Grace After Fire was first started as The Women's Heart by Stephanie Moles in 2002, with a focus on increasing access to healthcare services for women Veterans, especially those who struggled with drug and alcohol abuse.
Over time, the leadership of the organization transitioned from Stephanie Moles to retired Air Force Colonel Kim Olson, then to US Navy Veteran Mea Williams.
As Grace After Fire matured, the focus of the organization shifted from the challenges of the woman Veteran to the empowerment of the woman Veteran. Grace After Fire's mission became centered on helping the woman Veteran help herself by connecting her with the resources and the tools she needs to be a productive citizen in her community, her work and her home after transitioning from the military.
Ever since 2008, Grace After Fire has been serving the Veteran community by providing community resource navigation services, social events, and annual retreats to women Veterans and their families. In 2012, Grace After Fire launched the Table Talk: Color Me Camo peer-to-peer support group programming designed specifically for women Veterans, and in 2017, Grace After Fire began providing financial basic needs assistance to women Veterans and her family.
The mission of Grace After Fire is to provide the means for women Veterans to gain self-knowledge and self-renewal.
To help women Veterans help themselves.
We serve to protect the Veteran, connect the resource and renew the women.
We value and respect all women Veterans seeking support.
We demonstrate visionary leadership.
We create an environment that fosters committed community integration, belonging and social connectedness, for the women we serve, our employees, key stakeholders and partners.
We engage in and promote the access of resources to all women Veterans and improve their quality of life.
We practice the highest ethical behavior and personal integrity.
We implement responsible financial management in the development of resources and programs.
Grace After Fire is a certified 501(c)(3), registered in the State of Texas and with the Internal Revenue Service. We are committed to transparency and the careful stewardship of the resources generously provided by our valued donors, funders, sponsors, and volunteers.