A Little More Grace
But He Gives Us More Grace...... James 4:6 NIV
A Little More Grace believes the simplicity of sharing grace and promotion of wellness; mind, body and soul transcends brokenness to wholeness. Our innovative outreach and partnership affords an opportunity to be transformed by renewing a sense of worth and value.
"Love is a valuable currency; its intellectual expression provides a profound quality of being."
- unknown writer
A Bit About Us
A Little More Grace focuses on women, newly released from incarceration, who are faced with social, economical and emotional challenges. It has been shared that women suffer shame, guilt and devaluation due to their incarceration. How a woman views herself; sense of worth, value and self esteem is not only essential but vital to a successful re-entry into her community. We are here to help guide you on a path of righteousness by providing spiritual and life coaching assistance.
Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail. 1 Cor 13:7
A Woman In Action
Assisting those who are dealing with life challenges requires the support of one who can bring a different perspective to what confronts us from day to day; being willing to take risks is often a mandate Jacqueline has been actively involved with Prison Ministry for over 15 years. Her ministry focus is to change the criminological behavior of incarcerated persons by sharing the redemptive message of Jesus Christ. Jacqueline has a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Leadership. She serves as a member of the
Chaplaincy Volunteer Initiative Program at the York Correctional Institution for Women in Niantic Connecticut. She is a member of the Office of Ministerial, Family and Volunteer Services for New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Jacqueline is a member of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Club Inc. She is also a member and volunteers with the Yale African American Affinity Group (YAAA) and the Working Women's Network at Yale (WWN).
She shares it was her mother (the late Mother Iola Willis) who provided her with a modeled leadership role in women's ministry and fashioned not only her love but commitment to helping women.
The Late Mother Iola Willis was a community catalyst, lead advocate, mentor and a proponent for the underserved, neglected and abused women. Her desire to promote women's natural and spiritual wellness moved her to transform her local church's women auxiliary into a women ministry; "Women In Action For Christ." The women ministry became a lifeline to those in need; socioeconomic disparities were transcended by promotion of education, spiritual and personal development. Mother Iola Willis served in ministry and community outreach for over forty-five years. She was clothed with strength and honor; an exemplary wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
'Many daughters have done well but you excelled them all.' Proverbs 31:29