Where Your Money Goes

THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS FOR ENSURING THERE IS NEVER A LAPSE IN SERVICES FOR SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT IN OUR COMMUNITY

 

2019 SUMMARY OF EXPENSES 

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THANKS TO GENEROUS DONATIONS, CARING HOUSE WAS ABLE TO ASSIST MANY SURVIVORS FROM OUR COMMUNITY IN 2017:

 

(Caring House tracks services using 1 Unit as equal to 15 minutes of time.)

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1,750 SHELTER NIGHTS

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9,822 INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING UNITS

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229 GROUP COUNSELING UNITS

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1,510 CRISIS CALLS

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384 ADULT SURVIVORS OF DV

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91 SURVIVORS OF SA

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145 CHILD SURVIVORS OF DV OR SA

 

 

Caring House depends on cash donations and community volunteer hours to provide survivor support services and comply with grant applications. Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) requires Caring House to contribute a 20% match of VOCA grants we utilize. That can come from other non-federal funding or the value of donated items and volunteered time.

GET INVOLVED

 

VOLUNTEER

 

ATTEND EVENTS

Lend us a helping hand by volunteering your time and talents

Help raise awareness and bring in funding that enables us to offer free services

 

SPREAD THE WORD

Share our message on your social media accounts, request an educational workshop or awareness activity, invite us to your job fair or other booth event, stop in and ask for brochures, or simply talk to your friends and family about our cause

 

BE CREATIVE

 

HOST A DRIVE

You could collect food, clothes, soap or other items. We appreciate creativity - here are some ideas: 

  • Yard sales dedicated to our services

  • Start an online crowd funding campaign

  • Cause related marketing campaign where a percentage of profits from a product or service are donated

Some people have service-oriented businesses that provide help at no or low cost to our clients, your creative ideas are welcome!

 

EMPLOYMENT

 

ONLINE OR BY MAIL

Donate online at your leisure or sign up for a monthly subscription by going to our donation page

To donate by check via regular mail, please make it payable to either Caring House OR Caring House Child Advocacy Center

All mail accepted at:

1305 South Prospect Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801

 

GIFTS IN-KIND

Gift certificates to grocery and clothing stores assist clients in caring for their families

 

OUR WISHLISTS

Caring House Shelter & Outreach

  • Food, snacks, coffee, creamer

  • Soaps, conditioner, deoderant, body wash, toilet paper, feminine products, shavers & cream

  • Over-the-counter medications

  • Disinfectant cleaners, paper towels, garbage bags, other cleaning supplies

Child Advocacy Center

  • Masks & cleaning wipes

  • Walmart gift cards to purchase needed center supplies

  • New toys & games for all ages/gender, coloring books, crayons, other art & craft supplies

  • New or gently used books for all ages/interests (great need for teen & tween books)

​To view our FULL wish lists, please visit our donation page

 

MATCHING GIFTS

Many employers will match the contributions of their employees

Shop on Amazon Smile​ and Amazon will make a donation to us

TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you for my stay. It provided me with a safe haven."

 

“There is support, guidance and love here - professional people, my friends."

 

“Everyone is so kind, I felt I was actually listend to and supported. It was good to hear I am not alone and others are going through similar circumstances."

 

“I learned to openly express my concerns and problems instead of keeping it to myself."

 

“I hope Caring House remains in operation for a long time. The services provided are invaluable to those in need. I came here feeling lost, devastated, and alone; I'm leaving here feeling purposeful, valuable, loved, strong and worthy. I know, without a doubt, that I can achieve anything and I will succeed at whatever I set my mind to."

 

“I'm grateful for everyone's help and concern. You are beautiful people."

 

“I was given the ability to move forward."

 

“I really appreciate everyone here - so helpful."

 

“I love and appreciate everyone - thank you all so much for your support and caring."

 

“I feel I have the strength to deal with the situation."