Grace In Action Ministry derived from a desire to serve the surrounding community and the world at large. Its birthplace, Church of Grace, located in Portland, OR was founded in 2016. The congregation saw a dire need to serve those that are outside the church walls and those that have life-controlling problems. With the ever-growing drug and alcohol addiction epidemic, the church set out to create a ministry that would confront those issues.
At this point, we have a recovery center open for men who are seeking to find an answer for the issues that they face in life. This center is not only limited to individuals with substance abuse but it is also for those who want radical change in their life. It is a place for everyone who wants to find God and build a relationship with Him.
In the future, we hope to open more recovery centers in the U.S. and many centers around the globe. We are not only limiting ourselves to recovery centers but we have a vision to open churches and other charitable organizations. Our desire is for the gospel to be spread around the world and for lives to be restored!
Our program is developed to be completed in 9 months, but this will depend on the needs of each individual. It may be extended or shortened.
Costs vary. The deposit fee is $500. We provide some support to low income families and individuals who are unable to pay the full cost of the program.
There are scholarships available per request and the future program participant is required to write a statement about their current situation and their desire for change.
The family is welcome to visit the center after the first 30 days. Before the family can visit, the participant needs to fill out Visit Authorization Form and it needs to be approved by program director.
In most cases the deposit fees are non-refundable. The intake coordinator will go over this information more thoroughly.
Grace in Action is a place that current residents call home. The environment is warm, caring, trusting, and positive. The main focus of our curriculum is not abstinence from substances, but for program participants to meet Christ and to learn to be led by the Holy Spirit. We know that when people meet Christ as their father and savior their life changes forever. These changed individuals become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Unfortunately, program participants are unable to be in the program and work due to the intensity of our curriculum. This program will provide volunteering opportunities and skills training.
This program is currently intended for individuals of age 18 and older.
Grace in Action is not a typical rehabilitation facility. The program is based on a Christian recovery model. We teach biblical principles, rely on the Holy Spirit and we motivate people for change through counseling. Our approach is based on a spiritual perspective in order to break the cycle of addiction.
In order for this program to be effective the first step is to desire change. The next step is to contact our administrator, Olga Boltenkov via email. Step three you will receive an email with basic description of the program, qualifications that need to be met before entering the program and application that needs to be completed
No, but our goal is to open one in the near future.
No, but our goal is to open one in near future.
No, we are not operating as a medical model therefore, the individual has the right to leave when they want to. The staff will counsel and encourage the individual to stay, but the ultimate decision is made by the program participant. Thus it is very important that the future program participant desires change so that this situation can be avoided.
The decision will be made by the board of directors. Grace in Action has a policy and it is proposed in the intake packet. If the program participant comes back within the same year, the deposit is waived.