Our Mission & Vision
Jamieson Community Center's mission is to coordinate programs addressing the needs of all ages, provide services which extend widely into the community and surrounding area, and work in cooperation with the social service agencies in the region.
Our vision is that Jamieson Community Center leads a collaborative effort to unify people through compassion, kindness and service.
We are a non-profit community center that strives to provide social services to Monmouth and the surrounding areas. We were founded in 1965 following the merging of four area churches.
JCC is named after Rev. Jamieson who was responsible for the vision of Jamieson Community Center and was one of our early founders.
"Here may Thy concern
for the welfare of all Thy children
in body, mind, and spirit be fulfilled
in the Spirit of love and fellowship!"
Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday - Friday
The offfice will be closed the 1st and 3rd Friday each month.
Thrift Store Hours:
Closed until further notice
Food Pantry Hours:
10 AM - 2 PM, Monday - Thursday
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COVID -19 Update
With active cases in our area, we are doing daily health screens for all staff, following all CDC and health department guidelines for food preparation and business operations, and our drivers are wearing masks and gloves when delivering food. We are observing social distancing throughout our building and wearing masks in all common areas.
Our Senior Nutrition program is running on normal schedule and serving about 50 more people due to COVID-19. To accommodate the growing number of people, we have added an additional route. We have no contact delivery, which limits our drivers’ ability to converse with their people. To ensure that our seniors are doing ok, we have added wellness checks by telephone. People 60 and older throughout Henderson and Warren County are eligible.
Summer Meals started May 26, and we are serving area children with sites in Monmouth, Kirkwood and Alexis. All sites are grab and go. Families can register by calling our office at 309-734-4251. All sites are open Monday through Thursday, with shelf-stable meals for Friday and Saturday available for pick up on Thursday.
In March, we moved our food pantry to the community room to allow for increased food storage and space to pack up boxes for our guests. Our number of pantry guests has continued to increase each week and we have increased our food supply in anticipation of higher numbers. We purchased one additional refrigerator and received another one from the Midwest Dairy Farm Families. We have added an additional temporary freezer donated by USA Containers in Smithshire. Families with children can come to the pantry weekly and people without children can come twice each month. We are delivering food boxes and supplies in Warren County to people 65 and older or to people who are quarantining due to health issues, including people who have tested positive for Covid-19.
We received a $15,000 grant from the Rapid Response Fund issued by Galesburg Community Foundation, in partnership with The Twomey Foundation, the G.L. Vitale Family Foundation, the McClean Family Endowment Fund, the Warren County United Way and the United Way of Knox County. We are using the dollars to help people impacted by COVID-19 with bills and household expenses. To date, 30 families have been assisted through the fund.
Our learning center is providing tutoring online for students with internet access. We are checking in with our other students by phone.
Due to the possibility of contamination, we are NOT accepting any in-kind donations of food, clothing or household goods. We are also limiting our building to staff only. Our thrift store is closed to prevent spread in our community.
If you have questions, please call us at 309-734-4251. Please follow our Face Book page for further updates.