Tag Archives: Grace Marketplace

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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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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Point-In-Time Count Finds Alachua Homelessness Numbers Stable, But More In Shelters

By on February 6th, 2015 | Last updated: February 9, 2015 at 3:38 pm

An annual census finds that more Alachua County homeless are finding their way to shelters. While homeless populations remained relatively stable, 11 percent more were found in more stable living situations.

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Grace Marketplace Completes Homeless Census

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 12:52 pm

The usual sound of birds wasn’t what woke the residents of Grace Marketplace Thursday morning. Grace Marketplace, 2845 NE 39th Ave., held their annual homeless census count on Thursday that lasted from 5:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Alachua County Coalition for the […]

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Local Homeless Population Braves Cold Weather Outdoors

By on January 9th, 2015 | Last updated: January 9, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Individuals living in tents outside of Grace Marketplace burn twigs and hang sheets to stay warm as the temperatures drop. Grace Marketplace does allow tent residents to stay indoors during nights below 45 degrees.

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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 Funds From the City and County

By on December 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: December 3, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Grace Marketplace is still waiting for the city of Gainesville and Alachua County to provide funds in order to keep the shelter open and pay for its staffing. Since October, Grace Marketplace has had to pay out of its pocket to keep providing services.

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