Local Domestic Violence Shelter Awarded National Verizon Foundation Grant Print
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Written by Ann Ring   
Friday, 27 December 2013 14:48

Rock Island, IL – Christian Care’s Domestic Violence Shelter has received a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. “Christian Care is grateful to the Verizon Foundation for its support of our services for women who have been abused,” said Grants and Funding Coordinator Ann Ring. “Our services not only address the immediate needs—safe shelter, food and clothing—of our clients and other community members, but also help them to heal from their trauma by processing the emotional, physical and economic effects of domestic violence. We would be unable to provide these life-altering services to those in need without the much-needed support of donors like the Verizon Foundation.”

The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon, uses its technology, financial resources and partnerships to address critical social issues, with a focus on education and domestic violence prevention. In 2011, the foundation awarded more than $66 million to nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and abroad. For more information on the foundation, visit verizonfoundation.org.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men. It serves homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and those with mental illnesses.

Christian Care's community meal site is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays Monday through Friday, and for breakfast and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Breakfast is served at 6:30 a.m., lunch at 12:15 p.m., and dinner at 6:30 p.m. If you know of someone in need, call Christian Care's crisis hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at christiancareqc.org.

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