Meet a Child of Grace
In 2010, 5 year old Angel McIntosh, came to Grace Centers of Hope with her mother Britney, her sister Alex and newborn brother Aiden, to be reunited with her father, Josh McIntosh. Josh was battling addictions to Marijuana and prescription drugs for years and is currently enlisted in our two-year Aftercare Program at Grace Centers of Hope.
Angel was born with Moderate Autism and her special needs are being met through our child-care department, as well as through local programs in Oakland County.
Britney, mother of three explains, “Without Grace Centers of Hope, our girls would not experience the joys of summer camp and activities during the summer and fall seasons. Here they get more social and educational opportunities to develop in a healthy and safe environment.”
Angel currently attends a Special Education Autism Class at
WHRC in Pontiac. Angel and
her siblings reside in their very own apartment in our main facility.
In the Fall of 2008, 3 year old Robin Brewer came to Grace Centers of Hope with her parents, Robert and Kim Brewer. Both parents were heavily addicted to crack cocaine for years, until finally seeking recovery and refuge at Grace Centers of Hope.
"Since we've been here, God has really been
blessing us" smiles Robert. After having been
together for seven years, Kim and Robert were married last November. Shortly thereafter, the entire Brewer family moved into one of Grace Center's
newly refurbished rooms. Yet, along with the many blessings, they have
also faced some tough trials as well.
In 2007, 7 year old Logan Spencer came to Grace Centers of Hope with
his mother, 26 year old Lisa Hughes. Fighting addictions from
Oxycontin to Heroin, Lisa was no stranger to a life of hardship and struggle.
Even though she grew up in a healthy home and had a wonderful childhood, Lisa
found herself battling depression during her high school years that led to
stronger and stronger forms of self medication. Her family soon intervened and convinced her to enter a
rehabilitation facility. However, her stint in rehab did not offer any
Logan currently attends a public
school in Waterford and is excelling in the second grade!
In the fall of 2008, 6 year old Alex Windsor came to Grace Centers of Hope with her mother Sunshine Windsor from North Carolina. At the time of her entry, Sunshine had been battling a debilitating 20-year addiction to pain medications, and after turning up unsuccessful using other rehabilitation programs she came to Grace Centers of Hope as her final place of refuge.
Sunshine found more
than refuge at Grace Centers of Hope. She found lasting sobriety and she
developed a relationship with God that was the final catalyst for the change
she was so desperately seeking.
Sunshine graduated from the One Year Program in August of 2009. She now works as a women’s case manager, ministering the Gospel and providing counseling to the women residents at Grace Centers of Hope.
Alex is currently attending Good Shepherd Lutheran School and has received ‘Character Awards’ for helping others and being an excellent leader among her peers.