Christian Care

The US economy may be booming, but it's not booming for everyone. One indicator is the meal site in downtown Rock Island run by Christian Care, where attendance is up 19% from the spring and up 7% from the same time a year ago.

Warming Centers

Dec 27, 2017

With dangerously cold conditions predicted through the weekend, Rock Island Township has opened a warming center.  

Kale Heating & Air Conditioning

Just two days after a call went out for donations to keep the heat on at a local homeless shelter, several local companies joined forces to help. On Saturday they delivered and installed a new heating unit for the men's dormitory at Christian Care in downtown Rock Island.

Christian Care

A Rock Island homeless shelter needs help to pay for a new furnace. On Thursday, Christian Care began asking for donations to replace a rooftop heating and cooling unit that stopped working, leaving its men's dormitory without heat.

Christian Care, 2209 3rd Avenue in Rock Island
WVIK News

A local homeless shelter is celebrating a major milestone this weekend. Christian Care in Rock Island will commemorate 100 years of service to the homeless with a birthday party Saturday.


A local agency will open its doors to people to cool off this weekend and this summer. Christian Care says its Rescue Mission at 2209 3rd Avenue, Rock Island is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The organization also serves meals.

Underwear Because We Care

Dec 29, 2015

An effort to help the homeless and others in need in the Quad Cities has had such a successful year, for the first time, it's going to hold a second distribution. 

The group is called Underwear Because We Care, and it began collecting new underwear, including t-shirts, bras, and socks four years ago and giving it to various shelters and other organizations.

A domestic violence shelter in the Quad Cities can continue its work thanks to a 15-thousand dollar grant. Christian Care has received a grant from the Amy Helpenstell Foundation that will help women and children who are victims of abuse.