Grandeur of Grace (GOG) was established in 2021 to serve those who’ve served and their families regardless of race, rank, status, discharge, criminal history, and circumstance. Our team, consisting of our founding 3 members, have all experienced the military in some way or another be it as a military child, spouse, or service member and veteran; and it is through our very own experiences and the various challenges we’ve witnessed veterans encounter that we’ve gained insight into the needs of many barrier veterans face.
While several locally and nationally renowned organizations exist to provide aid and services to our homeless or at-risk veteran population, we foudn that the majority of these services are limited to veterans with an honorable discharge and no criminal record. And although we serve this demographic too, we also support veterans who have been honorably discharged and/or have been convicted of nonviolent crimes. We do this for two reasons: 1) the military does not have a great track record for evidential based convictions for nonviolent crimes, and 2) these veterans are no less deserving of a second chance.
The grace we extend toward this population can make the difference between homeless and self-sustaining, productive member of society and repeat offender, and life and dealth.
If you’ve ever served in the armed forces, then you likely understand some of the challenges veterans, in general, face in the civilian world. It is an entirely unique world transitioning from an environment of comradery and structure to one of isolation and choas. If a veteran does not have a strong support system (which many do not) they quickly get lost.
So, whether the veteran is honorably discharged or deserving of a second chance, GOG provides a suite of services customized for the individual, designed to get the veteran the support system they lack to ensure successful transition to a self-sustaining member of their community. GOG addresses the veteran’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs through our six programs. And although we are faily new, we are passionate, skilled, organized, and have veterans contacting us weekly for our services.
If it were not for the financial support we’ve received from our incredibly generous donors we would not have the resources to continue serving our military veterans and their families.