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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.

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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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It’s Back in 2021: Announcing the 35th Annual GRIP Harmony Walk!

It’s Back in 2021: Announcing the 35th Annual GRIP Harmony Walk!

Support the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program’s online Harmony Walk event where donors, like you, can walk from the comfort of your neighborhood and donate to our 35th Annual Fundraiser to End Homelessness & Eradicate Hunger! Show your participation by taking a...

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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.

Get your free COVID booster or vaccination today at GRIP! 12:30-2pm or so, the county van will be here. It’s first come, first serve.Anyone can come — friends, family, clients, volunteers, anyone in the community!No appointment necessary — just come by at lunch while supplies last. ... See MoreSee Less
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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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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