The grant funds were made available through the Ameren Cares program. The grant will support the a prevention/outreach program in the Quincy area.

The Ameren Cares program connects Ameren Illinois with the communities it serves through charitable giving and volunteering. According to Chad Cloninger, Director Division 2 Ameren Illinois, the primary goal of this program is to improve the quality of life in Ameren Illinois' service territory through partnerships with non-profits like Madonna House. Since 1988, Madonna House has provided a 24-hour supervised emergency and transitional shelter.

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