8 A.M. TO 4 P.M.

Homeless Shelter Phone   618.252.2374

The Homeless Shelter that began as a one-room apartment expanded to five sleeping rooms, a commons area, two full baths, laundry, and kitchen/dining facilities in 2010.  These rooms are provided for those in need due to a house fire, those waiting for public housing, people suffering from job and/or housing loss, and families in crisis.

The majority of the time, the shelter is 75 to 100% full capacity.  Individuals may be housed from one day up to thirty days.  

The Shelter provides rooms for individuals who meet the criteria and there is a signed contract agreement between the 4 C's and the individual/family that is being serve.

The shelter is operated by donations from local churches, social organizations and individuals.





4 C's Ministry is an umbrella agency compiled of three distinctly separate parts, which work hand in hand to meet the needs of the people in our area.  Thus, the creation of Christian Community Compassion Center.  



10 A.M. TO 1 P.M.

Helping Hands Phone  618.252.3931

With the help of county churches, community organizations, and supportive individuals, we are able to provide financial assistance to individuals and/or families who are in crisis.  

This program is not meant to provide repeated financial support, but solely for crisis situations ONLY.  It is our hope that the individuals/families that we are able to help, will become productive citizens in their own communities and help others, should the need arise.  

A database of those who have been assisted is kept up to date, so that there is no confusion as to whether or not an individual/family is eligible for assistance.

For the month of July 2017, 

56 families were helped through the Helping Hands Ministry.






10 A.M. TO 1 P.M.

Food Pantry Phone


The Food Pantry has been in operation since 1990 and has assisted thousands of families who have experienced job loss, employment hours decreased, unemployment benefits ceased, and many other types of crisis.

​​The Food Pantry is funded by local donations and also through deliveries from the Tri-State Food Bank.

The Food Pantry provides food to individuals and families once every thirty (30) days.

For the month of July 2017,

509 Households have been served by the Food Pantry adding up to a total of 1,295 individuals.