The I’m Going Home Initiative provides linkage and passage between a person who is homeless and their loved ones. Through this linkage, the person in need is welcomed home by a family member or friend who has agreed to support and care for the person upon their arrival. The I’m Going Home package includes the following: documentation, transportation, and a Grace Care Bag. Participants are contacted upon arrival, after one week, one month, and again at 3 months. At the 3-month follow-up, only 5% of people are back on the streets after being united.
The Grace Care Bag contains the following: Assorted sandwiches, snacks, juice and water. Included in bag are any required medications, reading, puzzles or entertainment materials, and a contract which list the rules and terms of a mutual contract that a homeless person must abide by in order to return home and live in residence.
Grace’s Meals With Love provides a hot breakfast of meat, eggs, biscuit, grits or pancakes, coffee, and bottled water, seven (7) days a week.
We provide a positive, nurturing environment where folks can dine in the company of others, which builds community and fosters positive social engagement. While dining, one can inquire about resources and be directed to social/community organizations that may offer assistance.
Grace’s Clothing Closet provides those in need with clothing and hygienic supplies. Our Community Clothing Closet is open every Tuesday and Saturday from 7:30 am to 8 am.
If you or someone you know has clothing to donate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace is installing 13 hydration stations throughout the city so that everyone in New Orleans, whether they are homeless, tourists, or housed residents, have access to clean drinking water 24/7. This will lead to a more hydrated community, resulting in better health and fewer deaths or medical complications from dehydration.
Watch Rikhea Shirley’s heartbreaking and uplifting real-life testimonial about big dreams in New Orleans that left her and her family homeless, and how Grace at the Green Light was there in her most desperate hour of need to help them get home and back on their feet.
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