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 21 - Me and Willie Nelson - On the Road Again!

Posted Monday, April 21, 2014 by Shelter Care Ministries

Maybe it's being on the road? Maybe it's the Holy Spirit growing me in ways I have never thought about -- yet this past Easter ripped me apart and planted new seeds of thought -- new ways of seeing, and I am struggling to find the words. I was at St. Thomas Episcopal Church where I attended the Maundy Thursday service and met Mike, who was to be my guardian angel for the next two days. Together with his wife, Lisa, they made the journey from Plymouth to Etna Green so much easier -- I cannot not express how grateful I was for their help.  Servant Ministry does take many different forms!

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Day 21 - Me and Willie Nelson - On the Road Again!

Housing Application Information

Posted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by Shelter Care Ministries

We are currently accepting applications for the Emergency, Transitional and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs. Click on Read More to access the page where the information and applications are contained.

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Housing Application Information


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