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Door To Grace exists to bring safe and loving family to sexually exploited children. Our journey began in 2009 as a group of Portlanders felt our hearts break by the exploitation happening in our own backyard. As our hearts were stirred, we gathered together regularly to pray and fast for God to show up and do something. We had no master plan or intention to start a non-profit organization. We just prayed and watched as God began bringing survivors into our path. As we listened to their stories, we began to hear a common thread: home. Although many of these girls had spent a lifetime moving from place to place, they secretly longed for a safe, loving and stable family. So we began dreaming alongside them.
This dream led us to open our Door to Grace Day Home in 2011. Because we wanted this space to feel like home we made sure it included all the pieces of a healthy home: a fully stocked kitchen, a dinner table, a place for her things, lots of sunny windows, cozy couches, an open door and trusted, familiar faces. In addition, we thought about long-term impact and, therefore, strive to match girls with host families — people she enjoys, trusts, and connects with. This is exactly what is happening through Door To Grace today because of your generous support and prayers!