The Lancaster Community Shelter or as we know it Grace Shelter Services is the only full-service homeless shelter in the Antelope Valley that serves single men, single women and families. We provide a safe place to sleep, two hot meals, case management, supportive services and transportation to and from several social serviice agencies near the shelter. Clients take showers daily, have opportunities to do laundry and have secure lockers to store their possessions. The shelter also provides job training and educational opportunities. We take pride in the fact that several of our current employees are former shelter clients.
Unfortunately, 2016 was a difficult year for our shelter. Due to funding deficiencies, we had to reduce our capacity from 120 people per night to 55 per night. Additionally, we had to lay-off a number of staff and cut hours for other staff members. We are looking for folks who would like to contribute to helping us get back to 120 people each night.
If there is any way you could help with raising funds operating our shelter, we would be very grateful. Also, if you know other who might be willing to help, please pass along this need to them.
Grace Resources has operated the Lancaster Community Shelter since 2011. The shelter was struggling when we assumed operations of the program. With your help and generosity, Grace Resources has been able to turn the shelter around. It is a saafe place where clients can get the help they need to end the cycle of homelessness and get into transitional and permanent housing while learning life-skills to ensure they thrive.
Your support of the shelter or doing good by meeting the urgent needs of others wil not only be instrumental in changing lives but you will also play a role in making our community a better place for all.
Thank you, and please let me know if you can help or need more information.
Yours to count on,