WE'RE ENDING HOMELESSNESS
Our mission is simple: to end homelessness. We achieve that goal by removing the typical barriers that keep people from getting help and providing them with safe shelter, effective services, and permanent housing solutions.
Our staff, volunteers, and donors work together to make GRACE the best-choice shelter and service center for our guests, volunteers, and donors, and to earn widespread community support.
Our comprehensive services meet people where they are and cover the basic necessities of life, including housing, healthcare, and employment.
There are no requirements and no barriers to getting help here. Our campus gives people the space and security to get back on their feet and on with their lives.
At GRACE, we treat everyone with safety and respect.
We know that each person has different needs, and we have a variety of different services for every stage. We are there for immediate needs, comprehensive help over the long haul, and support even after a person has found housing.
In just under 10 years, GRACE has had unprecedented success helping people experiencing homelessness recover. Since we opened, we’ve helped reduce homelessness in Alachua County by 40%, down to just over 700 people on any given night.
Our progress is encouraging, but there is always more to do.
You can help by joining the ranks of GRACE donors and volunteers. Without the support of everyday people like you, we could not do what we do. Volunteering at GRACE is just one of the rewarding ways to give back and help people who need it most.
From planting a garden to retrieving basic needs items for guests, compassionate volunteer work is essential to our operation. You can make a donation or sign up as a volunteer to contribute to our cause. Every donor and every volunteer at GRACE helps us make positive and lasting changes in our community and put an end to homelessness in Gainesville.
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In just one year, together we have accomplished so much together.
TOGETHER, we ended homelessness for 429 people through our programs like Street Outreach, GRACEland Shelter, Veteran Shelter, and more.
Our campus allows people to have access to the services they need, all in one place. By eliminating the barrier to receiving various services, we served 3,547 people.
To ensure that everyone has access to the warm meals that they deserve, Café 131 serves 2-3 hot, nutritious meals every day.