Empowering Women to Overcome Addiction


Our History

Grace House of Memphis was founded in 1976 by Pat Stokes, who had a vision of a establishing a safe home for alcoholic women to get sober with the support of other women suffering from the same disease. Few such places existed, especially if a woman lacked financial resources. For more than 45 years, Grace House has never turned a woman away because of her ability to pay for treatment.

Today, Grace House provides a full continuum of gender specific, long term residential and outpatient treatment services. We serve all women whose lives have been negatively impacted by alcohol and/or illicit drug use, and who may have a co‐occurring mental or behavioral health disorders.

Approximately 99% of the women that we treated this past year were indigentwith over 65% reported being homeless or not having safe place to return following treatment. Most women come to us broken and hopeless as well as materially, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually bankrupt. Removing any financial obligation Offering allows our clients to fully focus on healing and beginning their journey of recovery.

Currently, over 6,000 women have been served at Grace House. We are licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and have maintained continuous CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation since 2003.


Our Employees

Karen Morgan, Executive Director
Dr. Rachel Farmer, Medical Director
Camille Reed, Clinical Director
Leslie Brown, Nurse
Veronica Brown, Operations Director
Laura Terry, Asst. Operations Director
Phyllis Bailey, Transition Counselor
Meredith Mahoney, Counselor
Shajuana Ransom, Counselor
Katelyn McGrath, Counselor
Sharma Edwards, House Manager
Dawn White, House Manager
Jazmyn Batts, House Manager
Diane Morrow, Case Manager
Ora Roderick, Program Assistant
Shamika Connor, Overnight Manager
Melissa Russell, Overnight Manager
Gail Neely, Client Care Specialist
Velma Jones, Client Care Specialist
Sarah Vgbesea, Client Care Specialist
Barbara Hampton, Client Care Specialist
Jasmine Robertson, Client Care Specialist
Jessica Hayes, Client Care Specialist
Susan Burgess, Client Care Specialist
Gloria Hicks, Client Care Specialist
Mary Turner, Client care specialist


Board Members

Our Board
  • Melisa Burgess, Chair 
  • Sherry Gardner, Vice Chair 
  • John Salajka, Treasurer 
  • Sasha Ennis, Secretary 
  • Carol Larocca 
  • Belinda Mandrell 
  • Julie Patterson 
  • Angie Quadrani 
  • Cynthia Bird Shaw 
  • Samantha Wallace 

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