Optimists Club Recognizes Christian Care with Outstanding Service Award Print
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Written by Lindsey Lobur   
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 13:34

Rock Island, IL – On January 29th, the Davenport Evening Optimists Club presented Christian Care with their Outstanding Service Award for successful achievement in working with the youth and community of the Quad Cities Area. Kris Hull Houghton, Christian Care’s Domestic Violence Shelter Manager, was on site to speak to the group and accepted the award on behalf of the organization. The Davenport Evening Optimists Club, much like other Optimists Clubs worldwide, works with individuals and organizations supporting causes in their local area by raising funds for agencies that help children.

“Christian Care’s Children’s Advocacy Program has been working and advocating for children for over six years, and it is gratifying to see that our work within the community is being recognized for the difference that it makes,” says Kris Hull Houghton. Christian Care’s Domestic Violence Shelter through its Children’s Advocacy Program offers counseling, legal advocacy, tutoring, and parenting and support services to children who have either witnessed or experienced domestic violence. If you wish to support the Children’s Advocacy Program, send a donation to Christian Care at PO Box 4176, Rock Island Illinois, 61204.

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. The organization 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 6:30 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.