About The Caring Center
Project Help (now known as The Caring Center) was established in the early 1980's when a small group of people from St. Peter's church formed a committee to distribute food and clothing to the needy.
In the beginning, the church fellowship hall was used. Then in 1999, The Caring Center moved to larger quarters at 620 Indianapolis Avenue in Lebanon with 2500 square feet and a kitchen, and the operations expanded greatly. In 2006 The Caring Center moved to its present location at 1230 Ransdell Court in Lebanon with over 5000 square feet, a kitchen and meeting rooms.
The Caring Center has evolved from a group of volunteers who provided a crisis line to help troubled individuals into a multi-program, not-for-profit organization serving hundreds of needy families and thousands of individuals annually through the dedication of scores of volunteers.
The Caring Center's mission is to stabilize families in crisis and move those caught in poverty towards self sufficiency. We help families and individual living in generational and situational poverty and those who are food insecure. Services that are available at the Caring Center are food, clothing, personal care items, household items, furniture, etc. We also offer Transitional Housing, Community Gardens, Cooking Club, Table Talk, Life Skills classes, including Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin'-By-World and we serve as a Salvation Army Extension Unit.
Today The Caring Center is the umbrella organization for programs helping the needy of Boone County. As the programs offered by The Caring Center have evolved, the organization has also grown and developed. The Caring Center is now overseen by a Board of Directors and an Executive Director charged with supervising these programs and coordinating the caring work of our many volunteers.