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603 Walnut St.
Carthage, IL 62321

Thursday, September 8, 2016
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 9, 2016
7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
7:00-1:00 p.m.
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On behalf of the Board of Tri-State Family Services, I would like to provide an update for those who were not able to attend the banquet this year. Over the course of 2015, we maintained the finances and staff to operating both the Center and the Chrysalis home. At various points throughout 2015, the Chrysalis home had a total of 4 adult residents and 4 children. It was a major financial undertaking for the ministry and time commitment for the staff, but the money kept coming in and the staff were making it work.  

However, in December 2015 things began to change. Over the course of the next three months, funds have steadily declined, and we also no longer have any residents at the Chrysalis Home. After lots of prayer and careful consideration, we have decided to close the Chrysalis Home and sell the real estate.

Over the last 6 months or so, we have been talking about being able to focus the ministry to have the most impact for Christ. We discussed the need to devote more resources to Chrysalis to make it the most effective. We knew that if that portion of the ministry was going to be successful, we needed to be fully invested in it. However, we believe at this time the Lord wants us to get back to our roots and focus more on the Center. We believe that is why the funds are no longer available, and we do not have any residents.

Please do not let this discourage you. We are confident that God still has big plans for this ministry. Sherry will now have more time to devote to giving presentations at schools as well as have more contact with clients through classes and interactions at the Center. Our services at the Center still include classes, baby beds, clothing for all ages, food pantry, and school presentations. In addition, Tri-State Family Services is now a referral agency for a ministry called Open Table. If you would like to know more about Open Table, please let us know.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to see how God grows this ministry in 2016!