Path of Grace is a faith-based, long-term, sober living, nonprofit residence program for women who are recovering from alcohol and/or drug abuse. The recovery home and thrift store work environment offer a structured, protected opportunity for women to grow in their recovery, rebuild relationships, recover personal confidence levels, and return to productive family and community involvement. Path of Grace's mission is to help women recover from the grips of drug and alcohol addiction. We first aim to restore the lives of the women in the program and then ensure the restoration of their relationships with their children and families. Path of Grace is currently helping 35 women achieve sobriety. We strive to liberate and empower women's lives and restore their families.
This is a highly structured faith-based 12 step program lasting from 12 to 24 months. The program teaches women recovering from addictions how to lead a life filled with self-respect, sincerity, and responsibility. Path of Grace has 2 Licensed Mental Health Counselors on staff for individual and group counseling. This program has worked for more than 10 years, passionately helping women fight their addictions through a unique program, with a 100% success rate for women who graduate after 24 months in the program. The women that participate in the Path of Grace program work daily at the Thrift Store. Through their jobs and leadership roles at the thrift store, they are learning self-discipline and confidence. Path of Grace is also investing in a savings plan for each resident which will be given to them at graduation. Its purpose is to give the residents a clean and fresh start after graduation. This saving plan is also helpful in eliminating the financial pressures that can lead to a relapse. A resident graduating at 1 year will receive $1,500 and a resident graduating at 18 months will receive $4,800. At Path of Grace, we believe every woman leaving the recovery program should be well equipped with the skills and tools necessary for a fresh start.
Many of the women who come to our program do not have the financial resources required to pay for rehabilitation. The cost of most recovery programs is very high- thousands of dollars per month. Even with the large operation budge at Path of Grace, we want recovery to be available for any woman who chooses freedom. Path of Grace charges only $800 per resident for the entire period of commitment to the program. We believe that faith and time are required to restore lives and sustain recovery.
Thank You For Your Support
We are excited to announce that recently the construction of two new homes was completed! That construction could not have been undertaken without the support and contributions of so many in our community. We are blessed to have a community that is there to support Path of Grace every step of the way. Your support allows us to fulfill our mission in the lives of women, where addiction to drugs and alcohol has been stealing the destiny and that God has for them. With your continued support, we are able to transform lives across the Emerald Coast!
Your Help Is Still Needed
When graduating Path of Grace the residents are faced with a major decision that will directly affect their recovery. Will they stay in the Destin area where they have a strong recovery base or return home. Even though many of the women want to stay in the area and remain connected with Path of Grace, they financially do not have the resources to do so. This is especially true of women who have children to support. The cost of living is can be significantly higher in Destin and the surrounding area than other places in the country. This presents a major dilemma and creates tremendous pressure for the women exiting the Path of Grace program. Women with children are often faced with little options on how to support themselves and their children as they continue to focus on staying sober. To ensure the continued recovery of the women and reunite mothers with their children, Path of Grace has plans to develop Serenity Village. This Village will be transitional cottages for women who have graduated from the Path of Grace program and have children waiting to be reunited with them. This Village will be an environment for mothers and children to thrive together as a family again. There is no program like this across the Emerald Coast, so the need for Serenity On The Bay Village is paramount! Your generous donations will make this development possible.
Path of Grace not only saved my life and help me how to live a productive and sober life, but it also helped me build a personal and intimate relationship with God. Now, I’m living a life of freedom from the chains of addiction and oppression. I will forever be grateful to God for opening the door that got me to Path of Grace.
God turned my shame into compassion and purpose... He has removed death and darkness from my mind and showed me in every small detail that He will use ALL things for good.
Path of Grace Graduate
Path of Grace provided me with an outpouring of support, guidance, and the truth of a loving God. Through the friendships I made and the character I developed during my time here, not only did I change, but my entire life did as well. Today I have a joy that I didn't even know I was missing.
Path of Grace Graduate
Path of Grace Graduate
Crown of Beauty is a 90 day program that will prepare women to transition to a long term treatment center.This time will be instrumental in instilling Biblical principals that will carry them through thier recovery journey.