For a new beginning...

Our mission is to offer a residential program at no cost to women in crisis who desire to arise to their created purposeā€¦but we cannot do it without you! Spend a few minutes browsing our site to learn more about us, our upcoming events, and how you can partner with us as we share in the burdens faced by many women in our communities!

There are several easy options for making a gift to Merci's Refuge.

You can make your gift by credit card (online or over the phone), check, donating stock, wire transfer or through your company's matching gift program.  All contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Naming Opportunities: Pave the way for all future residents.  Name a room in honor or memory of your family or friends.

Online: Make a one-time gift or an ongoing pledge today.  We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  It's easy to Support Merci's Refuge Online.

Check:  Make checks payable to Living Alternatives and indicate Merci's Refuge Capital Campaign in the memo section, then mail to:

Living Alternatives
 P.O. Box 1555
 Champaign, IL 61824

Stocks: For specific instructions on donating appreciated securities contact:
 Terri Lipscomb at 217-493-3300 or tlipscomb@hopeforafuture.com

Matching Gifts:  Ask your employer if your company matches charitable donations and review the basics of their program.  If you decide to use this option, be sure to let Terri Lipscomb know so she may track the gift for you.

Planned Giving allows donors to make gifts through wills, life-insurance policies, estates, bequests, trusts and other estate planning vehicles.  For more information, please contact Terri Lipscomb.

Financial Statements

View our most recent Form 990.  Living Alternatives has also met the accreditation standards of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).  ECFA’s Seven Standards  of Responsible Stewardship™