Effingham Freedom House - Effingham, IL
11009 East Us Hwy 40
Effingham, IL 62401
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Description: Effingham freedom House is brand new to the Effingham area. It is mainly a men's homeless shelter with plans to build 6 family cabins to help serve women and children too. Effingham Freedom House is part of Enduring Freedom Ministries (EFM). The homeless shelter has 3 programs to be able to be a hand up instead of a hand out: The first is The Transiant Stay. Because of the 2 interstates meeting in Effingham there are a lot of people traveling through that get stranded. We help them for a couple days. The next is Fresh Start. This is a 30 day stay for guests to get their mind focused on change. To allow them to see if Effingham Freedom House is a good fit for them and if so then they can enroll in the 3rd program: Second Chance. Second Chance has no stay limitations and is free as with everything at Effingham Freedom House. We help the guest with getting their life back. We are a Christ centered shelter. Not only will our guests get to know our Lord and Savior but we provide vocational classes, G.E.D classes, cooking classes, money management classes, and we serve the community by running a food/clothing pantry. The guests look for work and once the job is secured we work with realtors in the area to get them an apartment. EFM fully stocks the apartment with everything a person needs to get started.
Volunteers Requests by Effingham Freedom House: Volunteers are always appreciated and needed. We have volunteers who teach vocational classes, tutor some of the guests, help cook, weekend watch, and carpenters to help maintain the existing building.
Donation Requests by Effingham Freedom House: Effingham Freedom House is part of Enduring Freedom Ministries (EFM) which is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Besides cash donations (which are tax deductible), the shelter is always in use of: toiletries, paper products, men's undergarments, long johns, hats n gloves. In the spring of 2014 we will break ground on the first family cabin so anyone who can supply materials for this project would be greatly appreciated!
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