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‘Through My Lens’ spotlights works of Gloucester’s Homeless

By Joann MacKenzie Staff Writer Listening to Poliana Texeira cheerfully describing her circumstances is to re-imagine a whole new meaning of the words “the meek shall inherit the Earth.”Poliana sleeps “with the seagulls and the sea on the beaches,” she says poetically. On the day we speak she actually has no idea where she’ll sleep, […]

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A look through the lens

By Jason Brisbois capeann@wickedlocal.com SALEM Since December of 2011, the Grace Center has operated out of the churches located along Middle Street, providing a daytime resource center where guests can benefit from meals, transportation assistance, screenings and testings, job readiness and holistic modalities like meditation and yoga. Read Complete Wicked Local Article here>>

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The Glow of Grace

Download The Glow of Grace >> Marchers raise awareness of Grace Center By Times Staff Gloucester Daily Times Gloucester’s Fishermen’s Memorial is always lit by night. Yet, on Sunday night, it took on an added ‘glow of grace,’ with dozens of marchers gathering and placing LED candles that wrapped around the base of the iconic Man […]

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A matter of shelter

Leaders, city seek options for homeless Download GDT-Editorial-Feb-13-2014.pdf >> By James Niedzinski – Gloucester Daily Times A day after three homeless people slept in a common area of the Gloucester District Court and Gloucester police station because they were temporarily banned from Action Inc. emergency shelter, a growing number of community leaders are asking how to create […]

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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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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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