About

Joy Care Center/Jobs Partnership

Joy Care Center’s Jobs Partnership program has, very successfully, provided re-entry services in McLean County since 2011.

Joy Care Center was founded in Bloomington in 1993, and became 501(c)(3) in 1995. The Joy Care Center brought the the Jobs Partnership program to Bloomington in 2010.

Jobs Partnership (Jobs For Life) was founded in North Carolina in the mid 1990’s, and has expanded to all 50 states, and state prisons in Illinois.

The similarity of mission and goals of Joy Care Center and Jobs Partnership blends the two together, and insures quality service provision and administration. Joy Care Center provides the over-site advisory board, and Jobs Partnership provides the direct services…a perfect match.

The results below prove our effectiveness. These results have all been achieved by dedicated volunteers, passionate to serve others and help them succeed. With no paid staff, and no fixed financial support, we have achieved these phenomenal results, and have helped to improve the lives of almost 1,200 individuals to date. Financial support has been mostly from the pockets of our volunteers, and a few donations from churches, agencies, businesses, and concerned individuals. Just imagine how many more we could serve if we had money. The need is growing faster than our financial ability. In plain words… we need financial assistance.

I.D.O.C. re-entry placement pays $30 per day, per individual placed, for 60 days. We meet all the qualifications and requirements to receive re-entry dollars, but because Illinois has no budget (for the third year) no new state contracts are being issued so…we cannot get I.D.O.C. Funds.

Our goal is to serve at least 100 more re-entries in the next twelve months. The rate of $30 per day, per individual, would pay for housing, clothing, food, and all daily expenses for up to 60 days — allowing the individual to be employed and stable to become independent.

Fact Sheet
Joy Care Center’s Jobs Partnership
Bloomington-Normal

7938 INQUIRIES includes phone, writing, agency referrals, drop ins

  • 2011-2015 — 1261
  • 2016 — 2343
  • 2017 — 3434

1919 CLIENTS REGISTERED (written applications)
  • 2011-2015 — 981
  • 2016 — 309
  • 2017 — 629
  • 386 applicants did not start

1533 SERVED
  • 2011-2015 — 612
  • 2016 — 271
  • 2017 — 650 (includes new and return clients)

266 STARTED – INCOMPLETE – started program, received some services, did not complete program
  • deceased — 64
  • returned to D.O.C. — 18
  • disabled — 73
  • moved away  — 18 (not to D.O.C.)
  • no verifiable info except not in D.O.C. — 93

1267 COMPLETED PROGRAM
  • met parole/probation, community service, and class requirements

1267 CLIENTS (employed 1165)
  • 51 of 1165 self employed
  • 2 trucking company
  • 9 CNA1 home care
  • 5 cleaning
  • 20 handyman/odd jobs/repair
  • 12 landscaping/lawn care
  • 3 construction
  • 41 of 1165 employed — back to school/training stable housing 1261
  • 6 Salvation Army/Oxford House/HSHM

Annual Cost (average $50/client)
  • 2016 — $12,908 (average $48/client)
  • 2017 — $33,900 – $1800/re-entry x2 = $3600

    • $50/partial re-entry x6 = $3000 total — $6600
    • $50 x 642 clients — $32,100

Volunteers

  • 2016 — 44 people 5,267 hours
  • 2017 — 69 people 9380 hours