About Gainesville Community Ministry
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Providing food to meet basic nutritional needs.
We provide emergency food for the elderly, the disabled, homeless, and the working poor with families during times when food is otherwise unavailable due to limited incomes. A 2 day supply is given to each member of the household every 28 days. Must apply in person M-Thurs. 9am-12:00pm. A picture ID and SS Card or SS Print-out required. Must show proof of income.
GCM is a distributor for USDA food. Food is distributed 2 times a month. Call 352-372-8162 for the next distribution date. Must be a resident of Alachua County and have a photo ID.
Emergency clothing for individuals and families.
We provide clothing to families who have lost everything due to fire or other disaster. We also provide needed clothing for those who cannot afford to buy clothing due to financial crisis. Must call (372-8162) for appointment every Thursday at 10 am. Clothing is provided every 3 months as needed for those in the program. Must proof of income, SS Card, and photo ID.
GCM WORK PATH PROGRAM (Course Requirement in STEPS Program )
Teaches timeless biblical principles concerning work and the ways those principles are applied in the marketplace. Through this training, men and women develop character and become connected to a community of support to help them obtain far more than just a job. They experience life, a life filled with confidence, self-control, coaching, learning, and faith. Apply in person Monday-Thursday 9-12pm. Watch Video
RENTAL DEPOSIT ASSISTANCE
Initial Security Deposits Currently Unavailable
We provide assistance to those who have jobs and can pay rent - but lack funds to pay the initial deposits on rental property. Rental must be within the city limits of Gainesville. Due to limited funding this program is currently not available.
GRU UTILITY ASSISTANCE
We have limited funds and can not assist everyone. Walk-ins are not accepted. Clients must call only one time. Call 352-372-8646 on Tuesday between 8 and 8:30 am to make an appointment. On message machine leave your Name, Phone Number, and Last Four Digits of SS#. Appointments are tightly scheduled in order to assist as many people as possible. We can not just squeeze you in because that would delay other people's appointments. Due to limited funding we can only offer this service to a client one time.
Assistance with replacement ID's. Must go to Holy Trinity Episcopal located at 100 NE 1st Street 352-372-4721 to receive a voucher to bring to GCM. Vouchers are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Mission Statement: Gainesville Community Ministry, with God’s help, seeks to provide compassionate emergency care for those persons who cannot help themselves. We further seek to provide, through education and support, the kind of assistance that will encourage those who can be helped to end a cycle of poverty and despair.