What We Do
The drop-in center is located in McLean Hall at First Christian Church (602 SW Madison).
Our Project Action office is also located at this church in Room 15.
McLean Hall is open weekdays from 9 AM to 2 PM.
We offer a variety of services to meet immediate needs:
This program offers assistance to homeless individuals in obtaining or replacing official
documents, gaining access to health providers, finding affordable housing, pursuing a GED,
or completing official paperwork.
Operating semi-independently, but under the umbrella of CDDC and at the
same location, is CDDC’s temporary staffing endeavor, Homeless Employment
Launching Project (“HELP”). This service connects homeowners and businesses
having work to be done, with clients eager to work. Through (HELP) clients
receive job training, learn good work habits, develop a work history, earn
a paycheck and Social Security credit, and most importantly, experience
a renewed sense of self-worth.
If funds are available, the CDDC helps many individuals who would
otherwise be unable to obtain needed medications.
The CDDC counseling program provides skilled responses to issues that can
impact a person's safety and well-being.
The CDDC rents space in a local church and is able to offer a few hours
per day of shelter from the elements during which homeless can socialize,
snack, and receive information from local health and social organizations,
receive mail and make phone calls.
The CDDC helps the homeless with personal hygiene by assisting in the provision
of weekly supervised showering at a nearby church. In addition, CDDC also assists
the homeless in obtaining funds for emergency transportation to other cities.
The CDDC’s Advocates for Pets of the Homeless project provides limited
veterinary assistance and advocacy for pets of individuals who are homeless
or have very low income.