Community Assistance

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has to offer Wood River Township Residents

 

Madison County Community Development

Madison County Community Development- MCCD is a department within Madison County that administers additional Federal, State of Illinois and local grant programs to the public. From the MCCD website: “Madison County Community Development is committed to expanding economic opportunities, promoting affordable housing and suitable living environments, providing necessary emergency services and diligently working to alleviate conditions of poverty in Madison County.”

MCCD provides:

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP  Begins Oct 2, 2023 –
August 15, 2024 unless funds are depleted.  S
ee below for more information

 

See eligibility requirements.

Eligible families can apply starting Oct. 2 at helpillinoisfamilies.com, by contacting a participating local agency or by calling 1-833-711-0374 for assistance in 30 languages.

Those selected receive a one-time payment made directly to a utility provider on their behalf. Last year, more than 311,000 households received assistance, with an average of more than $1,000 a household.

Income eligibility ranges from a 30-day gross income of $2,430 to single-person households to $6,713 for a family of six.

 

LIHEAP INTAKE SITES:  CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO BEGIN FILLING OUT AN APPLICATION.

Chouteau Township 618-931-0360
Collinsville Township 618-344-1290
Edwardsville Township 618-656-0292
Ft. Russell Township (Only disconnects help) 618-377-5660
Jarvis Township 618-667-2560
Venice Township 618-452-1121
Highland Area Christian Service Ministry (HACSM) 618-654-9295
Urban League Alton 618-463-1906
Madison Urban League 618-877-8860
Senior Services Plus- in  Alton 618-465-3298
Glen Ed Pantry 618-656-7506
Madison County Community Development main office 618-296-6485

 

Madison County Community Development Site

https://www.madisoncountyil.gov/departments/community_development/index.php

Applications for all MCCD programs are found on their website, all applications are gotten through them and returned to their office at 157 N Main St- 312 Edwardsville, IL 62025

WOOD RIVER TOWNSHIP IS NOT A PICKUP OR DROP OFF SITE FOR ANY OF THESE APPLICATIONS.

 THE MCCD OFFICE AT -157 N MAIN ST STE 312 Ave. Edwardsville, IL 62025

Madison County Community Development Phone #s

618-296-4386-LIHEAP

618-296-6485-LIHWAP

618-296-5300 Crisis Hotline/HOMELESS ASSISTANCE

618-296-5423-Emergency Rental Assistance Program- runs seasonally see MCCD site for more information.

 

 

General Assistance   Township residents with little or no income and who meet certain requirements may apply at the Supervisor’s Office for help with rent, utilities and/or groceries. The application process for General Assistance takes 30 days to process. Contact the Supervisor’s Office- 618-259-2366

 

 

Federal Food Bank For Persons 60 years and older-Wood River Township Residents only

Must qualify through application at the Clerk’s office. The food box comes once a month on the 2nd Thursday of the month and is a box of commodities.  For more information call the Clerk’s office 618-259-7260

 

LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES:

House of Victory-20 Harvel Court Cottage Hills

Thursdays-9AM-Noon 618-258-9933 call for more information

 

 

OPERATION BLESSING-183 LENORA WOOD RIVER 618-251-5683

 

 

COMMUNITY HOPE CENTER

1201 HOPE CENTER LANE COTTAGE HILLS

Food Market-call 618-251-8021 to make an appointment to come and shop our free SWAP Pantry

(Supporting Wellness at Pantries)

Soup for the Soul-no appointment necessary to enjoy a free lunch of Soup, sandwich, salad and deserts.

Soup for the Soul Lunches times are-M-W-F 10AM-1PM & Tuesdays from 10AM-12PM, the cafe is closed on Thursdays.

https://communityhopecenteril.org/get-help/

 

LOVEJOY UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH- 2550 ROCKHILL ROAD WOOD RIVER. 618-254-5880

FOOD PANTRY

The LoveJoy United Food Pantry is open on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from 9–10 AM. Our neighbors who utilize our pantry may come once per month to receive assistance.

Crisis Food Pantry-21 E 6th St Alton, Across from Salvation Army

Open Monday thru Friday, 1 PM-3PM call ahead for appointment @ 618-462-8201

www.foodpantries.org/li/crisis_food_center_62002

Salvation Army Alton-525 Alby St Alton 618-465-7764

 

 

Guardian Angel Food Pantry-Catholic Charities

3512 McArthur Blvd
Alton, IL – 62002
Phone: (618) 462-0634
Fax Number: (618) 462-3209

Hours-Wednesday & Fridays- 12:30pm-3:30pm

 

St. Louis Food Bank-314-292-6262 for more information on area food banks

 

 

Riverbend Comm Food Pantry

929 Milnor Street
Alton, IL – 62002
Phone: (618) 462-9841

Provides a food pantry. Pantry Hours: Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm For more information, please call.

 

United Way 211 Helps & United Way Community Information Exchange

This website has information for all the greater St. Louis-Metro area community resources.

https://www.211helps.org/https://www.211helps.org/

 

http://www.ulmadisonco.org/programs.cfma

from their website:

” Madison County Urban League strives to provide quality services in the areas of housing, employment, health care and education through programs that address and enhance the community and its constituency.

 

 

from their website:

We concentrate our collaborative, holistic efforts on children, youth and families who’ve experienced trauma, most often due to violence, addiction, poverty and homelessness.

https://riverbendfamilyministries.com/

 

 

Mountains to Molehills partners with Riverbend Family Ministries

We are Mountains to Molehills. As our name suggests, we do our best to make molehills out of figurative mountains. When someone is in need and might lack or have a broken essential item or furnishing, we do our best to fix that problem and make their lives a bit easier.

See their link below

Mountains to Molehills

 

 

SENIOR SERVICES PLUS RIDE PROGRAM & MEALS ON WHEELS

618-465-3298 Choose Extension 107 to set up rides for doctor’s visits etc.

To set up Meals on Wheels use the same phone number, but choose option #141

SENIOR SERVICES PLUS

https://www.seniorservicesplus.org/

 

 

SENIOR & DISABLED RIDES FOR DOCTORS VISITS & MEALS ON WHEELS

Madison County Transit-ACT Bus (Agency for Community Transit) Information

ACT Bus Call center 618-931-7433, choose option #1

Call for information to get an application for eligibility to set up rides to doctor’s visits ect.

Must be 65 or older or doctor verified medical disability.  To register as a senior over 65, which is the quicker route, without needing a doctor verification, call the number above to request an application. Person applying will need a phot copy of State ID or State Driver’s License to complete the application. Still Call the number above to apply with a doctor verified medical disability.

 

Bethalto Senior Citizen Center Van

Wood River Township, Fort Russell Township & the Village of Bethalto have partnered together

to provide this Senior Ride program.

The Van is available to Bethalto area Senior Citizens only and can be used for Doctors appointments,

grocery shopping trips or even attending events at the Senior Citizens Center in Bethalto.

 

Appointments to set up rides must be made a day in advance.

Call 618-377-5263 weekdays between 9AM-11:10 AM to schedule a ride.

 

 

Jewel Rides for Non-Emergency Appointments

(618) 250-4771  Contact JewelRide

Must meet income guidelines to qualify

 

 

Energy Assistance Foundation

Warm Neighbors-Cool Friends

https://www.warmneighborscoolfriends.org/

 

Contact Us

P.O. Box 1758

Decatur, IL  62525

888.690.5700

Email: info@warmneighborscoolfriends.org

warmneighborscoolfriends.org

 

 

Illinois Court Based Rental Assistance Program (CBRAP) provides funding to Illinois tenants and landlords across the state who have pending cases in eviction court. The program is only available to litigants in eviction court. The program is managed by the Illinois Housing Development Authority for more information, go to the link below.

 

www.illinoishousinghelp.org/cbrap