That Girl

Project of
Loving Grace

Did she stand behind you in line at CVS, in her pajamas, talking too loudly on the phone? Was she on the prayer list at church every week because her grandmother was worried sick about her? Did she get kicked out of her home for getting pregnant at 17? LovinGrace exists to help THAT girl.

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Pledge Incentives

$15.00 Level

7 Supporters

$15 helps us buy a package of crib sheets for these precious babies to sleep on.

$30.00 Level

3 Supporters

$30 pays for one evening meal for momma and baby.

$100.00 Level

6 Supporters

$100 supports one girl at LovinGrace for one month.

$500.00 Level

2 Supporters

$500 will provide programming materials for the girls for 5 months!

Project Overview

Have you ever stood next to THAT GIRL at the post office?

Does she sit next to you at school?

Maybe she stood behind you in line at Walmart yesterday?

You've heard the people whisper. You've watched them roll their eyes at her.

We've all seen her. We have all had someone like her in our friend or family circle: a lost and broken teenager, under resourced and in need of a safe place to land. Perhaps she's a young woman with dreams to finish high school, but she got pregnant and her parents kicked her out. Maybe she is a young woman with a desire to be on her own, but she sleeps on her best friend's parents' couch and sometimes her car when they're tired of having her around. Or maybe she's the young lady who could go to college, but she's in foster care and is turning 18 in January. Her foster parents have told her to be out of the house by her birthday.

You've seen her. Maybe you've been her?

Her only clothes don't fit and her shoes are a pair of tattered house slippers. She says they're her favorite shoes and the most comfortable, but you know she is just embarrassed that she has nothing else to wear.

Where can a young woman like this go? Where can she find support, relationship and a clean, safe place to stay? Where can she find a home? You want to see her safely settled somewhere, but...

           you don't have the space...

                                             the time...

...the emotional energy to handle all the trauma and hurt she has endured.

But you're moved to do something...

Would you be relieved to know that right here in Southwest Missouri, there is such a place to care for that girl? LovinGrace has been open for 7 years serving that girl. We have been working, honing our practices, developing programming, learning how to best serve that girl. You can donate to LovinGrace to ensure that SHE has a place. She has a name that is known. A heart that is loved. Dreams that are heard and encouraged. SHE has a home.

LovinGrace is expanding in Summer of this year to serve pregnant and parenting homeless young women ages 17-24. Our new home will feature our same effective programming- including additional case-management, community resources, and programming for this specific need. The home will feature 8 suites housing mother and child together.

Partner with us today to ensure that THAT girl gets to experience the love and acceptance of LovinGrace!




Thank you so much for your support! What a way to start your day, giving to help THAT girl. We sure love THAT girl.

Thank you!

Because of you, we have raised over $1200! Thank you! If you feel so inclined, please share "THAT Girl" with your friends!

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Best Give Ozarks Day Yet

This is the best Give Ozarks Day yet, thanks to you, our faithful supporters. You raised $2079.03! Thank you for supporting THAT Girl with your generous donations. At LovinGrace, we LOVE THAT Girl.


About Loving Grace


Loving Grace is a transitional living facility that aims to EMBRACE every resident, to EDUCATE them with the tools they need to succeed and live an EMPOWERED life.

Loving Grace encompasses two fruitful programs designed to lift young women out of poverty and reduce the need for foster care in Jasper County, Missouri as well as surrounding counties. Our two faith-fueled programs, Oglsby House and Doris' House, are located on the same Loving Grace property in Joplin, MO.

Oglsby House is a transitional home for vulnerable, houseless young women ages 17-24. Our program empowers our residents to identify, develop, and achieve goals in the areas of education, employment, access to services, financial matters, support systems, nutrition, and interpersonal skills. Our program's mission is to stop the cycle of poverty, giving the next generation the chance for a safe, full, meaningful life.

Doris' House is a transitional home for vulnerable, houseless, pregnant or parenting young women ages 17-24. Our program at Doris' House invests in our residents, helping them to identify, develop and achieve goals in the areas of education, employment, access to services, financial matters, support systems, interpersonal skills, nutrition, and parenting. Our program's mission is to reduce the stress on the foster care system by providing the care, support, and teaching necessary for a young mother to raise and bond to her child. Thus she will be able to finish the building blocks for a stable and healthy life with proper support.

Our purpose is to support, teach and encourage each young woman recognize the potential, inherently inside them, to become independent, healthy, connected individuals after working through our program.

Loving Grace

Joplin, Missouri