Our Housing Programs staff work with residents in partnership always honoring the resident’s agenda, while holding accountability structures that support converting breakdowns to breakthroughs.
According to official data, which has been very well documented in the past decade, the main cause of homelessness in the U.S is the lack of affordable housing. Because of the economic crisis, many people have lost their jobs and their houses.
We are committed to quality, excellence and community. We are a tight community of partners all striving to bring back a normal life to our residents.
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.
Jubilee Center is an international designation given to faith-based programs that reflect the gospel of Matthew 25: 35 – 36. Jubilee Centers are places of justice and promote peace and compassion for the marginalized people who are left out of the larger community conversation.
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.
The questions are coming faster now that time is growing short and April 1st is looming in the "near" Future. Here are some remarks and questions I have encountered along the way: Can I march with you? You are walking for us - right - you are for us? Are you afraid? Do you think the people in DC will Listen? Really? You're gonna March from here to DC? Are you crazy ... that's a long way! We (people who are poor) walk everywhere, all over Rockford we will walk with you, we are use to it - walking that is. Read MoreRead More »
The press conference yesterday was a great success and now the word is out. Last night, rolling over and over in bed, a million details began to float to the surface. People of reason have been saying April 1st is too soon and I am in agreement. However, that is the date set back in August when I first heard the call and it has never wavered. So April 1st it is.Read More »
Applications are being taken for the 6-month Emergency Housing Program AND the Permanent Supportive Housing Program. Click on "Read More" to access the applications for printing them out,Read More »