Our Support To The Community
Day House Program
Operating out of facilities at Holy Trinity Church of God, CARE provides local residents with a hot meal, clothing distribution and job referral services. Approximately 120 people receive meals through this program every month.
In addition, the food pantry distributes food once a week. Each month an estimated 170 residents are served by
the food bank. The Day House Program continues to broaden their reach to new families. Each month an estimated 25 new families are reached through the program services.
Opening hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00am -12:00pm
CARE operates a Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-funded transitional housing facility for single parents with children. Through our housing facility, we strive to transition residents from homelessness to permanent housing
by increasing job skills and family income. Additional services include a summer food service program, bible study, homework center and drug counseling.
Youth Ending Substance Abuse Program (YES)
Youth Ending Substance Abuse Program (YES) CARE is a contracted provider of youth substance abuse prevention services through Berks County Council on Chemical Abuse. Through YES, we offer prevention education and coordinate drug free social and recreational opportunities to area youth ages 8 - 17. On average, 50 area youth
attend the weekly YES meetings and activities. Every summer, 25 – 50 children attend the YES summer camp.
CARE offers a community based mentoring program which recruits, screens, trains and matches adult volunteer mentors with youth ages 4 – 18 who have a parent incarcerated under state or federal jurisdiction. This program
is made available through a federal grant award from the Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Children, Youth and Families for CARE to administer a Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program (MCP).
House of Good Food
The House of Good Food is our neighborhood restaurant which stands in the community as a positive role model
and location for residents to connect within the community. Located at 140 West Buttonwood Street, it is open daily for breakfast and lunch. In addition to the sales tax and property tax the House of Good Food contributes to local municipalities, the revenue from the House of Good Food funds various CARE programs. The restaurant revenue provides on average 70 percent of the annual funding for CARE. The remaining funding for CARE comes from grants and church and individual contributions. House of Good Food offers homemade specialties with a Caribbean flair including Jerk Chicken and Ribs. We also offer catering and take-out for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Call 610-478-9333 for more details.
Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 7:30 am – 1.30 pm