Teens for Tomorrow Awards Grant to Christian Care Print
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Written by Ann Ring   
Tuesday, 02 July 2013 09:21

Rock Island, IL – Teens for Tomorrow, a youth philanthropy program of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, awarded Christian Care a grant to purchase heaters for children’s therapy areas. “Children who have seen or experienced abuse in the home need to be in an accommodating, safe environment to be able to express themselves,” said executive director Elaine Winter, Ed.D. “This grant through Teens for Tomorrow will allow Christian Care to provide—literally and figuratively—a warm and inviting atmosphere in which children can begin to heal from the effects of domestic violence, even during our colder months.”

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.

Its 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.

Anyone in need is encouraged to call Christian Care’s crisis hotline any hour of the day at (309) 788-2273 or visit online at christiancareqc.org.