Community Assistance

Scroll down to see all that the community

has to offer Wood River Township Residents

 

June 25th-Cooling Centers Information:

Keasler Recreation Complex at 615 Third Street East Alton Open daily 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

 

 

 

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.”

Madison County to Provide Air Conditioning Units:

 

MCCD provides:

LIHEAP IS OUT OF FUNDS UNTIL THE FALL OF 2024

helpillinoisfamilies.com, by contacting a participating local agency or by calling 1-833-711-0374 for assistance in 30 languages.

 

Madison County Community Development Site

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

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

Madison County Community Development Phone #s

618-296-4386-LIHEAP-NO FUNDING UNTIL FALL OF 2024

618-296-6485-LIHWAP-NO FUNDING AS OF 5-2-2024

618-296-5300 Crisis Hotline/HOMELESS ASSISTANCE

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

 

 

THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BELOW IS CURRENTLY PAUSED KEEP                       CHECKING THEIR SITE FOR WHEN IT MAY RE-OPEN. 

 

IF A TENANT HAS AN EVICTION NOTICE CONTACT MCCD. 

SEE INFO BELOW ABOUT

Illinois Court Based Rental Assistance Program (CBRAP) 

 

http://www.illinoishousinghelp.org/cbrap

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.

 

 

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

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

Click link below for more information on Catholic Charities Services

Catholic charities

 

 

 

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/

 

Riverbend Family Ministries Utility Assistance Update April 2024

In light of the recent news regarding the depletion of current Low-Income Energy
Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding, Riverbend Family Ministries remains dedicated
to working closely with our network of partners and local government agencies to
assist as many people as possible here in Madison County.
RFM offers utility assistance for residents of Madison County. As we are experiencing
an increased call volume, please carefully review our eligibility criteria at

http://myrfm.org/programs/client-service-department.

We aim to ensure that our available resources can effectively support our community
members during these challenging times. Please note that our services are limited to
those who reside within Madison County. You have to have lived at that residence for
at least 6 months, and the balance of what you owe cannot exceed $1,000.

Our Client Service Department is open Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
If you have any questions or need further information, please don’t hesitate to contact
us. We are here to help. (618) 251-9790

 

 

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