Tag Archives: Grace Marketplace

City Commission Grants Gainesville Management Of Dignity Village

By on May 22nd, 2015 | Last updated: May 22, 2015 at 4:53 pm

Gainesville City Commission passes a motion for the management of Dignity Village. The motion begins the process of addressing safety issues and concerns regarding the logistics of the community.

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Police Union Raises Concerns Of Safety Issues At Local Homeless Community

By on May 21st, 2015 | Last updated: May 21, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Both the number of residents and reported incidents have increased at Dignity Village. Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy and local PBA Representative Lt. Mike Schibuola discussed the rise of safety concerns for the local homeless community at a meeting Tuesday.

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Saving Grace: One Woman’s Story Of Overcoming Adversity

By on May 1st, 2015 | Last updated: May 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Lisa Lee Savage was a substance abuser and she broke the rules, but she also overcame adversity. Now, she works as an administrative assistant and receptionist at the GRACE Welcome Center.

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City Aquires Land Surrounding GRACE Marketplace

By on April 15th, 2015 | Last updated: April 16, 2015 at 6:16 pm

The city is finalizing an agreement to use 10 acres of land currently occupied by Dignity Village homeless encampment which could create a more regulated environment.

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Bo Diddley Plaza Renovations Bring In New Era

By on February 25th, 2015 | Last updated: February 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm

Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville is closing Sunday for renovations. The renovations are expected to last one year and will include additions to the performance area, a new café, an informational kiosk and relocating an existing bus stop.

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Lack Of Identification Remains An Issue For Homeless Veterans

By on February 20th, 2015 | Last updated: March 13, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Alex Brown, a U.S. Army veteran, found himself homeless in Gainesville and ineligible for various resources due to a lack of photo identification. Missing required documents and high cost of state-issued IDs can be hinderances for disadvantaged individuals, though local organizations have created programs to address the issue.

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Police And Community Plant Garden For GRACE Marketplace Residents

By on February 19th, 2015 | Last updated: February 19, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Gainesville police worked to build a farm for the homeless residents of GRACE Marketplace. The farm will provide both food and work for the residents.

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Empowerment Center Creates New Group To Assist With Gainesville’s Homeless Issues

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Gainesville residents worked to advance the Empowerment Center’s homeless shelter by creating the Citizen’s Work Group. The group is comprised of 14 community members who will assist with homeless-related issues.

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GRACE Marketplace To Improve Security

By on February 11th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm

Though workers at GRACE Marketplace said the shelter is a safe space, increased security efforts are being made. These efforts include an overnight staff and security-camera installation.

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Lawyers Offer Free Legal Aid At Grace Marketplace

By on February 10th, 2015 | Last updated: February 11, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Law organizations visited Grace Marketplace Feb. 7 to offer free consultations to low-income and homeless residents. Lawyers assisted the homeless with legal issues that may have contributed to their homelessness.

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