We're on a mission to END homelessness in Gainesville

GRACE is a one-stop homeless resource center serving Gainesville and Alachua County. We provide helpful and effective services for anyone experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Our services include safe emergency shelter, permanent housing, showers, hot meals, storage, case management, job training, and providing space to our partners to provide health care and other services. By taking care of basic necessities day to day, GRACE empowers individuals to reclaim control over their lives and recover from unfortunate circumstances.

 

In 2005, the City of Gainesville created a Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness, and GRACE is the cornerstone of that plan. Our Rapid Rehousing programs push that agenda forward with unwavering compassion and commitment. In just a few years, we've reduced chronic homelessness in Gainesville by 38%. There's no question that GRACE works, and we're just getting started.


We treat our guests with dignity and respect while taking immediate action to serve their needs and support their life goals. You can volunteer with GRACE Marketplace to serve a meal, share a smile, and make a positive impact in someone’s life.

 

  • From the blog

    What's going on with Dignity Village?

    Dignity Village, the 200+ person homeless camp operated by the City of Gainesville, will close at the end of the year, and be replaced with a temporary campground focused entirely on moving campers into affordable housing.


    Punk Music Festival, Bands + Local Businesses Support GRACE

    Now in its 18th year, THE FEST is an independent multi-day underground music festival held in Gainesville. This year, FEST is donating $1 from every FEST pass directly to GRACE! You can also find this very punk Black Flag inspired "End Homelessness" for sale in their Merch Store (and yes, all proceeds benefit our work ending homelessness)! 

    But that's not all! The ink masters at Anthem Tattoo have reached out to FEST bands to gather autographed LPs, special merch, and other special prizes to giveaway via an online raffle. To learn more and enter to win visit: grace.rallyup.com/fest18 

     


    Hurricane Dorian Updates

    GRACE has resumed normal operating procedures. Our emergency storm shelter is now closed. Click here for more details. 


    Ending Homelessness is Possible: A Five-Year Report

    GRACE is thrilled to present our five-year report, "Ending Homelessness is Possible," released in June 2019. The report describes our programs, services, community impact, financials, and - best of all - the exciting work ahead! 


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Lauren Poe
Mayor, Gainesville, FL
"They're doing remarkable work and changing the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people."
Dr. Bernie Machen
President Emeritus, UF
"GRACE's early success represents a truly remarkable launch of a much-needed community resource."

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