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Lifeboat Alliance - Family Shelter

1717 Jefferson St
Mt. Vernon, IL - 62864

Provides and emergency shelter for 30 to 60 days.
Intake hours: 8am to 3pm.

Mission Statement: To Be a Christian Ministry of Shelter Resources & Support for the homeless.
Our Vision: We shall offer a home to the homeless providing temporary refuge from life's storms, be it shelter from the elements, basic necessities, safety, tools of self rescue, and to share the love of christ to those in need.

People interested in joining the Lifeboat Alliance Family must be pre screened at any local church or agency. After passing the background check, the individual comes to Lifeboat and is administered a drug screening.

The intake consists of a very detailed application process gathering history of employment, medical, family, and housing information. Together, with a caseworker, the guest sets goals in order to help them succeed in transitioning out of Lifeboat.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

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  1. Ted
    Oct 21, 2018Reply
    The staff at this facility were very courteous and considerate. There are very many rules and I can appreciate that. I was given those rules and failed to remember that I couldn't open my window. The owner instructed the security guard to evict me the very moment that he found out that my window was open. After consideration, I was evicted by 9 a.m. the next morning whether I had a place to go or not. I realize there has to be rules because there are people that are homeless because they don't want to respect and abide by them. I'm a very respectable Citizen, and was out of my element rightly so. But I don't agree with a Christian establishment booting somebody out not considering whether or not they have any place to go. I was homeless when I got there and then booted out and thank God I was able to regain with the help of my friends, a position in my industry and I'm now in a good place. I believe there should be a law and and more considerate base of rules to keep homeless from being kicked out or evicted and rendered homeless once again without sufficient help. I have a heart for homeless people in there shouldn't be any one on the streets in my beliefs, Without Shelter clothing and food. Christians are to ask what Jesus would do, and then simply do it. We're all human and we make mistakes oh, and I've made so many myself I am not no one's judge. I have written this young lady, it was nice enough to allow me to stay at this establishment. And I forgive her, for not only kicking me out, but also kicking my girlfriend out because of a cutoff date which was established when we first got there. My prayer is for this young lady to look into her heart and open up and to be more considerate and passionate to these human beings and not to choose whom she likes and who she dislikes, but to either conduct a Christian atmosphere or not. And one more thing, this is to Granny and Jeremy, Andrew and Mary and all of those who go out of their way to donate food and also come and serve it 2 the people who are lodged in this facility. Granny, a resident there, was an incredible human being and one to be respected and also considered a true Christian. I love her and pray that she has a very comfortable life and I'm looking forward to seeing her in glory.
  2. John
    Jan 20, 2022Reply
    They kicked my elderly mother out on the street with stage 4 Copd. They would not allow her to have water to drink in her room. I called to speak with them and they would pick up the phone and hang up on me without saying anything. I then called from my husbands phone and they answered and then started doing the same thing. Picking up the phone and hanging up. They put all her belongings outside and she can barely walk. They are definitely NOT Christian people.

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