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Trinity OKs Grace House operation

By Ronnie Thomas
rthomas@decaturdaily.com 340-2438

TRINITY — The Trinity Town Council on Monday approved the Rev. Carter Videau to continue operating Grace House at 4253 Alabama 20 W. with modifications.

Videau opened the facility,
a non-profit, Christian-based program for women with drug and alcohol problems, a year ago.

He said only two women now reside there but that the 5-bedroom, 3,200-square foot house
he leases from Jep and Faye
Tallent could house 12 to 15 women.

Videau said he has installed two showers and three toilets, smoke detectors and security devices.

He said women would reside at the house from six to 12 months.

He has operated Unity Drug Foundation, a long-term treatment facility for men, at the old West Morgan Nursing Home at 4143 Alabama 20 W. since 2004, when he relocated his ministry, Victory Christian Center, from Hillsboro. He said there are 25 residents.

"Our church is in the middle of the building," he said. "We have Sunday school classes, children's church and youth church on the west end, and the kitchen and fellowship hall on the north end. The drug foundation is in the east end."

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