Gracious Grounds is excited to announce that we have added Faith Avery as our new Resident Support Coordinator.  In this part time role, Faith will be responsible for providing additional guidance and support for our community members along with assisting families in obtaining services and resources to support their independent living at Gracious Grounds.  Faith will not necessarily be providing direct support, but rather working to connect our community members with local service providers and opportunities.  She will also be meeting with our members and families on a regular basis to help identify those who might need additional assistance or identify opportunities for additional involvement within our community.  

We are so thrilled to have Faith join our Gracious Grounds team.  Prior to joining us, Faith has been serving as a Certified Employment Training Specialist and Social Coach with Social Incites, where she will continue to share her time.  In this role, she has been helping individuals to learn employment and social skills so that they are able to be successfully employed.  As a former Executive Director of a mentoring and advocacy ministry and as an Information and Referral Specialist at an agency for independent living, Faith has served many with unique abilities, connecting them to the resources they need to be successful and watching them as they transform their lives.  

Faith’s family consists of her husband, Russell, and their blended family of 5 children, as well as their playful yellow lab, Sparty.  She wants you to know that she has a heart for people who might be struggling, those that have been affected by difficult situations that they have found themselves in, those who have had difficulty “fitting in” and for those who just need somebody to sit, listen and care.

Having worked as a life skills coach to hundreds of individuals over the years, we believe that Faith has so much to contribute to Gracious Grounds.  Her ability to listen, encourage, develop trusting relationships, and connect individuals to vital community resources will serve both her and Gracious Grounds well in this new role.