SafeHouse Ministries “Then the righteous will answer him,
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and
feed you, or thirsty and give you
something to drink? When did we see
you a stranger and invite you in, or
needing clothes and clothe you? When did
we see you sick, or in prison and go to
visit you?" The King will reply,"I tell you
the truth, whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers of mine,
you did for me."
- Matthew 25:37-40
United Way


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First Fruits

Pete Rounsaville

Pete Rounsaville

Pete Rounsaville came to the Grace House in August, 2016 after being referred by the United Way’s Home for Good program.   Pete grew up in a loving, happy home, mainly at Ft Benning since his father was in the Army.  After his divorce, he lost the zest in his life.  He bounced around for years between his family and some friends.  Ultimately, he ended up homeless.  Through it all, he never stopped working for Publix.  The only consistent thing in his life was his job.  He has been a loyal employee for 14 years.  Since moving into Grace House he has strengthened his walk with the Lord, found his confidence and seen his self-esteem rebound.   Additionally, he has reestablished contact with his daughter, his parents and has made new friends.  His lifestyle changes include a closer walk with God, stronger faith in himself, He is no longer living in his car and found a new appreciation for the simple things in life.   "The simple things in life that you take for granted; bed, showers, a home of your own, mean more to you than you ever thought they would, when you no longer have them.  The Grace House has helped me see that I deserve my own too!  And it really feels good!!!!!!" 

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Kenneth Evans

Paul and Deaufort

Paul and Deaufort lead our Reading Improvement program in the jail.  They come every Monday and Wednesday morning to teach men how to read better.  Some of the men are illiterate and some can read well.  New vocabulary words, ever more challenging reading levels and their loving approach has men in the jail excited about reading.  Most of the men ask to be able to read the Bible and Paul and Deaufort have several versions, depending on reading level, they use.  We have men reading and understanding the Bible and able to write letters home and read letters they receive.  Reading opens new vistas into God’s big world.  Thanks to Paul and Deaufort for opening new doors for men in jail.

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Employee Award

Chris Aguilar

Miranda McLemore

Miranda joined the team in June as our Case Manager for the Homeless.  She hit the ground running.  She has already found permanent housing for several hard to place folks.  We are excited about this new project we have started.  Miranda meets with those about ready to move out and helps make the transition smooth.  She maintains contact with them after they get housed to encourage and support them until they become sustainable.  One of our clients came to us two years ago from the riverwalk.  Due to health issues we couldn’t find suitable housing for her.  Miranda worked with Thea and they put a plan together and today Christine is permanently housed and getting the care she needs.  What a mighty God we serve!!!!!  Her efforts mean homeless men and women will find housing and have a better chance of staying housed.  We are blessed to have her onboard.  Welcome to the TEAM Miranda!!!!!!

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Safehouse Ministries Vision Statement

We follow God's lead in a unified effort to end homelessness, addiction and incarceration.


The SafeHouse is our day center that provides emergency needs (meals, clothing, bus passes and access to needed services)

Trinity House is a 24-bed transitional facility serving women and children

Grace House is a 48-bed transitional facility serving men


Tomorrow’s Hope
is our free six-month, intensive outpatient substance abuse program located at the SafeHouse

Christ Centered 12-step meetings every day at the SafeHouse


-Bible studies
-Sunday ministry
-Assistant Chaplains
-Nehemiah Project
discipleship program

Re-Entry Programs
-Faith based recovery dorms
-G.E.D. program
-Literacy program
-Veterans dorm
-Fatherhood dorm

Safehouse Ministries Mission Statement

We exist to love and serve homeless, addicted and/or incarcerated men and women as they transition back into our community.


Home Away From Homelessness

Safe and clean housing
for anyone in transition

Our clients get jobs, save
money and eventually move
out on their own, becomming
productive members of
society. Over half of those
who stay with us leave to a
place of their own.

Trinity House

In November 2010, We
partnered with Trinity
Episcopal Church of
Columbus to open
a 24 bed facility for
disadvantaged women
and children.

Grace House

In August of 2013 we were
deeded a 3 building, 12 unit
abandoned apartment
complex in need of repair.
Much like the people we
serve, the Grace House is
now a beautiful and fully
functioning 48 bed facility
serving homeless men.



The SafeHouse

  • Free Breakfast & Lunch
    365 days per year
  • Computers on-line for job search or relaxation
  • Living room to relax
    and be safe
  • Emergency clothing & transportation
  • Life changing classes
  • Assistance and referrals for anyone in need

Tomorrow's Hope

Free six-month, intensive substance abuse program

I Want a Job

9am Every Friday morning Classes at the SafeHouse to assist anyone who wants to find a job.

Home is Where the Art Is

9am Every Thursday morning Founded by Bo Bartlett & the CSU Bo Bartlett Center, this program provides Art classes.

Creative Writing / RAP / Theater

Classes are every
Monday morning
at 9am to provide
expression and growth.

Faith Community Serving Meals

Churches and ministry groups serving meals at the SafeHouse. Check the calendar at

Bridge to Hope in the Valley


Jail Ministry

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Worship Opportunities

  • Worship services in the dorms every Sunday afternoon
  • Women’s Bible  Study Tuesday and Thursday afternoons
  • Assistant Chaplains work
    the floors weekday afternoons

Nehemiah Project
Discipleship program that is fresh and welcoming to those not raised in church.

G.E.D. Dorms
Over 130 men & women have earned their G.E.D.
while in the Muscogee
County Jail.

Fatherhood Dorm
Teaching men the importance of being an involved and reliable Father.

Veterans Dorm
Who, more than Veterans, deserve a second chance?
We work on PTSD and substance abuse issues.

Faith Based Recovery Dorms
A spiritual program focusing on ending substance abuse issues.

Literacy Program
One-on-One or small group classes to help inmates improve their reading level.


Faith Community
Working Together

The Body of Christ
united to serve.

Bridge To Hope
in the Valley

To feed, clothe and house
the homeless.

Christ Centered
Recovery Network

To provide freedom
from addiction.


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