History of house of grace
House of Grace was founded by the late Kamil Shehade (1954-2000) and his wife, Agnes Shehade, in Haifa in 1982. The motivation for Kamil Shehade to establish House of Grace was the death of a childhood friend who committed suicide in prison because he could no longer provide for his sick mother and saw no way out. Seeing this need, Kamil Shehade took action and started House of Grace to support other prisoners. In the early 1980s, Kamil and Agnes Shehade began inviting paroled prisoners into their humble home in Haifa and lived together with them. They created a supportive environment, empowered these individuals, and encouraged their guests to re-evaluate their lives, helping them to realize their potential.