Ameren Illinois and Madonna House announce that the emergency and transitional shelter in Quincy gets a $3,000 grant from Ameren through its Ameren Cares program to support the Prevention-Life Coach and Prevention-Every Day Life Skills programs.

In a press release, officials with Madonna House say the money goes to help at risk youth in Quincy build a foundation for independent living and self-sufficiency.

"At Ameren Illinois, we understand the importance of growing and strengthening our communities. One way we do this is by supporting organizations like the Madonna House," says Bruno Stopka, Director of Division II, Ameren Illinois. "The Every Day Life Skill program is a vital resource in our community that will enhance the lives of at risk high school students."

Madonna House has provided shelter and assistance to Quincy families since 1988. They are located at 405 South 12th Street in Quincy. To learn more about the Madonna House programs and services, visit www.madonnahouse.com, follow them on Facebook, or call 217-224-7771.