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City Tries to Shut Down Church for Homeless PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Pacific Justice Institute   
Monday, 07 January 2013 12:10
Placerville, CA – The Placerville City Council will hear an appeal, Tuesday, from a small church regarding the denial of their conditional use permit (CUP) by the City's Planning Commission. Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) sent a letter Friday informing the City of the potential legal violations the commission committed—including violation of the Federal Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), as well as the Federal and State Constitution.

In a December 4th decision, the Planning Commission denied the CUP of Mercy Way Rescue, a small church which ministers to the homeless in the mountain community. In a 2-2 vote—which is an automatic denial—the Planning Commission went against its own Planning Department's staff report recommendation to approve the CUP, and placed the church in jeopardy of immediate shutdown.

At one point during the Commission's December meeting, after praise of the prior two applicants—a car dealership and a hospital—a commissioner accused Mercy Way Rescue of masquerading as a church. The Commission further questioned the church representative about what type of congregants they would have.

“It's not just illegal to base a planning decision on the members of a church, it's an outrage! There should be a public outcry anytime a planning commission considers demographics in their decision for a church to be established,” said Brad Dacus, President of PJI.

 
MOLINE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES DEADLINE FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Linda Martin   
Thursday, 03 January 2013 09:12

A grantssubmission deadline has been announced by the Moline Community Foundation. Non-profit organizations are encouraged to apply if they serve the citizens of Moline and the surrounding region, including the Quad Cities. All materials necessary to receive funds are due in The Moline Foundation offices by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 or must be postmarked by or on  Thursday, January 31, 2013.  Any non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, including those who have never received Moline Foundation funding in the past, is welcome to apply.

An application should consist of eleven copies of a written request stating the name and address of the organization, its mission, names and addresses of Board members, income and expense statement, balance sheet, and the specific purpose for which any money received would be used including a project budget. The name, telephone number, and email of a contact person must also be included. The requested materials should be mailed according to the above deadline. If you need further information, please call Linda Martin at the Moline Foundation at (309) 764-4193. The Moline Foundation offices are located at the Deere-Wiman House, 817 - 11th Avenue, Moline.

The Moline Foundation, founded in 1953, is a community foundation which provides grants to health, human services, education, workforce development, the arts and other charitable organizations which benefit the citizens of Moline and the surrounding area, including the Quad Cities region in both Iowa and Illinois. The Moline Foundation receives and administers charitable gifts and works with citizens to achieve their dreams to improve the community.

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The Melvin McKay Charitable Trust Supports Children’s Advocacy Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 10:04
Local Domestic Violence Shelter Receives Funding

Rock Island, IL – The Melvin McKay Trust has awarded a grant to financially assist Christian Care’s Children’s Advocacy Program. “We are very appreciative of this support,” said Dr. Elaine Winter, the organization’s executive director. “Our Children’s Advocacy  Program is one of our core services, and is vital in facilitating the psychological and emotional healing of our young residents—the silent victims. The future of many of these children will be greatly enhanced because of the Melvin McKay Charitable Trust.”

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for 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 illness.

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 6:00 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.

 
CHRISTIAN CARE RECEIVES GRANT Scott County Regional Authority Supports Domestic Violence Shelter and Rescue Mission PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 10:02
Rock Island, IL – The Scott County Regional Authority has awarded a $2,430 grant to help Christian Care purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for each of its facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for
homeless men.

“Christian Care is grateful to the Scott County Regional Authority for supporting the men, women, and children we serve on a daily basis,” said Dr. Elaine Winter, Christian Care’s executive director. “This grant will permit us to purchase life-saving equipment, which is a tremendous relief for us. Christian Care’s vision is to transform lives; we also want to save lives whenever possible. Having an AED at each of our facilities will help us to be that first lifeline of hope for anyone going into ventricular fibrillation.”

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for 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.

 
Christian Care Receives Grant Alfaretta Young Trust Supports Local Domestic Violence Shelter PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 09:59
Rock Island, IL – The Alfaretta Young Trust has awarded a grant to provide financial support to Christian Care’s domestic violence shelter. By providing safe shelter, support, resources, Christian Care’s holistic programs empower survivors of domestic violence to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization operating two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for 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 a mental illness.

Christian Care's community meal site, located at 2209 3 rd Ave., Rock Island, 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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