Our Mission

Gaining Respect, Access, Connections, and Experience for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through Christ-centered programs to encourage and support them in reaching their full potential.

2 Corinthians 12:9

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 


2 Corinthians12:9


Catherine Waldon, GRACE Co-Founder, was a guest on Voices For Life radio show with hosts Marylee Shrider and Judy Goad from Right to Life of Kern County.

Waldon Family

Catherine and Grover Waldon’s youngest son Trevor, now age 31, is developmentally delayed. As Trevor grew closer to adulthood and completed High School, they searched for programs in Bakersfield that would enrich Trevor’s life. They wanted a place where he could make friends and feel empowered to be as independent as possible. Unable to find a program that suited Trevor, Catherine & Grover developed an enrichment program that was launched in October 2016.

The Afternoon Joy Ride Shout Out