About the Grace Center
In the winter of 2009, the Cape Ann Clergy Association recognized an increasing number of requests for help from low-income and homeless adults. A Needs Assessment Study identified a number of pressing needs including the absence of a safe day space for people experiencing homelessness in Gloucester. On December 22, 2011, the Grace Center, Inc. opened as a day resource center with professional staff and volunteers. To date we have served more than 900 individuals. While we are proud to get to know and encourage individuals currently experiencing homelessness, we also continue to welcome the many older adults, lonely community members, or those at high risk of or currently experiencing crisis. No matter the life circumstances that have brought our guests to our doors, we strive to always provide gifts of acceptance, hospitality, and opportunity to all we meet.
We’re open every weekday at the UU Church! Breakfast is served 8:30-10. Lunch is at noon. All services are free.
Gloucester UU Church,
10 Church Street, Gloucester, MA
If you are on Middle Street facing the church, please use the entrance on the left at the end of Gould Court.
For more information, call the Grace Center at (978) 675-6240.
From Grant Circle go south
on Washington Street
Left onto Railroad Ave
Right onto School Street
Right onto Middle Street
Please support our Spring Annual Appeal with a gift.
Art through the lens of struggle – Cape Ann Beacon, November 18, 2016
Grace Center to offer Sunday shelter – Gloucester Times, November 3, 2016
Interview with Rona Tyndall
“Growing Grace: Day shelter expands, serving more homeless” – Gloucester Times, April 15, 2016
For program information, contact Christine Bobek at 978-675-6240
To volunteer, contact Rev. Rona Tyndall at 978-857-9305
What We Provide:
A warm, welcoming place to be during the day
Monday-Friday, breakfast and lunch
Nursing Services each week
Life Skills/Job Readiness
Advocacy and Referrals
Weekly Yoga classes
Therapeutic Art Program