Montrose Grace Place was founded in 2009 by members of Grace Lutheran Church to serve and provide a safe space for youth experiencing homelessness in the Montrose area. We became a separate 501c(3) organization in 2011.
Our mission is not to evangelize, convert, judge, or shame, but to provide a safe, welcoming environment for vulnerable homeless youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities, providing nourishment, healthy relationships, and hope for the future.
Youth night is held once a week on Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. We welcome homeless youth between the ages of 13 and 21 and provide them with a healthy dinner served family style with our volunteers, followed by a creative group activity and a facilitated peer discussion group. We also have a clothing and toiletries closet to provide the youth with access to needed supplies.