Sometimes our lives are changed by events beyond our control. For many, this happens as they sit at home. For others, the news might come over a phone call at work. Whatever the medium, the message is the same - one income instead of two, family assets frozen, and the absence of a father or mother from the lives of their children. It quickly becomes apparent that the families of the incarcerated are the unnoticed victims of crime.
The families left behind face shame, financial ruin, homelessness and emotional devastation. We must touch these families before the risk is realized.
The Gracious Promise Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization that was founded in 1995 and serves the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. We exist to provide material and spiritual assistance to the families of the incarcerated and to ex-offenders in the effort to rebuild their lives.
Currently, Gracious Promise operates with three paid staff members who are supported by more than 100 volunteers each month. These volunteers are the backbone of our organization; together they generously contribute more than 18,000 volunteer hours every year.
We would be more than glad to help you with your needs. Please call us. Our services are by appointment only. Once your meeting is scheduled, we will work alongside you to rebuild the areas of your life that have been damaged by incarceration.
Currently Gracious Promise is undergoing a transition. We will be moving to a fully volunteer-led organization. This part of our page (and other sections) will be updated soon to reflect this change.
Our Board of Directors
Rick Duwe, Chairman of the Board - Retired Training Director of Supervision, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Tom Hamill, Secretary of the Board - Lawyer J.D.
Tom Apel, Treasurer of the Board - Vice President, Interstate Brands Corporation
Doug Bohi - Developer
Terry Howard - Church Volunteer and Missions Committee Member
Ken Marker - Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo Advisors
Adam Taff - Entrepreneur