Every day brings a new crisis for our families. The people who come to us for help face very real, devastating crisis…and they happen every single day.Â A crisis doesn’t have to be a hurricane, a fire or a flood.Â A crisis can be a thousand different things that bring people to a point of true desperation. It could be an illness or a job loss. It could be mental illness, alcoholism or drug addiction.Â It could be a death of a wage earner, a disability or a life of abuse. Or it could simply be a financial deficit that can’t be overcome.
Each of ourÂ programs seek to serve our families in the areas that are needed most. We recognize the individual needs of our recipients and tailor programs to address those needs.
TheÂ Child and Family Development program strives to eradicate homelessness and hunger byÂ ensuring thatÂ basic needs of children and their familiesÂ are met, includingÂ a stable, safe and sanitary place to call home.
Some of these programs include Emergency Housing Retention, Repairing Homes, Restoring Hope and FAITH Transitional Housing.
We operate the largest food pantry in the area which provides a weekly distribution to low-income families and individuals who do not have the means for adequate food or toiletries.
We provide employment referral and resource information, a Workforce Coordination Program that provides hands-on job coaching and employment search counseling and we are part of the State of Missouri’s Share Network System.Â
Fondly referred to as “The Miracle on McClay,” the Adopt-A-Family program coordinates the adoption of over 600 needy families by neighbors, organizations, corporations, churches, and schools.
We have collaborated with many local and federal agencies to provide hope in the darkness of many disasters including floods and hurricanes.