“I am grateful to be walking, to being given the gift of time in order to notice, to see the world around me. Walking along the streets of our communities puts life right in front of you – I promise I will notice – everything.” Follow Lou’s journey day by day as she marches for America’s poor.
“Each new day brought something new, if I was looking, and luckily for me I was looking most of the time. New friends were made in each place and the images of all those folks remain dear to me, their kindness and enthusiasm for this effort…” Follow Lou’s journey day by day as she marches for America’s poor.
“When the dream is larger than life, beyond the ability of normal efforts, when the dream is that big, it takes allies and mentors to carry us along as the dream works itself out.” Follow Lou’s journey day by day as she marches for America’s poor.
MAYA’S House is a drop-in center for children under five whose families are homeless. Families come from Remedies, the domestic violence agency, Rockford Rescue Mission and other organizations where children are attached to the parents.
Position Open at Jubilee Center – Shelter Care Ministries is reopening the application process to fill the Jubilee Center Site Coordinator position. The right person will possess a bachelors degree in… Read More
Named for George Bailey of “It’s a Wonderful Life”, is a public-private partnership designed to restore health and vitality to depleted neighborhoods in Rockford’s Mid-Town area our target – Veterans and their families as well as families and individuals who are recovering from homelessness.
Careers & MORE is an innovative idea based on the belief that people can and will choose to work when work fulfills their hopes and dreams.
This holiday season I am reminded of hope, the very act of stepping into fear and making the choice that is greater than ourselves. The work of Shelter Care Ministries is heart rending … it breaks us open. Yet at the end of each day we give thanks while believing that every act makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.
When death comes for me will I fight with every last breath? Will I surrender to the exhaustion of living each day with some unknown pain that catches every breath I take? Will I invite death in? Will I welcome death when the time comes saying to the shroud, "Come let's be friends, I will make this easy." In truth I simply don't know what will happen when death comes for me. I only know death will come and with or without my acceptance it will lay claim to my body.Read More »
Yes I have been back to work almost a full week and it is really testing my ability to stay in the "way of the walk." The miracle will be anchoring what I learned along the road and giving it feet here, right here, in Rockford, Woodstock, and other places where the mundane acts of daily life absorb me. I am working on that.Read More »
Shelter Care Ministries has chosen two families to occupy the 2 apartments that were open this past week. We are NOT taking applications for Emergency or Transitional Housing. However we are taking applications for Veteran Family Permanent Supportive Housing Program at this time.Read More »