St. Gabriel Closet opened in 2002 as a thrift shop. Adult and children’s clothing, shoes, purses, furniture, artwork, games, household items and many other things are available at very low prices. Most items are in excellent condition with some items still having the store price tags on them. All items have been donated by generous benefactors as well as community members. The Closet is staffed entirely by volunteers.
Client’s needs are assessed by a case manager. During individual sessions instructions on money management and job awareness are given. Networking with other agencies is done to provide further assistance. This process results in many families’ lives being impacted.