A homeless shelter and meal site in Rock Island is asking for more than donations of coats, hats, and mittens. Christian Care has started a new program for people who can support it with regular, ongoing financial donations.
People who can't find shelter at night will have a warm place to sleep this winter. This morning, the Quad Cities Housing Cluster announced King's Harvest will open is emergency overflow shelter tomorrow. That's despite having only one volunteer to staff it.
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.
When children move into a homeless shelter, the transition can be traumatic. That's why directors and volunteers at the family shelter in Muscatine make sure every child is greeted by a friendly, and furry, face.