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Showcasing the Work of GRIP: April 2022

Showcasing the Work of GRIP: April 2022

The month of April shows a steady, continued trend in GRIP taking on new cases! What exactly does "casework" entail? Casework involves working with one of our counselors at GRIP beyond basic needs based services (such as showers and meals). Examples of casework...

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GRIP provides a safe & nourishing place that helps transform those who are unsheltered and in need move toward self-sufficiency.

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GRIP Organization and Mission

GRIP is a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic coalition of congregations from varied faiths working together as a diverse and inclusive coalition dedicated to helping those of our community in need to transition to self-sufficiency.

Our mission statement: “GRIP provides a safe & nourishing place that helps transform those who are unsheltered and in need move toward self-sufficiency.” 

Over the years, GRIP, in keeping with its mission has evolved from a small community food pantry to a multiservice agency, which serves 15,000 homeless, hungry, and low-income consumers annually. GRIP is governed by a 15-member Board of Directors drawn from member congregations, the business community and public-sector agencies.

GRIP’s staff consists of a dedicated group of individuals who have a unique ability to establish rapport with consumers. As a result, GRIP has earned the reputation as a trusted housing and service provider with a proven track record for making inroads with individuals who have histories of chronic homelessness. GRIP, equally, is noted for being fiscally responsible and transparent in accounting practices and reporting. GRIP maintains lines of open communication with its donors, funders, and community supporters.

Each January, GRIP shares an Annual Report with multiple stakeholders at the Annual Meeting. GRIP has provided emergency shelter and housing for families since 1993. The Souper Center provides meals and basic needs to the community since GRIP’s inception in 1966. Our dedicated 41-member congregations are our front line of volunteers and support. This year, GRIP celebrates 50 years providing services to the community.

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Veteran Housing

Veteran Housing

  CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR: GRIP Veteran Building Veteran Studio Apartments are available for applicants with HUD-VASH or Section 8 Vouchers. We also welcome referrals from Shelter Inc., Swords to Plowshares and other VA Organizations.         To inquire...

Trunk or Treating at GRIP is better than Halloween

Trunk or Treating at GRIP is better than Halloween

Today may be Halloween, but the real fun was had Friday night as GRIP celebrated its annual Trunk or Treat tradition, with all the GRIP vehicles decked out in their ghouliest garb, trunks transformed into terrifying tarantulas, and, well, a pretty benign game of...

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Greater Richmond Interfaith Program

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We are the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program aka GRIP and the Souper Center, and our mission is to End Homelessness and Hunger! See our many services and allow us to serve you.

And, we're already planning #harmonywalk2023! Thank you to all those who came, walked, saw, celebrated, gave, volunteered, and more last week. ... See MoreSee Less
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#Halloween at GRIP!Join us Friday, 7pm-9pm for Trunk or Treat. Everyone is welcome!If you can bring candy and a car, come on by early!Drop off candy during the week too.Costumes encouraged! ... See MoreSee Less
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GRIP provides a safe & nourishing place that helps transform those who are unsheltered and in need move toward self-sufficiency.

165 22nd Street
Richmond, California 94801

(510) 233-2141