HOW TO MARCH

Marching is the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other it is our historical legacy in this country and a way of raising awareness about suffering and injustice.  Here are some tips that will help you along the way, and make your march a success in your personal and spiritual growth.

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HOW TO HOST

Being a host sight can be whatever you want it to be. The only request is a meal at night; a simple meal in the morning and a space for sleeping for the marchers and members from your community wanting to join. For more information contact: marchforamerica@shelter-care.org or call Rev. Pamela Hillenbrand at 815-484-3843.

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CURRENT ROUTE & HOST SIGHTS

Because weather is a variable, these dates are tentative. Any change of dates will be noted on our site, Facebook, and Twitter. For more information contact: marchforamerica@shelter-care.org or call Rev. Pamela Hillenbrand at 815-484-3843.

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MAYA’S HOUSE

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

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.

THE BAILEY PROJECT

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

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.


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Why Poverty?

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.

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One Day and a Wake-up!

Posted Monday, March 31, 2014 by Shelter Care Ministries

As I was leaving the retirement celebration for Robert Parker, long time director of The Jubilee Center, I was showered with advice from the folks who live on the road and cannot afford gear. "Don't throw anything away; you never know when you'll need something." Another said, "Carry plastic grocery bags. You can use them for everything, insulate from the cold, keep you dry in the rain, cover your shoes and punch holes for gloves to protect your hands, carry your stuff, mostly stay dry as best you can." Still another friend said, "Rest when you're tired, there's no hurry ... the day will come and go ... you go with it."

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One Day and a Wake-up!

Day 16 - Moments from the March

Posted Wednesday, April 16, 2014 by Shelter Care Ministries

Indiana can feel lonely. There are very few places to stop for a rest. There are no people around because I am walking on US Route 30 a busy four lane highway and I have no support vehicle.

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Day 16 - Moments from the March

Housing Application Information

Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by Shelter Care Ministries

All three families have been selected for the 6-month Emergency Housing Program and have been notified. We are currently accepting applications for the Permanent Supportive Housing Program.

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Housing Application Information


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