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October 2014 newsletter,
Around the House.

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Greetings and welcome to the Neighborhood House!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers of the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House, I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation for your interest in and continued support of our mission and ministry in the greater Metro East area. Through you, we are able to show love and support to the children and families in our community, and continue God’s work.

I hope you will take a moment or two to browse our website and learn about the wide-ranging ministries of our agency – from our youngest child in day care, to our teens in an after-school program, to families needing help staying on their feet, to in-home care for our older adults. We celebrate the ministry taking place in six very busy locations throughout East St. Louis.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of my staff. We are ready to answer your questions and welcome your support.

William R. Kreeb, President/CEO
Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House


We invite you to watch this video about our wide variety of ministries by the United Methodist Women.
Click here for a general brochure about our agency, or go to the Programs dropdown for more details.


OUR MISSION: The Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House is a United Methodist community center whose mission is to empower individuals and families to move out of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency to assure that a new generation of children have the family and community supports needed to be successful in school and in life.




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  • The Muppets Take East St. Louis A United Methodist News Service ReportBy Heather Kemper-Hussey Jagged lines of 4- and 5-year-olds zigzagged into the room. Excitement rumbled through the tiny crowd as their widening eyes recognized the red and
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  • Alpacas visit the Mary E. Brown Community Center Comedian Dean Schardan brought Llamas and donations to the Mary E. Brown Center in East. St. Louis. On April 22, 2012, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported Schardan's change of
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  • Video produced by United Methodist Women. At the LBDNH's Family Development Center, this eight week summer program provides education, field trips, and social assistance to families that migrate from state to state or work seasonal jobs. The bilingual
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  • Hundreds of people lined up at the Continuum of Life Care Center's Food Pantry to get a free turkey just in time for Thanksgiving. The 200 birds given to the community were compliments of the East St. Louis
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  • AmeriCorps workers and volunteers install drywall on the second floor of the future homeless shelter next to the Continuum of Life Care Center located on N. 37th Street in East St. Louis. Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House operates
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  • The mission work of the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House began in the early 1900s when a large Bohemian-Slavonic population came to America to start a new life around the National Stockyards in East St. Louis, Illinois. Although
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