Sonja P. Chisolm is the proud Co-founder and current Director of Gracious Hands Transitional Housing for Women & Children. Sonja was employed for 16 years with the Independent Beverage Corporation and quickly moved through their ranks to become a supervisor. Sonja is quick to attest that although she thanks God for her previous employment, she has known for many years that it was not her true calling.
As a 21 year old mother of 3, who lived with family members, Sonja has felt the sting of being without her own place to call home. Raising three young children meant that Sonja had to forfeit her dream of attending college and take an alternative route of success. Sonja believes that because of all that she survived, God placed it in her heart to provide shelter for those who are less fortunate.
Sonja proudly states that her three adult children have gone on to college and provided her with six beautiful grand-children. She is the loving wife of Timothy Chisolm and, together, they worship at the Millennium Temple Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.
Gracious Hands Transitional Housing is a 501c-3 certified non-profit partnership originally founded by two teen mothers who would have been homeless with their children if it hadn't been for the support and help of others. The non-profit is currently run by one of those co-founders, Sonja P. Chisolm.
Gracious Hands is committed to changing the world, one family at a time by providing temporary shelter while educating, encouraging, and empowering women with children to attain a brighter future economically, socially and spiritually.
Gracious Hands Transitional Housing is a non-profit founded with the mission of paying it forward to other women who may not have the support of friends and family. Taking one step at a time to be a helping hand for families experiencing a temporary misfortune to build a better and brighter tomorrow.