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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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  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...

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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.

With historic flooding, winds, and cold weather continuing to batter the Bay Area, with no relief in sight, you may be wondering how those without homes, living in their cars, in tents, or just wrapped in blankets and shivering are doing. As you can imagine, homelessness creates miserable, inhuman conditions in all seasons, and in a storm, it can be even more dangerous. GRIP is helping. We are part of a countywide effort to locate and shelter vulnerable individuals during this historic weather event. Individuals and families should contact 211 for transportation and shelter placement. Please also share the "211" number with those you encounter on the street or in camps who need a warm, dry place for the night. It can be dialed free from a payphone or cell phone. gripcares.org/blog/storms-packing-epic-rain-wind-impacting-homeless-dial-211-to-find-emergency-sh... ... See MoreSee Less
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When you see frost on your car, think about what it would have been like to spend the night inside it.Your volunteer time and donations are helping keep people warm this morning.We have much more work to do. ... 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