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 the homeless 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 over 400 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.
Daily breakfast and lunch
Nursing Services each week
Life Skills/Job Readiness
Advocacy and Referrals
Weekly Yoga classes
Therapeutic Art Program
7th Annual Banking For The Community
$20,000 to be awarded this year!
Voting opens, Monday, August 25th
This year we will be awarding a total of $20,000 – more than ever before! The funds will be distributed to Nineteen Cape Ann organizations – based on the number of votes received. The organization with the most votes will receive $5,000, the second and third most votes will receive $3,000 each, fourth and fifth most votes will receive $1,000 each and the 14 other organizations with the highest number of votes will each receive $500. All voting will be done through this website this year.