Launched in 1982 as an ecumenical project of area churches, the We Care Community Resource Center is a nonprofit with a simple mission: to be THE resource center for anyone in our area, serving all our neighbors. Whether you're looking for opportunities to volunteer, donate or need assistance, We Care is here to help.
At the heart of our work are the almost 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 with.
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 is able offer a helping hand to meet over 700 needs a month. Amazingly, during the COVID-19 crisis, We Care has served over 1,000 families a month. This amounted to over 5000 adults and children. Currently, we are meeting almost 10,000 needs a year, just about 6,000 families.
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!