How To Help
Capacity Building - Sustainability for the Future
Increasing Capacity to Serve
In the summer of 2009, the Care Service embarked on a plan to serve more people in need in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties. Part of that plan involved purchasing a larger home for our mission and collaborating with other organizations to provide services in the same location, which we would name the Tri-County Outreach Center.
As a result, the Care Service purchased a building in which to provide those services and began raising the funds necessary to do so. With the help of many individuals, corporations, and organizations, our vision came to life and the Tri-County Outreach Center now houses Woman's Place and the Family Support Division of the Department of Social Services.
Our new location has helped us improve the delivery of our services to those who are vulnerable. As we strive to serve more people in need and in greater depth, we begin to focus on the need to build our capacity and raise the funds necessary to serve the community for years to come.
Your contribution to Friends of the Care Service, our capacity-building campaign, will be used to provide for the most immediate critical need.
Capacity Building Donation
Other Ways to Help...
Financial contributions are important for client assistance and for daily operations which keep our programs running, and enable us to to deliver the highest level of services to the most people possible.
There are lots of ways your contributions help us to deliver services to our clients. While we receive grants and other funds for direct services to our clients, operational funds and funds for other critical needs or emergencies are more difficult to come by. While you can specify if you would like to donate to a particular program, unrestricted donations provide us with more flexibility to serve clients by addressing the greatest immediate needs regardless of the source of funding. Whether you make an unrestricted contribution or specify a restricted use, we are grateful for your support. To make a donation via PayPal, click on one of the choices below. You can also mail your check to us at 4116 N. McClay Road, St. Charles, MO 63304, or stop by and visit us in person.
The Care Service gratefully accepts donations of food, cleaning supplies, personal care items, and school supplies throughout the year. Donations may be dropped off Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm at 4116 McClay Road, St. Charles.
Over the past 32 years, the Care Service has built strong ties with the community and relies heavily on this collaboration to carry out our mission. In addition to monetary support and in-kind contributions, we regularly receive volunteer service from local businesses, churches, schools, health providers, civic organizations and individuals and families in the community. Our volunteers alone dedicate over 100,000 hours of their time each year.
We also partner with many agencies and community resources to fill the gaps of service that are necessary to help clients reach sustainability. Without the efforts of the entire community, we would not be able to successfully assist thousands each year with services to help them overcome their crises.
Not only do these partnerships bring people together and contribute to the overall health of our local communities by preventing homelessness today, they also impact systemic change for the future.
Please visit our Volunteer Page to learn more.