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Pitch in for the kitchen fundraiser wrap-up

We’re wrapping up the Pitch in for the Kitchen fundraiser on Friday, October 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.at the Cymplify First Friday Food Truck Rally!
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Rethinking homeless services to make it easier for people to get off the streets

Ten years ago, a group of us got together to re-think how we provided homeless services in Alachua County. The way we had been doing things wasn’t working. Getting help was like running an obstacle course.

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Grace Marketplace provides respite for Gainesville’s homeless

Deep in four layers of clothes, Russ Dye sat by an extinguished campfire outside homeless shelter Grace Marketplace on Monday as the temperature tiptoed just above 60 degrees. Two sweatshirts, two T-shirts, a pair of shorts and sweatpants kept Dye, 54, from freezing the night before when temperatures across Gainesville dipped below 40 degrees. 

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A Day of GRACE Open House and Benefit

Join us for "A Day of GRACE: Open House and Benefit" presented by the Friends of Grace.

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Grace Marketplace Opens Dorm For Homeless

 Theresa Lowe, the executive director of Grace Marketplace, said the shelter tries to take everyone as they come and provide what they need. People interested must adhere to certain criteria to be considered to move into the dorms.

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Residents must agree to move forward, either get a job or volunteer on the campus, and are expected to work with a case manager to form a care plan.

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New campus opens and services expand

GRACE Marketplace began offering limited services May 5, 2014, including mail, case management, restrooms, and intake and referral.

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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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