CityLinC connects children and youth to loving families, families to secure futures, individuals to caring community, and community to personal faith. Our name stands for "City Living in Christ."
70 Calhoun St.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Phone: (269) 969-9181
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About Us: Our History & Mission
The Story of CityLinC in Our Community
53+ Years of Compassionate Service to Children, Families and Adults
CityLinC is a non-profit, faith-based organization located in Battle Creek, Michigan. Founded in 1968, our primary focus is helping high-risk children and youth, as well as their families, in times of crisis and transition. We are best known for our Youth Guidance Foster Care & Adoption, but we also do much more! To explore our many programs and services, click here now. Or visit our online photo gallery!
CityLinC is a member of the Nonprofit Alliance, the Coordinating Council and the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce. Our foster care and adoption center is licensed by the State of Michigan.
All people are welcome here regardless of background, affiliation or belief. We invite you to visit us at 70 Calhoun St. in Battle Creek or call our office at (269) 969-9181. Volunteers are always needed. To learn how you can get involved in our work, click here now.
History and Background
Established in 1968 as Battle Creek Area Youth For Christ, CityLinC has grown over the years to become a major part of the community. The acronym LinC in our name stands for “Living in Christ.” We believe that we are called to serve others with competent care, compassionate commitment and Christ-like character.
CityLinC connects children and youth to loving families, families to secure futures, individuals to caring community, and community to personal faith. We do this through our foster care and adoption program, our mentor program for parolees, and our community connections events and services, which help build positive relationships in our community. (See our staff and Board of Directors)
CityLinC focuses on children and youth who are at risk, fortifies families who need additional resources, frees individuals to experience their God-given potential, facilitates community where separation exists, and fosters faith where there is no hope.
We work out our mission and vision through our free community services.
Click on one of the links below to learn about our many programs:
Our People: CityLinC Staff & Board of Directors
CityLinC has a paid staff of about a dozen people, including both full-time and part-time employees. They come with a wide range of talents, educational backgrounds and professional certifications. We are guided by a committed nonprofit Board of Directors. (See our staff and Board of Directors) Each year, more than 100 volunteers contribute their time and skills to our work in the community. To see a list of our current staff and Board members, click here now. To volunteer your time, please click here now.
Affiliations and Memberships
CityLinC is a member of the Coordinating Council and the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce. Our Youth Guidance Foster Care & Adoption program is licensed by the State of Michigan. CityLinC also has a vibrant history as the leading organizer of significant service projects that have united youth groups and churches from all across the Battle Creek area. We also sponsor community-wide seminars involving ministry training, spiritual life and personal enrichment, as well as a variety of interdenominational programs. Our pastor and youth pastor support groups provide much-needed fellowship for those in ministry. Click here for more partner information.
To learn more about us, please explore this website or call our office at (269) 969-9181. Or join the conversation online on our CityLinC Facebook page. To ask a question or send us an e-mail message, please click here now. We also invite you to volunteer your time or make a tax-deductible contribution to support our continuing mission to the community. And don't forget to visit our online photo gallery.