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UF Women’s Track Team Volunteers At Homeless Shelter

By on December 12th, 2014 | Last updated: December 12, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Members of the University of Florida women’s track team helped serve food at St. Francis’ homeless shelter.

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Social Media Campaign Aims To Move Shelter Residents into Houses

By on December 11th, 2014 | Last updated: December 15, 2014 at 8:53 am

Grace Marketplace is asking for the community’s help to raise $50,000 in 50 days. The organization will be launching a social media campaign that will begin Dec. 11, which aims to move residents from the shelter into houses and apartments. Supporters can be seen on the corner of University and Main Street, holding cardboard signs asking for money and support, along with the hasthtag, #FundGrace.

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Grace Marketplace Waits For Payment From City

By on December 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

With only a verbal commitment from the city and county, Grace MarketPlace has continued to provide the staff and the funding to keep the pavilion open since October.

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GRACE Cafe Plan In The Works

By on November 25th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Grace Marketplace plans to renovate its kitchen with grant money, eventually opening Grace Cafe to the community in which the homeless cook and serve food.

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Gainesville’s Homeless Must Present Blue Card To Receive Shelter At St. Francis House

By on November 18th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Gainesville’s homeless must present a blue card issued by the Gainesville Police Department to prove they are free of arrest warrants and are not registered sexual offenders or predators.

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Local Shelter VETSPACE Aids Homeless Veterans

By on November 11th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm

A local shelter offers a place to stay for homeless veterans and veterans overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction.

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Gainesville Homeless Shelters Prepare for Cold Weekend

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Expecting a weekend cold snap, Gainesville homeless shelters like St. Francis House and Grace Marketplace are asking for donations to prepare for a surge of homeless people looking to stay warm.

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Homeless Brace For Cold Snap

By on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Gainesville’s homeless prepare for the cold, and local shelters are ready to provide additional help.

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The Number Of Homeless Students Increased

By on October 24th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

In Florida, 17.9 percent of homeless adults are raising children.

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City Provides Funds To Staff Grace Marketplace Pavilion

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 11:53 am

Funding from the City of Gainesville will allow a pavilion at the Grace Marketplace facility to remain open for one more month.

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