We have been celebrating a string of “30-year anniversaries” that chronicle LINC’s history:
LINC started its first ministry projects at Thanksgiving and Christmas in 1990 (that continued for the next 10 years), and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of Missouri in 1992 with a 3-member board. Then in 1994, LINC launched a huge outreach project in Hidden Valley Estates known as Here’s Hope, Hidden Valley. This week-long event under a tent (where the covered pavilion stands) was a “Life Fair” bringing in services, ministries, schools/colleges, organizations and businesses talking about a full range of opportunities for low-income residents. There was something for everybody including children’s programs, cookouts, bands, and inspirational speakers. The Here’s Hope event was hugely successful and was featured on TV and in national print media. The community was so impacted by the event, that Hidden Valley Estates management offered LINC an office space using one of their three-bedroom units as a base of operations. That summer, LINC expanded its board made up of local community and church members that continues to today. Our outreach expanded to include not only western St. Charles County, but Lincoln and Warren Counties also. 1994 was a pivotal year that brought on its heels the building of the 30×60 pavilion as a gift to the Hidden Valley community in 1995. That year, LINC also received its tax exempt 501(c)(3) status from the the IRS, and in 1996 purchased an 11-acre property adjacent to Hidden Valley to become our recreation complex and community center which we enjoy today. LINC’s Community Life Center, including Day Care, Family Learning Center, youth and adult education programs, emergency assistance and food pantry, recreation teams, events, and community garden, are all fruit of its short history and commitment to the disadvantaged of our community. 2019, 2020, 2021 bring happy anniversaries and memories of God’s blessings and provision. COME AND BE A PART OF THIS LEGACY!
We truly appreciate the partnership of working with the St. Charles County Community Council and the Coordinated entry/211 program, helping to network in our community to make a difference for our fragile families experiencing a crisis.
LINC is a community care center that has the mission to help disadvantage on their journey to self-sufficiency since 1992.
LINC is much like a crisis first aid “TRIAGE” station of homelessness and prevention , helping with the barriers with survival.
Creating connections within a community by building a network of sponsors that will provide a fragile family with the support they require to prevent a critical time from becoming a overwhelming crisis.
Saint Charles County has been working hard behind the scenes to secure Federal ” Emergency” help money in our pandemic crisis. LINC is Grateful to taxpayers who have made this opportunity possible. If you or someone you know that is a St. Charles County resident, and have been affected by COVID-19 job loss or Economic disruption, please feel free to call the LINC St. Charles County office at 636-332-5127 option 1.
LINC has the goal to help with supportive services to those in an EMERGENCY crisis with food and shelter resources. LINC also partners with 24 hour hotline, 211 coordinated entry.
Call our office to make an appointment, 636-332-5127
Join us to help tackle our community’s most pressing challenges. We empower Americans over the age of 55 to serve their communities. Help struggling child to learn to read. Deliver groceries to an elderly neighbor. Support a family impacted by a natural disaster. These are just a few of the service opportunities available to you through AmeriCorps Seniors.
As we all face these unfortunate times and fear the impact this will have on our children and our elderly. Seeds of Hope LINC Foster Grandparents Program is teaching seniors to be technical experts to help children navigate thorough Virtual Learning and tutoring while following social distance and using proper protective equipment.
Programs that will be available for children to continue to lean with Foster Grandparents Program Volunteers.
One on one Tutoring
Provide Social and emotional support
Virtual Tutoring and mentoring or via phone with approved assignments
Tutoring will be funneled through public schools, private, home education and community partners and parents .
There is no cost involved. Our program was developed to provided and mentoring to children in our St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties at no cost.
WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER! SOMETIMES CHANGES ARE HARD BUT IF I CAN DO IT SO CAN YOU !
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