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Heart House

Heart House is secure shelter for women who have become homeless and/orvictims of domestic violence. We are a faith-based, non-denominational, non-profit 501(c)3 ministry organization.

In 1992, Heart House became a reality after renting a vacant fraternity house at Eureka College for women in need of secure, sheltered care. After only three years, Heart House was financially equipped to move into our own secure facility, built with donated funds from caring and concerned individuals, churches, organizations, and
businesses throughout Central Illinois, in hand with the priceless and essential hands-on help of many volunteers.

woWhen a woman (and her children) is welcomed into Heart House, our staff case manager immediately becomes involved, holding our residents accountable for their own care and gaining the skills necessary to live healthy, independent, and productive lives. Together, our residents and case manager set attainable goals while continually accessing needed support services and agency benefits, for example: food stamps, KidCare, Medicaid, WIC, housing, etc.

Practical needs, tools, and skills are just one of three essential parts needed for a woman, a mother, to become effectively empowered to live healthy, independent, and productive. The other three critical parts are attention to mental, emotionally, and spiritual growth.

Heart House is dedicated to ministering to every resident all four of these elements.

Heart House Women's & Children's Programs

To obtain the following services, residents must call the Heart House office for an appointment: 309-467-6103.

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The primary focus of the Heart House Women’s Program is to meet your four life needs throughout your shelter stay: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Our Program Manager will work closely with you as a resident (and that of your accompanying children), to assure your individualized program is established to best suit your immediate and long-term needs. Your individualized program directives will change throughout your progression through the program. View and print our Shelter Inquiry Information Packet.

Your case worker will continually assess your on-going needs to maintain an individualized plan which will not only help you meet the program directives but also achieve goals and objectives which will prepare you to make pertinent steps in gaining self-reliance, self-confidence, a deeper knowledge of your self-worth, and the ability to successfully leave the shelter with the tools and abilities to live independently.

The Women’s Program is facilitated and directed by:

Heart House Executive Director & Program Managers
Pastors, Chaplain-Ministers, & Ministry Leaders
Professional Counselors
Volunteer Mentors & Facilitators
Adult Services Professionals

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The primary focus of the Heart House Children’s Program is to meet the four essential life needs of children
throughout their shelter stay. These four components are: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The
Program Manager works closely with your child(ren) to assure their individualized program is established to
best suit your child(ren)’s immediate and long-term needs. Your child(ren)’s individualized program directives
will change throughout their progression through the program.

The Program Manager will continually assess your child(ren)’s on-going needs to maintain an individualized
care plan that will directly lead to your child(ren)’s healing, growth, and wholeness in each of these four
essential life needs.

The Children’s Program is facilitated and directed by:

Heart House Executive Director & Program Managers
Pastors, Chaplain-Ministers, & Ministry Leaders
Public Education Professionals
Children’s Services Professionals

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For more information on obtaining services through any of these programs, please contact the Angela Mendoza at 309.467.6101 or at her e-mail.