Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015
Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Trending on the Journal

Recent Comments

convoy32 - US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
WTF! This is so stupid,mike brown deserves what he got period! I guess its OK to just disrespect the store owner,push him out of his way and TAKE what he wanted,he is right where he belongs,in the ground 6ft. under! Oh and his racist uncle says something don't add up well probably because he can't add since he didn't finish school ! DUMB BOY!
WmMunny - Holder: Ferguson police bias stoked distrust, hostility, \'toxic environment\' - Quincy, IL News - Q
As I've said before, people play stupid games and they win stupid prizes. Holder and his kind ...... race baiters and class envy whores.
lingard2 - New security measures at IL Department of Revenue will delay state tax refunds - Quincy, IL News - Q
Delaying the refunds, will give the State of Illinois that much more money to Rob Peter to pay Paul.. I just hope I get mky refund before everything explodesl. LOL
pjohnf - Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle - Quincy, IL News - Quin
Who do you think BATF takes its marching orders from, the tooth fairy?
pjohnf - Senate committee will propose taking $580 million from special accounts - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJo
Is this robbing Peter to pay Paul? Everybody knows government wastes billions of our tax dollars and cutting spending is the best solution but certainly spending our limited tax dollars wisely is a step in the right direction, $37 million for open space land purchases seems stupid with all the other things state government should be doing. The democrats will never give up control of spending because…

Most Popular

Obama to ban bullets by executive action, threatens top-selling AR-15 rifle

Quincy Steak n' Shake Closes

All aboard? State cuts could mean fewer Amtrak trains

Officer Down Facebook page features Quincy officer

Farha announces run for Adams County State's Attorney

Liberty woman wanted out West

League of Woman Voters Hosting Jail Event

Jay Nixon names longtime aide to temporarily replace Tom Schweich as Missouri Auditor

Madonna House in Quincy awarded Emergency Solutions Grant

2 years, 4 months ago by Paige Traeder

The grant will be used to develop a computer library, organize life skills groups, create working relations with local housing options and maintain follow-up services for past and incoming residents

The Madonna House in Quincy has been awarded an Emergency Solutions Grant from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity aimed at homelessness prevention.

"The opportunity provided through this grant is so important to our mission at the Madonna House to provide our residents with the life skills they need in order to change their lives," says Joanne Dedert, Interim Executive Director. "We could not be happier to receive the DCEO grant and are excited to see it put into action."

The grant will be used to develop a computer library, organize life skills groups, create working relations with local housing options and maintain follow-up services for past and incoming residents. The development of a computer library will allow residents to complete job searches and build resumes, with a goal of 80% of residents having a resume. Through life skills groups, residents will be able to focus on parenting, personal self-care, and employment.

Through the use of the DCEO grant, these goals will allow for the overall long-term goal of reducing homelessness. By providing alternative housing options and education on life and employment skills, the residents will be able to work towards their own goals of self-sufficiency.

The Madonna House is a homeless shelter for pregnant women and women with children.


From the Newsroom

QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 2 hours, 12 minutes ago

Rauner renews call for union changes during Peoria visit http://t.co/gQmHvfKp5l
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 2 hours, 12 minutes ago

Holder: Ferguson police bias stoked distrust, hostility, 'toxic environment' http://t.co/IiFgGi10nJ
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 3 hours, 9 minutes ago

Patio re-opens - Restaurant closed since Dec fire http://t.co/bb80Ggji8t
QuincyJournal on Twitter

QuincyJournal 4 hours, 11 minutes ago

QPD make Child Porn arrest - Crime Stoppers tip led to arrest http://t.co/aBThriuL6I