About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to lift families to their fullest potential.

To bring this to life, we will:

  • Create a space that is safe to be who you are

  • Listen and believe the experience of others

  • Practice unconditional positive regard for people

  • Commit to interrupting the cycle of poverty

  • Model self-care, connection to others, and responsibility to community

Our core values in practice help us achieve our vision of building a community that safeguards quality of life.

Grace Place, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Our Founder

Carla Burton – Founder & Executive Director

Carla Burton founded the Grace Place Ministry in 1992. She is a single mother of three adult children and lives in Winona, MN. Carla has worked in the fields of Early Childhood Education and Family Ministry for over 20 years. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education, which includes a Pre-K and Kindergarten certification. Carla works closely with the board of directors to provide oversight of Grace Place. She is steering the work to return to shelter, offering safe housing on a sliding fee for families. Carla also leads our Morning Music, Godly Play, Evening Song, Gospel Hour, and Rushford Bible Study classes. She feels right at home teaching and leading others.

Board of Directors

Our board of directors is a vital part of our sustainable work. We currently have several men and women from different walks of life who provide oversight and support to the Grace Place organization.

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