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Shelter Care Ministries awarded grants


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ROCKFORD — Shelter Care Ministries was recently awarded five grants from area foundations.

Episcopal Charities provided $25,500 for the basic needs of those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois provided $25,000 for the Jubilee Center to serve those who have a mental illness.

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Corbett Family Fund provided $20,000 to house families safely during COVID-19.

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Bengt & Mary Kuller Fund provided $10,000 for MAYA’S House children who are homeless and being cared for at the daycare.

The Woodward Charitable Trust provided $5,000 for replacement of an outdated server.

Shelter Care Ministries was established in 1984 by Emmanuel Episcopal Church in response to the needs of a growing homeless population. The programs have expanded since then to include Jubilee Center, a daytime drop-in center serving individuals with serious chronic mental illness, emergency, permanent supportive and rapid rehousing programs for families that are homeless and a drop-in daycare center (MAYA’S House) for children who are homeless.

For information: 815-964-5520;


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