About Eagles Wings of Grace

In 2007, Reverend Cynthia Palmer started Eagles Wings of Grace after escaping from an abusive marriage. While struggling to achieve independence, God gave her the vision and the conviction to help other women who have experienced devastation rebuild their lives.

Blessed with the generosity of our community, Cynthia started the Clothing for Compassion Program in her home where women could receive an interview outfit and professional attire to secure and maintain employment.
Today, along with its Clothing for Compassion program, Eagles Wings of Grace has expanded its offerings providing a comprehensive approach to restoration that includes:


Career planning and job seeking skills.


Professional attire.


Computer training.


Counseling and mentorships.


Financial management classes.


Faith-based guidance and study.

Our Vision

Eagles Wings of Grace is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with the vision to empower women in our community to transition from poverty to long-term economic independence restoring dignity and hope.

Get Involved

Join our team of trained volunteers who share a passion for helping women achieve a self-sustaining future. Eagles’ volunteers:

  • Work one-on-one with women to create a professional wardrobe, selecting from gently used donated clothing, shoes and accessories organized in a shop-like setting.
  • Provide operational support
  • Mentor
  • Use computer skills and career counseling skills to teach and train women.
  • Coordinate programs and services.

100% Volunteer Based

A Centrally Located Nurturing Work Place.

Volunteer Testimonial: “I’ve been a volunteer at Eagles Wings of Grace for over three years,” said Jane. “I enjoy helping women find the right interview outfit and feel wonderful when I see the smiles and relief on their faces when they realize they truly have a second chance to succeed.”

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Eagles Wings of Grace

Board of Directors

  • Rev. Cynthia Palmer
    Founder-President Ministry Coordinator
  • Sherry Lane-Young
    Outside Consultant
  • Antwan Beaden-Leach
    Co-Executive Director of Supports
  • Jacline Lown-Peters
    Co-Executive Director of Administration
  • Deborah Ann Sweezy
    Eagles Nest Director
  • Phaedra Sherman
  • Douglas Calo
    Director of Education
  • Scott Palmer
    Member at Large
  • Dr Allison Prichard
    Director of Fundraising

About Our Clientele

Referral Agencies

Women who come to Eagles Wings of Grace for assistance are referred to us by qualified agencies within our community. Theses agencies have determined and have qualified Eagles clientele as ready and willing to move forward. All women are referred to as Eagles.

The majority of women who come to Eagles Wings of Grace for assistance are referred by multiple social service agencies in Pima County. This means that its women clientele are ready, willing, and able to benefit from the help they receive and can move into the workforce with confidence.

Referral Agencies Include:

  • Pima County One Stop/Pima College - Pathways to Healthcare Program
  • The Haven
  • Fred Acosta Job Corp
  • Sister Connection
  • The Emerge Center
  • Gospel Rescue Mission
  • New Beginnings Treatment Center
  • New Beginnings Women's Center
  • The Sober Project
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Victory Worship Center
  • La Frontera
  • Cope
  • Agave Home
  • The Miracle Center
  • Wings of Hope Re-Entry Program
  • Interfaith Community Services
  • Christian Family Care Agency

Success Stories


Martha came to Eagles Wings of Grace after completing a substance abuse program, newly divorced and unemployed after a career in the criminal justice system. After completing Eagles’ Jobs for Life program, finishing her resume and doing mock interviews, Martha found employment in the hotel industry. Through the support of staff and those at Eagles who were going through similar struggles, Martha learned to accept herself for who God made her to be and found peace to move forward.

“Eagles is so much more than a place that gives you a professional wardrobe,” says Martha. “It’s a nurturing environment where you are not judged, but accepted for where you have been and helped to be who you want to be. It gave me the push I needed to succeed.”


“I came to Eagles Wings of Grace in transition,” said Joan. “I was broken but restored by being respected and given the hope of a second chance. I received clothing and trained volunteers taught me how to use the computer. I also created a resume and learned techniques to help me find a job. Today I am working and I am grateful for my success.”


“I escaped an abusive marriage and escaped with only the clothes on my back,” said Anna. “I was broken but needed help to start over. Trained compassionate volunteers at Eagles Wings of Grace not only provided me with clothing, but treated me with understanding, dignity and respect — something I had not received in a very long time. Eagles worked with other agencies to help me find housing and provided me with the skills I needed to find a job. Without organizations like Eagles, women like me may never find the confidence and the independence to live again.”