submitted / Salvation Army of the Quad Cities

The Salvation Army has moved its Family Services office to a new location. Over the summer, the Quad Cities chapter found places for its homeless clients to live. And it closed the downtown Davenport emergency shelter. It's now working to prevent homelessness by helping families stay in their apartments and homes.


After much study and planning, the Salvation Army is going to change how it helps the homeless in the Quad Cities. Monday Army leaders announced instead of operating an emergency homeless shelter, they will help families stay in their apartments and homes.

Grants for QC Homeless

Oct 25, 2017

Some welcome help for agencies in the Quad Cities that help the homeless. Wednesday the organization called In From the Cold handed out this year's grants - ten grants totaling 8,000 dollars.

Benjamin Payne / WVIK

The number of Illinois residents who live on the street, in their cars, and with relatives has dropped 15% since 2007. That's according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's latest report on homelessness.

Homeless Memorial

Dec 18, 2014
QC Shelter & Transitional Housing Council

Homeless residents of the Quad Cities who've died during the past year will be remembered Friday. The Quad Cities Shelter and Transitional Housing Council will hold its annual memorial service and vigil.

Stand Down for Homeless Veterans

Sep 19, 2014
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Homeless veterans in the Quad Cities are receiving food, medical tests, and other services this weekend. The group called Bridging the Gap, is holding its 16th annual Stand Down for Homeless Veterans at the QCCA Expo Center in Rock Island.



Blankets will be available this winter for the homeless and other people in need. Today, Moline Township began distributing heavy duty wool, biodegradable blankets to groups in the Quad Cities. 

For the past 14 years, the township has received these blankets from the Department of Defense. Supervisor, Don Johnston, says this year it received 1,200--that's 300 more than last year. He says the number changes every year.