Sonja P. Chisolm is the proud 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 a 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 nine beautiful grand-children. She has been the loving wife of Timothy Chisolm for over 10 years.