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CHRISTIAN CARE RECEIVES GRANT PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ann Ring   
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:50
Scott County Regional Authority Supports Rescue Mission

Rock Island – The Scott County Regional Authority has awarded a $7,000 grant that will help Christian Care make needed improvements at its rescue mission and domestic violence shelter in Rock Island by enhancing residents’ safety, comfort, immediate environment, and confidentiality.

“This grant will enable us to not only protect the safety of residents and those who take meals at the rescue mission, but will provide comfortable seating and an improved environment for them, as well as for other visitors,” said Dr. Elaine Winter, the organization’s executive director. “We are especially grateful to the Scott County Regional Authority for selecting Christian Care as a grant recipient during this spring grant cycle, and sharing our desire to empower both the homeless and 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 mental illnesses.

For all those who need a meal, Christian Care's Community Meal Site is located at its Rescue Mission, 2209 3rd Avenue, Rock Island. It 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 the Christian Care Crisis Hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at christiancareqc.org.

 
Summit of Hope Project to be held Wednesday, June 27, 2012 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Stephanie Carmichael   
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:48

The Summit of Hope is designed to provide a “one-stop” environment for the local parolee to obtain the necessary assistance to move past barriers which may be preventing him or her from leading a successful life.

A crime-free, productive life for the recently released translates into a safer community for everyone!

This community expo will provide the necessary services to guide and assist the recently released population with needed services.  These are individuals who are trying to put their lives back together and are struggling every day to locate the services they need, in order to be a productive part of our communities.

The Project of the Quad Cities and Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) are collaborating to put on a Summit of Hope event in Rock Island. The goal of the Summit of Hope is to increase public safety through reduced recidivism. Our Mission is: To give those Hope that have lost their Hope.

The event is Wednesday, June 27 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm, at the Stern Center, 1703 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, Illinois.

Services that will be offered include:  State identification, counseling, transportation, food, clothing, shelter, primary health care referrals, screening for blood pressure, diabetes, HIV testing and care, veterans’ information, employment services, and a variety of other social service agencies.  Numerous faith-based organizations also are lending a helping hand to assist this group to get back on the right track and to stay there.

Local Parole Offices have invited parolees to attend. Reaching out to this group will help eliminate the obstacles and expedite each individual’s chance to become a positive member of their community.

By the end of the day, the participants should be well equipped with the many needed resources, referrals and materials to be well on their way to a successful life!

For more information on the Summit of Hope, contact Stephanie Carmichael with The Project of the Quad Cities at (309) 762-5433. The Summit of Hope website is www.summitofhope.org.

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SHARING THE KLOVE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rebecca Wheeler   
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 12:25
Rock Island – For the entire month of July, 98.9 K-LOVE radio station will be honoring Christian Care by collecting paper towels, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, and laundry detergent. All of these items are used daily by the residents of Christian Care and are in high demand. Helping to meet the basic needs of these residents will allow Christian Care to focus on the important task of transforming lives by allocating funds to implement individualized programs and life skills classes.

Donations may be taken to collection barrels that are conveniently in place at the local Chick-Fil-A's found at the South Park Mall in Moline, the North Park Mall in Davenport, and at 2945 E. 53rd Street, Davenport. For more information about this collection drive, please visit http://www.klove.com/events/detail.aspx?i=215782.

Christian Care is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose vision is to transform lives. Through its mission of providing safe shelter, support and resources, Christian Care empowers both the homeless and survivors of domestic violence to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives. Christian Care’s two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for women and children and a rescue mission for men—serve 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 to anyone who is hungry in the Quad Cities. If you know someone in need, call the Christian Care Crisis Hotline at any hour of the day or night at 309/788-2273.

For more information about Christian Care, please go to christiancareqc.org or to facebook.com/christiancareqc.

 
HRC Volunteers Needed for Iowa City Pride! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Human Rights Campaign   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:27

Human Rights Campaign needs you to be a part of our efforts in support of LGBT equality! No experience is necessary - new and experienced volunteers are both welcome!

To volunteer at the HRC booth, you can sign up online and select the dates and times you prefer. For questions, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Iowa City Pride
Sunday, June 16
(various shifts available throughout the day)

Dowtown Iowa City on the Pedestrian Mall
Iowa City, IA

 
VFW Post 9128 Luau/Deck Party and Casino Night PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Christian Popp   
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 07:10

 
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