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Editorial: City must take role in seeking solution to shelter shortage

Gloucester Daily Times Download GDT Editorial Feb 13, 2014 >> When Gloucester police officer Christopher Liacos found three apparently homeless people sleeping on the grounds of the Fitz Henry Lane House in frigid, 10-degree temperatures early Tuesday morning, he rightfully confronted them. The three told Liacos they had no money, and had been banned from the Action […]

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Letter: Let mercy, generosity shine through

Gloucester Daily Times To the editor: I was of two minds as to whether to respond to Mr. Diamond’s letter (The Times, Thursday, Dec. 19) regarding my MidWeek Musings column this week.(The Times, Wednesday, Dec. 18). My first inclination was not to respond at all. However, when I went to breakfast at a local restaurant, […]

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Editorial: A milestone worth a thousand thanks

Download GDT Editorial Dec 18 2013 >> Gloucester Daily Times When the Rev. Thomas Bentley, Father Ronald Gariboldi and others stepped up to launch the Grace Center in December 2011, no one could be really certain the project would last more than two months, let alone two years. For while the need was obvious, the center — […]

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Grace Center marks milestone, moves ahead

Download Dec 17 GDT Interview w Tom >> Church-based center marks milestone, advances By Gail McCarthy Staff Writer A $150,000 donation by a Manchester resident will go a long way to ensure that the Grace Center, a Gloucester day shelter for the needy, will reach a fifth anniversary. And on Thursday morning, the center will celebrate both […]

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Letter: A meaningful gift at the Grace Center

Download August 2013 letter GDT – Kathy Archer >> Gloucester Daily Times To the editor: This letter is being written personally to a very kind individual out there and to the community to share a story that restores our faith in each other. The Grace Center, hosted by local churches, is a safe place for people who […]

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Editorial: Saturday Grace vigil delivers key message

Download March 22 2013 GDT Article on Vigil >> Gloucester Daily Times It’s been some 15 months now since the Grace Center stepped into a very real breech by providing daytime shelter and services to Gloucester and Cape Ann’s homeless and needy — an important consideration given that the Action Inc. shelter opens only at 5 p.m. […]

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Grace Center planning awareness vigil

Download March 17 2013 GDT Article on Vigil >> By Times Staff Gloucester Daily Times GLOUCESTER —Gloucester’s Grace Center program — a clergy-based program that rotates among three local churches to serve the city’s and Cape Ann’s homeless and others in need — is coordinating a candlelight vigil being planned for Saturday with an eye toward raising […]

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Letter: Finding alternatives for the homeless

Download Feb 17, 2013 Lydia Priest Letter >> Gloucester Daily Times To the editor: Thank you for publishing the article (the Times, Thursday, Feb. 13) concerning Gloucester’s homeless and the prospective shelter options proposed. In these bitter cold and icy days, leaving anybody out on the streets is beyond “inhumane,” as Bradley Pierce, the owner of Cape […]

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Midweek Musings: The Grace Center and possible dreams

Download Anne Dineen Editorial Dec 2013 >> Tomorrow, the Grace Center, Inc. will celebrate its second birthday as an interfaith-based drop-in crisis center. Housed in three different churches on Middle Street, Grace Center is rooted in a shared spiritual commitment to serving the neighbor, regardless of our religious affiliations. Last month, the Cape Ann Interfaith Commission, a […]

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Grace Center Newsletter – Fall 2013

Download Grace newsletterFall2013 >> On December 22, 2011, the Grace Center, Inc. opened as a day resource center with professional staff and volunteers. To date we have served 360 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 […]

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