Why Build Grace Harbor?
After observing how the Teen Challenge Program changed lives, a local businessman asked Director Mike Borden, what the greatest need was. He immediately responded, “more bed space for women.” From this vision, Grace Harbor was birthed.
The benefactor identified and purchased the property at 55 Brennan St. His dream is to get community involvement in the development and building of this project.
The new center, positioned in the heart of downtown Watsonville, near essential services, will provide 50 beds for women with life-controlling issues like drug & alcohol addiction in the Teen Challenge multi-month program, plus 42 beds for homeless and at-risk women and women with children on a day-to-day basis. The current projected opening will be November 2020 in time for winter shelter.
Unlike other homeless shelters, Teen Challenge will also use the 20,000 square foot space to run the Lighthouse Treasures Shoppe, the Rustic Table Restaurant, as well as being home for a Pregnancy Resource Center.
We need to raise $5M to build and complete Grace Harbor Women’s Center.
Please donate to Grace Harbor Construction by clicking the Grace Harbor Donation button for Debit Card, Credit Card or Paypal Donations.
Alternatively, click the Donate by Giving Tools button with our trusted partner Orchard Alliance Ministries for all other donations, including Planned Giving, Assets, Stocks, Businesses, Bequests.
If you would like to mail a check, our address is: Teen Challenge Monterey Bay, PO Box 1807, Watsonville, CA 95077.
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Teen Challenge is Operationally Self-Sufficient
Teen Challenge Monterey Bay is a long-term residential program and we serve men, women, and women with children with life controlling issues. TCMB does not receive any government funding.
We earn approximately 90% of our budget through work projects and enterprises, where our students learn skills and how to support themselves upon the completion of their program.
We do not charge our students anything; their program is completely free.
All donations sent to our center are tax deductible. Please know that by supporting us you are partnering with us as we continue to save lives and support the underprivileged.
Want to get the inside look and update to what God is doing through Grace Harbor?
Come and take a tour with staff and students from Teen Challenge Monterey Bay on Wednesdays at 12pm and 4:30pm. Hear about the services that will be offered to women and women with children in our community. Light refreshments will be served.
Numbers are limited to 10 guests per visit. RSVPs are needed. Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring your face mask as per county requirements.
RSVP for a Tour
or call 831-335-0211
We look forward to seeing you!
Grace Harbor Floor Plan
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Day Room and Cafeteria
Thank you. Teen Challenge Monterey Bay is grateful & appreciates your support and partnership.
Teen Challenge Monterey Bay does not charge people to participate in its programs and seeks support primarily by voluntary contributions (financial and material) from friends like you, including individuals, corporations, churches and foundations.
Teen Challenge of Monterey Bay is a non-profit, faith-based 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID# 77-0151684), gifts to which are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes, and in California for state income tax purposes. Pajaro Rescue Mission is also a non-profit, faith-based 501(c) organization (Tax ID# 77-0110133), gifts to which are deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes, and in California for state income tax purposes.
The program consists of 4 phases, each are 3 months long. It is a 13 month minimum program. Freedom Women’s Center will continue to operate and will focus on crisis & intake. New women to the Teen Challenge program will spend their first month there. Then move to Grace Harbor to start Phase 1 & 2 in the full time Christian Discipleship program which also includes work projects. Phase 3 is where women choose their track, this could be an apprenticeship, working for an employer, choosing ministry or education, some women finish High School and gain their GED, others continue courses in college. In phase 4, women can work full time in employment, education or ministry. The family and support that women experience at Teen Challenge is an important part of their healing. Many women become Interns at Teen Challenge and enjoy serving women on the program, outreach to the homeless community and growing in their faith in a supportive environment.
For further information about the Teen Challenge Monterey Bay program for women, please see Freedom Women’s Center (link)
“This program is amazing! It has taught me so much, but the most important thing is the hole that has been filled with Jesus Christ” Lisa, Graduate TCMB