampshire Terrace board, a non profit group which purchased five  acres here investing nearly half a million dollars overall in the project. Most of its board members attend Royal Heights Methodist church which by a twist of fate sits above the house on a hill.

The pastor, Terri Haywood,  who is also a board member says,"It was kismet.  The board became aware of the house being available and purchased it."

Renovations  at the house should be completed in a month and then  after a director is hired  they'll begin accepting applications for residency.  Members of the board say residents will have rules to follow. 

Haywood says, "Of course it will be drug free, alcohol free, and smoke free. There will be a curfew and each  girl will  be responsible for maintaining her own room."

The eight  residents will cook their own meals in the kitchen keeping their own food in lockers to each learn how to balance a budget.

Smith says, "We hope that they can grow and  become very self sufficient, stand on their own two feet."
Haywood says, "We offer these girls who may be homeless don't have anything,  don't have a support system, to offer them a sanctuary, to offer them a place where they can break that cycle they may be in and become the girl god created them to be."

 Inspirational messages are written on the floors of each room. Smith says, "They're standing on the  word of God to give them support and strength."

Applications won't be sought until a director is hired and that could be by January. To learn more about loving grace click here for a link to the web site. 


 

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