About Saved by Grace

About Us

Saved By Grace

Founded by two friends with the same passion for helping others, Saved By Grace is made up of 2 women that are on a mission to serve God by being the “hands and feet“ of Jesus. We serve because Jesus served. We are on a mission to help the Glynn County community in southeast Georgia by giving hope, lending an ear, being a friend, and being there when no one else can be found. Jesus didn’t hang out with the rich rulers, he mingled with the ones in need, the ones that were in the streets, dirty and poor. The mission of Saved By Grace is to do just that: reach the lost, befriend the friendless, “Restore hope, one life at a time." All for the glory of God. SAVED BY GRACE GLYNN IS A 501c3.

We are a proud member of the Georgia Center for Non-Profits.


Our Mission

Each day, we strive to "Restore Hope, One Life At A Time." We provide the needs of the less desirable of our community, those that may be overlooked by others. No one will be left out. No discrimination against race, gender, sexual orientation, addiction, religion, ethnic background, etc.

Our Vision

We envision a community where all members have their basic needs met - who are safe, housed, fed and loved.

Our Values

We believe EVERY life matters. Saved By Grace is committed to providing quality services to our clients and treating them with respect and dignity. We strive to build relationships with each and everyone.

The Founders

Meet Our Team

Saved By Grace was founded by two amazing ladies with a mission to make a difference.

Maria Gamble - Executive Director of Saved By Grace

Maria Gamble

Executive Director

A 1981 graduate of Brunswick Christian Academy, Maria is married to Steve, and they have one daughter, Lindsey. She has worked in the hospitality industry for 32 years.

Email – mgamble@savedbygraceglynn.com

Donna Howard - Assistant Director of Saved By Grace

Donna Howard

Assistant Director

A 1995 graduate of Glynn Academy, Donna is married to Timothy and together they have five kids: Marysa, Jason, Stephanie, Grace Anne & Brady. Donna enjoys woodworking and martial arts.

Email – dhoward@savedbygraceglynn.com


What We Do

We’re on a Mission to Make a Difference

We positively impact lives in Glynn County, Georgia and the surrounding areas through 4 main projects.

The Refuge of Grace

The Refuge of Grace, our 14-bed all male shelter, is a 90-day transitional housing shelter for men that are looking to transition out of homelessness.

I Have A Name

Our street outreach program allows us to go out into the streets and into the woods to find those who are homeless. We provide them with basic essentials, such as blankets, pillows, jackets, hand warmers, flashlights, tents, sleeping bags, tarps, Sterno, pop-top foods, bug spray, etc. It is our mission to help them sleep and be more comfortable than when we found them.

Showers of Dignity

This program allows those on the street to come in and shower. Typically, this program runs 2 days a week, but we never turn anyone away should they need to shower. They are provided with towels and toiletries.

Loads of Hope

This program allows those on the street to do their laundry for free. This prevents them from collecting clothing and blankets and to wash and dry things as needed. We provide all items needed – detergent, fabric softener, etc.

People served
Showers taken
Loads of Laundry
Relationships Formed

Success Stories

Changing One Life at a Time

Our success stories keep us motivated! Following are examples of how Saved By Grace is changing lives:

Mr. R

After many years behind bars, “R” has found himself homeless since August. With nowhere to go, he strives each day to be a better person. Recently, Honey was able to help him gain documents needed to obtain his ID after 13 years of not having one. He now is actively seeking employment and hoping to buy a car soon. He is an inspiration to us daily and calls the girls of Saved by Grace his “guardian angels”. The day he finally got his ID, he told us “just because I have nothing, doesn’t mean I have nothing to give.”

Mr. A

With absolutely nothing but the clothes on his back and an old torn mattress on the floor, we were in awe of how “A” was living. Having nothing to offer but a prayer at the time, we set out to help this gentleman. We returned with some basic items and you would’ve thought it was Christmas for him. As we were getting ready to leave, we asked if we could pray with him. When we asked him if there was anything specific he wanted us to pray for. His reply changed us when he humbly asked for us to pray for “grace, I just need grace.” Since then, the generous donations have completely furnished his little house and we continue to check on him to make sure he has what he needs.

Ms. C

After being on the streets, she knew she didn’t want to end up like the other “statistics.” With a purpose and a plan, she set out to get an apartment of her own. After a few short weeks, she did just that! Saved by Grace walked in and she handed us a basic “wish list” of things she needed to furnish her little place. We looked at the list and had everything she needed to furnish her apartment. Later on, Maria assisted her in getting a Page 7 of 10 job! She is now not only off the streets, but independently living on her own with a job she loves!



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