Dove is an organization that engages religious institutions, volunteers, and advocates seeking to coordinate efforts to address unmet needs and social injustices. These needs are met through coordinated programs focusing on domestic violence, homelessness, education, volunteer and community empowerment, and individual emergency need fulfillment.
Dove works for justice, equality, and understanding among all people.
In April of 2018, it was very exciting to announce that the MAX program, Macon County Assistance eXchange would soon offering more program hours for those seeking emergency assistance.
Now, a year later, it is good to announce that new sites have been in place for the year and there are more opportunities for people to get help.
Decatur First United Methodist Church is the cornerstone location for the program at 201 W. North St., Decatur. Our sincere thanks to DFUMC for their faithfulness to this program.
MAX Sites - Spring Hours
Decatur First United Methodist Church, 201 W. North, Decatur / Monday - Thursday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Dove Clinton Office, 803 W. Leander, / Tuesday Mornings, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Warm Neighbors Cool Friends
Homeward Bound Offices, 788 E. Clay / 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
The Good Samaritan Inn, 920 N. Union Street, Decatur / 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Prairie Avenue Christian Church, 2201 E. Prairie, Decatur / Wednesday Mornings, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Along with the MAX hours, this change means there will be more opportunity for seeking assistance with the Warm Neighbors/Cool Friends Program. Dove has been the Macon and DeWitt County service provider for this Ameren Illinois program for many years.
A few facts - July 1 2018 to end of February:
MAX has assisted 770 families with $64,178.26WNCF assisted 164 families with $38,958.00
A Few of the types of assistance given:Birth Certificate Bus pass vouchersDental voucher Gas cards Prescription Rent Vision Water bills