What's Working: Home of Grace Turns 40

What's Working: Home of Grace Turns 40

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EIGHT MILE, Ala. -

In tonight's What's Working, News 5 stopped by the Home of Grace in Eight Mile. The residential drug and alcohol treatment center is celebrating its forty year anniversary. Over the last forty years, nearly 30,000 women have sought treatment at the Home of Grace.

Eighty- six year old Doris Littleton founded the Home of Grace forty years ago, out of her home. She had so many women seeking counseling for their addictions, that she was forced to move to the current home. She says the drug problem in women has gotten even worse over the years, and she has no plans of stopping. "I want to see these mothers back with their children, wives with their husbands. I wants to see them recovering. It's a calling." She says Home of Grace helps women spiritually, and physically. She is known around the Home as the heart and soul of the organization. Client "Kaley," as we are calling her, says Mrs. Littleton is always singing, and smiling. "She gives us so much hope that no matter what your age is, you walk in God's will, and all things are possible. "Kaley" is seeking treatment for a prescription drug addiction, and will complete the three month program in just a couple of weeks.

Home of Grace has plans to expand. Littleton is in the process of raising funds to build a new family house for women and their children. The facility will be built adjacent to the current property.

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