Could you imagine spending the coldest months of the year without any heat or lights on in your home? For some families in your Middle Tennessee community, this is a reality.
- Someone working a full time minimum wage job is making $1,160 a month. They would have to work over 120 hours a week to pay for the average one bedroom apartment in Williamson County.
- Nearly two-thirds of adults (61%) served by GraceWorks’ Shelter Program are female. Almost half (48%) of the total are under the age of 18.
- Average assistance given GraceWorks clients is $522 for rent and $140 for utility bills, which enables families to use their resources for other household needs.
You have the opportunity to help keep the lights on after Christmas…Graceworks Ministries prevents our Williamson County neighbors stay in their homes by helping pay utility and rent payments when a crisis hits.
You can help prevent a temporary trial from becoming a permanent problem.
Neighbor serving Neighbor, by the power of God’s grace.
GraceWorks helped 3,261 people with rent and utility bills in 2017. Program capacity is limited only by funding. GraceWorks does not have the monetary means to fulfill all requests in full.
Martha, a widowed mother of five, couldn’t make her rent or utility bills because of heavy medical bills for her recently diagnosed cancer. She’s a special education teacher making $22,000 a year. GraceWorks provided the needed assistance as well as a shopping cart full of food.
Bob is a single father raising two children and a disabled veteran from the first Gulf War. He was embarrassed about asking for help but couldn’t meet his utility bills. GraceWorks helped with his utilities well as food.
A Fairview man developed pleurisy from the flu last December and couldn’t make the family’s rent bill for January. Without GraceWorks’ help, his wife said they would have been homeless the next day.
Louise lost her job when her company downsized. She was living in her car when a stranger told her about GraceWorks. GraceWorks paid for her first month’s rent, which got her over the hump. Now she has an apartment and a job.
About Graceworks Ministries
GraceWorks Ministries, Inc. was founded in 1995, when area concerned citizens and faith leaders came together and decided Williamson County needed a central place to send people who needed help with food, clothing and financial assistance. By pooling church resources with private and public sectors, GraceWorks was able to provide more help for many needs to better serve our community, rather than duplicating efforts.