Shelter Care Ministries - Rockford, IL

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412 N. Church Street
Rockford, IL 61103
: Phone: (815)964-5520
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Description: Emergency shelter Transitional housing - Family.

The Jubilee Center
Provides Shelter: Five days a week, between the hours of 9:00 am and
3:30 pm, members find the doors open, the lights on and coffee brewing at The Jubilee Center. Jubilee staff greet members at the door and throughout the day provide advocacy, case management, intervention and, more importantly, a caring, nurturing environment of hospitality and welcome. Here, Jubilee Members find a family environment when mental illness has worn their family of origin down and exhausted scant resources.
Jubilee Center is an international designation given to faith-based programs that reflect the gospel of Matthew 25: 35 – 36. This verse says what we do for others, we do for Christ. Jubilee Centers are places of justice and promote peace and compassion for the marginalized people who are left out of the larger community conversation. Jubilee Center at Shelter Care began as an outreach ministry of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and is one of only 600 centers throughout the world. Jubilee is a day program for adults who suffer from a chronic mental illness and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. In order to become a member of the center the person must have a diagnosis in the DSM IV.

CURRENTLY SHELTER CARE OFFERS THE FOLLOWING HOUSING PROGRAMS OPTIONS: Level One Housing: Emergency Shelter – 6 months – 10 two or three bedroom units Level Two Housing:
Transitional Housing
Up to 24 months
7 units

Permanent Supportive Housing
Family with Head of Household with a disability:  4 Units Permanent Supportive Housing
Family with Head of Household who is a Veteran:  4 units

Maya's House
MAYA’S House is a drop-in center for children under five whose families are homeless. The doors open at 8:00 am and close at 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Families come from Remedies, the domestic violence agency, Rockford Rescue Mission and other organizations where children are attached to the parents.
MAYA’S House is not a full-time day care, though it follows DCFS guidelines for staffing, is licensed by the Winnebago County Health Department and meets the city zoning requirements for child care programs.
Provide Shelter: MAYA’S House is a calm, pleasant, nurturing environment for children that supports the developmental needs of the growing child and recognizes the imprint poverty and homelessness often leave on children. (Children from families that are homeless experience serious mental illness at 3 times the rate of children who are housed.)

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