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Greater Richmond Interfaith Program

 

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NFL 1st-round draft pick Najee Harris returns to Richmond homeless shelter where he once lived

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100+ volunteers converge to renovate shelter, led by former GRIP resident Najee Harris and family

A massive renovation from the flooring to the walls, fence, gardens, play area, veterans’ housing, and more is underway at the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program’s homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Richmond, thanks to leadership from one-time resident and now NFL star Najee Harris, his family, the Lowe’s 100 Home Towns project, and Hands On Bay Area.

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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 and Section 8 Voucher. We welcome referrals from Shelter Inc., Swords to Plowshares, and other VA Organizations.         To inquire more...

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Community Outreach, COVID-19 Response, Helping The Homeless

Greater Richmond Interfaith Project (GRIP) seeks to eradicate homelessness and revitalize the West County Community through case management, enrichment and training opportunities to help stabilize low- moderate income community members.

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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: “Responding to the Call to Service, GRIP transforms the lives of homeless, hungry and disenfranchised people.” 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 and Section 8 Voucher. We welcome referrals from Shelter Inc., Swords to Plowshares, and other VA Organizations.         To inquire more...

Grace: At GRIP, it’s a verb and it’s what our staff demonstrates every day

Grace: At GRIP, it’s a verb and it’s what our staff demonstrates every day

If you look up the definition of “grace,” you might find the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program’s Chantel Toliver. She dishes it out daily, along with free showers, bagged lunches, jackets, blankets, even duffel bags at the homeless shelter and soup kitchen serving over 15,000 people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity in Western Contra Costa County.

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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.

THANK YOU to the Bikers Rights Organization of Contra Costa County for bringing a TON of toys for our kids. Santa came early! ... See MoreSee Less
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BRRRrrrrr.....After sunset tonight, the next time we will see temperatures peek above the 40s is Monday. As you see ice on the roads and frost on the roof this weekend, please think of the 15,000 individuals and families we serve at GRIP who are living in their cars, on the streets, in tents or under cardboard boxes, without enough food--all within our communities. ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s #GivingTuesday and if you’re looking for a local group making a big difference, GRIP is it. We care for 15,000+ kids, adults, and families experiencing homelessness and food insecurity.If you have a home and plenty to eat, we hope you will share the price of a meal with us so we can provide for those who don’t.Thank you for helping our community!gripcares.org ... See MoreSee Less
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Greater Richmond Interfaith Project (GRIP) seeks to eradicate homelessness and revitalize the West County Community through case management, enrichment and training opportunities to help stabilize low- moderate income community members.

165 22nd Street
Richmond, California 94801

(510) 233-2141