The Haven of Grace is a joint project of the Grace C Mae Advocate Center and Wish On A STAR. It is a project intended to culminate the delivery of sustainable, skilled services to people in crisis and in need of meaningful, intense interventions in order to make a full recovery after such a crisis. This project will forever change how we serve families in crisis, and it will change lives of people here in Iowa, the United States, and around the world.
Grace C Mae lost her best friend and partner tragically on January 31, 2019. Noah Ondracek was her true love, her soulmate, and was determined to be her life partner. Noah’s battle with depression finally ended without warning in the darkest hour before dawn. Grace, along with Noah’s family, has chosen to honor his memory by designating the playground and outdoor recreation areas in her project, Haven of Grace, as his legacy.
The Haven of Grace is a special place she is developing in conjunction with the Grace C Mae Advocate Center. Noah and Grace dreamt of the Haven of Grace where they both would help families in crisis. Noah’s recreation and retreat area will be built and designed with his interests, preferences, and dreams in mind. Donors will be recognized in pavers, trees, gardens, rock plaques, and memorial benches.
Help Grace heal, create awareness for suicide prevention, and help her cope with her loss by building Noah’s legacy. The Haven of Grace’s mission, a mission of grace, is to ensure no one ever feels alone in their battles, and there is always a place to retreat to and find rest.
Grace challenges us all to show our commitment to a better future for our youth by making a donation and fulfilling this legacy plan. Every dollar is a charitable contribution, and 100% will go toward Noah’s Playground and Outdoor Recreation project.
To donate to the Haven of Grace or Noah's Playground, click the "Donate" button below!