The Grace Center, Inc., is a community drop-in center for people in crisis. Our pastor, Rev. Anne Deneen, is one of the founders of this interfaith ministry of congregations on Cape Ann. The center opened for the three days a week, four years ago; last year, we were able to go to four days. With great excitement among those of us who volunteer in this program, this week, on April 22, the Grace Center will be open five days a week. Guests drop-in any time between 8:30-4:00 p.m. Our location moves each day to a different church in downtown Gloucester on Middle Street. See the Grace Center website link below to know where we are.
We are currently in need of more volunteers. Grace Center would not be possible without a large group of volunteers and material and spiritual aid from the wider community. Some of our members volunteer for Grace Center. Volunteers come from all walks of life. Our guests are often people from our community who are without adequate shelter, food, or medical care. Grace Center is often a net for those who be unable to find assistance in other ways. Our funding comes from donations and grants. Currently we are seeking a more permanent site, so that we can consistently offer the kinds of programs and assistance that will help people to find a way to stabilize their lives. We have served over 600 individuals in the last year. Pastor Anne and other volunteers in our congregation our happy to answer any questions about The Grace Center.
For more info, visit their site.