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Madonna House in Quincy closes

Madonna House property on south 12th Street in Quincy

The Madonna House in Quincy will not merge with an undisclosed agency as previously expected.

That's according to a news release issued Wednesday, December 27.

"After thorough discussion with an undisclosed agency, the merge and/or transfer of Madonna House services will not take place at this time. We believe our community needs other organizations to unite efforts to avoid competing for the same declining state funding."

The Madonna House officially ended Prevention Services Nov. 30, 2017. The Food Pantry, located at 601 State Street, had its last day of operation on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.

The former shelter property at 405 South 12th Street has been sold. The 401 South 12th Street property will go on the market soon.

The organization is in the process of liquidating its assets to other community organizations it believes can live out Madonna House's vision.

All unused donations, monetary or in-kind from an individual, corporation or a grant to the Madonna House, will be gifted to other community organizations.

Madonna House would like to thank its many supporters throughout the years.

You can read the full press release below:

Our mission at Madonna House is “To empower change to break the cycle of instability” and today we are living out this Vision by setting the bar for all other organizations to unite and better serve OUR community.

Madonna House is embracing change to drive impact that will deliver stronger services to the community. We know that we are stronger when we all work together. Madonna House and an undisclosed agency have been researching the possibility of merging the Prevention Services.

Madonna House built Prevention Services, as well as, Everyday Life Skills Services to make a difference in OUR community. In FY17, 81% of the consumers served, avoided shelter placement. Of the consumers served, 86% of the consumers served gained or maintained employment. In July 2017, the Madonna House shelter closed, due to low census over the previous two years. I am so proud of this program because of the success and the positive impact it has on making on our community.

After thorough discussion with an undisclosed agency, the merge and/or transfer of Madonna House services will not take place at this time. We believe our community needs other organizations to unite efforts to avoid competing for the same declining state funding. The Madonna House officially ended Prevention Services on November 30, 2017. The Food Pantry, located at 601 State Street, had its last day of operation on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

The former shelter property, located at 405 South 12th Street, has been sold. The 401 South 12th Street property will be on the market soon. Our organization is in the process of liquidating our assets to other community organizations to make them stronger as we live out our vision. All unused donations, monetary or in-kind (from an individual, corporation or a grant) to the Madonna House, are being gifted to many of our community organizations.

Catholic Charities – in-store credit at a local pharmacy to complement their medical grant.

Unmet Needs – gift cards to assist with the purchase of consumer’s needs.

Care Net & Birthright– diapers and baby items.

Community for Christ in Camp Point – paper products, personal hygiene supplies, dining room table & 6 chairs, table and 4 chairs, dishes, bedding, diapers for their, gift cards to purchase food pantry items and food.

3D Learning Center – a table and chairs.

Chaddock – Beds and Chests

The Crossing Thrift Store & New Start Rescue Mission – Miscellaneous Household Items Madonna House would like to thank our many supporters throughout the years. To learn more about the Madonna House Programs and Services, visit our website at http://www.madonnahouse.net / Facebook or call (217) 224-7771 extension 4. We look forward to seeing other organizations prioritize the needs of our community by working together as one.

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