Targeting the Root Causes of Hunger & Poverty
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:
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
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.
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.
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
This year your donations will help us provide a complete thanksgiving dinner to many families in the Antelope Valley
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
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.
We collect mail for many homeless families and individuals who sign up for this program.
We are the selected payee for many clients, helping them manage their funds and pay rent and utility bills on time.
Your donations help us provide backpacks, hygiene items, and sleeping bags to our homeless clients.
Grace Thrift Center
Our thrift store provides good quality gently-used clothing at very low prices, including wedding dresses, formal dresses, and outfits for job interviews.
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.
Pots and pans, cooking utensils, plates, eating utensils, cups and glasses, electronics and other items are available in our thrift store.
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.