Contact Information Directory Council Acknowledgements McDonough County Social Services

Harbor Light Hospice
1865 N. Henderson St., Suite 10
Galesburg, IL 61401
Contact: Ann Ring, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 1-309-343-3030 or 1-309-314-1496

Office Hours:
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Area Served:

Services Provided:
Adult volunteers are needed to provide care and attention to hospice patients in Macomb.

Harbor Light Hospice is a philosophy of care that assists patients, family, and friends during the final stages of a terminal illness. We promote dignity and emphasize quality of life for those who choose to die in familiar surroundings with those they love. Even though hospice patients may be nearing the end of their life, they are still very much alive and have the same needs and wants as all the rest of us. No set schedule; volunteers choose how often to visit. Whether it’s watching TV, reading, or simply being present, trained volunteers make a genuine difference in offering meaningful support to the patient and the family.

Strong need for volunteers for Countryview Care Center in Macomb. Requires valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and will conduct background check. Free training.



Addicts Victorious, Inc.
639 York Street, Suite 210
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217-223-1388, Hotline: 800-323-1388

Web Site:
Eligibility:Individuals who suffer from problems, fears and addictions. Ages 14 and over.
Area Served:Nationwide. Victory Biblical Counseling Program located in Quincy, IL. Addicts Victorious Support Group Programs are available in the United States.
Services Provided:Victory Biblical Counseling Program for those suffering with problems, fears and addictions. The 5-Day Biblical Counseling Program is offered bi-monthly. The cost of the 5-Day Program for a local person is $800. If from outside the Quincy, IL area, the cost is $1,200. which includes motel and meals.

Addicts Victorious Support Groups are free.
Support Groups offered:
Addicts Victorious
Teens Victorious
Women's Victorious
Seniors Victorious
Prisoners Victorious
Special Addictions Victorious
Comments:Letters of endorsement are available at Addicts Victorious has been endorsed by the Illinois Sheriff's Association, Quincy Police Chief, Robert A. Copley; Adams County Sheriff, Brent Fischer and Quincy Mayor, Kyle Moore.
Last updated: 2015-05-01



Addus HomeCare
3818 27th St.
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 309-743-0319FAX: 800-755-7922

Web Site:
Office Hours:Monday - Friday 7 am - 5 pm
Eligibility:Services available to all ages. Receives referrals from Illinois Department on Aging, Veteran Affairs, Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging and Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitaion Services. Also offering Private Pay Services.
Area Served:McDonough, Warren, Knox and Henderson Counties
Services Provided:Services offered 7 days a week. Light housekeeping, laundry, shopping, errands, personal care, meal preparation, transportation to appointments and doctors' visits.
Comments:Branch Office
215 S. 1st. St.
Monmouth, IL 61462
Last updated: 2015-02-24



PO Box 144
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-5039-hotline
Web Site: and
Eligibility:Families, relatives and/or friends of alcoholics/addicts
Area Served:McDonough County and surrounding area.
Services Provided:Aids families and relatives of alcoholics through a fellowship of shared experience, strength, and hope. Belief is that alcoholism is a family illness and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.
Comments:Sponsors Alateen for teenaged relatives of alcoholics/addicts. Call the above number for additional information.
Last updated: 2015-05-18



Alcoholics Anonymous
314 N. McArthur
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-5039 - 24 hour hotline
Web Site:
Eligibility:Anyone with a desire to stop drinking
Area Served:refer to following meeting schedule, or call the above number.
Services Provided:Group support, person to person sponsorship for new members, and ongoing support for recovering alcoholics.
Comments:Macomb - Industry AA Meeting Schedule

C = closed (only for those desiring to stop drinking)
O = open (open to friends, family, anyone interested)

All Meetings are handicapped accessible and non-smoking.

Midday Group Univ. Baptist Ch.315 N. Sherman
Mon 12:10pm-C
Wed 12:10pm-C
Fri 12:10pm-O

Red Door Group 314 N. McArthur-South side of house
Mon 8pm-C
Tue 6pm Nacotics Anonymous; 8pm-C
Wed 8pm-C
Thu 8pm-C
Fri 6pm Nacotics Anonymous; 8pm-C; 10pm Nacotics Anonymous
Sat 11am Women's Meeting-C; 8pm-O
Sun 8pm-C

Industry Group 103 N. Downen St.
Wed 8pm-C
Sun 8pm-C

Al-Anon MDH Health Services Bldg 1-in basement
Wed 8pm

Last updated: 2010-05-12



ALS Association
(Lou Gehrig's Disease)
Phone: 888-873-8539 Ext. 9
Web Site:
Eligibility:ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) patients and their families
Area Served:Central Illinois region
Services Provided:Respite care grants, nutritional supplement assistance and case management through home visits
Comments:ALS-amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Last updated: 2006-03-01



804 W. Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-277-0167, 1-800-798-0988
Office Hours:8:30 am- 5:00pm weekedays
Eligibility:A needs assessment can be completed with anyone 60 and older at no charge. Financial criterion based for the Illinois Department on Aging Community Care Program.
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Care Coordination: comprehensive assessment of needs of the frail older adult, referral to services needed, assistance with service linkage, and quality case management
Ombudsman: assists nursing home residents to resolve concerns or complaints
Adult Protective Services: investigates and resolves reported cases of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation for older adults (60 and over) or adults with disabilities (age 18-59)
Money Management Program: assists individuals with bill paying, including writing checks, budgeting, and balancing the checkbook
Caregiver Support Program: offers support services, resources and counseling for caregivers and for older relatives raising children
Support Groups: Grand Families (for grandparents and other relatives raising children) 2nd Friday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Conference Room 1, 400 E. Carroll Street, Macomb; Caregiver Support Group, 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 804 W. Jackson St., Macomb
Last updated: 2015-04-08



Alzheimer's Resource Center
McDonough District Hospital
525 East Grant St
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 1-309-836-1584
Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00am -3:30pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Anyone needing information on Alzheimer's disease
Area Served:McDonough County and surrounding area.
Services Provided:Provides screening, referral, family support and community education on memory loss and change to area residents.
Last updated: 2006-09-11



American Cancer Society
West Central Illinois Area Office
4234 N. Knoxville Ave
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 800-322-4577, 309-688-3480
FAX: 309-688-9493

Web Site:
Office Hours:9:00am - 5:00pm Mon-Fri
Eligibility:All patients with cancer.
Area Served:McDonough and other West Central IL Counties
Services Provided:Public Education; Speakers: professional education; and support groups.

Questions about diagnosis or insurance.

Wigs available for women undergoing cancer treatment.
Comments:"Road to Recovery" provides volunteer transportation for medical appointments both locally and surrounding towns. Call at least 3 days in advance: 800-ACS-2345. Someone is available to schedule transportation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Last updated: 2015-03-13



American Diabetes Association
Downstate Illinois Affiliation
2580 Federal Dr
Suite 403
Decatur, IL 62526
Phone: 1-217-875-9011, 1-800-445-1667
Office Hours:8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Area Served:All of Illinois from I-80 South
Services Provided:Education materials and programs; information for diabetics, their families, the health professionals, and the general public; summer camp for children with diabetes.
Comments:Toll free information line available in both English and Spanish 1-800-433-4343
Last updated: 2003-07-28



American Heart Association
2524 Farragut Drive, Suite A
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217-698-3838FAX: 217-698-4585
Eligibility:Anyone interested in the work and research of the Heart Association may become a member of the American Heart Association
Area Served:McDonough and other counties
Services Provided:Professional pamphlets for the public and for the schools on the heart. Educational films on the heart, blood pressure screenings, and CPR programs available. Helps aid surgery patients and their families. Community service - public and professional education to reduce premature death and disability due to cardio-vascular diseases.
Last updated: 2003-08-29



American Legion and Auxiliary
Office Hours:Vary
Eligibility:Member of armed forces during a time of war
Area Served:Local contact numbers: Biggsville - 309/924-1851, Carthage - 217/357-2079, Macomb - 309/833-2951, and Monmouth - 309/734-2976. There are several more service units in the four county area. Call the above numbers for the location nearest you.
Services Provided:Help with veterans' benefits; information and referral; scholarship program (veterans' children given preference).
Last updated: 2003-08-29



American Lung Association of Illinois
P.O. Box 2576
Springfield, IL 62794-9239
Phone: 1-217-528-3441
Office Hours:8:00 am- 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Anyone in need of the services
Area Served:Serves the entire stat of Illinois (excluding Cook County)
Services Provided:The purpose of the American Lung Association (ALA) of Illinois is to educate the public about lung disease; and to provide information for indivduals with breathing problems such as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, and TB lung disease. Also has programs on anti-smoking and environmental awareness.
Last updated: 2003-07-28



American Red Cross
McDonough County Chapter
1224 Maple Avenue
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 1-309-837-1594
Office Hours:9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Water safety, first aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation), service to military families, disaster relief, blood mobile comes from Peoria Division Office of ARC (on WIU campus only) 3 or4 times yearly, volunteer workers, transportation for senior citizens and handicapped. Use of Chapter Building for non-profit organizations.
Handmade program- materials provided; volunteer to make clothing for veterans in the Danville facility.
Last updated: 2015-03-24



American Red Cross - Transportation
Senior Citizen and Disabled Transportation Service of McDonough County
1224 Maple Ave
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 1-309-833-5378
Office Hours:7:30am- 4:30pm, Monday Through Friday
Eligibility:55 years of age or older, or disabled (must be verified by a doctor), and a resident. Special cases are reviewed.
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Provides transportation service to the elderly (55 years and older) and to the disabled individuals of McDonough County. Transportation service runs during office hours.
Comments:Call with any questions you have about this service. Call collect if a toll call. Passengers will be picked up and returned directly to residence. Donations are accepted for transportation costs.
Last updated: 2007-11-05



Arthritis Foundation
Central illinois Chapter
2621 N. Knoxville
Peoria, IL 61604
Phone: 1-309-682-6600
Office Hours:8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Anyone interested in arthritis
Area Served:82 downstate counties (all of central and southern Illinois)
Services Provided:Provides literature and information on arthritis; educatoin classes; workshops; group meetings; and loans equipment (wheelchairs, walkers,etc.) all without charge. Offers arthritis self-help course, arthritis dry land exercise classes, arthritis water exercise classes, juvenile arthritis clinic, and support groups.
Last updated: 2003-07-28



ASSETS (Alcohol & Substance Streamlined Evaluation & Treatment Services)
Bridgeway, Inc.
5901 Deer Road
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-836-2334FAX: 309-836-2337
Office Hours:Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Eligibility:Contact the office
Area Served:Primarily West Central Illinois
Services Provided:Adult services include outpatient counseling, assessments, risk education, DUI and non DUI evaluations and referrals.
Adolescent services include assessments, court evalution, early intervention, outpatient counseling and referrals.
Comments:ASSETS is licensed by State of Illinois to prvide DUI evaluation for the courts and Secretary of State, Risk Education and the other levels of treatment as recommended by the DUI evaluation.

ASSETS is a program of Bridgeway
Last updated: 2014-02-18



Baby Fold
108 East Willow
P.O. Box 327
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 1-309-452-1170FAX: 309-452-0115
Office Hours:8:30 am - 5:00pm Monday Through Friday
Eligibility:Varies, depending on service provided
Area Served:Varies depending on services provided
Services Provided:Pregnancy counseling; foster family care; adoption services; post legal adoption services. Residential treatment center and special education school
Last updated: 2004-01-15



Behavioral Health Services-McDonough District Hospital
525 E. Grant St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-836-1582
Office Hours:7:30a.m.-5:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Answering service after 5:00 p.m. and weekends.
Eligibility:Anyone needing help recovering from behavioral health issues.
Area Served:McDonough County and surrounding areas.
Services Provided:General counseling, marital, family, substance abuse treatment, DUI evaluations and Risk Education, anger management, EMDR and other trauma therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psychiatric evaluation and medication management.
Comments:There is two psychiatrists on staff.

The Divorcing Parents Education Program prepares parents for the effect of divorce on themselves and their children. The class gives suggestions for ways to continue a parenting relationship with a former spouse in ways that are most healthy. A $50.00 fee. Couples who are divorcing may not attend the same session. Call 836-1582 to join the class. Classes are held the first Friday of every month.
Last updated: 2015-02-10



Better Business Bureau of Central Illinois, Inc
3024 West Lake, Suite 200
Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: 1-309-688-3741, 1-800-500-3780
Office Hours:9:30am- 3:30pm Monday-Thursday, Telephone hours 8:30am - 2:30 Friday
Eligibility:Services are available to consumers, organizations, and businesses.
Area Served:33 counties, including Hancock, Henderson, McDonough, and Warren Counties
Services Provided:The BBB collects and reports information to help prospective buyers make informed decisions. They develop programs to encourage business firms to regulate their own advertising and selling practices, and they serve as a neutral third party to help settle disputes between consumers and businesses.

The injury/complaint line is answered from 9:30am- 3:30pm Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30am- 2:30 Fridays.
Last updated: 2003-10-06



Beu Health Center
#1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 1-309-298-1888
Office Hours:8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Available to all university fee paying students and their spouses.
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Same as above.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Resource Center: 298-2457. Includes education, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
Last updated: 2015-02-11



Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mississippi Valley
425 North Prairie Ave. Suite B
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-5437FAX: 309-836-8665
Office Hours:8:30 am- 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Children between the ages of 6 - 15 in need of a caring friend and mentor.
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Provides carefully screened, adult mentors (or “Bigs”) to children and youth in need of an additional positive adult influence in their lives. Each one to one mentoring relationship receives ongoing support from BBBS casework staff to ensure development of a healthy, reciprocal bond.
Comments:Currently offering two programs to serve children and youth. In the Community-Based program, Bigs spend an average of 10 hours per month with their matched “Littles”, participating in mutually enjoyable activities at home and in the community. In the School-Based program, Bigs visit their Littles in school for a minimum of 1 hour per week to assist with homework, play games or just talk.
Last updated: 2009-03-12



Birthright of Macomb
303 North Clay St
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-836-2021, 1-800-550-4900

Web Site:
Office Hours:Birthright of Macomb changes our hours each semester. Visit for office hours or call Kelly Jameson at 309.255.1491.
Eligibility:Any woman who is pregnant or thinks she may be pregnant.
Area Served:No Restrictions
Services Provided:Free and confidential pregnancy services, including pregnancy tests; unplanned pregnancy counseling;baby clothes; diapers, and blankets; adoption information; and referrals to other agencies.
Last updated: 2015-02-10



Blackhawk Epilepsy Association
1518 Fifth Avenue
Suite 410
Moline, IL 61265
Phone: 1-309-762-3668
Office Hours:8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Area Served:Northern McDonough, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer, Rock Island, and Warren Counties.
Services Provided:To help individuals with epilepsy attain better life adjustment and self-sufficiency, and to become more knowledgeable about the disorder. Social services; case management; individual and group counseling; patient education and application of employment skills; public education; seizure control clinic; self-help group at the Franciscan hospital in Rock Island, IL; Information ; meetings; family support group; self-help youth group; and phone-friend telephone support.
Last updated: 2003-10-03



Boy Scouts of America
4412 N. Brady St.
Davenport, IA 52806
Phone: 563-349-8055FAX: 563-388-7040

Web Site:
Eligibility:Ages 6-18 for cub scouts and boys scouts; explorers aged 14-20, male and female
Area Served:McDonough, and Warren County residents
Services Provided:Activities for youth in a variety of educational and recreational areas to help build character and leadership skills. Assists in development of physical and mental fitness.
Last updated: 2015-03-12



Bridgeway, Inc.
900 South Deer Road
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 1-309-837-4876, 1-800-475-4226

Web Site:
Office Hours:Business Offices 8:00am - 5:00pm (Individual programs vary)
Eligibility:Bridgeway will serve people with disabilities who can benefit from its programs without regard to dependent status, race, color, national origin or age.
Area Served:West Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa
Services Provided:Community Employment - provides training and assistance in finding jobs; also provides job coaching as needed.

Residential - provides an array of living support services to people with disabilities who are living in homes such as supervised apartments and group homes.

Rehabilitation - developmental, voactional training, and case management to meet their desired goals.
Comments:Consumers must meet funders' criteria for individual service.

Last updated: 2015-03-31



Campaign for Better Health Care-Helpline
44 E. Main Street, Suite 414
Champaign, IL 61820-3642
Phone: 1-888-544-8271, 217-352-5600

Web Site:
Office Hours:9 am - 5 pm
Eligibility:Anyone with health care problems-uninsured, under-insured.
Area Served:Illinois residents
Services Provided:Referral network of approximately 800 resources such as clinics, and public programs so individuals can access the care they need.

Comments:Children's Programs
Kid Care and Family Care enrollment

Senior / Managed Care Prescription Drug Accountability Project
CBCH will be responsible for tracking the experiences seniors and individuals with disabilities as they choose from the vast array of prescription drug opportunities offered under the new law. The goal is to insure that everyone receives their needed prescription drugs without unnecessary hardship. CBHC's website will be expanding to provide comprehensive prescription drug information for people in Illinois.
Last updated: 2005-11-04



Carl Sandburg College
The Extension Center
380 E. Main St.
Bushnell, IL 61422
Phone: 309-772-2177FAX: 309-772-2958

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00a.m.-5p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Must be 16 years of age or older and not enrolled in secondary classes.
Area Served:McDonough County, most of the county outside of Macomb and rural Macomb. Also serves other counties in CSC district #518.
Services Provided:Disability Support Services: To provide services and accomodations to students with varying disabilities. Academic advising, career decision-making, peer tutoring, professional tutoring, adaptive equipment. Assistive and adaptive equipment and consultation to maximize abilities of students with disabilities.

Adult Education: Classroom instruction for basic reading, writing, and math skills; GED classes, one-on-one tutoring available. Contact Rose Park at 309-344-1631, ext. 2624.

Associates Degree/Certificate/Transfer Classes: Counseling on an individualized basis with an advisor. All aspects of career planning, such as interest evaluations, career research, choosing a college, and job search information, are provided. Contact CSC for more information. Contact Ellen Henderson-Gasser, Student Services Generalist or Linda Thomas, Director of Extension Services at 772-2177.

Corporate College: Will develop training seminars to meet workforce training and re-training needs and works with area agencies to assure the economic development of our communities. Training seminars can be taught at the organization's place of business or at CSC. Contact Linda Thomas, Director of Extension Services at 309-772-2177.

Leisure College: Will provide community interest courses for people of all ages. Contact Linda Thomas, Director of Extension Services at 309-772-2177.
Last updated: 2015-05-01



CASA of McDonough County
(Court Appointed Special Advocate)
P.O. Box 484
400 East Carroll Street, 2nd Floor
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-544-0003 (Macomb), 217-223-2272 (Quincy)
Office Hours:Call for appointment
Eligibility:Abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system appointed to CASA by the Juvenile Judge of the 9th Judicial Circuit.
Area Served:McDonough County Juvenile Court cases. Children may be placed in foster homes outside of McDonough County.
Services Provided:CASA Volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children who find themselves in the court system through no fault of their own. CASA volunteers are another set of eyes and ears for the juvenile judge.
Comments:CASA Volunteers must pass a thorough background check and meet the requirements for becoming a volunteer. Volunteers are sworn in after successfully completing the 30-hour nationally accredited training.
Last updated: 2015-03-11



Celebrate Recovery at the Crossing



Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education
College of Education, 27 Horrabin Hall
1 University Circle, Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-298-1634
Office Hours:8:00a.m.-4:30p.m., weekdays
Eligibility:Parents or service providers of young children with disabilities.
Area Served:Illinois and Midwest region
Services Provided:Workshops, technical assistance, consultation, and resources on a variety of early childhood (ages 3-5) special needs topics. Credentialing and enrollment services for early intervention providers. Target audiences are educators, families, early intervention therapists, child care providers.
Last updated: 2015-03-11



Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Advocacy Network for Children
P.O. Box 126
Carthage, IL 62321
Phone: 217-617-5347, 217-223-2272
FAX: 217-357-9456

Web Site:
Eligibility:Any child 18 years or younger who has experienced abuse. Also, any adult with developmental delays who has been abused.
Area Served:McDonough and Hancock Counties
Services Provided:The center provides a team approach to the investigation of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. They work closely with the State's Attorneys in the counties served, Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and area law enforcements. Their mission is to provide a coordinated investigative approach in a child-friendly environment, which will assist with the successful prosecution of the offender, ultimately lessening the rate of child abuse in the community.
Comments:The Children's Advocacy Center is a safe, non-threatening location where alleged victims can be interviewed by one person in a child-friendly setting.
Last updated: 2015-03-11



Child Advocacy Program
McDonough County State's Attorney's Office
1 Courthouse Square
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-2309
Eligibility:McDonough County residents
Services Provided:The program was created to help relieve the stress on families relating to the investigation and prosecution of child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse by utilizing a coordinated multi-disciplinary approach, reducing the number of interviews, holding case reviews, having a comprehensive case tracking system and providing training for professionals in the field.
Last updated: 2004-09-02



Child and Family Connections #13
130 South Lafayette Street
Suite 200
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-575-3242 Referrals (Joanna), (866) 426-2160
FAX: 309-575-3007
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday
Eligibility:Families with children birth to three with at least a 30% delay.
Area Served:McDonough, Schuyler, Hancock, Fulton, Knox, Warren, Henderson, Rock Island, and Mercer Counties
Services Provided:Child & Family Connections is the essential point within a defined region responsible for ensuring that all referrals of children under the age of three to the Early Intervention Services System receive a timely response and that the various functions are conducted with families in a prompt, professional and family-centered manner.

Examples of the various functions are as follows: Supervise qualified service coordinators, receive referrals and establish a case record. Conduct and complete the intake. Coordinate determination of eligibility or ineligibility. Develop the IFSP with the family and all the revisions and updates. Link families to service providers and submit for authorization of payment for the providers.
Comments:Contact Person: Chuck Farr, Program Manager (309)575-3227
Last updated: 2016-03-07



Child Care
Any Illinois resident who works or works and goes to school may qualify for help with child care expenses if the family income is below the Illinois median income. Apply at CCR&R by calling the phone number: Community Child Care Resource & Referral Center (CCR&R) at 1-800-369-3778.

The Community Child Care Resource & Referral Center can help you find the best child care for your family. The center also provides resource materials to persons wishing to become child care providers. This center serves McDonough and many other counties.

Wee Care Center is also contracted with the Department of Human Services to provide child care with fees based on income. Call 833-5267.

Child Care Centers in McDonough County

Bushnell-Prairie City Elementary (Pre-school/Pre-K) 772-3802
Catch a Star Learning Center 833-2741
Head Start (See P.A.C.T.) 1-800-443-7228, 1-217-773-3903
Head Start in Macomb & W.I.U. Child Care 298-3143
Immanuel Lutheran Preschool 833-1100
MacArthur Early Childhood Center (Preschool/Pre-K) 833-4273
Macomb After School Program (M.A.P.) ages K-8 or contact
Lincoln 836-2550
Edison 837-9593
St. Paul Preschool 833-2470
University Infant & Preschool Center 298-1250
Wee Care Day Care Center (fee based on income) 833-5267
Wesley Christian Child Development Center 836-9356
West Prairie Elem. School North Campus Pre-K (Good Hope) 456-3920
West Prairie Elem. School South Campus Pre-K (Colchester) 776-3802
Y.M.C.A. Community Child Care Center 836-7520
Y.M.C.A. Y Tots 836-7520



Child Care Resource & Referral of Midwestern Illinois
4508 41st. Street
Moline, IL 61265,
Phone: 309-205-3070FAX: 309-517-6869

Web Site:
Eligibility:Any Illinois resident who works or works and goes to school may qualify for help with child care expenses based on family size and income guidelines. All child care providers seeking training.
Area Served:McDonough County and six other Illinois counties
Services Provided:The Center offers referrals to help families find the best child care provider for their families as well as training and resource materials for child care providers.
Last updated: 2016-07-28



Child Support Enforcement Program, The
Illinois Department of Public Aid
Phone: 1-877-225-7077, 309-833-4127 or 800-447-4278
Office Hours:8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Any person in need of obtaining paternity and/or child support (regardless of elegibility for welfare assistance)
Area Served:McDonough & Hancock Counties
Services Provided:Helps all persons with paternity establishment, child support orders, and collections
Comments:Call either phone number for an appointment. May be a small fee based on income. Free for many persons.
Last updated: 2015-03-04



Circuit Breaker/Property Tax Relief
Illinois Department of Revenue
PO Box 19003
Springfield, IL 62794-9003
Phone: 217-782-3461
Eligibility:Homeowners, renters, mobile home owners, residents of nursing homes and shelter care homes are all eligible if they meet the following requirements: 1)65 years old, total household income less than $14,000, or 2) disabled, unable to work for 12 months, and income is less than $6,000.
Area Served:Illinois residents
Services Provided:Medical relief (pharmaceutical card) and/or a property tax grant. The pharmaceutical card is $40 or $80 per year, depending on household income. An additional $15 or $20 is paid every month that a prescription is filled. After receiving $800 worth of medicine, recipient must pay the monthly fee plus an additional 20% for each prescription. Forms are available at banks, senior centers, state offices, and hospital chapels. Call for forms at the Illinois Department of Revenue 1-800-624-2459 or the Illinois Department on Aging 1-800-252-8966.
Comments:Reduced fee license plates: circuit breaker tax relief recipients are eligible for a 50% discount on their license plate fees.

The Macomb Senior Center Outreach workers will help with the forms. Call 837-5733.
Last updated: 2003-10-06



Clearpoint Financial Solutions
1890 Maine Street
Quincy , IL 62301
Phone: 217-222-0621
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Anyone with an income
Area Served:Anyone willing to travel to Quincy. Call for appointment and to determine which CCCS office is closest.
Services Provided:Budget counseling; debt management program; and credit card debt counseling. Information is mailed to the client to complete and bring with them for the counseling session. Current statements and paycheck stubs are also needed.
Comments:All services are confidential. If anyone needs any other information, contact the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Illinois, Inc. Call 888-671-2227. Address 719 Main Street, Peoria, IL 61602d
Last updated: 2015-03-24



Clothing Assistance
Free or reduced cost clothing may be obtained from the following sources:

The Crossing Thrift Store
1600 W. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL 61455
10am-6pm, Monday through Saturday

1522 East Carroll Street, Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 421-0595

WIRC Clothing Center - see their page

H.O.P.E. Community Thrift Store
122 N. Side Square
Macomb, Illinois 61455
(309) 255-5920

Bushnell Assembly of God Church
295 E. Barnes
Bushnell, IL 61422
309-772-3246 - call for provisions

Dorcus Closet
200 South Main Street
Roseville, IL
Wednesdays & Saturdays 9 am-12 pm
Or By Appointment 309-426-1686 or 309-299-4736



Colchester Area Relief Effort
108 East Market (South Side of the square)
Colchester, IL 62326,
Phone: 309-776-3257
Office Hours:Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon
Eligibility:Anyone in need of food assistance
Area Served:Colchester and surrounding area
Services Provided:Individuals in need may visit weekly to pick up needed food and various supplies when available.

A bulletin board is available to post needs.
Last updated: 2012-11-15



Connections Counseling Services
107 North Avenue
Industry, IL 61440
Phone: 309-333-8353
Office Hours:Evenings and weekend hours only. Will also do house calls.
Eligibility:Private practice specializing in chronic pain and post traumatic stress disorder.
Area Served:McDonough County and surrounding area
Services Provided:Individual, group and family counseling. Specializing in Life Management, PTSD and Chronic Pain issues.
Comments:Cathy Rigg, MSW,LCSW
Last updated: 2015-05-01



Counseling Cares
233 S. McArthur St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-2255FAX: 309-833-2251

Web Site:
Office Hours:Monday - Thursday (8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.), Friday (8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.), and by appointment
Eligibility:In-network provider for most major health insurances.
Area Served:Macomb and West Central Illinois
Services Provided:Individual, Couple, Family Counseling, Adult & Child Psychiatry
Craig Waterstreet, LCPC; Ellie Sivill, LCPC; Renee Roodhouse, LCPC; Gerald Carreon, LMFT; Angie Barker, LCPC;
Michael Bednarz, MD; Ashley Martin, APN-BC.

Expertise: Marriage, Depression, Grief, Eating Disorders, AD/HD, Anxiety Disorders, Behavioral problems
Last updated: 2015-03-24



County Clerk and Recorder
McDonough County Courthouse
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-2474
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Area Served:McDonough County (office is located in the county courthouse)
Services Provided:Recording of marriage certificates, birth certificates, death certificates, and military service records. Furnishes copies of the above. Free voluntary establishment of paternity simply by having both parents sign forms (this may also be done at the City Clerk's office or at the Human Services office for their clients)
Last updated: 2003-07-29



Cradle, The
Peoria, IL
Phone: 800-272-3534
Web Site:
Services Provided:Not for profit organization that offer information on all aspects related to adoptions: birth parent services, adoptive partent services and post-adoption services.
Last updated: 2008-11-06



Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
150 North Michigan Ave., Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60601-7524
Phone: 312-236-4491, 1-800-824-5064
Office Hours:8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Area Served:State of Illinois
Services Provided:Three times each month, a diagnostic and treatment clinic is held at the St. Francis Medical Center, 530 NE Glen Oak, Peoria, IL. Currently, no charge is made for clinic visits, although the hospital does charge for tests, x-rays, etc. Separate clinics are held for children and young adults. For support group information, contact St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Call 309-655-4063, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Last updated: 2003-07-30



Dental Referral Service
Illinois State Dental Society
PO Box 376
Springfield, IL 62705
Phone: 1-800-252-2930
Office Hours:9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Not be eligible for the Public Aid dental program or other dental insurance coverage, must meet Title 20 income criteria, and be willing to sign a form certifying such.
Area Served:State of Illinois
Services Provided:Comprehensive dental care at a minimum fee-discount of 20% of the usual fee charged by the participating dentist.
Comments:Call above toll-free number to be referred to a dentist in your area.

Persons who have an active MEDIPLAN (MEDICAID) "medical card" may call DORAL DENTAL Services at 888-286-2447 for referral to a dentist who accepts the medical card.
Last updated: 2003-10-06



Division of Specialized Care for Children
3135 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield, IL 62704-3796
Phone: 1-217-524-2000
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Persons 21 years of age and under who live in Illinois and have an illness or disability which will respond to treatment which prevents or improves a disabling condition. Call the office for more details on qualifying conditions.
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Diagnostic and medical programming services are provided at no fee. Specialized treatment services for medically eligible conditions which include orthopedic, cardiac, or neurological; defects which respond to plastic surgery, such as cleft lip/palate or burn scars; hearing loss; cystic fibrosis; PKU and hemophilia. Financial assistance is available.
Last updated: 2015-03-11



Early Beginnings/ROE #26
339 S. Johnson St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-836-5775FAX: 309-836-8264

Web Site: "Like" us on Facebook: Early Beginnings/ROE #26
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Families expecting and/or with children who are at risk for developmental delay from birth to three (36 months).
Area Served:McDonough, Fulton, Hancock, and Schuyler Counties
Services Provided:Child development education through developmental, health, vision and hearing screening, parenting education through personal visits and "Play to Learn" groups, case management through a individual familly support plan, book/video lending library, linkage to community services, parent/child activities and preschool transition services.
Comments:Eligibility is determined through a screening and parent interview. Risk factors to qualify for this program are the following but not limited to: low income, teen or single parent with little support, at risk for developmental delay, premature or low birth weight infants, environmental or economic conditions. All activities and services are at NO CHARGE to participating families.

Above address and phone number is for the Central Office-McDonough and Schuyler Counties.

Hancock County Office
2nd Floor of Carthage Public Library
Fax: 217-357-3762

Fulton County Office
Cuba Community Center
Fax: 309-785-5599
Last updated: 2012-09-11



Easter Seals Central Illinois
507 E. Armstrong Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
Phone: 309-686-1177FAX: 309-686-7722

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility:Children birth to age 21 with disabilities, autism, developmental delays and other special needs, and their families.
Area Served:Central Illinois
Services Provided:Programming and therapeutic services at Easter Seals include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Feeding Therapy, Developmental Therapy, Developmental Screenings, Aquatic Programs, Specialty Clinics, Support Groups, Outdoor & Respite Program, and Individual, Group & Family Counseling.

Easter Seals also has a comprehensive Autism Program including the Autism Diagnostic Clinic, Applied Behavior Analysis Services, The P.L.A.Y. Project and the Autism Learning Center.
Comments:Easter Seals is the champion for abilities, opening new pathways to opportunities, so that every child can reach for and realize their full potential. We take a complete approach, working with the whole family to help children with disabilities, autism, developmental delays and other special needs reach new milestones each and every day. We are the most comprehensive provider of pediatric developmental services in the central Illinois region, providing specialized therapies to help children communicate, improve their mobility, interact with others, and cope with differences.
Last updated: 2015-03-12



Employment Plus
720 E. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-421-0368
Web Site:
Eligibility:Those seeking employment.
Last updated: 2011-12-15



Employment Services
Employment Services:

Workforce Investment Area of Western IL (WIA)
440 N. Lafayette
Macomb, IL 61455

Employment Agencies:

Employment Plus

Unique Personnel Consultants
1024 E Jackson Street
Macomb, IL 61455

Heartland Placement
130 E. Hail
Bushnell, IL 61422



Equip for Equality, Inc
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 816
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: 217-544-0464, 1-800-758-0464
FAX: 217-523-0720
Eligibility:Persons with conditions such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, learning disabilities, muscular dystrophy and mental impairments who think their legal, civil, or human rights have been violated, that they have been discriminated against or unfairly denied public services or benefits.
Area Served:West Central Illinois
Services Provided:Referral; Individual case advocacy; Legal assistance and representation when appropriate; Community education and training regarding the rights of developmentally disabled individuals under state and federal laws and regulations and how to exercise in actual situation; Resource Library in Chicago open to public at 20 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60602, Phone: 312-341-0022)
Last updated: 2015-03-24



Family Planning of Western Illinois
Various Locations Listed in Comments
Phone: Various Phone Numbers
Office Hours:Call each office for current hours.
Eligibility:Services available to anyone who requests them regardless of age, income, marital status, or residency location.
Area Served:No geographical limit
Services Provided:Clinic administers initial and annual examinations; medically approved birth control methods; and provides pregnancy tests. Teen pregnancy testing and counseling service available by appointment. Counseling and referral services for problem pregnancy, voluntary sterilization, and infertility. Check with clinic of choice for details.
Comments:Fees based on sliding scale according to income; free to welfare recipients. All services are confidential.

Different Locations:

305 N. Third, Suite 413
Burlington, IA 52601

311 East Main Street, Suite 409
Galesburg, IL 61401

705 N.E. Jefferson
Peoria, IL 61603
Clinic: 309-673-6911
Office: 309-673-0907

333 Court St., Suite 200
Pekin, IL 61554

1000 East Washington St.
Springfield, IL 62703
Last updated: 2015-02-11



First Tee of Western Illinois University
The Harry Mussato Golf Course
1215 Tower Rd.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-298-3676
Web Site:
Office Hours:7 am - 8 pm closed November - March
Eligibility:Children ages 7 - 17 years
Area Served:Macomb and surrounding communities
Services Provided:The purpose of the first Tee Program is to provide excellent golf-facilities and quality golf instruction for the youth of our community. We also try to foster the development of essential life skills such as: honesty, integrity, respect for tradition, etiquette, sportsmanship, self esteem, self discipline, confidence and a solid work ethic in our participants.
Last updated: 2004-09-02



First Transit
Phone: 1-877-725-0569, 1-800-526-0844-TTY
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Persons must have a currently active Mediplan (Medical, Medicaid, KidCare) card from the State of Illinois.
Area Served:State-wide
Services Provided:First Transit will approve a business or person who is signed up by the Illinois Department of Public Aid as a "Medical Transportation Provider" to transport Medicaid eligible/active persons to medical appointments. The transporter or person who has the appointment must receive prior approval at least two business days in advance of the appointment. To receive approval call the above phone number and have at hand the active Medicaid card, name of the doctor, clinic, etc, date, time and reason for the appointment, and name of company or person who will do the transporting.
Comments:A person may sign up to be a Medical Transportation Provider by calling the IL Dept. of Public Aid at 217-782-0538. IDPA will mail the person a packet of forms and instructions. Once approved as a Medical Transportation Provider the persons may transport Medicaid Eligible persons to medical appointments and then bill IDPA on special forms provided by IDPA, and be reimbursed. Reimbursement may take around two months. IDPA will assist persons needing help with the forms by calling the above phone number
Last updated: 2003-10-08



Food Pantries
Loaves and Fishes, Etc.
First United Presbyterian Church
400 E. Carroll
Macomb, IL 61455
Open: 1:15 - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Friday

The Salvation Army
505 N. Randolph
Macomb, IL 61455

Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC)
223 South Randolph
Macomb, IL 61455

The Crossing
1600 West Jackson Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Open: 3rd Saturday of each month
8:30-10:30 AM

*See separate listings for Loaves and Fishes, The Salvation Army and WIRC*

Christian Neighborhood Cupboard
390 N. Crafford/Bushnell City Hall
Bushnell, IL 61422
Call for an appointment (serves families in B/PC School District)

Colchester Area Relief Effort
108 E. Market Street
Colchester, IL 62326
Saturdays from 10 to noon
Anyone residing in McDonough County
Individuals in need may visit weekly to pick up needed food and various supplies when available. A bulletin board is available to post needs.



Galesburg Rescue Mission
435 East 3rd Street
PO Box 591
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 1-309-343-4151
Office Hours:24 hours a day for emergency shelter. Food boxes 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility:Anyone in need 18+, single
Area Served:Galesburg and surrounding communities
Services Provided:Shelter, food, clothing, and counseling to anyone in need.
Comments:Work with men and women; crisis pregnancy center
Last updated: 2007-09-10



General Assistance - Township
232 E. Jackson St.
P.O. Box 55
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-2671
Office Hours:Contact individual Township Supervisor, as listed by township. Macomb City Township, 7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, City Building, 232 E. Jackson St., Macomb, 309-833-2671.
Eligibility:Must meet income and asset guidelines. Must apply in the township of residence.
Area Served:This office covers the following townships: Blandinsville, Bushnell, Chalmers, Colchester, Eldorado, Hire, Industry, Macomb City and surrounding Macomb area, Mound, New Salem, Prairie City, Sciota, Scotland and Walnut Grove.
Services Provided:Financial assistance for shelter, personal supplies, utilities,and clothing. Medical assistance for qualifying General Assistance clients.

Clients are encouraged to sign up for the LINK program at DHS if in need of food.
Comments:Persons/family units receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/TANF from the Illinois Department of Human Services or persons receiving Supplemental Security Income/SSI are not eligible to receive General Assistance as they are currently receiving an allocated amount of assistance from another tax funded agency.

A qualifying applicant must be actively seeking and available for full-time employment. Recipients not working 25 hours or more per week must participate in a Work Program of 32 1/2 hours per month-scheduled between 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at participating governmental or not-for-profit locations. Also, they must register with the Illinois Employment Services and seek employment.

Qualifying recipients are eligible for medical care effective the date of acceptance.

The township office has a 30 day time frame to establish eligibility of an applicant or to mail a denial of the application stating a specific non-qualifying factor(s).

"WORKFARE" is a term meaning a program established by Illinois law under which recipients of General Assistance, who are mentally and physically able, may be required to perform work within their abilities in return for the welfare or assistance payment(s) they will receive. It does not mean a regular job will be found for them. Instead, they "work off" their assistance by receiving credit for each hour worked as though they were earning the state minimum wage. Recipients are not paid for this work as they will be "paid" the amount of their assistance and are simply trading their labor for hte help they receive. Some type of work can be found suitable for nearly every recipient. Therefore the likelihood of being required to work off the assistance amount is very great. Assistance may be denied anyone able to participate who refuses to do so.

McDonough County Township Supervisors



Last updated: 2015-05-12



Girl Scouts of Central Illinois
3837 East Lake Center Dr.
Quincy, IL 62305
Phone: 217-222-1030, 877-477-4757
FAX: 217-222-8433

Web Site:
Eligibility:Females enrolled in kindergarten through the senior year of high school.
Area Served:Quincy Center serves McDonough County
Services Provided:Informal educational programs designed to help girls develop self-growth, social growth, and future leadership skills.
Last updated: 2015-03-11



H.O.P.E. Community Thrift Store
122 N. Side Square
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-255-5920,
Office Hours:Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility:Open to the public
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Clothing Center.
Comments:The store is a revenue source for 'The Harvest" Food Pantry.

Center will house a community prayer board, hospitality/meeting room and H.O.P.E. Office

Organizations/groups/churches/etc. are invited to help in this community project through investing their time, resources and talents in helping give back to the community. (An "Adopt-a-Store" concept similar to their "Adopt-A-Meal" program.
Last updated: 2015-03-24



Habitat for Humanity
1212 West Calhoun
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 1-309-837-1716
Office Hours:Have answering machine
Eligibility:Need for adequate shelter; the ability to pay; the willingness to be a partner
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:A non-profit nondiscriminating Christian ministry working in partnership with wag-earning low income families to build simple decent housing. Help family build a home; give a no-interest loan; provide follow-up services
Last updated: 2003-07-30



Harbor Light Hospice
Harbor Light Hospice
1865 N. Henderson St., Suite 10
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 1-309-343-3030

Office Hours:
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Area Served:

Services Provided:
Adult volunteers are needed to provide care and attention to hospice patients in Macomb.

Harbor Light Hospice is a philosophy of care that assists patients, family, and friends during the final stages of a terminal illness. We promote dignity and emphasize quality of life for those who choose to die in familiar surroundings with those they love. Even though hospice patients may be nearing the end of their life, they are still very much alive and have the same needs and wants as all the rest of us. No set schedule; volunteers choose how often to visit. Whether it’s watching TV, reading, or simply being present, trained volunteers make a genuine difference in offering meaningful support to the patient and the family.

Strong need for volunteers for Countryview Care Center in Macomb. Requires valid driver’s license, auto insurance, and will conduct background check. Free training.



Heartland Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society
Phone: 1-800-922-0484
Eligibility:Anyone with Multiple Sclerosis or any family member
Area Served:McDonough, Henderson and Warren counties
Services Provided:M.S. newsletter; home visit and information packet when first diagnosed; telephone contact; referral the M.S. clinic in Peoria after getting a positive doctor's diagnosis; any type of equipment needed is provided; and transportation to and from the clinic in Peoria if unable to provide it themselves. Various other information materials and referrals are provided.
Last updated: 2003-07-30



Help Me Grow
DHS/Public Health Division
Phone: 1-800-323-GROW
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Answering machine takes all calls after office hours.
Eligibility:Anyone wanting information
Area Served:State of Illinois
Services Provided:Information and referral for preventative health, parental, and family involvement; child abuse prevention, child safety, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, inter-generational interaction, gang and violence prevention, and more.
Comments:Targets children from pre-birth to age 12 and significant adults in their lives.
Last updated: 2003-07-30



Homeless Shelters in Central Illinois
West Central Continuum of Care

Madonna House
Jennifer Hilfrink
405 S. 12th St.
Quincy, IL 62301-4303

Starting Point
205 South 1st St.
Monmouth, IL 61462

New Start Rescue Mission-(men)
936 N 6th Street
Quincy IL 62301

Salvation Army Shelter (Quincy)-(families)
1901 N 18th Street
Quincy IL 62301

Marla Ferguson
2707 Maine St.
Quincy, IL 62301-4484

Samaritan Well
JoAnna Eidson
1306 Maple Ave.-(women & children)
212 W. Jackson-(men)
PO Box 52
Macomb, IL 61455

Northwestern Continuum Of Care

Cottage Family Resource Center
John Lewis Coffee Shop, Inc.
Janine Johnson, Assoc. Dir.
1202 West Third St.
Davenport, IA 52808

Miriam House
John Lewis Coffee Shop, Inc.
Pam LaRogue, Coord.
904 West Sixth St.
Davenport, IA 52802

Dorothy Day Catholic Worker House
901 20th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201

Emergency Homeless Shelter
Salvation Army
Christine Butterfield, Dir.
301-306 West Sixth St.
Davenport, IA 52801

Rock Island Rescue Mission Christian Family Care Center
Pastor Gary McBryant, Exec. Dir.
2010 Third Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61201

Salvation Army Family Service Center (Davenport)
Christine Butterfield, Dir.
301-307 West Sixth St.
Davenport, IA 52801

Domestic Violence Advocacy Program Shelter
Susan Brockway, Shelter Sup.

Shelter for Abused Women & Children
Elaine Winter, Dir.
PO Box 4176
Rock Island, IL 61204

Sojourner House, Project NOW
Mary Jo Black, Coord.
418 19th St.
Rock Island, IL 61201

Temporary Emergency Shelter for Children
942 Marquette St.
Davenport, IA 52804

PADS Shelter
507 West 3rd St.
Sterling, IL

Galesburg Rescue Mission
435 East 3rd St.
Galesburg, IL 61401

Gene Jewel

Winnie's Place of Churches United
Kit Miller: Dir.
4343 16th St. #179
Moline, IL61265

Peoria Area Homeless Consortium

Friends of People with AIDS
PO Box 5022
Peoria, IL 61601-5022

YWCA of Peoria
1013 W. Lake Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614

United Way
509 W. High St.
Peoria, IL 61606

South Side Office of Concern
1316 S.W. Adams
Peoria, IL 61602

Pioneer Civic Services
PO Box 5647
Peoria, IL 61601

Salvation Army
176 S. First Ave.
Canton, IL 61520

Goodwill Industries
2319 E. War Memorial Dr.
Peoria, IL 61614

YWCA of Peoria
826 SW ADams
Peoria, IL 61602

Pekin Housing Authority
1901 N. Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554

Children's Home
416 St. Mark's Court, Ste 210
Peoria, IL 61603

Heart House
300 Reagan Dr.
Eureka, IL 61530

Center for Prevention of Abuse
PO Box 3656
Peoria, IL 61612

Peoria Rescue Mission
601 SW Adams
Peoria, IL 61604

Crittenton Care & Counseling
2619 W. Heading Ave.
Peoria, IL 61604

The Salvation Army
401 NE Adams
Peoria, IL 61603

Dept. of Veteran's Affair
411 W. Martin Luther King Dr.
Peoria, IL 61605

Human Service Center
PO Box 1346
Peoria, IL 61654

Fulton County Housing Authority
250 S. Main St.
Canton, IL 61520

Fulton/McDonough Mental Health
229 Martin Ave.
Canton, IL 61520

Peoria Housing Authority
Willa Lucas
100 S. Sheridan
Peoria, IL 61605

YWCA of Peoria
714 Hamilton Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61603

American Red Cross
311 W. John Gwynn Dr.
Peoria, IL 61605

Tazewood Community Services
2005 S. Main
Morton, IL 61550

The Salvation Army
243 Derby St.
Pekin, IL 61554

Peoria Housing Authority
Sadie Pennington
100 S. Sheridan Rd.
Peoria, IL 61605

Heart House
300 Reagan Dr.
Eurika, IL 61530

South Side Office of Concern
1316 SW Adams
Peoria, IL 61602

Interfaith Hospitality Network
1009 S. Louisa
Peoria, IL 61605

U of I College of Medicine
PO Box 1649
Peoria, IL 61656

YWCA of Peoria
1013 W. Lake Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614

Interfaith Hospitality Network
11512 N. Brownshire Ln.
Dunlap, IL 61525

Southside Mission
1127 S. Laramine
Peoria, IL 61605

Salvation Army
417 NE Adams
Peoria, IL 61603

711 McBean St.
Peoria, IL 61605

Center for Independent Living
614 W. Glen
Peoria, IL 61614



Horn Field Campus
Western Illinois University
400 Currans Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-5798FAX: 309-298-2967

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00 AM - 4:30 PM or by appointment
Area Served:Macomb and surrounding communities
Services Provided:Summer camp and program assistance available
Comments:Please contact our office for information about our summer programs or visit our website.
Last updated: 2003-12-05



Housing Authority of McDonough County
322 W. Piper
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 837-2363
Web Site:
Office Hours:8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Individuals or families with low income
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Public housing available to low income individuals or families; Section 8 (rental assistance with other landlords) housing available to low income individuals or families anywhere within McDonough County with qualifying landlords.
Comments:Eisenhower Tower-Mixed population high-rise

Prairieview homes-Low income family units;

Bushnell Greenbrier Apts.-Low income family units;

Fitch Manor-Elderly and disabled units
Last updated: 2017-04-12



Illinois Coalition for Community Services (ICCS)

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Eligibility:No limitations
Area Served:ICCS serves 71 counties in the State of Illinois including McDonough County
Services Provided:ICCS is devoted to helping residents organize their community to improve the quality of life for youth and families. ICCS staff provide residents with a variety of functions including:

*assistance in organizing a community committee
*information on how to run a meeting; how to recruit, retain, and recognize volunteers
*information, assistance, and support in fund raising efforts
*assistance in apply for grants
*referrals to existing services
*assistance in program development and evaluation
*assistance in formulating short and long range goals and objectives
*assistance in identifying local leaders and supporters
*assistance in development and tabulation of needs assessment survey
*a quarterly newsletter containing information useful for communities
*workshops on training needs of communities.
Comments:ICCS offices are located throughout the State of Illinois with the central office located at:

1111 S. 8th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Last updated: 2014-02-18



Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
45 E Side Square, Suite 200
Canton, IL 61520-2672
Phone: 309-647-0051
Office Hours:8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., weekdays
Eligibility:Families served must be residents of the state of Illinois and must have children under the age of 18 on whose behalf department services are being provided.
Area Served:McDonough and Fulton Counties
Services Provided:Counseling of casework services, day care, advocacy, homemaker or substitute care (foster care or institutional placement) aimed at:

(1) protection of children from neglect or abuse by their parents/caretakers,
(2) family preservation,
(3) family reunification(in the case of children removed from the home of their natural parents or guardian),
(4) adoption or attainment of a permanent living arrangement, and
(5) youth development.

Reports of suspected abuse or neglect are to be called into the state hotline number (see below.) Line is answered 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
Comments:State hotline to report abuse/neglect
Last updated: 2011-03-01



Illinois Department of Employment Security
821 West Main
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-343-3100
Office Hours:8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:For those seeking employment assistance, applicants can be unemployed, underemployed or working and seeking better employment .
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Job placement, counseling, testing, referral to other agencies; compiles and disseminates information about human resources; helps carry out government manpower and economic programs and legislation.

Information and application for federal programs, Targeted Jobs Tax Credit (T.J.T.C.) and the Work Opportunities Tax Credit.

Unemployment insurance provides assistance in determining eligibility and filing for unemployment insurance benefits.
Comments:The Workforce Investment office in Macomb offers some of the IDES services, including job applications and registration. An IDES representative comes to the WIA office on a weekly basis: phone 309-837-1280.
Last updated: 2003-10-08



Illinois Department of Human Services (formerly Public Aid)
Family Community Resource Center of McDonough County
1026 E. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-4127,
FAX: (309) 837-1659

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Eligibility:Programs have financial eligibility and other requirements as described below.
Area Served:McDonough County residents. Residents of other counties may call the DHS Helpline at 800-843-6154 and Health Benefits Hotline at 800-226-0768. TTY:866-675-8400. For a faster and official response from DHS and all its programs you can e-mail:
Services Provided:In addition to cash assistance, food stamps, and medical programs, the office provides access to many other programs and services for the residents of Illinois. Our staff will help you find services from other DHS divisions, other state agencies, and from your local community. Some of the services that you may apply for through the McDonough County Office are:

Cash Assistance - TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) is available for those who meet both income and asset guidelines. Cash Grants for the Aged, Blind & Disabled are available to those who meet income & asset guidelines.

Medicaid - Medical assistance is available for the Aged, Blind & Disabled that meet income & asset guidelines. Medical assistance is available for Pregnant Women and Families with children under the age of 19 that meet Income guidelines. (Assets are not considered for Family Medical).

Food Stamps - The USDA Food Stamp, LINK, program is available to all Illinois residents who meet income and asset guidelines.

Child Care - Applications are available for childcare administered through Child Care Resource & Referral. Eligibility is based on income & need for child care services. See Child Care section in this directory.
Comments:Applications are available on a daily basis. Most applications require an interview. Call the local office to obtain the current schedule for Walk-In Intake. Interviews can be completed by the phone for medical applications and when hardship requirements are met.
Last updated: 2015-05-18



Illinois Department of Human Services - Division of Rehabilitation Services (DHS-DRS)
1026 East Jackson Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-4573 (McDonough County), (217)224-2600 (Hancock and Schuyler Counties)
FAX: (309) 833-5953

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:30am-5:00pm, Monday Thru Friday
Eligibility:(VR) Vocational Rehabilitation Services require that an individual (1) has a significant physical or mental disability which interferes with their ability to work; (2) has a need for vocational rehabilitation services; (3) has a desire for and capability of becoming gainfully employed. Home Services require that an individual (1) has a disability which interferes with their living independently; (2) be under 60 years of age and meet financial need guidlines (3) and be at imminent risk of nursing home or other residential placement.
Area Served:VR Services are provided for McDonough County residents and WIU Students. Home Services cover a 6 county area including McDonough, Warren, Knox, Henderson, Stark, and Fulton Counties.
Services Provided:Vocational Rehabilitation (VR services) are provided to assist disabled individuals to obtain or maintain employment. Services may include: vocational & career planning, counseling & guidance, information & referral, work related medical & mental health restoration, job development & placement, academic & vocational training for employment, assistance with job seeking,job maintenance, & work accomodations, and supported employment services.

High School VR Services are provided to help disabled high school students prepare for meaningful employment, independent living and full community participation. Services include transition planning assistance and the STEP work experience program.

Home Services are provided to enable disabled individuals who are at risk of needing residential placement to remain living at home. Services may include: personal assistant, homemaker services, nursing care, physician prescribed therapy, electronic home response, delivered meals, adult day care, assistive equipment, environmental modification and respite services.
Last updated: 2016-03-08



Illinois Department of Human Services - Mental Health
Office of Mental Health
Benefits Specialist - Kenneth Denny
160 N. LaSalle St., 10th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 1-866-390-6771 #3
Eligibility:Anyone who needs assistance in finding out how going to work will impact their Social Security Disability Benefits.
Area Served:Adams, Brown, Cass, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Macon, MaCoupin, Mason, McDonough, Menard, Mercer, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, and Warren
Services Provided:Provide referrals to assist with barriers to employment such as housing, training, childcare, transportation, etc; Offer protection and advocacy legal assistance to help resolve return to work issues such as accessing accommodations; Explain how all of you benefits will be affected by going to work. These benefits include: SSI, SSDI, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, housing, etc.; Provide ongoing benefits management even after you are working. Offer you a written benefits analysis showing you how income from work will change your benefits.
Comments:By understanding the work incentives programs of Social Security, you may be able to go back to work. If you are already working, you may be able to earn more money. There is a possibility that you may no longer need to rely on Social Security benefits.
Last updated: 2003-09-03



Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs
135 W. Grant
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 836-2243, (309)837-5838
FAX: (309) 833-5221
Office Hours:8am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Area Served:McDonough, Fulton, Schuyler, and Mason Counties
Services Provided:Furnish state and federal veterans benefits information; assistance in filing for benefits or claims; establish eligibility for VA home loans; Illinois Veterans Grant (Tuition degree education at any Illinois state supported school-limitations apply); document search to file for dishonorable discharge, homeless veterans assistance. Veteran's Home located in Quincy.

Program to help financially for veterans with non-service disabilities to provide income up to $750 a month. May take several months to establish disability.
Comments:Contact Persons: Kermit D. Short and Robert Sloan, Veterans Service Officers

Veterans' Assistance
Illinois Veterans Home
Last updated: 2015-05-13



Illinois DHS/Work Incentive Planning and Assistance
P.O. Box #6584
Springfield, IL 62708
Phone: 217-381-4706, 866-390-6771 ext. 2 or 3

Web Site:
Eligibility:Anyone who gets Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and wants to work can receive free benefits planning services.
Area Served:State of Illinois
Services Provided:Help individuals who receive SSI or SSDI and are interested in getting a job understand how working will affect their benefits.


Explain how all of your benefits will be affected if you go to work;

Give you a written report that show how earnings from your job will change your benefits;

Tell you about other community services that can help you;

Be available to answer any questions you have about your benefits, even after you go to work;

Provide ongoing benefits management, which can include a new analysis if you get a raise; and

Make a referral to help you resolve any legal barriers related to employment, such as employer accommodations that will help you do your job.
Comments:How to apply?
For more information about the Work Incentive Planning and Assistance Program or to apply for services, call 1-800-807-6962 (Voice) or 1-866-444-8013 (TTY). You can also contact me directly at 217-381-4706 or 866-390-6771 ext. 2 or 3.
Last updated: 2015-03-31



Illinois Family Violence Coordinating Council
9th Judical Circuit
130 South Lafayette Street
Suite 200
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 837-4821FAX: (309) 837-2887

Web Site:
Office Hours:Office hours vary, leave message and the coordinator will return calls.
Eligibility:Anyone with an interest in family violence, regardless of occupation, can participate in the Family Violence Coordinating Council (FVCC). There are no fees or dues. The FVCC consists of a Law Enforcement and Courts Team (LEC) and a Professional and Community Education Team (PACE). A Steering Committee, consisting of committee chairs and community leaders, is appointed by the Chief Judge or the Council Chair.
Area Served:The Family Violence Coordinating Council covers the entire 9th Judicial Circuit, which includes Henderson, Warren, Knox, Fulton, McDonough, and Hancock Counties.
Services Provided:The Family Violence Coordinating Council (FVCC) does not provide direct services to clients. The council organizes, plans, and sponsors conferences, workshops, and training seminars on the many aspects of family violence. The Council also publishes informational and resource materials. They develop domestic violence protocols with community service providers, including judges, law enforcement, state’s attorneys, etc. The FVCC collaborates with community agencies identifying needs, develops resources and plans for service implementation to facilitate a coordinated community response to family violence.
Comments:The purpose of the Family Violence Coordinating Councils, at both the state and local/circuit level, is to establish a forum to improve the institutional, professional and community response to family violence including child abuse, domestic abuse, and elder abuse; to engage in education and prevention; the coordination of intervention and services for victims and perpetrators; and, to contribute to the improvement of the legal system and the administration of justice.
Last updated: 2015-04-08



Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
5407 N. University
Suite 7
Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: (309) 693-5001, After Hours: (217) 785-0645
Office Hours:8:30am -5:00pm, Monday Through Friday
Area Served:McDonough and Seventeen other counties
Services Provided:Human Rights Authority - the HRA conducts fact-finding investigation of complaints of rights of violations in public and private facilities that provide services to the disabled. The complaints may be made by anyone. (A sliding scale fee applies.)

Office of State Guardian - this office serves a guardian of last resort for individuals, 18 or older, who have been adjudicated incompetent in Probate Court. The guardianship can be for the person and/or estate with no fee assessment for guardianship services unless the estate value is $15,000.00 or more.

Legal Advocacy Services - an attorney and paralegal advocate represent mentally disabled children and adults in relation to disability-related legal problems in courts, administrative hearings and pursuing settlements of the dispute. No fee for families whose income is less that 150% of the federal poverty level; sliding fee schedule for all others.
Last updated: 2003-10-08



Illinois Lawyer
P.O. Box 2096
Springfield, IL 62701-1330
Phone: 217-525-5297, 1-800-922-8757, TDD# 217-525-9006
Office Hours:9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Monday - Friday (except legal holidays)
Eligibility:Ability to pay the attorney at time of appointment.
Area Served:Statewide
Services Provided:Persons seeking legal advice can be referred to a private practicing attorney in their area or close to their area. THE ATTORNEYS ARE NOT PROBONO, LEGAL AID, OR The initial 30 minute consultation will cost no more than $25. At that time, the caller should discuss fees and method of payment if further representation is needed.
Comments:The Illinois Lawyer Referral Services do not accept walk-ins.
Last updated: 2015-04-16



Illinois Mentor
4507 N. Sterling Avenue, 4th Floor
Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: 309-566-5501FAX: 309-566-5594

Web Site:
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Home- and community-based services, Illinois MENTOR provides safe, caring and nurturing program settings for youth and adults throughout the state. Our clients thrive from the one-on-one attention they get from our dedicated and well-supported Mentors, as well as our experienced and knowledgeable staff.

Provide a wide range of services for children with emotional and behavioral challenges, youth who have been in the juvenile justice system and children with complex medical needs. These include:
• Therapeutic Foster Care
• Medically Fragile Foster Care
• Therapy Services

Offer a variety of individualized supports for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including case management, employment services, day habilitation and other support services through the following community-based programs:
• Host Home Program
• Independent Supported Living
• In-home Supports
Last updated: 2014-02-19



Illinois Office of Attorney General
Western Illinois Office
628 Maine St
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: (217) 223-2221, TTY: (217) 223-2254
FAX: (217) 223-8995

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:45am-4:45pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:General Public
Area Served:West Central Illinois
Services Provided:Consumer protection; senior citizens advocacy, including crime prevention and nursing home abuse; disabled persons advocacy;
crime victims assistance; citizens information and referral service;
and consumer education.

Citizens are provided assistance in the areas listed. Some problems may be beyond the jurisdiction of the Attorney General's office. In that case, the individual will be referred to an agency or organization that can assist them.
Comments:Toll-free telephone assistance is available from the Springfield office. All complaints originating in McDonough county is referred to Quincy. Contact Quincy directly to avoid delays in forwarding complaints or inquiries.

Last updated: 2004-04-13



Illinois School for the Deaf
125 Webster St.
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: (217) 245-5141
Office Hours:8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Hearing impairment severe enough to keep child from benefitting from regular classroom instruction.
Area Served:State of Illinois
Services Provided:Comprehensive educational program, pre-kindergarten through high school, residential program or day school attendance. Line house (0-3) program day school. Parents are trained with children.
Last updated: 2003-10-03



Illinois School for the Visually impaired
658 East State St.
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Phone: (217) 479-4400
Office Hours:8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Visually Impaired
Area Served:State of Illinois
Services Provided:Educational program for visually impaired including deaf-blind, with an emphasis on the development of independence and pre-vocational skills.

Home visits for children ages 0 - 3 within a 100 mile radius

Day program (nonresidential) for children ages 3 - 5. Children are bussed by school districts or their parents may drive them.

Residential program for ages 6 - 21
Comments:Pre-school institute each June for pre-schoolers and their parents; two low vision clinics each year sponsored by the Lions of Illinois Foundation; consultations and evaluations available.

Some costs apply; free food and room and board.
Last updated: 2003-10-03



Illinois Society for Autistic Citizens
2200 South Main St.
Suite 137
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: (603) 691-1270
Office Hours:9am to 5pm, Monday Through Friday
Eligibility:Anyone looking for information
Area Served:State of Illinois
Services Provided:Information and Referral
Last updated: 2015-02-11



Illinois Tobacco Quitline
Phone: 1-866-784-8937
Office Hours:7:00 am - 11:00 pm Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday and Sunday
Eligibility:Anyone ready to quit smoking
Area Served:Illinois residents
Services Provided:Free confidential help to quit smoking. Trained Quitline staff can help people who speak English, Spanish and many other languages. Quitline staff will send you tips to decide when to quit, provide information on quitting and help you understand what to expect when you quit.
Comments:If you are pregnant and smoke, your baby is smoking, too! The poisons in the smoke can keep your unborn baby from getting the food and oxygen needed to grow. Others are also harmed by secondhand smoke.
Last updated: 2015-04-08



Illinois Veterans Home
1707 North 12th St.
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: (217) 222-8641
Office Hours:8am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Veterans with one day honorable wartime service who entered military from Illinois for a minimum of one year prior to application. peacetime veterans with a minimum of one year honorable service may be admitted to a domiciliary only.
Area Served:State of Illinois
Services Provided:Illinois Homeless Veterans Program available through the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, IL (815)468-6581
Last updated: 2003-10-31



Immigration Project, The
Last updated: 2011-11-01



Last updated: 2007-10-16



La Leche League
Breastfeeding Support Group
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309)333-6416, (309) 333-9132

Web Site:
Office Hours:Anytime
Eligibility:All interested women, especially pregnant mothers and mothers with nursing babies.
Area Served:McDonough County and surrounding area
Services Provided:24 hour phone consultation; information; encouragement, and support to mothers who wish to breast-feed their babies; free lending library; access to medical advisory board; information sheets on all aspects of breast-feeding; books for sale; monthly meeting; breast pump rental.
Comments:Meetings are held:
6 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of the month (Early Beginnings Parent Program
339 S. Johnson St. Macomb, IL 61455)
Last updated: 2015-03-12



Lions Club
Box 1
Macomb, IL 61455
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Financial assistance for persons needing eye care (eye exams, eye glasses); glaucoma and hearing screenings. Also provides canes, braile equipment, radio, and book service for the blind and partially sighted.
Comments:Send a request to Box 1, Macomb, or contact a Lions Club Memeber
Last updated: 2003-10-03



Literacy Programs
Eligibility:Interested persons and families
Area Served:McDonough County and balance of the college districts
Services Provided:Adult and family literacy programs. Tutoring.
Comments:Spoon River College District:

Spoon River College
208 South Johnson
Macomb, IL 61455

Carl Sandburg College District:

Carl Sandburg College
380 East Main St.
Bushnell, IL 61422

Last updated: 2014-02-18



Loaves and Fishes Etc.
400 E. Carroll St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 836-FOOD (3663)
Office Hours:1:15pm-4:00pm, Monday through Thursday, 1:15-3:00pm Friday
Eligibility:Anyone needing help
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Emergency assistance to people in need. Depending on funding, services may include food, overnight lodging, medical transportation expenses, utility bill assistance, medical and pharmaceutical bill assistance, personal care needs, rent assistance, ETC.
Comments:Call the above number or go to the Presbyterian Church, 400 East Carroll. Amount of assistance may be limited month to month depending on donated funds available. Program operated 100% by volunteers. Loaves and Fishes is a collaborative effort of the following churches: First Presbyterian, St. Paul Catholic, Wesley United Methodist, First Christian , Immanuel Lutheran, St. George’s Episcopal, Scotland Trinity Presbyterian, West Prairie Presbyterian Church, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Maple Avenue Christian Church, First Baptist Church, Macomb Church of Christ.
Last updated: 2015-02-11



Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
2821 5th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: 309-786-6400 ext. 228
Web Site:
Eligibility:Anyone in need of pregnancy and adoption services.
Services Provided:Free pregnancy and adoption services available to teens, women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. Someone will listen and provide information and help with resources based on the plan the individual has chosen. Willing to meet clients in their homes or communtiy. It is not necessary to travel to Rock Island for services.
Comments:After hours and holidays call: 1-888-671-0300.
Last updated: 2012-03-23



MacArthur Early Childhood Center
235 W. Grant St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-4273
Web Site:
Office Hours:7:30am-3:00pm, Monday through Friday 24 hour answering machine
Eligibility:Determined by developmental screenings held throughout the year.
Area Served:Macomb School District
Services Provided:MacArthur Early Childhood Center serves 3 and 4 year olds in half-day and full-day special education preschool classrooms and pre-kindergarten at-risk 3 and 4 year olds in full day classes. Children go through a screening process to determine their need for one of these intervention programs which are designed to better prepare them for future success in school.
Comments:The staff at MacArthur Early Childhood Center is dedicated to providing a developmentally appropriate educational environment that demonstrates an awareness of the characteristics and needs of the early childhood student. Regular communication is established between staff and parents.
Last updated: 2005-12-07



Macomb Area Association for the Visually Handicapped
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 836-7502
Eligibility:Open to anyone who is sight handicapped, or anyone who is interested in helping or learning more about visually impaired persons or the blind.
Area Served:Anyone from any distance who wishes to participate. Mainly McDonough County
Services Provided:Social-recreational group for the visually handicapped. Provides group activities, community involvement, and community education.
Last updated: 2003-08-08



Macomb Area Christian Ministers Association (MACMA)
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-5483 or 309-833-2496 FAX: email:

Web Site:
Eligibility:Area Christian Ministers
Services Provided:Meets the first Thursday of each month at 9 AM at various locations.

Committed to serving the community whatever the needs might be.
Last updated: 2015-05-01



Macomb Mental Wellness
210 South Randolph Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-938-4367, Email:
FAX: 309-836-7047
Office Hours:Fridays/Saturdays 8:00am - 8:00pm (occasional weekdays)
Eligibility:Adults and children ages 12 and up
Area Served:Macomb and surrounding areas
Services Provided:Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Psychological Testing (full list of services is on the psychology today link below)
Last updated: 2016-08-22



Macomb Park District
1406 North Randolph
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-4562, TTY: (309) 837-7301
FAX: (309) 836-7095

Web Site:
Eligibility:Open to all ages and abilities.
Area Served:Open to everyone
Services Provided:Parks, playgrounds, miniature golf, ball diamonds, hiking trails, camp- grounds, fishing lake, outdoor swimming pool, special events, and community activities, indoor and outdoor year round recreation for everyone.
Comments:Call for updated activities list, map of parks, or how to get involved as a volunteer.
Last updated: 2015-03-12



Macomb Public Library
235 S. Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-2714
Web Site:
Office Hours:Monday 9-6 Tuesday 9-6 Wednesday 9-6 Thursday 9-6 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-6 Sunday 1-4 (annex only)
Area Served:See website
Services Provided:See website
Last updated: 2015-02-10



March of Dimes - Central Illinois Division
2060 W. Iles, Suite D
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217-787-5154FAX: 217-787-5699
Office Hours:8:30am-4:30, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Area Served:State of Illinois
Services Provided:Free loan of films and free literature on the prevention of birth defects
Last updated: 2015-03-31



Mary Bryant Home for the Blind
2960 Stanton
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: (217) 529-1611
Office Hours:8am-4pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Visually impaired, over 18, self-care
Area Served:No geographical limit
Services Provided:24 hour supervision; 3 meals plus evening snack daily; and therapeutic diets, if desired. Assistance with the following: grooming, mobility, medications, reading and answering mail, clothing care, financial transactions. Transportation for medical appointments, shopping trips, community events and special events. Arrangements made for sheltered workshop and YMCA participation, if desired. Activity programming: individual, small and large group programs. Educational, intellectual, cultural, religious, community service, and physical exercise programming. Strong music program. Consultant in social services, health care, and dietary needs.
Comments:The facilities and services are planned to provide the comforts of home life as well as companionship. Residents are encouraged to participate in activities, not only in the home itself, but also in the community. Doors in the facility and the resident mail boxes have braille and large print labels.
Last updated: 2003-10-03



McDonough County Health Department
505 E. Jackson Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-9951
Web Site:
Office Hours:7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday
Eligibility:General public with limited specific programs that require residency in the county
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Community Health, Environmental Health. Services provided will be explained in more detail under the "Comments" section.

Chronic Disease - OOPS health check clinics, blood pressure testing, adult and childhood immunizations, international travel information

Education - Adult Heart Health, Bloodborne Pathogens,Emergency Preparedness, Food Safety, Handwashing, Health Department Services, Lead in the Environment, Nutrition, Radon, Safe Drinking Water, Sewage and Septic Systems, Tanning, Tattooing, Vector and Animal Control, Physical Activity, Safety, STD's, Tobacco Cessation

Breast and Cervical Cancer Program IBCCP and Susan G. Komen

Communicable Disease - communicable disease investigation, STD tracking & follow-up, tuberculosis control program, tuberculosis testing

WIC - prenatal, infant & child assessments, nutritional assessment & education


Food Program - food facility inspections, temporary food facility inspections, food borne illness investigations, manager certification classes

Nuisance Program - building & housing investigation, food complaint investigations, insect & rodent investigations, sewage & water complaint investigations, solid waste investigations

Water Program - abandoned well investigations, new & existing well investigations, non-community public water supply survey, water supply sampling

Sewage Program - new & existing sewage inspections, percolation tests

Other - animal bite statistics, radon testing, tanning bad inspections, environmental toxicology investigations, tatoo facility inspections
Last updated: 2015-02-11



McDonough County Illinois Senior Service Directory

Web Site:
Last updated: 2013-03-26



McDonough County Interagency Council
505 E. Jackston St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309)837-9951
Office Hours:Interagency meets the third wednesday of each month, 9am at McDonough County Health Department, 505 E. Jackson St. Macomb
Eligibility:Membership is open to any agency or organization that provides human services
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Coordination of community services; provides a forum where professionals exchange ideas and experiences of mutual interest and find more appropriate means and methods to affect permanent lasting positive change for the residents of McDonough County.
Last updated: 2007-10-16



McDonough County Legal Self Help Center
McDonough County Legal Self-Help Center
Macomb Public Library District
235 South Lafayette Street
Macomb IL 61455

go to the above center or to the website:

Get free legal information,learn to possibly represent yourself in court in simple legal matters, find correct legal forms, find free or low cost legal services, etc.

Self help focuses on:
simple divorces
child support and visitation
domestic violence orders of protection
landlord/tenant matters
information in more than 25 different areas of the law
links to other free leagal resources



McDonough County Nutrition Services
YMCA Senior Center
400 E. Calhoun
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309)837-5733
Office Hours:9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Age 60 and over pay reduced fee for meals
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Nutritious noon meal and fellowship (carry out service at some sites for homebound); diabetic meals also available upon request.
Comments:Nutrition sites:

Blandinsville Senior Center 309/652-3833
Bushnell Nutrition Site 309/772-2279
Colchester Senior Center 309/776-4366
Industry Senior Center 309/254-3616
Macomb Senior Center 309/837-5733
Last updated: 2003-10-08



McDonough County Probation Office - Court Services - 9th Judicial Court
130 S. Lafayette, Suite #10
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-2307
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. In case of emergency after hours, contact the Sheriff's Department.
Eligibility:Juvenile: Any child who is under the age of seventeen who is a delinquent, addicted, or a minor requiring authoritative intervention. Adult: Any adult (aged 17 or older) placed on probation by the court.
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Juvenile: Investigating and evaluating complaints indicating delinquency, addicted minor, or minor requiring authoritative intervention. Probation and casework services including: behavioral supervision of probationers; crisis intervention; individual and family counseling; job placement for wards; referrals to other social services where needed; liaison between law enforcement agencies, social service agencies, schools, court, and the minor and his parents or guardian.

Adult: Supervision of probabtioners; brokerage to other agencies; follow-up on recommendations from the court.
Last updated: 2005-09-26



McDonough County Public Transportation Program
Administration--223 South Randolph Street, Macomb
Central Dispatch Center--900 Deer Road, Macomb
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: Central Dispatch Center--309-837-7433 , Go West Transit--309-298-3353, Administration--309-837-3941
FAX: Central Dispatch Center--309-837-6408, Administration--309-836-3640

Web Site:
Office Hours:Hours vary demanding on the service and the time of year. Demand response service is available on Monday through Friday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM, excluding the following holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, and Christmas. Fixed route service during the WIU regular school year is available on weekdays during the day and evening. On weekends, daytime service is available in the afternoon and evening and late night service is available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. During the summer and at other times of the year when school is not in session, fixed route service is available on Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM until 5:30 PM and on Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Eligibility:All persons residing in McDonough County in need of public transportation services
Area Served:Fixed route bus service is provided in the City of Macomb. Demand response door-to-door service is provided in Macomb and throughout McDonough County. Non-emergency medical transportation is provided within a two-hour radius of Macomb.
Services Provided:Scheduled fixed route bus service in the City of Macomb provided by Go West Transit. Demand response door-to-door service throughout McDonough County provided by Bridgeway and McDonough County Red Cross. All demand response rides must be scheduled one day in advance by calling the Central Dispatch Center. Non-emergency medical transportation is also provided for medical services not available in McDonough County, but within a two-hour radius of Macomb.
Last updated: 2010-04-13



McDonough County Special Recreation Association
1406 N. Randolph
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-4562FAX: (309) 836-7095

Web Site:
Office Hours:8AM - 4 PM
Eligibility:Individuals with disabilities
Area Served:Residents of the Macomb Park District.
Services Provided:The McDonough County Special Recreation Association (MCSRA) is a community therapeutic recreation program that serves residents of the Macomb Park District. MCSRA, like the Park District, is a legal recreation cooperative, subject to Section 11-85-14 of the Illinois Municipal Code.

Provides individuals with different disabilities the opportunity to enjoy recreational experiences with the Park District and surrounding areas. The program emphasize recreation, leisure, cultural environmental, community integration and family-centered activities.
Comments:Fees vary for each program. Call to schedule a meeting to discuss desired goals for the participant and to register for events.
Last updated: 2015-04-20



McDonough County Teen Court
P.O. Box 804
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-836-9208FAX: 309-836-8336

Web Site:
Office Hours:No set hours. Messages will be returned within a day.
Eligibility:First time juvenile offenders charged with petty offenses. Referrals made through the juvenile probation office.
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Teen Court is a court diversion program specifically designed for misdemeanor juvenile offenders who have no prior record. Offenses include: consumption of alcohol by a minor, disorderly connduct, possession of cannibis,possession of drug paraphernalia curfew violations, retail theft, fighting, etc. Participation by all parties is totally voluntary.
Comments:Juvenile voluunteers between the ages of 12-17 and 18year old seniors may take part in trails. Help is also needed with the Teen Court Garden (corner of North Dudley and East Pierce Streets).
Last updated: 2003-11-26



McDonough County United Way
440 N. Lafayette, Suite 106
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 837-9180
Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Social, health, mental, needy, child care, legal, elderly, visually, handicapped, rehabilitation, recreational, educational.
Comments:Provides annual venture grants, awarded to a non-profit social service organization(s). Applications may be picked up at the office in the first weeks of February. Awarded in April.
Last updated: 2015-03-31



McDonough District Hospital
525 East Grant St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309)833-4101
Area Served:No geographical limits
Services Provided:McDonough District Hospital is an acute care hospital licensed for 48 acute care beds. We provide a comprehensive set of services including inpatient adult and pediatric care, obstetric services and intensive care services.

We also offer a full range of ancillary services including Radiology, Mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging, mammography, Ultrasound, Laboratory, Blood Bank, Ambulance, Emergency Services, Outpatient Behavioral Health and Counseling, Community Health Education and Wellness, Diabetes Education Center, Women’s Health Resource Center, Home Health, Hospice, Adult Day Care, Respiratory Therapy, Cardiac ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Renal Dialysis, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy.

MDH offers an outpatient rehabilitation clinic at a remote site in town that includes industrial medicine and sports medicine.

MDH offers a Convenient Care Clinic at a remote site in town that offers non-emergency medical treatment.
Last updated: 2015-02-10



Meals on Wheels
Heartland Health Care Center
#8 Doctors Lane
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309)833-5555
Office Hours:9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Homebound or in need of assistance
Area Served:Macomb
Services Provided:Mobile meals are delivered by volunteers to shut-ins; prepared by the Macomb Nursing and Rehabiliation Center under the direction of a registered dietician.
Comments:Includes Holidays
Last updated: 2015-04-08



Medicine Program Rx, The
P.O. Box 515
Doniphan, MO 63935-0515
Phone: (573) 996-7300
Web Site:
Eligibility:To be approved for enrollment: The applicant has no insurance coverage for outpatient prescription drugs. The applicant does not qualify for a government program which provides for prescription medication. The applicant's income is at a level which causes a hardship when the patient is required to purchase the medication at retail.
Area Served:Nation wide
Services Provided:Prescription medication free-of-charge to individuals in need, regardless of age, in cooperatin with the physician.
Comments:If you believe you quality and desire assistance, more information is available on the web site.

McDonough County residents may also contact Illinois Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center of McDonough County at (309) 833-4127 or view their page in this directory.
Last updated: 2005-04-07



220 North Lafayette
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 1-309-837-5506
Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00 am- 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Became developmentally disabled prior to age 18
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Residential Services:

Adults with developmental disabilities reside in home settings. Programming is geared to assist people in becoming more independent in home management, community mobility and transportation, and recreation and leisure activities. Services consider every person capable of growth, development and learning when given appropriate opportunities.

Day Services:

Are tailored to a variety of activities adapted to each person's needs, wants and interests. Within the day service setting there are four programs established for individuals: Supported Employment Program, Developmental Training Program, the regular work program, and an At-Home-Day Program to provide recreational and leisure services for individuals during the weekday.
Last updated: 2004-09-09



National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
1530 East Wheeler
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309)836-9258,
Area Served:Primarily McDonough County, although residents from other counties can access this service.
Services Provided:Try to improve the overall status of the African American in the community; gives advicse, support, and counseling on any matter of discrimination.
Comments:Works to assure civil rights are not violated. Complaints are taken to committee before action is taken.
Last updated: 2014-02-18



National Eye Care Project
P.O. Box 429298
San Francisco, CA 94142
Phone: (800)222-EYES
Office Hours:10am-6pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Age 65 and over and low income; priority given to those who haven't seen an ophthalmologist in the past three years; U.S. citizen or legal resident
Area Served:Nationwide
Services Provided:Free comprehensive medical eye exam for eye disease, not for eye glasses.
Last updated: 2003-08-08



North Central Behavioral Health Systems, Inc.
301 E. Jefferson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-2191
Web Site:
Office Hours:8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Friday; 24 hour emergency service: call 309-833-2191
Eligibility:Persons in need of behavioral health services that meet admission criteria and have a target diagnosis. We are a Licensed Medicaid Provider.
Area Served:McDonough and Fulton Counties
Services Provided:Group Counseling/Therapy, Outpatient Counseling/Therapy, Substance Abuse/Dependence Services, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Case Management/Community Support Services, Psychiatric and medication management services for open clients and Prevention Services.

Free Webinars through Health Directions on a variety of topics. or call 815-224-5012
Comments:Contact person is Maggie Brooks, Director of Operations-South
Last updated: 2011-09-23



Nursing Homes and Health Centers
Argyle Lake Nursing Center
222 N Hun St
Colchester, IL 62326

Bickford Cottage
1600 Maple Ave
Macomb, IL 61455

Countryview Care Center
400 W Grant St
Macomb, IL 61455

The Elms
1212 Madelyn Ave
Macomb, IL 61455

Everly Retirement House
811 S Lafayette St
Macomb, IL 61455

Heartland Health Center of Macomb
8 Doctors Lane
Macomb, IL 61455

Prairie City Health Care Center
825 E Main
RR 2-Box 97
Prairie City, IL 61470

Wesley Village Health Care Center
1200 E Grant St
Macomb, IL 61455



Parent and Child Together (PACT) for West Central Illinois (Head Start)
300 S. Capitol
P.O. Box 231
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
Phone: (217)773-3903, (800)443-7228
FAX: (217)773-3906

Web Site:
Office Hours:8am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Early Head Start serves children ages six weeks through two years.For regular Head Start children must be at least 3 years of age by September 1, but not yet attending kindergarten. At least 10% of enrollments slots are reserved for children with special needs, agency-wide, regardless of income. Families must meet income guidelines. Head Start services are provided free of charge.
Area Served:McDonough, Adams, Brown, Cass, Hancock, Schuyler, Scott & Pike Counties
Services Provided:PACT provides Head Start, Early Head Start and day care services. Head Start and Early Head Start services are free of charge.

In McDonough County center Based services are provided in Macomb. Children attend classes 4-5 mornings or afternoons per week. In Macomb a full day year round Head Start program is available for working families. The full day program operates Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. A wrap around Head Start child care program is available before and after the full day Head Start class through Department of Human Services Subsidized Child Care. Family services are provided by Family Advocates through home visits and other contacts with families.

Home Based services are available throughout McDonough County. Home visits are provided one time per week, with children attending socialization twice monthly. In both program options Head Start provides comprehensive services to families in Health, Social Services, Education, Parent engagement and Involvement.

Transportation is available at limited times for eligible families.

Child Care: In Macomb, full day, full year child care is available for children ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Child care can be provided in conjunction with Head Start (see above). The center, operated in collaboration with Western Illinois University, is located at 320 University Drive, Macomb. Hours are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program State subsidized child care is available. To enroll or to determine weekly fees, call 298-3143 in Macomb.
Comments:The mission of Parent and Child Together (PACT) for West Central Illinois is to provide a high quality comprehensive program of education, health, and social services to children and their families, developing life-long learners.
Last updated: 2015-02-10



Peoria Rescue Mission
P.O. Box 837
601 S. W. Adams St
Peoria, IL 61652
Phone: (309)676-6416
Web Site:
Office Hours:24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Area Served:Peoria Area- Other areas may be served
Services Provided:Meals, Clothes, Lodging, personal care. Also a live-in rehabilitation center for men
Last updated: 2010-11-19



Prairie State Legal Services
311 East Main Street, Suite 302
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-343-2141, 800-331-0617
FAX: 309-343-7647

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:30am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Low income persons and senior citizens
Area Served:McDonough, Knox, Warren, Henderson, and Fulton Counties
Services Provided:PSLS will provide legal advice, negotiations, settlement of problems, and civil court action where necessary and appropriate. Free legal education talks to groups of senior citizens upon request.

PSLS may help some persons with their SSI applications.
Persons may also get help applying for SSI by calling Nancy Boston at Lane Evan’s office, Galesburg, 342-4411.
Last updated: 2015-03-04



Pre-kindergarten and Preschool Programs
Office Hours:All programs offered Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Eligibility is determined through early childhood screenings. Unless otherwise specified, these activities are available to all families with children, birth to five years of age in McDonough County.
Area Served:McDonough County - see each school district below.
Services Provided:School based programs for children ages 3 and 4 years of age. These programs provide appropriate activities to foster future school success.
Comments:Bushnell-Prairie City Elementary: 772-3802
West Prairie Elementary South Campus-Colchester: 776-3802
MacArthur Early Childhood Center: 833- 4273 (see separate listing too)
West Prairie Elementary North Campus-Good Hope: 456-3920

Child care and transportation are available when needed. Registration is required.
Last updated: 2012-11-15



Pregnancy Resource Center
213 West Washington Street
Rushville, IL 62681
Phone: 217-322-2700, 800-424-1991

Web Site:
Office Hours:Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday and Evening by appointment only
Services Provided:Pregnancy testing; maternity and baby clothing; any baby needs (furniture, diapers, etc.); educational counseling; life skills for expecting and parenting moms and dads;financial planning and debt reduction; post-abortion counseling; adoption support; referrals for medical services, legal assistance, professional counseling and financial aid. All services are free and confidential.
Comments:24 hour Help-Line 800-395-HELP (4357)
Last updated: 2008-12-01



Prescription Drug Assistance
Illinois SeniorCare and Circuit Breaker Pharmaceutical Assistance Program:
YMCA Senior Center
400 East Calhoun St.
Macomb, IL 61455

Help for low income seniors in Illinois pay for the prescriptions they need.

The Medicine Program:
PO Box 515
Doniphan, MO 63935-0515

McDonough County DHS has a pamphlet & videotape of instructions for persons interested. Seeks to aid those who have exhausted all other sources for help with medication.

PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America):
1100 Fifteenth St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005

The research-based pharmaceutical industry has had a long-standing tradition of providing prescription medicines free of charge to physicians whose patients might not otherwise have access to necessary medicines. Each pharmaceutical company determines the eligibility criteria for its program. This must be accessed or requested only through a physician.

Hill-Burton Federal Program:
Financial Assistance Network

Call for their booklet: "Free & Low-Cost Medical Care" which tells how to find a participating health care facility.

Contact Drug Companies directly and ask about their patient-assistance programs.

Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
Call SHIP for more prescription drug resources.



Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs (PhRMA)
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
1100 Fifteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 1-800-PMA-INFO
Eligibility:Each pharmaceutical company determines the eligibility criteria for its program.
Services Provided:The research-based pharmaceutical industry has had a long-standing tradition of providing prescription medicines free of charge to physicians whose patients might not otherwise have access to necessary medicines.
Comments:This must be accessed or requested only through a physician. The following is a list of companies who belong to PhRMA:

ALZA Pharmaceuticals
Amgen Inc.
Astra Merck Inc.
Astra USA, Inc.
Athena Neurosciences, Inc.
Bayer Corporation Pharmaceutical Division
Biogen, Inc.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Ciba Pharmaceuticals
DuPont Merck Pharmaceuticals Company
Eisai Inc.
Fujisawa USA, Inc.
Genentech, Inc.
Genetics Institute, Inc.
Genzyme Corporation
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.
Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc.
Janssen Pharmaceutica
Knoll Pharmaceutical Company
Lederle Laboratories
Eli Lilly and Company
The Liposome Company, Inc.
Merck & Co., Inc.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Ortho Biotech Inc.
Ortho Dermatological
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Pasteur Merieux Connaught
Pfizer Inc.
Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc.
Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rhone-Poulene Rorer, Inc.
Roche Laboratories, Inc.
Roxane Laboratories, Inc.
Sandoz Pharmaceutical Corporation
Sanofi Pharmaceuticals
Schering Laboratories, Inc.
Serono Laboratories, Inc.
Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals
Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
3M Pharmaceuticals
Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories
Zeneca Pharmaceuticals

Also, can contact Patient applies through doctor, takes 2-3 weeks. Medications and doctors free.
Ortho McNeil: 800-577-3788.
Last updated: 2003-10-10



Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
528 South 5th Street, Suite 211
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: 217-522-1129FAX: 217.522.0655

Web Site:
Area Served:Statewide
Services Provided:(1)To provide technical assistance and resources for agencies providing child protection services and violence prevention services to children and families.

(2)To help communities in planning, resource identification, development of community assets and community capacity building in support of child abuse prevention and related activities.

(3)To provide or facilitate training and cross training in the areas of child abuse prevention, child sexual abuse prevention, the effects of domestic violence on children, the effects of methamphetamine and other drugs on children, as well as training and information on related issues such as human trafficking, bullying, and childhood trauma.

(4)To provide training on various child safety issues including Shaken Baby Syndrome, Happiest Baby on the Block, Safe Sleep Environments for Infants, and Child Drowning Prevention.

(5)To promote Child Abuse Prevention Month and associated activities.

(6) To provide technical assistance and support for the development and on-going maintenance of Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Coalitions established to address local needs and issues related to the safety and wellbeing of all children.
Comments:Contact person: Tamara Guy,
Last updated: 2017-05-25



Prevention Resource Center
2800 Monteville Dr.
Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 800-252-951
Office Hours:8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Area Served:State of Illinois
Services Provided:Helps provide technical assistance and resources in prevention programming efforts; conducts workshops; inter-library loans; computerized literature searches; newsletters; clearinghouse; film locations; periodical reviews. Large lending library in Springfield.
Last updated: 2003-08-21



Protecting Our Schools Together (P.O.S.T.)
Illinois State Police
P.O. Box 483
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-4046 Ext. 238
Area Served:All schools in McDonough, Hancock, Fulton, Henderson and Warren Counties
Services Provided:P.O.S.T. is a critical incident response planning program.
Last updated: 2004-09-02



Regional Office of Education #26
Suite 200
130 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-4821FAX: 309-837-2887

Web Site:
Office Hours:Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility:See website on various programs and eligibility requirements
Area Served:See website for counties served
Services Provided:See website for services provided
Last updated: 2015-02-10



RFI Recycling
Retro-Tech Electronices, Inc
401 N. E. Rock Island Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
Phone: 309-682-0675FAX: 309-682-0792

Web Site:
Office Hours:Monday-Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Eligibility:Low-income families, students and individuals with disabilities
Area Served:Illinois
Services Provided:Bringing independence through technology for those in need while protecting the environment.

Computer placement program, youth service program, recycling program, computer training classes
Comments:To request an application for a computer, go to the website, go to "contact us", go to "placement forms"
Last updated: 2006-11-08



Royal Taxi
Phone: 309-333-2806
Area Served:Macomb and surrounding towns.
Services Provided:Rates within Macomb city limits:
1 person - $6
2 people - $4 each
Last updated: 2011-09-14



S&G Taxi
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-318-9815
Area Served:Macomb and surrounding areas.
Services Provided:Hours of Service: 6:00 am - 1:30 AM, 7 days a week.

$6 per trip in Macomb. $5 for second passenger.
Children under 12 years old - free.

Outside Macomb: $2.25 per mile

Not able to transport people in wheelchairs.
Last updated: 2008-11-14



Salvation Army Supportive Services for Veteran Families
510 N. Kellogg Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-509-3473, 309-342-9168
FAX: 309-342-2252

Web Site:
Office Hours:Call office for hours
Eligibility:- You or your spouse are a Veteran - Very low income that does not exceed 50% of area median income - Your housing status is in one of the following three categories 1. Reside in housing and lack the ability to pay all bills 2. Currently homeless 3. Left permanent housing within the past 90 days to seek other housing that better meets your family's needs or preferences
Area Served:Galesburg office covers McDonough, Knox, Stark, Warren, Cass, Schuyler and Marshall Counties but see website for other counties served.
Services Provided:- Case management services
- Assistance in obtaining VA benefits
- Assistance in securing permanent housing
- Rental Deposits
- Utility Deposits
- Time and amount limited rental assistance
- Amount limited moving costs
- Amount limited emergency supplies
- Transportation Assistance
- Information and referrals to other community resources
Comments:For overall information on program call 217-278-9897
Last updated: 2015-10-23



School & Community Assistance Teams
Regional Office of Education #26
130 S. Lafayette, Suite 200
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 833-2323 (McDonough County Sheriff)
Office Hours:In response to a school crisis, S.C.A.T. is available 24 hours a day by calling the McDonough County Sheriff at 833-2323.
Eligibility:Schools in McDonough and Hancock Counties; requests for S.C.A.T. services must be made by school district administration
Area Served:School districts in McDonough and Hancock Counties
Comments:The S.C.A.T. is able to respond to any trauma that occurs on school grounds or that significantly affects school communities. this includes, but is not limited to: violent acts, accidents, natural disasters, or any time the administration of a school sees the need for crisis intervention and requests the S.C.A.T presence.
Last updated: 2005-09-26



School Violence Tip-Line
Illinois State Police
Communications Center in Springfield
Phone: 800-477-0024
Eligibility:Any student wanting to report threats of violence and weapon violations on school grounds.
Services Provided:The Illinois State Police administers the School Violence Tip-Line which provides a means for students to report threats of violence and weapons violations on school grounds. Calls will be answered by state police employees who will forward the information to the local sheriff or police department in the appropriate district. The tip-line is an option in cases when the caller fears reprisal and is unwilling to tell an administrator, teacher or counselor or if the caller is considering acts of violence and is unwilling to sacrifice anonymity.
Comments:The School Violence Tip-Line should not be used for emergency situations. In an emergency situation, call your local police/fire agency at 911.
Last updated: 2005-09-27



Schools - Alternative Jr./Sr. High Schools
Project Insight
330 N. McArthur
Macomb, IL 61455

Project Insight is an alternative approach to education for those junior/senior high school students who have behavioral problems which interfere with their learning within the traditional school setting. The basic curriculum of Project Insight offers opportunities for: individualized academic instruction, small group instruction, counseling and social skills training.

Admission begins with an initial referral made by the home school, parent or other agency. A multi-disciplinary staff conference will be held to determine the student's proper placement. (A school sponsored by West Central Illinois Special Education Cooperative.)

Macomb Academy for Secondary Education
341 S. Johnson
Macomb, IL 61455

McDonough County students ages 16-21, who have recently left the public school system. Must pass test to show adequate skills. Students provide own transportation. Students make progress toward a diploma by receiving high school credit in a more flexible and individualized educational setting. Sponsored by the Regional Office of Education.

McDonough County Learning Center
341 S. Johnson
Macomb, IL 61455

Classroom for students (grades 6-12) who have been suspended or expelled from their local school. Sponsored by Regional Office of Education and funded by Illinois State Board of Education.



SCHS (Schuyler Counseling and Health Services)
127 South Liberty
Rushville, IL 62681
Phone: 217-322-4373FAX: 217-322-2138
Office Hours:Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Eligibility:Contact the office
Area Served:West Central Illinois
Services Provided:Adult services include outpatient counseling, assessments, drivers risk education (DRE), DUI and non DUI evaluations and referrals. Adolescent services include assessments, court evaluations, early intervention, outpatient counseling and referrals.
Comments:Schuyler Counseling is a not-for-profit corporation that has served the behavioral health care needs in Schuyler County since 1972. We are accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and the Division of Mental Health.
Last updated: 2015-04-17



SCHS (Schuyler Counseling and Health Services)
127 South Liberty
Rushville, IL 62681
Phone: 217-322-4373FAX: 217-322-2138
Office Hours:Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Eligibility:Contact the office
Area Served:West Central Illinois
Services Provided:Adult services include outpatient counseling, assessments, drivers risk education (DRE), DUI and non DUI evaluations and referrals. Adolescent services include assessments, court evaluations, early intervention, outpatient counseling and referrals.
Comments:Schuyler Counseling is a not-for-profit corporation that has served the behavioral health care needs in Schuyler County since 1972. We accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, and the Division of Mental Health.
Last updated: 2013-10-15



Senior Help Line
Phone: 1-800-252-8966, 1-888-206-1327 TTY
Area Served:Seniors living in Ilinois
Services Provided:One-Stop-Shop for Illinois Seniors. Navigating the labyrinth of state gavernment departments and agencies that offer useful services to older adults can be confusing.

Our improved Senior Help Line will help to eliminate the delays and frustration of being transferred and put on hold by making information about all of the services available through a single number.
Comments:The Senior Help Line offers information about a wide range of existing programs for seniors, including hot meal delivery, transportation services, and employment opportunities, as well as information on programs like Illinois Cares Rx, which can save seniors money on their prescription drugs as they deal with changes resulting from Medicare Part D.
Last updated: 2007-03-13



Senior Life Solutions
A Department of Culbertson Memorial Hospital
238 South Congress
Rushville, IL 62681
Phone: 217-322-5201, email:
FAX: 217-322-5224
Office Hours:Monday-Friday 8a.m.-4p.m.
Eligibility:Persons with Medicare benefits who are suffering from behavioral health problems, such as Depression or Anxiety.
Area Served:Schuyler County and surrounding areas
Services Provided:Group, individual and/or family psychotherapy.
Medication management by a Psychiatrist.
Confidential treatment.
Lunch provided.

Our treatment team includes:
Medical Director - Psychiatrist
Primary Therapist – LCPC or LCSW
CNA/Unit Clerk
Comments:The issues affecting seniors are uniquely challenging. Declining physical ability, loss of loved ones and isolation can lead to depression, anxiety and other issues. Problems like these are not normal at any age. Senior Life Solutions is here to help by providing a plan of care that fosters healing.
Last updated: 2015-04-16



Senior Services Directory - McD. County
Please view the Senior Services Directory for McDonough County at :



The Salvation Army
505 North Randolph
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-4824
Eligibility:Everyone. No eligibility or income guidelines.
Services Provided:Monthly food package consisting of 30-40 pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables and frozen meats, in exchange for two hours community service and a minimal fee, of about $15. Persons may purchase as many packages as they wish.
ANY community service is accepted. A great way to eat healthy and inexpensively.
Comments:Call the Salvation Army to sign up and for further details
Last updated: 2003-08-21



Last updated: 2007-02-08



Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children
St. Louis Unit
2001 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-432-3600
Office Hours:8:00 am - 4:30 pm clinic, Monday through Friday, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 24 hour hospital, APPLICATION REQUIRED
Eligibility:Cripple and burned children, birth to 18 years old.
Area Served:Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Arkansas
Services Provided:80 bed hospital with surgical and rehabilitative care for children to age 18 who have orthopaedic conditions amenable to improvement or correction. Family must demonstrate financial need.
Comments:Applications can be obtained from a Shriner, the hospital, or by calling the toll free referral line: 800/237-5055

Local Shrine Clubs:

Lamoine Valley Shrine Club 309/772-2736
West Central Illinois Shrine Club 309/774-4170
Last updated: 2003-10-10



Small Business Development Center
Western Illinois University
214 Seal Hall
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-298-2211, 309-298-1128
Office Hours:8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed 12:00 - 1:00 pm) Monday through Friday
Area Served:McDonough and West central Illinois, including Hancock, Henderson, Warren, and 13 other Counties
Services Provided:Offers general and specific business counseling about starting, operating, and expanding a small for-profit business. Services include:

Information on starting a business
Sources of capitol
Business plan preparation
Loan structuring and packaging
Market research
Marketing advertising, and sales
Business, financial, and personnel management International trade and govt. procurement referrals.

Assists in the development of a new product or technology by providing direct assistance or referrals for:

Screening and evaluation of new ideas
Patent, trademark, copyright protection
Research and development
Competitive analysis and feasibility studies
Prototype development
Marketing, distribution, and licensing info.
Referrals to inventor organizations

Sponsors or co-sponsors up-to-date informational training seminars on a variety of business-related topics in response to identified needs of business and industry.
Last updated: 2003-10-10



Social Security District Office
2401 Lind Street
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217-224-8902; TTY: 217-224-7620, Toll Free: 800-772-1213
FAX: 217-224-9040

Web Site:
Office Hours:9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday Toll free number is available 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Eligibility:62 and older for retirement; 60 and older for widow's benefits; death benefits for widows and their dependent children; disabilities with a previous work history; SSI - blind, disabled or 65 and older; under 65 if needs requirements are met.
Area Served:McDonough and nation-wide.
Services Provided:Medicare, retirement, and survivors disability benefits under the Social Security Act; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); benefits for aged, blind, or disabled who meet certain resource and income levels.
Comments:A Social Security representative is available on a first come/first serve basis the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm at Macomb City Hall, 232 East Jackson St., Macomb.
Last updated: 2015-05-18



Soup N' More
Free Monthly Dinners
First Presbyterian Church
400 E. Carroll
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-2949
Web Site:
Eligibility:The public is invited.
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Free "Soup and More Dinners" cooked and served the fourth Sunday of the month, 4-6 PM, at 400 E. Carroll, Macomb.
Comments:Pack-A-Sack free pantry service.
Emergency food boxes delivered or made available to consumers in McDonough County who have already exhausted the pantries and/or are not mobile outside their home anytime during the month. Call: 309-333-9175 and leave a message to schedule pick-up/delivery.

We are an ecumenical, all volunteer group with the mission to address food and security in McDonough County and beyond. Volunteers welcome.
Last updated: 2015-04-16



Special Olympics
Western Illinois Chapter
Area 4
P.O. Box 104
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-5903
Office Hours:9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Developmentally disabled, ages 8 and above
Area Served:McDonough, Hancock, Henderson, Warren, Knox, Fulton, and Schuyler counties
Services Provided:The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympics-type sports for all developmentally disabled children and adults giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, express courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympians, and the community.
Comments:Special Olympics is a volunteer program and there is no need for prior experience or special qualifications to work as a volunteer.
Last updated: 2003-08-21



Speech, Language, Hearing Clinic
Western Illinois University
230 Memorial Hall
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-298-1955, Email:
Office Hours:8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Anyone having a problem with speech, language, or hearing.
Area Served:State wide
Services Provided:Hearing evaluations, hearing aid dispensing, electro physiological evaluations, central testing, speech/language diagnostics, and speech/language therapy.
Last updated: 2014-02-18



Spoon River College
208 S. Johnson St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-5727, 800-DEGREES

Web Site:
Eligibility:Eligibility differs for the services provided. Look in the Comments section for requirements.
Area Served:Areas served is different for the services provided. Look in the Comments section.
Services Provided:Spoon River provides these services listed; however, you can find a more detailed description of each service under the Comments section. Services provided: Adult Education, Business and Community Services, Literacy, Careers, Short-Term Vocational Training, and Disability Support Services.
Comments:Adult Education:

Provide instruction (GED, reading, writing, math, English as a Second Language, and basic computer skills) and assistance in funding vocational training and textbooks. Assistance may also be available with childcare and transportation. Accommodations enable Special Learning Needs students. Job Search, job preparation, and other Adult Education classes may be available. Classes are offered at no charge.

Anyone meeting eligibility criteria may enroll in Adult Education classes. Vocational funding is limited to students residing in the Spoon River College District.

Must be 17 years or older and not enrolled in secondary or college level classes.

Contact: Janet Young, Adult Education & Training Advisor at 833-6017.

Business and Community Services:

Will develop training seminars to meet workforce training and re-training needs. Also works with area agencies to assure the economic development of our communities. Training seminars can be taught at the organization's place of business or at SRC.

Area served is the Spoon River College District 534

Contact: Chad Murphy, Director of Business and Industry Development at (309)833-6031.


One-on-one tutoring for reading, writing, math, and English as a Second Language, in classroom or off campus.

Area served is the Spoon River College District 534

Must be 16 years or older, not enrolled in secondary or college level classes, and have a reading level below ninth grade.

Contact: Cyndi Johnston, Literacy Assistant at (309)833-6038.


Career counseling on an individualized basis either with an advisor or through SRC's Career Services website. All aspects of career planning, such as interest evaluations, career research, choosing a college, and job search information, are provided. Students are able to search for jobs on-line through SRC's Career Services website and to attend various career exploration and job search work-shops.

Area Served is any student or alumni of Spoon River College.

Must be a current or fomer Spoon River College student.

Contact: Tamara Wilson, Student Development Specialist at (309)833-6022.

Short-Term Vocational Training (one year or less):

Commercial Driver Training - certificate program focusing on all facets of trucking industry, including telecommunications regulations, logging, maintenance, and hands-on operations.

Computer networking - certificate program focusing on complete range of basic through advanced networking concepts, from pulling cable through concepts as subnet masking rules and strategies.

CNA - certificate to perform basic nursing skills under the direction of the RN or LPN in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and in home health.

Microcomputer Applications - certificate designed for employment in information and computer centers. Software options prepares students to install software packages, select and install hardware, and help users who have hardware/software concerns.

Welding - two options: Welding Operator (6 semester hours) and Advanced Welding Certificate (17 semester hours). Offered in conjunction with South-Eastern Community College.

Clerical, Desktop Publishing, Information Processing, Office or Administrative Assistant - certificates focusing on word processing and a variety of business skills to prepare for office employment.

Contact: Adivising center at (309)833-6069 for any Short-Term Vocational Training questions or comments.

Disability Support Services:

Provide visual enhancing devices, note takers and/or tutors, audio textbooks and books, adaptive equipment and computers, voice programs for computers, test taking facilities, tape recorders, audio enhancers, text enlargement, interpreters or readers, TDD phone services, & guidance counseling to SRC students.

Area served is Spoon River College District 534

Must have documented learning, orthopedic, hearing, visual, or documented disability.

Contact: Janet Munson, Disability Support Services Coordinator at (309)649-6273.

It is the student's responsibility to provide documentation of the disability and necessary accommodations necessary to the Disability Support Services Coordinator, in order to receive services.
Last updated: 2015-02-10



Spoon River Home Health Services
332 East Fort Street
Farmington , IL 61531
Phone: 309-245-0723, Automated Receptionist 309-245-0720
FAX: 309-245-0713

Web Site:
Office Hours:Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eligibility:Those needing home health care
Area Served:McDonough County and surrounding counties
Services Provided:In-Home Nursing Care
Companionship and Family Relief
Daily Living Assistance
Therapy Services
Counseling, Case Management and Community Support
General Housekeeping
In-Home Monitoring Program
Last updated: 2008-05-05



Spoon River Pregnancy Resource Center
1055 W. Locust St., Suite 1
Contact email:
Canton, IL 61520
Phone: 309-647-4102
Web Site:
Area Served:Fulton and surrounding counties
Services Provided:Pregnancy testing; Infant and child care classes to earn maternity and baby clothing and supplies; abortion recovery counseling; sexual abuse recovery counseling; and referrals for medical, adoption, foster care, financial, and legal assistance. All services are free and confidential.
Comments:The Spoon River Pregnancy Resource Center is a non-profit organization supported by the contributions made by concerned individuals, businesses and churches.
Last updated: 2011-04-12



Starting Point, Inc.
205 S. 1st St.
P.O. Box 314
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-7812
Office Hours:8:00am - 10:00 pm, 7 days a week
Eligibility:Must have a desire to kick drug/alcohol problem. Must sign agreement to stay at site for a three week period. Must attend bible study sessions and attend a minimum of two support group meetings per week (four preferred).
Area Served:Anyone who can get to the site
Services Provided:Drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Housing for the homeless.

Also have two apartments for women and children.
Comments:Program offers help through a Christian concept. Walk-ins are welcome!
Last updated: 2003-09-03



State of Illinois CHIP Program

The State of Illinois Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan, better known as CHIP, is a state insurance program for persons who are unable to obtain individual health insurance due to the existence or history of a medical condition or have presumptive medical condition which is presumed by law to result in an automatic rejection by an insurance company. Participants must pay their own health insurance premiums to receive coverage.

There are two parts to the program: (1) the Traditional CHIP Pool which is open to persons who cannot purchase private insurance, are not eligible for Medicaid, and are not covered by group insurance, and (2) the HIPPAA-CHIP Pool which is only open to persons who have had group health insurance for at least 18 months prior to applying for CHIP, have not had a break of more than 62 days in coverage, and have recently exhausted any COBRA continuation rights as well as meet all of the requirements of the Traditional CHIP Pool.

Participants have a lifetime maximum in benefits of $1 million with an average annual premium of $4200 according to 2000 reports. Premiums charged by CHIP are currently set at 135 percent of the average rates charged in the individual health insurance market in Illinois. Premiums vary by gender, age, geographic area, deductible amount, and type of plan. Persons apply directly to the programs and applications can be requested from the CHIP Board Office at 1-800-962-8384.

The Traditional CHIP Pool program currently has a waiting list for new participants because the funds allocated to the program are limited each year. However, for persons eligible for HIPAA-CHIP, state and federal law require that there will be no limitation on enrollment and no waiting lists.

CHIP Website:



Supervisor of Assessments
McDonough County Courthouse
Macomb Courthouse Square
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-5305
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Must be a homeowner
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:There are three popular exemptions: (1)Tax Relief for Senior Citizens/Elderly Homestead (EHE), (2)Tax Relief for Homeowners/Annual Homestead Limited (AHE), (3)and Tax Relief for Improvements/Home Improvement (HIE). These three exemptions will be explained in further detailed in the Comments section below.
Comments:Tax Relief for Senior Citizens/Elderly Homestead (EHE):

Initially, homeowners 65 or older must apply by providing a copy of their property deed, be living in the home, and responsible for taxes. It is renewed each year in January by returning a renewal notice as provided. This is a $2000 assessment reduction at the time of billing. Homeowners should apply at the time of their 65th birthday, or by August 1, whichever comes first.

Tax Relief for Homeowners/Annual Homestead Limited (AHE):

All homeowners who reside in their own home, have an equitable interest in same, and pay the taxes, MAY be eligible. This exemption is automatic and is referenced by the last four digits of homeowners parcel number. Those ending in 0040, 0010, or 0062 will receive it automatically.

Tax Relief for Improvements/Home Improvement (HIE):

New assessments applied to owner occupied residence may be eligible. Increases due to IMPROVING your property (ie. garage, room addition, swimming pool, etc.) are things that qualify. Homeowners may earn up to four years of exemption, but must apply to the Board of Review, provide receipts for improvements and renew it in January each successive year.
Last updated: 2003-10-10



103 S. Johnson St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-2008
Office Hours:Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm or by appointment
Eligibility:Anyone in need of counseling or the mandatory Divorcing Parents Class
Area Served:McDonough and surrounding counties
Services Provided:Professional Counseling with Christian Grace.

Type of Counseling offered:
Christian, individual, children, family, marital, group
Comments:Issues Addressed:
AD/HD, addictions, abuse, anger, depression, grief, infertility, marriage, family, divorce issues
Last updated: 2015-03-11



The Autism Program (TAP)
5220 S. 6th Street Rd.
Suite 1700
Springfield, IL 62703
Phone: 217-525-8332FAX: 217-789-1420

Web Site:
Services Provided:The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) is the largest statewide network of services in the nation for individuals diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. Thirty community agency and universities make up the TAP Service Network, which provides diagnosis, treatment, support groups, and resources impacting more than 16,000 families a year.
Last updated: 2010-05-13



The Center for Youth & Family Solutions
123 S. McArthur
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-1791, Youth Services Crisis Hotline: 1-800-200-6804
FAX: 309-836-1462

Web Site:
Office Hours:9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Evening hours available by appointment
Eligibility:See website
Area Served:See website
Services Provided:The Center for Youth & Family Solutions is a United Way agency offering a variety of services to assist individuals, families and couples. Programs in the local office include: marriage, family and individual counseling, crisis intervention for youth, foster care, and intact services.

The counseling program provides therapy and support to individuals, couples, and families as well as support services for pregnancy and parent education. Out services are strength-based and goal driven. For each individual case, our therapist collaboratively enlists clients to tailor realistic alternatives and achievable solutions to their unique situation. The goal for every client is to resolve their specific problem. Out services help keep couples and families together, prepare youth for academic success, help workers be productive, and help individuals adjust to trauma.

The foster care program works collaboratively with families to change the circumstances that led to their children being placed in foster care. The foster care program provides licensing, training, and ongoing support to foster families who provide children with a safe, alternative living arrangement in a time of crisis.
Comments:The major focus of the Youth, Family & Community Outreach program is to offer prevention, diversion, and intervention services targeting youth to stabilize families in crisis, prevent juvenile delinquency, and divert youth at risk of involvement in the child welfare or juvenile justice systems.

Intact Family Services is a relatively intense short-term in-home community based intervention program (6-9 months) that works with families who have come to the attention of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and have been indicated by DCFS for child abuse and/or neglect. The program is designed to assist families in addressing the issues that gave rise to the indicated report with the goal of maintaining the children in the home. The program is designed to help families assess their strengths and needs, set goals, identify resources, learn new skills, and change behaviors that put their children at risk.
Last updated: 2015-02-10



The Children's Home Association of Illinois
2130 North Knoxville
Peoria , IL 61604
Phone: 1-309-685-1047
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Emergency on-call system for most programs.
Eligibility:Varies by program area
Area Served:Varies by program area. Some programs cover all of Illinois; others are limited to tri-county area.
Services Provided:Live in case and therapeutic treatment for children, 7-20 years of age, who have significant emotional/behavioral problems. Private school for students, age 3-21 years, with behavioral and learning problems.

Community based early intervention programs ranging from work with teen parents and teens at risk of pregnancy to services for twice-adjudicated delinquents, to intensive in-home therapy.
Comments:Inquiries regarding program services are welcomed.
Last updated: 2003-10-06



The Crossing-Food Pantry
1600 West Jackson St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-836-7870
Web Site:
Office Hours:3rd Saturday of every month 8:30 - 10:30 AM
Area Served:All areas
Services Provided:Food and household supplies as available
Last updated: 2015-03-13



The Salvation Army
504 N. Randolph
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-4824, 309-335-6605 (Case Management)
FAX: 309-837-4825
Office Hours:9:00am-Noon and 1:00-4:00pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Low income McDonough County residents or transients
Area Served:McDonough County. Bushnell residents should call city hall at 309-772-2521.
Services Provided:Food available: Monday, Wednesdays and Friday 10 -12 and 1-3. May receive food every 2 months. Financial assistance Tuesdays 10 -12 and 1 - 3 every 3 years or more often with budgeting classes..

Rent and utility assistance, food boxes, free bread daily, Also, Birthday program for families with children ages 1-12 years. Pathway of Hope for families wanting a change.

Providing Case Management support to those in need.
Comments:For assistance, bring: picture ID for each adult, Social Security cards for everyone in household, proof of income, proof of address, copy of household expenses.

Attempt to help all who come in; otherwise, referrals made to other social service agencies.
Last updated: 2015-03-31



The Samaritan Well-Men's Shelter
212 W. Jackson St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3357
Web Site:
Office Hours:By Appointment Only
Eligibility:Men who are homeless. Must be willing to establish goals to become self-sufficient.
Area Served:McDonough, Knox, Warren, Henderson, Hancock, Schuyler, Brown, Cass, and Mercer Counties
Services Provided:Transitional homeless program for single men. To be considered for the program, potential residents must contact the shelter directly and schedule a face to face meeting. Potential residents must be willing to follow program rules and guidelines. Residents must disclose criminal history and be able to pass a criminal background check. Rules will be explained at the face to face interview but may be viewed at the agency website.

Last updated: 2015-03-17



The Samaritan Well-Women's Shelter
1306 Maple Ave.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3357
Web Site:
Office Hours:3:30 am to 4:00 pm (Staff present at all hours)
Eligibility:Women and their children who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Must be willing to establish and work on goals to become self-sufficient.
Area Served:McDonough, Knox, Warren, Henderson, Hancock, Schuyler, Brown, Cass, and Mercer Counties
Services Provided:Transitional homeless program for single women and women with children. To be considered for the program, potential residents must contact the shelter directly and schedule a face to face meeting. Potential residents must be willing to follow program rules and guidelines. Residents must disclose criminal history and be able to pass a criminal background check. Rules will be explained at the face to face interview but may be viewed at the agency website.
Last updated: 2015-03-17



TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly)
University Baptist Church
315 N. Shermon Ave.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-2550
Web Site:
Eligibility:Anyone (Interested visitors welcome)
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Meetings are Thursdays with weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. and meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Comments:Meets in the University Baptist Church library
Last updated: 2015-04-16



Tri-State Women's Pregnancy Center
609 Locust
PO Box 417
Carthage, IL 61321
Phone: 217-357-3343
Web Site:
Office Hours:Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 8:00a.m.-12p.m. Wednesday: 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. Thursday and Friday: 8:00a.m.-12p.m.
Area Served:Tri-state
Services Provided:Pregnancy testing, clothing from infant to adult (men and women), any baby needs (furniture, diapers, etc.), educational counseling, adoption counseling, post-abortion counseling, food pantry, parenting classes, household goods, books, etc. and referrals for medical, financial, and legal assistance. We offer our services to any individual not just moms. Also the Chrysalis Shepherding Home is a place for unwed mothers but also serves any woman over the age of 18 who is in a destructive lifestyle that seeks to change her life around. All services are free and confidential.
Comments:Chrysalis Shepherding Home website:
Last updated: 2015-04-08



Tri-States Audio Information Services
University Services Building 504
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-298-2403FAX: 309-298-2133

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday
Eligibility:Anyone who is blind, visually impaired, or physically disabled and cannot read traditionally printed material is eligible.
Area Served:All or part of 20 counties in western Illinois, southeast Iowa, and northeast Missouri
Services Provided:Closed-circuit broadcasts of more than 35 daily and weekly newspapers from west central Illinois including current magazines, best-selling books, and other information of interest to persons who are blind and print impaired.

There is no charge to listeners for the RIS specially-tuned radio receivers needed to pick up RIS broadcast. Receivers are placed with listeners on permanent loan. Listeners may also listen online or through the iBlink app.
Comments:Tri-States AIS is a service Tri States Public Radio and the College of Fine Arts and Communication at Western Illinois University.
Last updated: 2015-02-10



University of Illinois Extension
McDonough County Office
3022 W. Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
Web Site:
Office Hours:Monday - Friday, 8 am to noon and 1-4:30 pm.
Eligibility:Services available to all residents.
Area Served:U of I Extension services are available in all 102 Illinois counties. Employees in the Unit 10 offices serve McDonough, Knox, Warren and Henderson counties
Services Provided:U of I Extension's mission is to "put knowledge to work". Extension employees are charged with bringing the research conducted by the University of Illinois to the state's residents through workshops, demonstrations, classroom presentations, teleconferences, websites, newsletters, fact sheets and personal constacts.
Program areas include:
* Agriculture, Natural Resources and Horticulture
* Family Consumer Sciences, Nutrition and Wellness and Family LIfe
* Community Economic Development
* 4-H Youth Development
Comments:To learn more about our services or for an updated list of programs, please call our office or visit our webiste.
Last updated: 2015-03-11



University of Illinois Extension



USDA Rural Development
338 S. 36th Street
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217-224-9307 ext. 4
Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday and other counties by appointment.
Eligibility:Based on income, credit worthiness, repayment ability. For individuals unable to obtain a loan by conventional methods.
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:504 loan/grant program for very low income homeowners for improvement/repair to their homes. Direct loan program for low and very low income families to buy, build or improve dwellings with no down payment. Interest rate may be subsidized for qualified applicants. Guaranteed loan program to buy or build a home with 30-year fixed rate and no down payment.
Comments:Call above phone number for more information.
Last updated: 2010-05-04



Various Financial Assistance Programs
Aid to Aged, Blind or Disabled (AABD):

Financial assistance, medical assistance, and social services available to individuals who have been determined to be aged, blind, or disabled as defined by the Social Security Administration. Administered by Illinois Department of Human Service, 1026 East Jackson, Macomb, (309)833-4127.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF):

Financial assistance, medical assistance, and social services are available to families with one or more dependent children, and women or couples pregnant with their first child. Families applying for TANF must have one or more children living with them who are under age 19, or expecting a child. Administered by Illinois Department of Human Services, (309)833-4127.

LINK Card/Food Assistance:

Provides financial supplement to the FOOD budget of low income households. This supplement, when combined with household's other income, allows the household to purchase a nutritionally adequate diet. Must meet income and asset guidelines. Administered by Illinois Department of Human Services, (309)833-4127.

General Assistance (GA):

Designed to assist needy persons in meeting basic living expenses including the cost of necessary medical care and funeral and burial expenses. Basic living expenses include: food, shelter, utilities, transportation, clothing, personal essentials, and other expenses considered essential to health and well-being. Administered by Township Supervisors. (See General Assistance topic on separate page)


The medical assistance program provides comprehensive medical care to TANF and AABD recipients and to persons who meet family, aged, or disability guidelines and require assistance in meeting the cost of medical bills. Administered by Illinois Department of Human Services, (309)833-4127.

Refugee/Repatriate Program (RRA):

Provides assistance to legally admitted refugees and United States citizens who have been returned by foreign governments. Administered by Illinois Department of Human Services, (309)833-4127.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI):

Financial assistance payments for income maintenance needs to aged, blind, and disabled persons. (1)Aged is defined as 65 and older. (2)Blind is defined as central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with use of corrective lenses or to visual field of 20 degrees or less. This area may cover people of any age, including children. (3)Disabled must meet same requirements as a disabled person under Social Security. For example, the individual must be unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity by reason of medically determinable physical or mental impairment which can be expected to result in death or which has lasted (or is expected to last) for 12 months or longer. Administered by Social Security Administration, 1-800-772-1213.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC):

This nutritional program works with pregnant mothers and children to the age of five. Administered by the McDonough County Health Department, (309)837-9951.



Veterans Administration Medical Centers
601 Highway 6 West - Iowa City
1515 West Pleasant - Knoxville, IA
Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone: 319-338-0581 - Iowa City, 515-842-3101 ext. 6423 - Knoxville
Office Hours:Iowa City - 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday through Friday Knoxville - 7:45a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday through Friday. Open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week for emergencies.
Eligibility:Iowa City - Individuals who have served in the Armed Forces and received other than a dishonorable discharge are eligible for care. Knoxville - Must have honorable discharge from active military service. (If military service is after September 7, 1980, then service must have been for 24 continuous months.)
Area Served:McDonough and other counties in western Illinois eastern Iowa.
Services Provided:Iowa City - A 327 bed general medical, surgical adn psychiatric hospital providing medical care and allied services to inpatients and outpatients. Affiliated with the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Department of Psychology. Special medical programs include kidney transplant, ambulatory surgery, hospital based home care, surgical-medical-coronary intensive care units, CT scanning, geriatric evaluation unit, cardiac catheterization, contract nursing home, and the only histocompatibility typing lab in the state of Iowa. Specialized exams and counseling conducted for exposure of Agent Orange, Ionizing Radiation, former prisoners of war, and post traumatic stress disorder. Mental health services and patient and family support groups are also provided. Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program in McDonough County.

Knoxville - Inpatient hospitalization, outpatient care, and nursing home care to eligible veterans of both sexes. Inpatient services are primarily psychiatric. Other services include: Alzheimer's unit, geriatric evaluation and placement unit, general medicine, palliative care, rehabilitation program, respite care, nursing home care, alcohol rehabilitation, and domiciliary care.
Comments:Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program in McDonough County: National Guard Armory, Macomb Tuesdays from 1-4:30PM. Contact Jeff McGee during those hours at 836-2243 or other times at 217-222-8641, or
Last updated: 2003-10-31



Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Phone: 309-772-9018 or 772-355- Bushnell, 217-357-2210 - Carthage, 309-837-1921 - Macomb
Office Hours:Vary
Eligibility:Veterans serving overseas in time of war
Area Served:Local Contacts: Bushnell, Carthage and Macomb...numbers above.
Services Provided:Help families in need with financial assistance, food, clothing, etc. Priority given to veterans and their families. Hospital equipment loan service - no charge; food and toy baskets for the needy at Christmas; donate American flags; scholarship program.
Last updated: 2003-08-25



Veterans' Assistance
Phone: 309-833-3275
Office Hours:Donald Kreps, Superintendent of Veterans Assistance Commission 309-833-3275, 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m. weekdays
Eligibility:Honorable discharge from military service. Income guidelines.
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Financial assistance for veterans and their families. Must present discharge papers and complete an application. May provide food, utilities and rent, but do not help with mortgage payments.
Comments:Also See:
Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs
Illinois Veterans' Home
IDES-George Waugh is vets employment specialist
Last updated: 2003-10-10



Victim/Witness Assistance Program
State's Attorney's Office
McDonough County Courthouse
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-2309
Office Hours:8:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Monday through Friday.
Eligibility:Crime victims and witnesses in McDonough County
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Personal contact with the victim/witness coordinator, who provides assistance and information during court involvement.
Comments:This program is made possible by a grant from the Attorney General's Office under the Illinois Violent Crime Victims Assistance Act. Note: Also see Domestic Violence Program regarding Victim Services.
Last updated: 2003-08-25



Wee Care Day Care Center
425 N. Prairie Ave.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-5267FAX: 309-837-5751
Office Hours:Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Eligibility:All children ages 2 through 6
Area Served:All children living in the state of Illinois
Services Provided:The Wee Care Center has provided quality child care since 1972. Our experienced and educated teachers provide pre-school activities year around.
Wee Care provides the same financial assistance as the CCR&R. However, when you enroll at Wee Care, we take care of all the paperwork for you. No need to mail anything to the Quad Cities!

Contact Tracy to see if you qualify and to enroll your child.

Private pay, also accepted at $88.40 per week.
Last updated: 2004-09-22



Wesley At Home
Wesley Village
1200 E. Grant
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-2613FAX: 309-837-7500

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:30am-5pm, Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Ability to pay $16/hr with a 2 hour minimum for home services which are: assisting with bathing, companionship,shopping etc and home nursing charges $32/hr with a 1 hour minimum and they can assist with medication set up, reminders, wound care, blood pressure, insulin, etc
Area Served:McDonough County and surrounding counties
Services Provided:Home service and home nursing
Last updated: 2010-07-08



West Central Illinois Center for Independent Living
440 N. Lafayette
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 888-309-5766, 309-836-5695 - TTY
FAX: 309-833-4690

Web Site:
Eligibility:All persons (birth to death), disabled, meet income guidelines and do not have resources to live independently in the community.
Area Served:McDonough County, Hancock, Schuyler, Adams, Brown and Pike
Services Provided:Centers for Independent Living focus on four core services of Advocacy, Systems, and Individual Living Skills Training, Information and Referral, and Peer Counseling.

Other services include:

(1)Peronal Assistant Program/Reintegration Program (individuals moving from institutional setting to independent living environment)
(2)School Advocacy services for students and parents
(3)Americans with Disabilities Act Technical Assistance
(4)Disability Awareness Training
(5)Support Groups
(6)Housing Referrals
(7)TTY Distribution/Training/Repair & Exchange Center
(8)Free Assistive Loan Equipment
Comments:There is an office in Quincy that serves that area. Call 217-223-0400 or 1-800-225-0407 for that area.
Last updated: 2010-11-30



West Central Illinois Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
RR #3, Box 114B
305 Sandburg Drive
Carthage, IL 62321
Phone: 217-357-2804, 217-357-2884
Office Hours:8:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:For persons 60 and over
Area Served:Willing to work with any persons 60 and over wishing to provide volunteer service and/or any agency or organization in need of senior volunteers in Henderson, McDonough and Warren Counties. Normally work with Brown, Calhoun, Hancock, Pike, and Schuyler counties.
Services Provided:RSVP is a program designed to provide a variety of opportunities for retired persons 60 and over to participate more fully in the life of their community through significant volunteer service. RSVP develops a variety of opportunities for community service for senior volunteers willing to share their experiences, abilities and skills for the betterment of their community and themselves. RSVP ensures that volunteer assignments are made consistent with the interests and abilities of the volunteer and the needs of the community served.
Last updated: 2003-10-10



West Central Illinois Special Education Cooperative
Suite 201
130 S. Lafayette Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3911FAX: 398-833-2367

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Students ages 3-21 with special education needs.
Area Served:McDonough, Hancock, Henderson, Schuyler, and Fulton Counties
Services Provided:Behavioral needs programming; severe/profound programming; vision impaired programming; hearing impaired programming; audiology; autism evaluations (school referral necessary); social work services; physical/occupational therapy; and medical and second opinion assessment.
Last updated: 2010-05-13



Western Area Career System
130 South Lafayette Street, Suite 200
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-4821
Web Site:
Office Hours:Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Eligibility:High school students
Area Served:Fulton, McDonough, Hancock and Mason counties
Services Provided:Services provided include: vocational-technical courses for high school juniors and seniors including Building Trades; Foods Class and career informative materials and career testing services that are accessed through the high school guidance counselor. W.A.C.S. is the administrative agency for other programs including S.T.E.P. (Secondary Transitional Experience Program), Work-Based Learning, Special Populations, and jobs for Illinois graduates.
Last updated: 2015-02-10



Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging (WIAAA)
729 - 34th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone: 309-793-6800 or Relay 711, 800-322-1051
Office Hours:8:00a.m.-5:00p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Older adults 60 years of age and over and adults with disabilities, ages 18-59.
Area Served:McDonough, Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren Counties.
Services Provided:Services available include: Information and Assistance, Outreach Services, Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals, Transportation, Senior Health Assistance Programs, and information for family caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren.

Other services include: Evidence Based wellness programs, In-Home, Adult Day Care and Institutional Respite, Adult Protective Services, Ombudsman, Legal Services to seniors age 60 and above, Caregiver Support programs.
Comments:WIAAA sponsors the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
Provides the Living and Learning Series-educational workshops for seniors free-of-charge.

WIAAA is the Area Aging on Aging and Disability Resource Center (ARDC), a single coordinated system of information and access for all persons seeking long term services and supports for seniors 60 and over and persons with disabilities, ages 18 – 59.
Last updated: 2015-04-28



Western Illinois Home Health Care
#2 Industrial Park Road
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-9376
Web Site:
Office Hours:Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with 24-hour on-call clinical and professional support.
Eligibility:Any person needing help with personal care, medical or nursing care, household help, meal preparation, laundry or companion services.
Area Served:McDonough, Fulton, Hancock, Warren, Schuyler, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer, and Rock Island County
Services Provided:Skilled Nursing, In-Home Therapy, Medical Social Services, Emotional Health Management, Light Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, Wound Care, 24-Hour Caregiving, IV Therapy and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support and Caregiver Education
Comments:Sister agency of Western Illinois Managed Home Services.
Last updated: 2015-02-09



Western Illinois Managed Home Services
716 East Jackson Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-588-4023
Office Hours:Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with 24-hour on-call clinical and professional support.
Eligibility:Any person needing help with personal care, medical or nursing care, household help, meal preparation, laundry or companion services.
Area Served:McDonough, Fulton, Hancock, Warren, Schuyler, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Mercer, and Rock Island County
Services Provided:Skilled Nursing, In-Home Therapy, Medical Social Services, Emotional Health Management, Light Housekeeping, Meal Preparation, Wound Care, 24-Hour Caregiving, IV Therapy and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support and Caregiver Education
Comments:Sister agency of Western Illinois Home Health Care.
Last updated: 2015-02-09



Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC)
Community Action Agency
223 South Randolph Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-2997
Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Less than 125% of poverty and HUD Section 8 income guidelines
Area Served:McDonough, Hancock, Henderson, and Warren counties
Services Provided:As a community action agency, administers: low income home energy assistance program; home weatherization program; non-food commodity program; food pantry, emergency food and shelter programs; emergency assistance program; elderly/disabled home maintenance program; clothing center; and scholarship program. Call 309/837-2997 for additional information.
Comments:The WIRC, through the community development component, also serves local units of government in Hancock, Henderson, McDonough, Warren, Fulton, and Knox counties on a per-cost basis with the following: planning and technical assistance activities; grant writing and administration; mapping; preparation of comprehensive plans, ordinances, fiscal analysis, or specific community studies; economic development. Please call 309-837-3941 for additional information.

The victim services component of the agency provides comprehensive walk-in domestic violence and sexual assault program services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault/abuse. Included in this is a 24 hour access to crisis intervention through a hotline.
Program and hotline numbers are:

Domestic violence business line: 309-837-6622 Sexual assault business line: 309-836-2148

24 hour hotline: 309-837-5555
Last updated: 2015-03-17



Western Illinois Service Coordination, Inc.
509 N. Lafayette Street
Suite 203
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-1621FAX: 309-837-1730

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00a.m.-4:30p.m., Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Individual diagnosed as having a intellectual disability.
Area Served:McDonough, Fulton, Knox, Warren, Henderson, Henry, and Stark Counties
Services Provided:Service Coordination and Pre-Admission Screening for individuals with a intellectual disability.
Comments:Contact person: Mary Jane Friedrich, CEO/President
Last updated: 2015-03-24



Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-298-1414
Web Site:
Office Hours:8:00am to 4:30pm, Weekdays
Eligibility:Open to all - based on academic eligiblity
Services Provided:Provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of fields. WIU facilities available to the community include the WIU Library, the Women's Center, the Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic; the Psychology Clinic (see separate listing).

Select online academic programs are available

WIU also sponsors non-credit workshops, camps and clinics of interest for all age groups.
Last updated: 2015-04-24



Western Illinois University Psychology Clinic
1 University Circle
Waggoner Hall 116
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-298-1919FAX: 309-298-2179

Web Site:
Office Hours:8:30 am-5:00 pm to schedule appointments
Eligibility:Anyone: adults, adolescents and children
Area Served:McDonough County and surrounding areas
Services Provided:The Psychology Clinic serves persons with emotional and behavioral problems.
Individual and family treatment as well as group therapy is offered.
Services available by appointment.
There is no fee for services.
All contacts are strictly confidential.
Last updated: 2015-04-24



WIRC - Victim Services
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Programs
Western Illinois Regional Council - Community Action Agency
PO Box 157
Macomb, IL 61455
Office Hours:8:00a.m.-4:00p.m., Monday through Friday.
Services Provided:Through Victim Services, the agency provides comprehensive walk-in domestic violence and sexual assault services to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault or abuse. Included is a 24 hour access to crisis intervention through a hotline. Group help is also available for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Comments:Domestic violence business line: 309-837-6622
Sexual assault business line: 309-836-2148
24 hour hotline: 309-837-5555
Last updated: 2015-03-12



Women's Pregnancy Center
1825 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
Phone: 309-688-0202
Office Hours:Mon 9:30am - 4:30pm; Tues 9:30am - 7:30pm; Wed, Thu 9:30am - 4:30pm; Fri 9:30am - 1:00pm
Eligibility:Men, Women and Children
Area Served:Peoria Area/Tri-County area and beyond
Services Provided:Pregnancy testing, STD testing, sonography, baby and maternity clothing, counseling, Lamaze and parenting classes, mentoring for fathers and much more.
Last updated: 2015-04-08



Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
McDonough COunty
440 N. Lafayette, Suite 110
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-1280
Office Hours:8:30 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm , Monday through Thursday or by Appointment
Eligibility:Individuals experiencing barriers to employment; underemployed and unemployed individuals; ; dislocated workers; and economically disadvantaged youth and adults
Area Served:McDonough, Adams, Brown, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, Pike, Schuyler, and Warren Counties
Services Provided:Educational and occupational training, skill upgrade, on the job training, employer services, job placement, summer youth employment, work experience, other youth services

Macomb IETC Satellite Office
440 N. Lafayette
Macomb, IL in the WIA office

Labor market information, Unemployment Insurance information,
Resource Room, Illinois Job Skill Match - internet job seeking access
Last updated: 2015-04-16



YMCA After School Programs
See Areas Served for Site Names
See Areas Served for Site Addresses
Phone: Call 309-833-2129 for rates, See Comments for site phone numbers

Web Site:
Office Hours:After school until 5:30 PM
Eligibility:All children kindergarten through 6th grade served by schools in Macomb, West Prairie and Bushnell Schools.
Area Served:Lincoln site: 315 N. Bonham Street, Macomb Edison site: 521 S. Pearl Street, Macomb West Prairie North site: 100 N Washington Street, Good Hope West Prairie South site: 310 S Coal Street, Colchester Bushnell – Prairie City Elementary site: 345 E Hess, Bushnell Phone: Lincoln: 309-333-8385 Edison: 309-837-9593 West Prairie North: 309-456-3920 West Prairie South: 309-776-3790 Bushnell-Prairie City: 309-772-9464
Services Provided:After school programming that focuses on academics, socialization, enrichment activities. A nutritious snack is provided.
Comments:Please contact the YMCA at 309-833-2129 for rates.
Bushnell – Prairie City Elementary site 309-772-9464
Edison School- 309-837-9593
Lincoln Elementary- 309-333-8385
West Prairie North site- 309-456-3920
West Prairie South site 309-776-3790
Last updated: 2015-03-04



YMCA Community Child Care Center
520 East Piper Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-836-7520
Office Hours:Monday – Friday: 6:45 am to 5:30 pm
Eligibility:All children 6 weeks to five years of age, or until time to start kindergarten
Area Served:McDonough and surrounding counties
Services Provided:The Y Child Care Center offers placement for 102 children from infant to 5 years old. At the Y Child Care Center we believe in positive guidance techniques to enhance a child's feelings of self-worth. Each of our 6 classrooms is staffed with a certified teacher to provide a positive atmosphere while promoting the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth of each child.
Comments:Our center in licensed by the Department of Children and Family Services.
Last updated: 2015-02-10



YMCA of McDonough County
YMCA Northside Gym/Gymnastics and Tumbling Center
400 East Calhoun Street
318 East Calhoun Street (Northside Gym & Gymnastics Center)
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-833-2129, Northside gym:309-421-0625 Gymnastics:309-833-5186
FAX: 309-833-1562

Web Site:
Office Hours:6:00 am - 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sunday
Eligibility:Members and specific activity members.
Area Served:McDonough and surrounding counties
Services Provided:The YMCA offers a wide range of classes, special activities and child development programs, all designed to make a positive difference in the lives of our members and in our community. From aerobics and aquatics classes to youth sports, the Y focuses on challenging people to accept and demonstrate positive Christian standards of living and life purposes.

Fitness activities; aerobics classes; personalized fitness evaluations; swimming lessons; lifeguard training; gymnastic/tumbling lessons; youth sports; adult sports leagues; after school child care; personal growth in spirit, mind, and body.
Comments:The YMCA of McDonough County offers financial assistance for memberships to individuals and families. The YMCA believes a sense of ownership and pride is developed if the financial assistance recipient has contributed to the cost of YMCA involvement. Therefore, financial assistances reduces membership fees; it does not eliminate them. The YMCA grants financial assistance to the extent that funds are available. The YMCA reserves the right to refuse assistance to any applicant.
Last updated: 2015-02-10



YMCA of McDonough County Senior Center
400 E. Calhoun
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-5733, 877-837-5733

Web Site:
Office Hours:9:00am-5:00pm Monday through Friday
Eligibility:Residents aged 60 or older and the disabled.
Area Served:McDonough County
Services Provided:Outreach provides information to homebound seniors regarding
available services and benefits, and will help seniors apply for benefits and services.

Nutritious, hot meals are provided at five meal sites in McDonough
County. Meals for homebound seniors in Macomb, Blandinsville, Colchester, Industry and Bushnell are available for either pick up or delivery. This is a suggested donation, but no senior will be denied services.


Macomb: Mon - Fri 11:30 Lunch
Bushnell: Mon – Fri 11:15 Lunch
Blandinsville: M, W, Th 11:30 Lunch
Colchester: M, W, Th 11:30 Lunch
Industry: Tues & Fri 11:30 Lunch

Activities and Programs: Seniors are invited to drop in during regular hours. Books, magazines, puzzles, games, TV set with closed captioning, piano, organ and pool table are available. Recreation and educational activities include dancing, singing, card playing, bowling, crafts, swimming, fitness classes, walking, Rules of the Road, and more. Presentation by speakers represent a broad cross-section of community and health service agencies.
Comments:The Senior Center is funded by Western IL Area Agency on Aging and the Older Americans Act as well as funds from senior citizen
associations, service clubs, individual contributors and the Untied Way.
Last updated: 2015-02-18



Adoption Resource Center of IL 1-800-676-2229
TTY: 1-800-782-0423
AIDS Drug Assistance 1-800-825-3518
Air lifeline 1-800-446-1231
Al-Anon 1-800-344-2666
Alzheimer’s Association 1-800-272-3900
American Cancer Society 1-800-ACS-2345
American Civil Liberty Union 1-800-572-1092
American Council of the Blind 1-800-424-8666
Attorney General’s Office
and Consumer Protection
TTY: 1-217-785-2771
Better Hearing Institute 1-800-327-9355
Central Complaint Registry
(nursing homes, hospitals, home health agencies)
Child Abuse and Neglect 1-800-252-2873
TTY: 1-800-358-5117
Circuit Breaker 1-800-624-2459
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention V/TTY: 1-800-545-2200
CHIP (Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan) 1-800-962-8384
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Assoc 1-800-225-0292
Citizen’s Utility Board 1-800-669-5556
COCAINE (info., treatment referral) 1-800-COCAINE
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE
TTY: 1-800-787-3224
Elder Abuse Hotline 1-800-252-8966
Elder Care Locate 1-800-677-1116
Energy Assistance & Weatherization 1-800-252-8643
Families with a Future V/TTY: 1-800-545-2200
Governor’s Office of Citizens Assistance 1-800-642-3112
Hearing Aid Consumer Protection V/TTY: 1-800-545-2200
Hearing Impaired TTY only: 1-800-547-0466
Help Me Grow (children’s services) .V/TTY: 1-800-323-GROW
Hill-Burton & Compensated Services 1-800-638-0742
Housing Discrimination 1-800-669-9777
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence V/TTY: 1-217-789-2830
Illinois State Dental Society Referral Society
(Non-medicaid recipients)
Illinois Department of Revenue
(property tax relief, pharmaceutical assistance)
Illinois Hunger Coalition 1-800-359-2163
KidCare - health ins. for children 1-800-226-0768
Lincoln Land Epilepsy Association .1-800-800-6401
Medicare Information & Help 1-800-642-6930
Missing Children (ISEARCH) 1-800-843-5763
TTY: 1-800-255-3323
Multiple Sclerosis Society 1-800-922-0484
National Runaway Hotline 1-800-621-4000
Poison Control Center 1-800-221-1222
Project Reach: IL Deaf-Blind Services 1-800-771-1158
TTY: 1-800-771-1232
Public Health Department 1-800-545-2200
Putative Fathers Registry 1-800-420-2574
TTY: 1-312-814-8783
Runaway Switchboard 1-800-621-4000
Senior Help Line V./TTY: 1-800-252-8966
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1-800-252-8989
TTY: 1-800-547-0466
Social Security 1-800-772-1213
Suicide Hotline 1-800-322-7143
Trauma Identification 1-800-628-7938
Women’s Health Issues 1-888-522-1282
Women, Infants, & Children V/TTY: 1-800-323-4769
Women’s Resource Center 1-309-755-2200

Illinois Department of Human Services & Illinois Department of Public Aid Customer Service Numbers
(for IDHS clients to request appeals hearings)

Child Support Help Line


TTY: 800-536-5812

Child Support Payments State Disbursement Unit 1-877-225-7077
Client Health Care Hotline 1-800-226-0768
DHS Change Report Line 1-800-720-4166
DHS Help Line


TTY: 1-800-447-6404

Dora Dental..(KidCare & Medicaid) 1-888-286-2447
DynTek medical transportation prior approval 1-877-725-0569
LINK Questions 1-800-678-5465
LINK Problems for Retailers 1-800-418-8000
LINK Benefits Available 1-800-678-5465
Medicaid billing information 1-800-842-1461

Office of Rehabilitation Service
Client Assistance Program (CAP)

Paternity Establishment 1-888-855-2858
Provider Helpline


TTY: 1-800-447-6404

Teletypewriter (TTY) 1-800-526-5812
Welfare & Medical Fraud Hotline


TTY: 1-800-447-6404


updated 9/05/06



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