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Alachua County Homeless Seek Relief From Cold

By on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Homeless individuals in Alachua County find ways to cope with the cold weather. Some choose to sleep inside at shelters like Grace Marketplace, while others prefer to stay outside with their possessions, rely on friendship to stay warm.

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St. Francis Houses Up To 80 Extra Homeless During Cold Weather

By on November 19th, 2014 | Last updated: November 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Due to cold weather, St. Francis House opens its doors for extra individuals to sleep inside. St. Francis, which houses families and children, requires individuals to have a “blue card,” which lists whether the person has any outstanding arrest warrants or is a sex offender.

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Grace Marketplace Installs New Washers and Dryers Provided by the City of Gainesville

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

A local homeless shelter will soon be offering a new laundry program to its residents. On Nov. 6, Grace Marketplace, a “one-stop” shelter for the homeless, received new laundry equipment provided by the City of Gainesville using money donated by the [...]

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Grace Marketplace Worried About Spread Of Illness On Site

By on October 16th, 2014 | Last updated: October 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

A resident of local homeless shelter Grace Marketplace diagnosed with scabies is causing concern about disease transmission and control. Grace Marketplace are concerned about a potential outbreak of an airborne disease.

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Grace Marketplace Residents Volunteer For Space In New Dorms

By on October 2nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm

Grace Marketplace offers new dorms to homeless who volunteer at the new shelter. Some pavilion residents prefer to stay outside in tents at Dignity Village.

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Grace Marketplace Opens Dorm For Homeless

By on October 1st, 2014 | Last updated: October 2, 2014 at 1:33 pm

On Wednesday, emergency shelter Grace Marketplace opened its first dorm for the homeless. Residents must adhere to criteria, but the dorm offers a more permanent housing option.

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Grace Marketplace To Open Indoor Shelter

By on September 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm

Grace Marketplace will open an indoor dorm on Wednesday after submitting a Safety and Security policy to the city commission. The shelter will provide beds for 20 guests who are trying to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. In order to stay [...]

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Grace Marketplace Set To Close Pavilion and Chapel

By on September 18th, 2014 | Last updated: September 18, 2014 at 6:27 pm

Grace Marketplace, a “one-stop” shelter for the homeless, is discontinuing two of its staple services Oct. 1. The marketplace will no longer offer shelter under its outdoor pavilion, and will also close the chapel on site.

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In the News: City Commission Discusses Homeless Shelter Background Checks, Fort Hood Gunman Did Not Appear Violent, Silver Springs Film Fest 2014, Stanford Mom Facing Death Penalty

By on April 4th, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

City Commissioners Voice Opinions on Homeless Center Background Check Policy – City Commissioners showed support for the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless & Hungry’s plan to allow homeless people to the shelter regardless of a homeless individual’s criminal background. [...]

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Ocala Organization Acquires Shelter Property For Some Of City’s Homeless

By on March 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: March 22, 2014 at 8:49 am

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church agreed to let Open Arms Village, an organization aiming to support city homeless, use its facilities.

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