Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Quick Way to Help

Want a quick and easy way to help out Dove, Inc? All you have to do is save your yellow Pepsi top caps (they are worth five cents each), and drop them off at one of the following locations:

*Any of our Dove offices
               302 S. Union
               788 E. Clay
               800 E. Clay
               130 W. Cerro Gordo
               201 W. North St.

*Pride Cleaners and Launderers:
               2553 N. Main
               1804 E. Eldorado
               912 W. Eldorado
               2056 Mount Zion Road

*CVS Pharmacy

               1595 E. Cantrell
               570 N. Fairview

*Spare Times Lanes (2870 N. Jasper)

We will be accepting the caps through the end of April! Thank you for your support.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Point in Time Numbers Released

The 2013 Point in Time Survey numbers were released at the Affordable Housing Breakfast on Tuesday the 21st.  The number of homeless persons is up from 2012 number of 210.  It's a number we all hope goes down each year.  But until it dissapears, please join in the efforts to end homelessness.  Join the Homeless Council Continuum of Care to see how you can become involved. The next meeting will be Thursday, May 9, 1:30 p.m. at the Homeward Bound offices, 788 E. Clay, Decatur
2013 Total Homeless Persons:  234

                Adult: 180

                 25 and older: 141

                24 and under: 39

                <18/Children: 54

                In a shelter: 100

                In Transitional Housing: 75

                Using Motel voucher: 2

                Unsheltered:  57

                Chronically Homeless Persons:  67

The full survey results are on the web site.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Neighborhood Egg Hunts!

Easter is coming early this year - just a couple weeks away - so make plans to attend your neighborhood egg hunt now!  Below is a list of the Dove Inc./Decatur Area Project Neighborhood Egg Hunts:

March 20, 2-4pm
Park City Neighborhood
@ Park City Community Room
[rain or shine]

March 23, 1-3pm
Galloway Neighborhood Organization
@ Galloway Park – 3/23 – 1:00-3:00pm
[rain date 3/30]

March 23, Noon
GM Square Neighborhood
@ Monroe Park
[no rain date]

Please Note:  You must live in the neighborhood to attend the egg hunt.  For a list of the neighborhood boundaries or for more information on the Community Services program, click here:

Friday, March 8, 2013

Happy International Women's Day!

Today, March 8, 2013, is International Women’s Day. It’s a holiday that celebrates the accomplishments of women all over the world and throughout the centuries. According to research, the first International Women’s Day occurred on March 19 in 1911, and was moved to March 8 in 1913.
Here at Dove, Inc., we’ve honored women by naming domestic violence shelter client rooms after ten women who’ve made a difference in the world:
1.      Anna Waters

2.      Harriet Tubman  

3.      Susan B. Anthony  

4.      Elizabeth C. Stanton 

5.      Marie G. Baker

6.      Susan Hagaman

7.      Dorothy Day

8.      Sojurner Truth

9.      Rose L. Parks

10.   Alice Paul

For more information on International Women’s Day, click the graphic below!

Friday, March 1, 2013

a few more things to do this weekend to help Dove

Still in no particular order
1.  plan an item collection for participants -- at work or at your place of worship
2.  check the project page on the web site and see if there is something there you can do
3.  follow us on twitter
4.  ask your friends to like us on facebook
5.  send an email request for the montly newsletter
6.  buy food for the DeWitt County Food Pantry or donate food to the shelter
7.  send a contribution to MAX
8.  plan to attend the Affordable Housing Breakfast on the 21st of March
9.  plan to attend the monthly Community Breakfast on the 13th of March
10.  check the website to learn more about all these things

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