Dr. Charli Caraway is the founder and president of Restoring Joy Ministries in Gladewater, TX. Restoring Joy Ministries exists to empower women through faith. Their vision is to establish and operate a nation-wide organization that equips women through the word of God and the partnership of the community to restore their quality of life.
Restoring Joy Ministry offers a residential program which serves as a transitional Christian home for women and single mothers with children who find themselves homeless or without a stable home environment. The Christian, faith-based residential program helps make women self-sufficient through a life of trusting in Jesus Christ.
Women are given many opportunities to receive assistance in areas of education, legal situations, parenting, and personal growth. Each resident participates in Bible study and is required to find a church home during their their stay. Each resident and her children (if applicable) are considered to be part of a larger family and residents and staff treat each other accordingly.