LESSIE BATES DAVIS

NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House is in a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Women National Office.

1200 NORTH 13TH STREET

EAST ST LOUIS, IL 62205

TELEPHONE: 618 874 0777
FAX: 618 874 0511

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me” — Mat. 25:35

YOUTH EDUCATION & DEVELOPMENT

Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House provides services in Youth Education & Development in four primary areas:

AMERICORP

Recruits and trains volunteers to provide a broad range of services to youth and families throughout the greater East St. Louis community. Volunteers from the AmeriCorps Program provide Educational Advocacy Services, Tutoring, Computer Technology Training and other support to youth in District 189 and to a broad range of faith-based and public after school programs throughout St. Clair and Madison Counties. AmeriCorps volunteers also operate the Neighborhood House Food Pantry which services more than 5,000 people every month, and provides support services to Homeless Men and Women in the greater East St. Louis community. The volunteers work in more than 50 different sites and serve more than 2,500 children, youth and adults.


  • Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services. Located at the Continuum of Care Center.

TEEN REACH   

These programs provide a variety of educational, youth leadership and youth development activities for children and youth in the community. Over 500 children and youth participate annually in the summer and after-school activities, which are provided at four sites in the community.


  • Funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, United Way and the United Methodist Church. Located at the Mary Brown Center.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

This program is designed to provide educational support services to “at-risk” children, youth and their parents in an effort to improve overall school performance. Services include counseling, case management, advocacy, life skills, home-based services, after school programming, family assistance services and transportation services.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

Provides administration and coordination of services located in housing projects of the St. Clair County Housing Authority’s buildings for year-round programming including tutoring, arts and crafts and Boy Scouts.


  • Funded by the St. Clair County Housing Authority and the United Methodist Church. Located at the Ernest Smith Family Resource Center and Private Mathison Manner.