Interfaith Community Services Inc
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review 134
200 Cherokee Street Saint Joseph MO 64504 USA
The organization is a 100 year old faith based human service organization that strives to assist children, youth, families, and seniors to live life more fully and capably.
Senior nutrition program we have found that senior citizens who are able to maintain good physical and mental health, or regain that health followiing illness or surgery, are more able to continue to live safely in the home of their choice. Our program aids seniors in achieving this goal through health education, good nutrition and a balanced diet that helps prevent malnutrition, provided daily by delivery of meals throug a center or to their home. We operate two congregate meal sites which serve a daily meal and provide opportunity for socialization with others while the mobile meals aspect of the program provides for home delivery of meals to seniors and persons with disabilities who are homebound. In 2014, we served 80,697 meals, of which 61,245 meals were delivered to 211 homes and the remaining 19,452 meals were served to 183 seniors at a congregate center.
early care and education program this program offers parents a secure feeling and peace of mind while they are at work that their children are safe and supervised by caring, knowledgeable educators while learning skills needed for shool readiness and success. Approximately 90 of the children in our program are from failiites in the low-income tax bracket per hud guidelines. In 2014, we served 197 children which equates to 18,572 days of service. Youth program this program provides youth with a safe place to go adult role models to guide and teach them appropriate behaviors when interactng with others and the opportunity to learn and practice proper social and emotional skills. We also provide opportunities to explore their own uniqueness and learn to interact with others in a vairety of activities including an after-school recreation program, tutoring, olympic-style weight lifing instruction, and youth dances. In 2014, we had 165 after-school participants.
in home and professional medical services program this program provide medical and caregiver services to seniors and persons with disabilities who want to remaing living in their own homes. Aspects of these services are housekeeping, personal care, respite, medical services, support for consumer directed services and a 24 hour safey support lifeline. In 2014, we provided 50,716 service hours to 213 persons.
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I first came to InterServ as a recently unemployed single parent who didn't quite know what to do. My company closed without much warning and no one even got their last paycheck. I had never in my adult life been unemployed and boy did it scare me! I was worried about paying my mortgage and my light bill and still being able to buy groceries and school supplies. InterServ helped me sort out what I owed and helped me figure out what I needed to pay next and what I could put off until I got an unemployment check or a paycheck. I got a huge box of food from the food pantry and some reassurance that I would be okay and my son and daughter would be fine. That was what I needed the most.
Today, I am happily employed in a new field and my kids are fine. I now deliver meals for InterServ a couple times a month with a group I belong to. I joined the group because they do this and I wanted to be able to help someone they way that InterServ helped me. I really don't think I would have been able to get through four months of unemployment without the girls ar InterServ!
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Give them more money! I don't have much but I designate my United Way to them.
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