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It is the mission of Shelter Care Ministries to provide shelter, awaken hope and honor dignity in every person who seeks comfort, support or assistance through our programs. Our focus is on individuals with a chronic mental illness and families that are homeless in the Winnebago/Boone county area. We live out our mission through our direct service programs, volunteer efforts and community education. When possible, we participate in lobbying for resources for our members and residents, legislate for laws to protect marginalized people and inform policies that affect funding and regulations for programs serving very poor people.
This is actually a posting for MAYA'S House, one of the programs run by Shelter Care Ministries. Our address is 215 N Court St Rockford, IL 61103. MAYA'S stands for Mothers And Youth Achieving Stability. We offer free, drop-in child care for homeless families in the area who have children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years who aren't yet in kindergarten. While here, the children enjoy healthy meals, play, crafts, and a break from the stress that being homeless causes. Parents in our program are allotted ten hours a week during which they go to appointments, job interviews, etc. We would like to have steady volunteers who are available between our service hours of 8:30-1, M-F, to play with/help take care of the kids.