Available Resources

Targeting the Root Causes of Hunger & Poverty

POWER– A free life-management course:

Personal Growth

Order

Wisdom

Ethics

Relationships

Graduates know how to set boundaries, to use their gifts, talents, and abilities, master their personality strengths and recognize weaknesses, become adept in forgiveness and escaping the guilt trap, cope with depression, organize their lives through budgeting money and time, set smart goals, and exhibit good anger management skills.

Writing to Succeed– A free education readiness course:

Curriculum:  Writing to Succeed – A Guide to Linear Thinking, Writing, and Learning

Securing Truth • Communicating in formal register, the language of business and education • The Cornell note taking system • 8 parts of speech • Marking punctuation • Writing a powerful sentence • Writing a powerful Paragraph • Social Styles and how God wired you to succeed • Thinking, Writing and Learning Poetry

Graduates understand the five registers of every language, and especially how to communicate in formal register, build vocabulary, write complete sentences and correctly use the 8 parts of speech.  Graduates learn how to build powerful sentences and paragraphs and write poetry.  Students identify their social style and how they relate with the other three social styles.  Learning to think critically and logically plays an important roll in preparing for a better education.  At the end of this class students are prepared to enter and succeed in college.

COMPUTER 101 & 102

101–Beginning Keyboarding

201–Computers in the Office

Students that finish these two free classes are proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and other office applications.  They develop keyboard skills, how to edit text, format, manage files, manipulating office documents and spreadsheets, and create a resume and cover letter.  Graduates of this class are prepared to enter the workforce in any office that requires knowledge of computers and how to use them in business.

Child Abuse Prevention

In an effort to reduce child abuse in the Antelope Valley we have established a network of 56 community partner agencies to target the root causes of child abuse and work together toward eliminating this social blight from our community.  In a total of six neighborhood impact programs in the city of Lancaster we are working together with six of those partners to improve living standards, help build social networks within the communities through neighborhood watch, neighborhood houses, neighborhood wellness houses, and other projects.

Family Visitation Centers (FVC)

Using a model of parent coaching we are providing a non-sterile comfortable home location for parents seeking reunification with young children through monitored visits.  We are currently offering this service in two locations in Lancaster and two in Palmdale.

Safe Child Custody Exchange (SCCE)

Working with our local Sheriff’s Departments we are providing a safe place for custodial and non-custodial parents or guardians to exchange children.

Meeting Real Needs with a Touch of Grace

Backpack to School Program (August)

Children’s backpacks are given away

Warm Hearts Warm Coats Program (Winter)

Hundreds of gently used or new jackets, gloves and scarves are given away

Baby Needs (Year Around)

Diapers • Formula • Clothing • Car Seats • Bassinets

We provide these items free of charge to parents referred by various agencies, and our client families.

Special Programs for Children

Christmas Toy Program

Thousands of toys are given away to families of GRC each Christmas

Christmas in July

During this annual fund-raiser we give away 2,000 toys to children during a Jethawk’s baseball game at our local stadium.

Food Programs

Emergency Grocery Program

Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. (Spanish Speaking)

Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

By referral from other agencies at any time Monday–Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

We serve over 9,000 people each month with emergency groceries

Free Hot Family-style Meals

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Sunday Afternoon at Grace Resource Center

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Tuesday evening at Desert Winds Community Church

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Wednesday evening at Grace Resource Center

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Friday evening at Grace Resource Center

Thanksgiving Baskets

This year your donations will help us provide a complete thanksgiving dinner to many families in the Antelope Valley

Thanksgiving Dinner

Your donations will make it possible for us to feed more than 200 people a hot thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day here at Grace Resource Center

Christmas Dinner

Again, your donations will make it possible to feed more than 200 people a hot Christmas dinner on Christmas day here at Grace Resource Center

Special Family Needs Programs

Clothing • Furniture • Appliances

Your donations provide these items through our Thrift Center ministry and other avenues.

Homeless Solutions

Mail Service

We collect mail for many homeless families and individuals who sign up for this program.

Payee Service

We are the selected payee for many clients, helping them manage their funds and pay rent and utility bills on time.

Special Needs

Your donations help us provide backpacks, hygiene items, and sleeping bags to our homeless clients.

Grace Thrift Center 

Clothing

Our thrift store provides good quality gently-used clothing at very low prices, including wedding dresses, formal dresses, and outfits for job interviews.        

Furniture

      As furniture is donated we provide it at very low cost to our customers and often free to those with open DCFS cases that need furniture in order to keep their children.

General Goods

      Pots and pans, cooking utensils, plates, eating utensils, cups and glasses, electronics and other items are available in our thrift store.

Grace Shelter (Lancaster Community Shelter)

      Overnight Program

            Cots are provided for those not in a resident or

            transitional program.  During cold weather there

            is no limit to how many nights a person can stay

            at the shelter.

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