Christian Care's Rescue Mission
Christian Care’s Rescue Mission provides services for homeless men 18 years of age and older. Our philosophy focuses on accountability and responsibility; we encourage men to radically change their thinking and lifestyle so that they become productive citizens of the community. We do not limit the amount of time that residents can stay at the Rescue Mission, providing that they are working to improve their lives. We will take the time they need to make sure that they are truly ready to live independently once again.
Our facility is an alcohol and drug free environment. Not every man who stays at the Rescue Mission is a drug addict or an alcoholic. Some individuals are experiencing circumstances beyond their control, and desperately want like their lives to return to normal. Sadly, many of our residents experience mental health issues that can impede finding employment and locating housing.
Community Meal Site
We provide three meals a day most days, not only for our residents but also for any hungry person who comes to our door. Last year we served well over 40,000 meals to the community. Here is our schedule:
|Breakfast:||Sunday – Saturday||6:30 AM|
|Lunch:||Monday – Friday||12:15 PM|
|Dinner:||Sunday – Saturday||6:00 PM|
Christian Care works in partnership with the Veterans Administration to provide housing and programs for homeless veterans. We offer a special dormitory for our veterans, as well as individualized case management provided by a staff member dedicated to the needs of our veterans.
Adult Probation Program
Christian Care also works in partnership with the Rock Island County Probation Office to provide housing and services to individuals transitioning out of prison.
Mission residents have access to weekly individual addiction and spiritual counseling, as well as Bible studies. They receive training in resume writing, interviewing, and job placement, as well as in budgeting and problem solving. Residents receive free eyeglasses through Lens Crafters and free chiropractic care and they work in the Rescue Mission’s community garden. When they enroll in an academic program, they stay in a special dorm conducive to study.