Sometimes life is just hard. Storms come, on winds of job loss, accident, illness, financial stress, or a collision of multiple fronts. Some are predictable; others have no warning at all. But when the storms hit, the Willow Creek Care Center is ready to help.The Care Center team is passionate about providing immediate relief in times of crisis, as well as guiding people toward long-term solutions. From groceries and shelter to education, employment services, and legal consultation, the Care Center takes a holistic approach to serving people in need. Most of all, the Care Center offers an environment of love, compassion, and hope, where authentic relationships can flourish.

Immediate Relief

Meeting immediate needs in a crisis

Food: Individuals or families in need may come to the Care Center once a month to receive groceries free of charge. Fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, and meat are usually available, in addition to canned or boxed food. Our full choice food pantry offers the guest the dignity of shopping for their own dietary needs. Learn More >>

Children’s Clothing: Families in need may come to the Care Center to shop for new and gently used clothing for their children (sizes from infant through children’s size 14/XL). The store offers each item at a low cost – giving the parent/guardian the dignity of purchasing for their children. Clothing requires parents to present their AllKids card at intake, or meet with the Care Team for eligibility. Learn More>>

Housing: Care Center volunteers can assist homeowners with minor repairs so their home is a safe, decent place to live. In addition, during cooler months, Willow Creek provides emergency shelter on Thursday nights for individuals or families who are homeless, as part of Public Action to Deliver Shelter (PADS). Learn More >>

Transportation: Volunteer mechanics provide diagnostic inspections and car repairs to those in need of reliable transportation. All Transportation Services require eligibility screening through the Care Team. Learn More >>

Long-term Solutions

Steps toward a stable, financially secure future

Care Team: The Care Team exists to provide encouragement and hope to people in difficult circumstances. Volunteers listen to each person’s story, consider the situation objectively, execute eligibility screening for Care Center services, and offer wisdom and practical next steps. Learn More >>

Education: For those who wish to enhance their skills, the Care Center offers ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. Learn More >>

Employment Services: Employment services is available to anyone who is unemployed or seeking a job that better aligns with their abilities and goals. Services include one-on-one consultation and workshops addressing topics such as job search, résumé writing, networking, and preparing for an interview. Job fairs with local employers are held throughout the year. Job Connection, an online job repository, is also available. Learn More >>

Health Services: Blood pressure, iron, and glucose screenings are available to help identify health issues before they become serious. If a problem is found, referrals to other organizations for additional care are provided. A full dental and vision clinic is now open. Dental and vision care requires eligibility screening through the Care Team and each exam costs $20. Guidance for unplanned pregnancies is also available. Learn More >>

Legal Services: Consultation with a trusted attorney is available to anyone who needs legal advice but cannot afford a lawyer. Support groups are also available for individuals who have recently been released from prison, as well as families who have a loved one in prison. Learn More >>

Financial Services: Tax preparation services (through the IRS’s VITA program) is available each tax season (January – April 15). Learn More >>