Welcome to Christian Care
Christian Care's services are available in the Quad Cities to a growing number of homeless men and abused women and children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through our two facilities—a domestic violence shelter for abused women and children and a rescue mission for homeless men—we provide to safe shelter, food, clothing, counseling, referrals and guidance to anyone in need. We serve homeless individuals, victims of domestic violence, veterans, men and women coming out of prison, and the mentally ill.
Every day of every year, Christian Care provides warm, safe shelter, nutritious meals, and a wide variety of resources to needy men, women and children throughout the Quad Cities. Our vision is to transform the lives of those we serve, offering the homeless and survivors of domestic violence an opportunity to start a new, more productive life.
Thank you for considering a gift to Christian Care, and many blessings to you and your loved ones this year!
Verizon Offers Hope - Donate Your No-longer Used Phone
Verizon is committed to helping the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and the three to ten million children in the United States affected by domestic violence. Christian Care benefits from Hopeline from Verizon by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and turning them into support for domestic violence survivors. Through HopeLine, Christian Care exchanges the donated, gently used phones and the phones are then reprogrammed as emergency phones that they give back to Christian Care Domestic Violence Shelter's residents. Phone donations can be made to the Rescue Mission located at 2209 3rd avenue downtown Rock Island.
Are you having trouble finding the perfect gift to give to the person who has everything?
Christian Care can help you out this Holiday Season!
For $20, you can give the gift of a seasonal bouquet of flowers from Colman Florist and Greenhouses every month for a year! Best of all, half the proceeds will go to Christian Care to provide shelter and services for the homeless and for survivors of domestic violence in our community. Not only will you be giving a GREAT gift, you will also be supporting Christian Care! This opportunity only lasts until December 20, so please act quickly! Click here for directions on how to purchase.
Get Fit and Support Christian Care
Start the New Year out right by getting fit and healthy while supporting Christian Care at the same time. When new members make a donation of $27 or more to Christian Care during the month of December, they will receive a discount on their membership fees at Ultimate Fitness. Ultimate Fitness provides a full range of services for members and their guests at two world-class facilities in Bettendorf and Rock Island. Twelve-month memberships are a great value, starting at $29.95 a month, or at a discounted rate for yearly memberships paid in full. As an added bonus, member-ships include free tanning or free use of ActivTrax. Simply present a Christian Care donation receipt to one of two Quad City Ultimate Fitness locations and sign up for a new membership. See www.qcultimatefitness.com for full membership details or give them a call at (563) 355-4741.
To donate click on the following link: http://www.christiancareqc.org/donate.html
A Portrait of Hunger - and Generosity
Christian Care's Community Meal Site has been featured in the River Cities Reader article, A Portrait of Hunger--and Generosity: A Robust Network Fights a Growing Problem in the Quad Cities, by Jeff Ignatius. Follow the link to read the full article about Christian Care's efforts and the part that they play in the war on hunger in the Quad Cities:
Coat Drives Help Local People in Need Stay Warm
Warming Communities…One Coat at a Time
The need has never been greater and it's never been easier to make a difference in our community. Here is an opportunity to make sure that nobody goes without such a basic necessity as a coat this winter. Christian Care is collecting clean, gently used coats and jackets as part of the One Warm Coat community service project. Coats of all shapes and sizes are welcome. The program is an easy way for you and your family to pass along coats and jackets that you no longer need. Christian Care has made donating a coat simple. Just bring your clean, gently used coats and jackets to the Rescue Mission from November 4 through December 2. Then Christian Care will distribute them to local people in need.
Another generous organization will be donating coats to Christian Care from their own coat drive. Burlington Coat Factory, in Bettendorf, is hosting their 7th Annual Warm Coats and Warm Hearts Coat Drive. The coat drive runs from November 1 through January 20 and customers are invited to donate gently worn coats to the Bettendorf store location. Donations can be taken to the customer service desk where donors will receive 10% off their entire purchase with the donation of each coat. Coupons are valid for any purchase made now through January 20. Burlington Coat Factory is located at 1431 Kimberly Road in Bettendorf.
Christian Care is seeking candidates for the positions of housemother and residential advocates for evenings and overnights at both of our facilities. Housemothers help women and children within a residential setting by managing the household, providing comfort and care and modeling Christian values. At our Rescue Mission we are looking for males to provide residential assistance, facility management while also modeling Christian values at a homeless shelter. If interested in the housemother position, please call Kris at 309/788-2273 or send your resume to Christian Care, PO Box 4176, Rock Island IL 61204 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For interest in the positions at the Rescue Mission please call Dr. Elaine Winter at 309/786-5734 or send your resume to Christian Care, PO Box 4176, Rock Island IL, 61204 or email it to email@example.com.
Understanding Suicide: ASAP
Help is here for people who have contemplated or attempted suicide, for those coping with the suicide of the loved one, and those concerned about a loved one.
Christian Care now offers a support group called Understanding Suicide: ASAP (Awareness, Support, Action, Prevention). The group’s mission is to serve individuals who have contemplated or attempted suicide and for those coping with the suicide of a loved one by providing education, resources, support, and an opportunity to share and process thoughts and feelings related to suicide.
The Understanding Suicide group meets the first and third Wednesday of each month from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at our Rescue Mission, located at 2209 3rd Ave. in Rock Island. Although a mental health professional will facilitate the group, this is not a therapy group.
The group's goal is to provide education, resources, support and an opportunity to share and process thoughts and feelings related to suicide. Participants will be able to share experiences related to suicide, learn suicide's warning signs, understand the process for helping at-risk individuals, and provide information and knowledge about preventing suicide. For more information about this group, call Lindsey Probizanski at 309-786-5734.