Grace Unlimited was originally founded in 2003 by Debra Starkey. She got involved with former co-director Kathleen Cook-Hunter and with the help of Jacqueline Hartley, Grace Unlimited was created. The original Grace Unlimited house opened in 2006 until 2014. The house in Oak Cliff provided women returning from prison a sober healthy living environment dedicated to empowering them to a better way of life. Grace Unlimited has helped change the lives of so many women throughout the years. In October of 2015, Grace Unlimited fell into the hands of its new director Terri Banner.

Terri Banner has been in recovery since 2006. Since then she has dedicated her life to helping others recover from drug addiction. She had worked for several years in residential substance abuse programs as she attended college to become a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. Once she achieved this goal, she felt as though God has put a passion in her heart to assist Veterans in their personal journeys of recovery. As Debra Starkey decided to close the home for women, Terri was in the right place to take over Grace Unlimited and pursue her passion.

Our gratitude goes out to Ms. Debra Starkey for all her help and guidance. We promise to continue with her heartfelt dedication that Grace Unlimited was originally founded with.


Grace Unlimited is in need of assistance through generous donations and contributions to open our new women's home. This home will provide a sober living environment they so deserve. Under our care, residents will remain sober, create a positive support network, become self-sufficient, learn life coping skills and obtain employment. They will be provided the opportunity to engage in recovery support services to assist in their recovery efforts. This will be a long term housing program in order to establish a solid foundation in recovery and learn a new healthy way of living life without the use of substances.