The programs offered at Grace Way Village were developed after careful research of the current economic climate in our geographic area of focus. The underlying need addressed by the programs of Grace Way Village is poverty. Many individuals and families on the Treasure Coast live in poverty and do not only live without proper clothing, food, and shelter, but also live without the tools and resources necessary to obtain financial stability and security.
Our partners and volunteers are at the core of our programs. Having minimal staff, we must rely on our relationships within the community. We partner with a host of community organizations in order to expand our reach and impact with families. The Treasure Coast Food Bank provides free or low cost food for Matthew’s Café and the Parent Academy of St. Lucie County shares space and trains facilitators for the Getting Ahead program. Several local businesses, including Walmart and Old Navy, donate clothing to Hope’s Closet. Many of these businesses and others such as Seacoast National Bank and Kohl’s, regularly provide volunteers for both Hope’s Closet and Matthew’s Café. Grace Way Village also takes part in services such as 2-1-1, the Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County, the Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council, St. Lucie Co. Housing and Community Services, St. Lucie Hunger Free Coalition, and others to increase community awareness. Grace Way Village is also extremely proud to be a United Way partner agency. It is only through these wonderful partnerships that we are able to have such a large impact on the community.