Grace Place is an emergency shelter serving residents of St. Croix and surrounding communities. The goal of Grace Place Shelter is to promote self-sufficiency by providing a safe and secure environment, giving individuals the opportunity to overcome unresolved issues. Through education, individuals are encouraged to be responsible for themselves and others. During their 30-90 day stay, any immediate needs are identified, and a housing stabilization plan is developed. Grace Place's extensive program empowers individuals and families to become independent, creating a safer community for all of us.
Every other month, on the third Thursday of the month, a team of RUCC volunteers provides dinner to the residents of Grace Place. This involves planning the menu, purchasing groceries, and preparing the meal. We then set up and serve the meal for the shelter residents. This is a time of fellowship and service that is meaningful for everyone involved.
Additionally, RUCC hosts an ongoing collection drive for Grace Place. There is a large bin located in the vestibule where donations can be placed. Items often requested by the shelter include: paper products, personal hygiene items, diapers, formula, pillows, blankets, sweat suits of any size, and laundry supplies. For a complete list of suggestions, visit The Salvation Army website by clicking on their logo below.