The generous contributions from our supporters are what enable us to keep our doors open and provide invaluable assistance to those reclaiming their lives. The unwavering support of our community is integral to our mission, as it empowers us to offer the resources necessary to make a difference. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your invaluable help in enabling us to continue our vital work.
The Pekin Outreach Center opened in downtown Pekin, IL in February of 2021. The purpose for the center is to give people experiencing homelessness in the Pekin area a place to go to feel safe and welcome during the day.
We work with our guests daily to help them find the solutions to try to get their lives back on track. We strive to change their lives by caring and connecting them with agencies that can help them. Our goal is to not enable the people that come into the center, but to help transition them back to a better life.
Guests are able to have meals, do laundry, take showers and are provided with the assistance needed to help them get their life back on track.
The center runs solely with the help of our board members and volunteers. We have strict policies and rules that each guest must follow in order to keep the center a safe and enjoyable place for everyone.
At the center, we provide the homeless with the following options, services and/or items:
We partner with numerous companies in the area so that are guests are provided with the assistance and opportunities they may need. Local companies that we partner with are Goodwill, Heartland Health, YWCA, Phoenix Community Development Services, and Trillium. Representatives from each company come to the center and are available to meet with guests during their allotted time.
Every Monday from 10am-12pm, guests can get help with finding jobs and clothing for interviews.
Every Tuesday from 1:30pm-4:30pm and every Friday from 3pm-4:30pm, guests are able to receive assistance and referrals for medical, dental, vision, substance abuse, Medicaid, housing and disability help.
Every Friday from 10am-12pm, guests can meet about GED and adult literacy assistance.
Phoenix Housing helps homeless individuals find housing. Times vary, please call for more information.
Every Friday from 10am-1pm, guests can meet with Trillium, an addiction and mental health service to work on getting the help you need.