To recognize our anniversary in 2017, we have chosen the following ten nonprofit organizations to be given a $1,000 donation.
Saving Animals In Need Today (SAINT) is a 501c3 nonprofit animal welfare organization. Their mission is to end the suffering of cats by reducing unwanted litters through TNR (trap neuter and return), spay/neuter and adoption services.
They have lots of fun volunteer opportunities for anyone interested in helping homeless cats. The shelter is open every Saturday from 11-3 for the general public or by appointment any other day of the week. Visit SAINT Iowa.
Founded in 2002, Community Health Free Clinic (CHFC) is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to alleviate human pain and suffering by providing access to and delivery of compassionate healthcare. CHFC provides free medical, dental, vision and prescription services for those without access to or the ability to pay for healthcare in our community. Visit CHFC.
The Family Caregivers Center of Mercy was created to reduce the stress of family caregivers caring for adults living with chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, heart conditions, COPD, etc. The Center offers family caregivers a 24/7 care line, help to connect to useful community resources, emotional support, educational sessions and events, a resource library, access to hourly respite and opportunities to relieve stress through art, music and massage therapy. The components are open to all family caregivers regardless of where they or their care receivers go for medical care. There is no cost. Visit Family Caregivers Center of Mercy.
Hope Community Development Associations purpose is to “Provide Hope” by equipping those we serve skills to obtain (1) affordable housing, (2) gainful employment, and (3) a skillful living foundation. They currently utilize construction jobs training program for men with employment barriers. Hope CDA is buying and refurbishing older homes in need of major repair which they seek to sell to low and moderate income families. This provides training and work experience platforms for the jobs and life skills programs.
Systems Unlimited is a non profit agency in eastern Iowa that promotes dignity and growth to people with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. They provide supported community living services, employment services, and mental health therapy and counseling services to over 1500 people each year in 9 Southeastern Iowa counties. The Family Systems Therapy and Counseling Service division provides on-site school mental health services to over 54 schools to encourage academic success for children with mental health needs. Visit Systems Unlimited.
Since 1879, Tanager Place has focused on helping children and families. Today, Tanager Place provides an extensive array of innovative programs designed to help at-risk children with behavioral, emotional or psychiatric disorders achieve success. Our programs focus on three areas: prevention, treatment and research. More than 5,500 children each year find healing through the comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, community based, and prevention programs offered. Visit Tanager Place.
The mission of the Aiming for a Cure Foundation (AFAC) is to raise funds to benefit pediatric oncology patients and families dealing with difficult times and decisions in our local communities. AFAC’s goal is to improve the quality of care and quality of lives of these children and families through the funding of research, non-insured expenses and patient care. Visit Aiming for a Cure.
St. Luke’s Child Protection Center is a safe place for children to come when there are suspicions they have been abused. The CPC works to discover what happened to the child, develop a plan to protect the child and refer the child and family into appropriate ongoing services. Since opening its doors in 1987, the CPC has provided more than 25,000 services and serves children and families from over 40 counties in Eastern Iowa. Visit St. Luke’s Foundation.
New Horizons is 24/7 intermediate care facility for 26 individuals with severe and profound intellectual disabilities. New Horizons assists the individuals to become as independent as possible with all activities of daily living, as well as a focus on community interrogation, family connection, and personal achievements. Visit New Horizons.
St. John of the Cross Catholic Worker House’s mission is to assist people in need of food, shelter, and help for a better tomorrow. Guests receive shelter for 30-90 days regardless of religion, ethnicity, age or reason for homelessness. Along with shelter, residents are provided two meals each day as well as help in finding a job or housing. Through Catholic Worker House, residents are connected with community resources such as education, transportation, employment, child care, healthcare and social services. When they obtain more permanent housing, Catholic Worker House tries to supply them with household items and resources to make that transition as smooth as possible. Visit Catholic Worker House.