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Welcome to Christian Care

Christian Care's services are available in the Quad Cities to a growing number of homeless men and abused women and children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through our two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men—we provide safe shelter, food, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to anyone in need. We serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and the mentally ill.

Every day of every year, Christian Care provides warm, safe shelter, nutritious meals, and a wide variety of resources to needy men, women and children throughout the Quad Cities. Our vision is to transform the lives of those we serve, offering the homeless and survivors of domestic violence an opportunity to start a new, more productive life.

Thank you for considering a gift to Christian Care, and many blessings to you and your loved ones this year!

Chip in for Charity
Help Christian Care Earn Birdies Bucks in 2014

BirdiesThe John Deere Classic and BIRDIES FOR CHARITY are at it again. You can help support Christian Care by making a pledge for this year’s John Deere Classic PGA golf tournament. Simply pledge one cent or more for every birdie you think will be made during the tournament, or you can make a one-time donation. Last year, there were 2,142 birdies, so your one-cent per birdie donation would have amounted to $21.42.

All guesses must be on an official pledge card and received at the tournament office by July 11, 2014. Pledge forms will be included in the May edition of Carelines Newsletter or can be picked up at Christian Care Rescue Mission, located at 2209 3rd Avenue in Rock Island. Make sure you specify that Christian Care’s Bird Number is 1390. For more information click here.

Give a Gift in Honor or Memory of Your Dad This Father's Day

Are you struggling to come up with the perfect gift for your father on his special day? Or perhaps you are looking for a meaningful way to honor the man who has had such a powerful impact on your life. Recent research suggests that fathers have a significant effect on their children's cognitive ability, educational achievement, psychological well-being, and social behavior. It is often our fathers who challenge us to dream big and test our limits, believing that we can become whatever we set our minds to and, all the while, loving us.

This Father's Day, honor the most influential man in your life by making a gift in his name to Christian Care. Christian Care will acknowledge your father in a special listing in the July edition of Carelines newsletter. Please send your gift to:

Father's Day Gift
Christian Care
2209 3rd Avenue, PO Box 4176
Rock Island, IL 61204-4176

Verizon Offers Hope - Donate Your No-longer Used Phone

hope  lineVerizon is committed to helping the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and the three to ten million children in the United States affected by domestic violence. Christian Care benefits from Hopeline from Verizon by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and turning them into support for domestic violence survivors. Through HopeLine, Christian Care exchanges the donated, gently used phones and the phones are then reprogrammed as emergency phones that they give back to Christian Care Domestic Violence Shelter's residents. Phone donations can be made to the Rescue Mission located at 2209 3rd avenue downtown Rock Island.

A Portrait of Hunger - and Generosity

Christian Care's Community Meal Site has been featured in the River Cities Reader article, A Portrait of Hunger--and Generosity: A Robust Network Fights a Growing Problem in the Quad Cities, by Jeff Ignatius. Follow the link to read the full article about Christian Care's efforts and the part that they play in the war on hunger in the Quad Cities:
http://www.rcreader.com/news/real-hunger-games-portrait-of-hunger/

Employment Opportunity

Christian Care is seeking candidates for the positions of housemother and residential advocates for evenings and overnights at both of our facilities. Housemothers help women and children within a residential setting by managing the household, providing comfort and care and modeling Christian values. At our Rescue Mission we are looking for males to provide residential assistance, facility management while also modeling Christian values at a homeless shelter. If interested in the housemother position, please call Kris at 309/788-2273 or send your resume to Christian Care, PO Box 4176, Rock Island IL 61204 or email it to khoughton@christiancareqc.org. For interest in the positions at the Rescue Mission please call Dr. Elaine Winter at 309/786-5734 or send your resume to Christian Care, PO Box 4176, Rock Island IL, 61204 or email it to ewinter@christiancareqc.org.

Stories Of Hope

 


Alicia M.

Domestic violence survivor

 


Rescue Mission Resident






Thank you to The Moline Foundation for funding our 24/7 Crisis Line.