Please pray for our resources, patience, health, and opportunities to make a more significant difference for the less fortunate of our valley. We thank God for you. Twenty-one years of serving the Antelope Valley is due in part to your caring support. Lets prepare for another year of service, healing, and experiencing Gods love. In this case, Grace is Gods love made visible.
Affordable Housing Network
The Lancaster Community Shelter became an extension of the services of Grace Resource Center on July 1, 2011. An emergency shelter serving single men, single women and families in the Antelope Valley, it is the only year-round emergency shelter between Bakersfield and the San Fernando Valley. For this reason, it is imperative for our community that we stay an emergency shelter, though we hope to expand in the future and have locations for transitional and rehabilitative housing programs.
All of the services provided at the Lancaster Community Shelter are free of charge. Single guests of the shelter are greeted with a warm shower and a nice dinner upon arrival. GRC provides bedding for the night, elective classes throughout the week, case management and breakfast before each guest leaves. Due to the privacy that can be afforded in our family units, we are one of the very few shelters in California that can accommodate a single father under special circumstances.
Holding up to 110 guests on any given night and we often hit full capacity during the winter months. Our mantra is that we are the “Inn Between”. In this GRC staff hopes to communicate that while guest are with us they feel welcomed and cared about in their journey to find a home. Due to the incredible needs in the Antelope Valley, GRC will give preference to those in our own community when necessary.
Through the combined efforts of the City of Lancaster, Palmdale, the County of Los Angeles Supervisor Antonovich's office, a special committee, Desert Christian Schools, AVCMA, and the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Association we were able to offer up to 80 additional beds during our cold weather program this winter! The fairgrounds offered a 4,000 sq. ft. space to house the men of the shelter.
Grace Resource Center is honored to have the privilege of serving the homeless community at the Lancaster Community Shelter. If you are interested in knowing how you can support this essential service in our community or if you have any questions regarding our services, please call (661) 945-7524.
You can help with a financial donation, or by mail. Please put "Shelter" in the memo.