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Showcasing the Work of GRIP: February 2022

Showcasing the Work of GRIP: February 2022

As we transition from winter to spring, reflecting on data showcasing our work from the beginning of this year can guide our efforts for the coming months. The month of February shows that we have a spike increase in shelter guests compared to previous months. As we...

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2022 GRIP Board Nominees

The nominating committee of Pastor Dale Weatherspoon, Dominique Roache-Green, Brandon Mercer and Judy Bendix interviewed six candidates for the Board, and recommend the following four individuals for election to the Board [update: The new Board Members have been...

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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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At GRIP, We Care!

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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Showcasing the Work of GRIP: May 2022

Showcasing the Work of GRIP: May 2022

The month of May shows an increase in services used at GRIP's Resource Center. During May, our Resource Center provided 2303 shelter lunches, delivered 676 outreach lunches, mail to 151 recipients, 353 showers and 5 laundry services! To help provide for the growing...

Welcome Eddie Morris: GRIP’s New Mental Health Advocate!

Welcome Eddie Morris: GRIP’s New Mental Health Advocate!

As GRIP continues to expand our services by finding new ways we can support our community members, we'd like to welcome our new Mental Health Advocate: Eddie G. Morris. Eddie was born and raised in Richmond, and has been involved in mental health work in the bay area...

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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.

As GRIP continues to expand our services by finding new ways we can support our community members, we’d like to welcome our new Mental Health Advocate: Eddie G. Morris. Eddie was born and raised in Richmond, and has been involved in mental health work in the bay area for 31 years. He is currently a Volunteer Coordinator for National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), and wears a multitude of other hats under mental health support. This allows Eddie to quickly connect clients to resources and offer a safe hand to hold while navigating different services needed to help them transition. Thank you Eddie for your work with GRIP, and your dedication to serving the community – we are honored to have you as part of our team!For more info, visit the article at our website: gripcares.org/uncategorized/welcome-eddie-morris-grips-new-mental-health-advocate/ ... 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.

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Richmond, California 94801

(510) 233-2141