Family and Children's Services provides services predominately for the poor and focus on crisis intervention, rebuilding lives, and strengthening families. These Ministries are very dependent on contributions from the Conference and congregations since they are used as matching funds to obtain foundation, business and government grants. Services are in the areas of head-start programs, life-skill training, homeless shelters, food pantries, gang prevention, nutrition education, parenting training, and transitional living.

Harbor House Crisis Shelters, Superior

Harbor House Crisis Shelters’ (HHCS) mission is to provide hospitable shelter, transitional living and services for homeless women and families. Its goal is to assist guests in attaining services and housing. Harbor House sets an example of Christian love and hospitality by providing spiritual resources, meeting physical needs of people in crisis, and providing opportunities for adults and children to interact with the local United Methodist Church. (Fund No. 7788)

Hillcrest Family Services, Iowa

Hillcrest Family Services is a faith-connected, nonprofit provider of health and education services for children, families and adults in need. Hillcrest advocates on their behalf and works collaboratively with local communities to provide a range of quality and innovative services. (Fund No. 7949)

Northcott Neighborhood House, Milwaukee

Northcott's mission is to support family stability, provide educational and recreational programs for youth, lessen neighborhood tensions, combat community deterioration, and provide various social services for the residents of Harambee and surrounding neighborhoods. Northcott Neighborhood House offers a variety of programs to enrich the community, including Youth Programs, Fresh Start/Milwaukee Builds, Neighborhood Development, and Emergency Services. (Fund No. 7250)

United Methodist Children's Services, Milwaukee

United Methodist Children’s Services (UMCS) was organized in 1962 and has been serving women, children and families for decades. The organization includes a state licensed childcare center with a capacity of 60 children, which serves children from their Transitional Living Program as well as the surrounding community. The Transitional Living Program provides safe, affordable housing, on-site social services and childcare, with a comprehensive program designed to enable low-income, single parent families to become economically self-sufficient. The organization also  distributes emergency food resources and clothing to low-income individuals and families through the Family Resource Center. (Fund No. 7265)

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