Who Is We Care?
Mission: We Care exists to serve all of our neighbors in need.  We accomplish this by:
  • Providing caring, professional conversations with individuals to determine the services needed.
  • Connecting people to resources available through the We Care offices or through local churches and other non-profit organizations.

Vision: We Care envisions a community that works and acts together to love, value, and to serve our neighbors.
Values:  Hospitality, Volunteerism, Integrity, Faith, Love, Respect and Service
We Care I.N.C. shall operate exclusively for the purposes described in Section 501(c)(3) of the internal Revenue Code.

Launched in 1982 as an ecumenical project of area churches, We Care I.N.C. is a nonprofit with a simple mission: to be THE resource center for anyone in our area who has a need. Whether you're looking for opportunities to volunteer, donate or need assistance, We Care I.N.C. is here to help.

At the heart of our work are the over three dozen pantries, ministries and programs, from food and personal hygiene pantries, to heat assistance and seasonal programs all coordinated through our centrally located offices. We Care has a variety of programs, all designed to assist people facing an emergent need, or to help fill the ongoing gap that exists for so many in our community.  The ALICE population (which stands for Assest Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) is another segment of our communities that We Care works. 

In addition to connecting people with these ministries, We Care has partnered with a wide variety of human-service agencies, community organizations, support groups, and other resources in our area to better assist those who have a need. Don't know where to go?  We'll help you find the best resources for your unique situation, all in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

We Care also offers a plethora of volunteer opportunities - from working in one of the two offices, in any one of the pantries, or assisting clients through our programs.  We Care also offers annual workshops and special programs to the community, and to help those we serve  understand the circumstances surrounding poverty.  

Thanks to the generosity of countless volunteers and donors, every year We Care I.N.C. is able offer a helping hand to over 1,000 families in need.  Amazingly, during the COVID-19 crisis, We Care has served over 1,000 families a month.  This amounts to over 5000 adults and children.

Though we continue to be fueled by our faith tradition, We Care is an independent nonprofit that serves all people – period. Our goal is to imitate the life and teachings of Jesus by offering love, compassion and help to all. 

Do you, or does someone you know, need support? Are you looking for ways you can be involved? Call one of our offices for an appointment or stop in during office hours. We would be delighted to offer you a cup of coffee and a warm welcome! 

Board of Directors

We Care is run by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Paul Layendecker, President 

Second Term Expiring 12/31/2023 


Susan Murphey, Vice President 

Second Term Expiring 12/31/2023 


Bob Straits, Treasurer 

First term expiring 12/31/2021 


Mary Gahan, Secretary
Leave of Absence

Members At Large 

Rev. Dave Meister 

Second Term Expiring 12/31/2022


Jay Marcoux 

First Term Expiring 12/31/2022


Jeannie Van Zoeren

First Term Expiring 12/31/2022 


Richard Allen

First Term Expiring 12/31/2023 


Mary Sue Lyon

First Term Expiring 12/31/2023 


Yolanda Brunt

First Term Expiring 12/31/2023 


PICTURE, Left to Right: Current Board Member, Dave Meister; Former Board President Joe Guiltinan; Former Board Member Steve Mackey.

We Care I.N.C. provides over $2.5 million in goods and services each year with just 4 paid staff members: 1 full-time director and 3 part-time staff.

Erika Morrison, Executive Director
269-637-4342 x 5#; 269-351-2803

Lynn Dick, South Haven Office Manager
269-637-4342 x 3#

Debbie McPike, Bangor Office Manager
269-427-9581 x 201

Donna Saucedo, Hispanic Ministry and Office Associate
269-637-4342 x 2#

PICTURED, Left to Right: Executive Director Erika Morrison, Volunteer Chad L. & Personal Care Pantry Coordinator Marion A.

Listen each Monday as Paul Layendecker, on-air personality with COSY FM talks with Executive Director Erika Morrison at 7:40 a.m. You can also click here to listen to the Podcast on Cosy's website: "COSY Cares for We Care." New episodes every Monday morning.
We Care Community Resource Center
Administrative Office
1301 M-43 Hwy, Suite 2B
South Haven, MI 49090