DMCOC is continuing to look for support from the community both through volunteers and monetarily.
Volunteers can be used by all programs but are especially used in our Head Start and Senior Nutrition programs. These volunteers can do a variety of tasks depending on which program they are volunteering for. The teachers in the Head Start program love for volunteers to help with the kids doing art projects or playing with the kids while the Senior Nutrition program enjoys volunteers to help serve the food and to interact with the seniors. In the administrative office volunteers can help with the fundraising, activities and public relation aspects for the agency. Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering.
Any funds that are donated to the general operating fund will be used to support any program that is falling short on grant funding or to do other projects the grants will not support such as our 50th anniversary block party that was held in 2014. If funds are donated to a specific program those funds will be used to advance that specific program.
Make a Donation
Click below to make a tax-deductible donation to DMCOC.
Thanks so much for all of your help. My house is now warm and cozy and I couldn’t have done it without you. Thanks.
~ Lonnie J.
Thank you so much for the energy assistance. What a blessing.
~ Jody D.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to receive the scholarship again this year. I can’t tell you how much it is appreciated.
~ Rachel B.
Thanks so much for the furnace. My home is nice and warm. Everything was done in one day! The installers were very efficient and did a great job and even cleaned up afterwards. Thanks.
~ Christine W.
I want to thank you so much for all the work you put into helping me. I now have a nice cozy and warm home. I am enjoying everyday in it. I am so thankful to you for making this possible. Thanks again.
~ Betty H.
Thank you for all you have done for me. I cannot thank you enough for all your love and support. It makes me think there may be hope for mankind after all.
~ Terry J.
Safety Over the Horizon
August 25, 2017 — 4pm-8pm
New Horizon, 275 E. Condit St.
Help us raise $100,000 to build a safety bus driveway at New Horizon.
To help make this event fun for all ages, we are having a friendly competition between Chicago fans and St. Louis fans to see who can raise the most money.
We will have games, food, prizes, crafts, and fun.
Donations accepted at the office, on the form to the right, or at the event.
Donate to New Horizon Safety Bus Driveway
St. Louis Fans
Raise the Roof
Thank you for your donation! The new roof for the corporate office was replaced on June 5, 2017.
If you are still interested in donating to the roof fund, you can use the form below.
Phoenix Center Roof Project
The Phoenix Center, the administrative building for DMCOC, was built in 1981 by the City of Decatur and other community leaders to be the home for DMCOC, CHELP, and CHIC (Crossings Healthcare). As CHELP and Crossings grew, they found other locations that better suited their needs and moved out of the Phoenix Center, and DMCOC took over their portions of the building as we grew.
During this time we have been maintaining the roof through our grants as building maintenance; however, in recent years, the leaks have been getting more frequent and larger. After having our roof inspected it was determined that after 35 years the flat roof that was installed is coming to the end of its useful life and needed to be replaced.
The Phoenix Center is the operational heart of DMCOC with all of our programs operating administratively out of the center, and if the roof fails, we will have to suspend operations of almost all of our services. Please help in supporting the continuing operations of DMCOC for many years to come.
DMCOC’s Senior Nutrition program outgrew the kitchen at the Phoenix Center several years ago and has been operating out of two kitchens since then. The two kitchens prepare approximately 52,000 meals annually served at 10 different meal sites, 23,000 home-delivered meals, and 55,000 meals for the Head Start program, for a total of approximately 130,000 meals prepared annually or 500 meals daily.
Having two kitchens requires a great deal of planning, ordering and storing and can lead to inefficiencies and waste. DMCOC is looking at a few locations to build a state-of-the-art kitchen facility that would also have a meal site and satellite intake offices for our programs. This new facility will either be built on vacant land or in the place of abandoned buildings, adding to the betterment of the community either way. The location that is decided upon will determine the size and design of the building.
The current front-running location and design total approximately $2,500,000 for the land, building, parking, equipment, and landscaping. Once a final location and design are decided upon, we will add the location and design picture. We do have a grant lined up that will cover a large majority of the cost once final decisions have been made, but we will need the community’s help to fund the remainder of the project to help the seniors in the community.
Donate to Senior Nutrition Facility
We’re still in the planning stages, but you can still donate! Click below to send your donation for the senior nutrition facility project.