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									Midwest Central’s
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 Information Compiled August 2011
Employment Outcomes/Supports

Career Link: An Illinois WorkNet Center

Website: http://careerlink16.com

Mason County Office                      Tazewell County Office
114 N. Orange Street                     200 S. Second Street, Suite 10
Havana IL 62644                          Pekin IL 61555
309-543-1035                             309-346-4171 ext. 248
                                         1-800-662-1882
Carol Kuchan                             David Taylor
ckuchan@careerlink16.com                 dtaylor@careerlink16.com

Eligibility: varies based on program; some programs are based on income or
               dislocated worker status (contact a caseworker to determine if you
               are eligible)

Services:
               Academic, employment, and career counseling
               College and vocational financial aid
               Referrals to other social service agencies
               On-the-job training

Free Public Resource Room:
           Job search and career exploration assistance
           Resources for finding employment
           Access to computer programs to update/learn new skills
           Computer/printer available for job search/education
           Resume and cover letter assistance
           Interview preparation assistance
           Assistive technology available for those with disabilities
           Free job search workshops

Cost: varies based on services
Employment Outcomes/Supports

Community Workshop and Training Center, Inc. (CWTC)

Website: www.cwtc.org

3215 N. University Street
Peoria IL 61604
309-686-3300

Gail Leiby gleiby@cwtc.org

Eligibility: must be 16 years or older and have a documented disability (services
               provided for Peoria, Tazewell, and Fulton counties)

Services:
               Community employment
               Community integration
               Employment service coordination
               Contract services
               Job skills training
               Transition services

Cost: varies based on services
Employment Outcomes/Supports

Department of Human Services/Department of Rehabilitation Services

Website: www.dhs.state.il.us/

2970 Court Street
Pekin IL 61554
309-353-2032
1-888-340-1008 (TTY)

Eligibility: must be 16 years or older and have a documented disability (services
               provided for Mason, Tazewell, and Fulton counties)

Services:
               Diagnostics
               Information and referral
               Training/retraining
               Counseling and guidance
               Job placement/follow-up
               Supported employment
               Transition/STEP

Cost: Free; government supported program
Employment Outcomes/Supports

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc.

Website: www.goodwillpeo.org

Corporate Office:                                 Pekin Site:
      2319 E. War Memorial Drive                         3245 Court Street
      Peoria IL 61614                                    Pekin IL 61554
      309-682-1113                                       309-347-6201

Eligibility: will consider any person willing to apply for services (services
                provided for 18 counties in central Illinois, including Mason and
                Tazewell)

Services:
               Free instructor-led computer skills classes
               Forklift and safety training
               The Power of Work program with training in:
                   o Customer service
                   o Soft skills
                   o Job retention
                   o Conflict resolution in the workplace
                   o Job transitioning
                   o Presentation and appearance
                   o Resume writing
                   o Job search
                   o Job application
                   o Interviewing skills
                   o Stress and anger management
                   o Organizational skills
                   o Career development

Cost: varies based on services
Employment Outcomes/Supports

Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES)

Website: www.ides.state.il.us/

200 S. 2nd Street, Suite 10
Pekin IL 61554
800-244-5631
1-866-322-8357 (TTY)

Eligibility: anyone interested in career information or looking for employment
               (services provided for Tazewell, Mason and Fulton counties)

Services:
               Unemployment Insurance Benefits
               Registration for Work
               Referrals to apprenticeship programs
               Referrals to job training services
               Re-employment services
               Job search workshops
               Trade assistance
               NAFTA transitional assistance
               Referrals to resume assistance

On-line Resources:
           Illinois Career Information System (CIS) – high school/college
             students and adults
           CIS Junior – middle/junior high students
           Parent’s Place – parents/guardians
           CIS Quick Click – everyone

      ***See website for links

Cost: varies based on services; government supported program
Employment Outcomes/Supports

Tazewell County Resource Centers (TCRC)

Website: www.tcrcorg.com

Newlun Center – Corporate Office:
21310 Illinois Route 9
Tremont IL 61568
309-347-7148
309-925-2061

Eligibility: persons with developmental disabilities or visual impairments
               (services provided for Tazewell and Mason counties)

Services:
               Vocational services
               Job training
               Job placement
                   o Competitive employment (with limited supervision)
                   o Supported employment (with supervision)

Cost: varies based on services
Postsecondary Education

Illinois Central College (ICC)

Website: http://www.icc.edu/

1 College Drive
East Peoria IL 61635
309-694-5422
309-694-5721 (TTY)

Office for Access Services:
Terri Ingles tingles@icc.edu
309-694-5749

Eligibility: based on high school transcript & academic placement test score (can
               be taken at Midwest Central); to receive special services and/or
               accommodations, student must register for an appointment with
               the Office for Access Services; student must provide documentation
               of disability including reason/rationale for needed accommodations

Services:
               Alternate textbook format
               Orientation/Mobility training
               Interpreting services
               In-class note taking assistance
               Testing accommodations
               Accessible parking
               Nursing services/personal assistance
               Tutorial labs
                    o Writing
                    o Reading/study skills
                    o Math
                    o HELP

Cost: Tuition for residents within college district is $102 per semester hour;
      students can apply for financial aid and/or scholarships
Postsecondary Education

Illinois State University (ISU)

Website: http://illinoisstate.edu/

Office of Admissions                               Disability Concerns Office
201 Hovey Hall                                     350 Fell Hall
Campus Box 2200                                    Campus Box 1290
Normal IL 61790                                    Normal IL 61790
309-438-2181                                       309-438-5853
800-366-2478                                       309-438-8620 (TTY)
                                                   ableisu@ilstu.edu (E-mail)

Eligibility: based on high school transcript, ACT test score, and academic
               personal statement; student must provide documentation of
               disability including reason/rationale for needed accommodations

Services:
                   Exam accommodations
                       o Testing, separate room, extended time
                       o Reader, scribe
                   Classroom accommodations
                       o Note taker
                       o Typist
                       o Accessible seating
                   Communication accommodations
                       o Sign Language interpreter
                       o Real Time Captioning
                    Alternative format and assistive technology accommodations
                       o Electronic text
                       o Assistive technology
                    Environmental accommodations
                       o Library assistant
                       o Special parking permits
                       o Accessible parking spaces
                       o Accommodations within university housing/campus dining

Cost: In-State tuition and general fees is $394.40 per credit hour (there may be
      additional fees based on program/major); housing and meal plans are
      available; students can apply for financial aid and/or scholarships
Postsecondary Education

Lincoln College

Website: http://www.lincolncollege.edu

300 Keokuk Street
Lincoln IL 62656
217-732-3155
800-569-0556

Office for Disability Services:
Shannon Crabtree scrabtree@lincolncollege.edu
217-732-3155 Ext 227

Eligibility: based on high school transcript & ACT test score; student must
               provide documentation of disability including reason/rationale for
               needed accommodations

Services:
               Advocacy
               Alternative testing
               Note-taking assistance
               Text in alternate format
               Technical assistance
               Collaboration with campus and community
               ACCESS Program (for students with ADHD)
                    o ACCESS Prep Program
                    o Weekly meetings with an ACCESS Coach
                    o Weekly follow-up reports to students and parents
                    o Assistance with implementing ODS accommodations

Cost: Tuition is $23,000 per year, plus room & board, as well as other fees;
      ACCESS Program is an additional $2,250 per semester; students can apply
      for financial aid and/or scholarships
Postsecondary Education

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (SIU-C)

Website: http://siuc.edu/

Southern Illinois University
Carbondale IL 62901
618-453-2121

Disability Support Services
900 South Normal Avenue
Woody Hall B150
Carbondale IL 62901

Bryan Dallas
618-453-5738
618-453-2293 (TTY)

Eligibility: based on high school transcript & ACT test score; student must
               provide documentation of disability including reason/rationale for
               needed accommodations

Services:
               Consultation with instructors
               Note takers
               Test proctoring
               Text conversion & accessible course materials
               Lab assistants
               Tutorial assistance
               Reader/homework assistant referral
               Advocacy and counseling
               Housing assessments
               Liaison services
               Achieve Program (academic supports for students with learning
                disabilities and/or attention deficits;
                http://achieveprogram.siuc.edu/)

Cost: In-State tuition is $259.80 per credit hour, plus fees, room & board, etc
      for an approximate total of $23,467 for the year; full-time support from
      the Achieve Program is an additional $3200+ per semester; students can
      apply for financial aid and/or scholarships
Postsecondary Education

Spoon River College (SRC)

Website: http://src.edu/

Main Campus:                                      Havana Campus:
23235 N. County Highway 22                        324 E. Randolph
Canton IL 61520                                   Havana IL 62644
309-649-6400                                      309-543-4413

disAbility Support Services (DSS):
Janet Munson janet.munson@src.edu
309-649-6273

Eligibility: based on high school transcript & COMPASS test score (can
               be taken at Havana Campus with an appointment); to receive
               special services and/or accommodations, student must provide
               documentation of disability including reason/rationale for needed
               accommodations to the DSS Advisor

Services:
               Audio books
               Interpreter
               Tutoring
               Testing accommodations
               Student success coach
               Others based on individual need

Cost: Tuition and fees for residents within college district is $103 per semester
      hour; Out of District, In State cost is $232 per semester hour; Online cost
      is $140 per semester hour; students can apply for financial aid and/or
      scholarships
Daily Living/Residential Support

Advocates for Access

Website: www.advocatesforaccess.com
4450 N. Prospect Road, Suite C8
Peoria Heights IL 61616
309-682-3500
309-682-3567 (TTY)
Email: info@advocatesforaccess.com

Eligibility: people with disabilities

Services:
               Housing Services
                   o Housing Lists (for Fulton, Peoria, Tazewell & Woodford)
                   o Homeownership Program
                   o Minor Home Repair Program
                   o Homeownership Advisory Coalition
                   o Ramp Program
               Personal Assistant Program
               Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Services
                   o Interpreter Lists
                   o Amplified Phone Program (ITAC)
               Youth/Transition Services
               Community Reintegration Program
               Community Services
               Corporate Services
               Equipment Loan Program (used devices/equipment)
                   o Wheelchairs
                   o Walkers
                   o Crutches
                   o Shower chairs
                   o Hospital beds

Cost: FREE; all programs and services feature advocacy, counseling, education,
      and referrals
Daily Living/Residential Support

Apostolic Christian Home for the Handicapped, Inc.

Website: www.achh.org

Administrative Office:
2125 Veterans Road
Morton IL 61550
309-266-9781
Email: Inforequest@achh.org

Eligibility: adults with developmental disabilities (disabilities that occur prior to
               age 21 and result in delays or impairments in motor skills,
               communication skills, self-care skills, learning skills, etc.) in the
               Central Illinois area

Services:
               Community integration
               Training (personal, social and leisure skills)
               Therapy (speech, occupational and physical)
               Residential services
                   o Intermediate Care Facilities
                              Timber Ridge (74-bed)
                              2125 Veterans Road
                              Morton IL 61550

                              Oakwood Estate (16-bed)
                              2213 Veterans Road
                              Morton IL 61550

                              Linden Estate (16-bed)
                              1000 Linden Street
                              Morton IL 61550

                   o Community Integrated Living Arrangements
                         Clients’ home and/or 2-5 beds in homes provided by
                         the agency

Cost: licensed and funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois
      Department of Public Healthcare and Family Services, and the Illinois
      Department of Human Services; necessary services provided to each client
      without regard of ability to pay
Daily Living/Residential Support

Central Illinois Center for Independent Living (CICIL)

Website: http://www.state.il.us/dhr/Housenet/disab/cicil/cicil.htm

614 W. Glen
Peoria IL 61614
309-682-3500 V/TTY
309-347-8995 Pekin V/TTY

Eligibility: persons with disabilities, their families, and the community in which
               they live; also work with private organizations, local communities,
               service providers, business and industries that require technical
               assistance in responding to the needs of persons with disabilities

Services:
               Advocacy
               Peer Counseling
               Information and Referral
               Independent Living Skills Training
                   o Financial Management
                   o Personal Assistant Management
                   o Housing
                   o Education/Training
                   o Transportation
                   o Self Care/Daily Living
                   o Consumer/Legal Affairs
                   o Self Advocacy
                   o Employment
                   o Health care/Medical
               Personal Assistant Referral Program
               Public Education/Outreach
               TTY Distribution Program
               Deaf Services
               Youth Services Program (Transition)

Cost: FREE services provided for Peoria, Tazewell, Fulton, and Woodford
      counties; paid membership provides additional funding
Daily Living/Residential Support

Christian Civic Outreach

515 S. Third Street
Pekin IL 61554
309-347-2639

Contact Person: Warren TemHaken

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closed 12 - 1 p.m.)

Eligibility: must live in Tazewell or Mason County

Services:
               Food
               Clothing
               Blankets
               Dishes
               High Chairs
               School Supplies
               Baby Food
               Diapers
               Soap & Paper Products
               Christmas Toys
               Emergency Transportation
               Emergency Prescription Vouchers

Cost: FREE
Daily Living/Residential Support

Community Workshop and Training Center, Inc. (CWTC)

Website: www.cwtc.org

3215 N. University Street
Peoria IL 61604
309-686-3300

Gail Leiby gleiby@cwtc.org

Eligibility: must be 18 years or older and have a documented disability (services
               provided for Peoria, Tazewell, and Fulton counties)

Services:
               Independent living training
               Family support/community integration
               Independent living apartments/houses
               Supported living apartments
                   o Should be able to access community resources
                   o Must meet HUD guidelines
                   o Commitment to maximizing independent living skills
                   o Ability to take action for self-preservation in an emergency
                   o Rent is based on resident’s income
                   o In Tazewell County:
                              Twin Oaks S.L.A.                   Valle Vista S.L.A.
                                         th
                              2021 S. 14 Street                  1410 Valle Vista
                              Pekin IL 61554                     Pekin IL 61554

               Community living facilities
                  o Committed to maximizing independent living skills
                  o Must not be in need of skilled nursing care, prenatal care or
                    specialized services
                  o Ability to learn to self-medicate, perform daily living skills
                    and care for personal needs
                  o Funding provided by DHS; residents pay a portion of income
                    for board and programming
                  o In Tazewell County:
                            Twin Oaks C.L.F.
                            2011 S. 14th Street
                            Pekin IL 61554
Daily Living/Residential Support

Department of Human Services/Family Community Resource Center

Website: www.dhs.state.il.us/

Mason County:                                     Tazewell County:
      323 W Main                                       200 S 2nd Street, Suite 20
      Havana IL 62644                                  Pekin IL 61554
      309-543-3329                                     309-347-4184
      1-866-451-5768 (Nextalk)                         1-866-324-3820 (Nextalk)

Eligibility: varies based on program/assistance

Services:
               Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (helps pay for food,
                shelter, utilities, and expenses other than medical)
               Aid to the Aged, Blind and Disabled (cash and/or medical
                assistance)
               SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps)
               Referral for other community services, such as child care, mental
                health, domestic violence, employment and training

Cost: Free; government supported program
Daily Living/Residential Support

Housing Authority

City of Pekin
1901 Broadway
Pekin IL 61554
309-346-7996
Website: www.pekinhousingauthority.com

Contact Person: Dennis Green
Email: dgreen@grics.net

Eligibility: must pass applicant screening process and meet income guidelines;
               all adult residents must work at least 30 hours a week or
               participate in eight hours of community service or a self-sufficiency
               program each month. Self-sufficiency programs include job
               training, work placement, education, apprenticeships and any
               program that helps residents prepare to work.

Services: Subsidized housing for seniors, persons with disabilities, families and
             single persons in Pekin, South Pekin, Green Valley, and Mackinaw

Cost: While rent is typically based off 30% of a resident’s household income,
      there are times when a resident's income becomes high enough he or she
      reaches the maximum rent rate (or flat rent rate). This rate is based on
      area comps of similar units.

Mason County/Prairieland Council, Inc.
201 East Hurst
Havana IL 62644
309-543-4515
Website: www.masoncountyhousing.org

Contact Person: Penny Smith
Email: psmith@masoncountyhousing.org

Eligibility: must pass applicant screening process and meet income guidelines

Services: Subsidized housing for seniors, persons with disabilities, families and
             single persons in Havana, Bushnell, Ipava, Mason City, Vermont,
             and Avon

Cost: Rent is based on resident’s household income
Daily Living/Residential Support

Tazewell County Resource Centers (TCRC)

Website: www.tcrcorg.com

Newlun Center – Corporate Office:
21310 Illinois Route 9
Tremont IL 61568
309-347-7148
309-925-2061

Eligibility: persons with developmental disabilities or visual impairments
               (services provided for Tazewell and Mason counties)

Services: Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILAs) provide a
            homelike environment and 24-hour per day support for adults with
            developmental disabilities. The CILA program promotes
            independence in daily living, economic self-sufficiency and
            integration into the community. TCRC operates the Arlington and
            Parkway CILAs in Pekin, as well as the Bloomington Road,
            Cottonwood, and Pleasant Hill CILAs in East Peoria. An average of
            seven residents lives in each home.

Cost: varies based on services needed
Daily Living/Residential Support

USDA, Rural Development

Website: www.rurdev.usda.gov/il/index.html

RD Service Center Office:                         RD State Office:
Galesburg Service Center                          Rural Development State Office
233 S Soangetaha Rd                               2118 W. Park Court, Suite A
Galesburg IL 61401                                Champaign IL 61821
309-342-5138                                      217-403-6200

Contact: Christopher Mowrer                       Contact: Molly Hammond
309-342-5138 ext 4                                217-403-6203
Christopher.mowrer@il.usda.gov                    Molly.Hammond@il.usda.gov

Eligibility: rural Americans with very low-, low-, and moderate-income; the
                elderly; and persons with disabilities (services provided for Tazewell
                and Mason counties)

Services:
               Single Family Housing Loans & Grants (provides homeownership
                opportunities; programs also make funding available to finance vital
                improvements necessary to make homes decent, safe, and
                sanitary)
                   o Rural Housing Guaranteed Loan
                   o Rural Housing Direct Loan
                   o Rural Repair and Rehabilitation Loan and Grant
                   o Mutual Self-Help Loans
                   o Rural Housing Site Loans
                   o Housing Application Packaging Grants
                   o Individual Water and Waste Grants
                   o Self-Help Technical Assistance Grants
                   o Technical and Supervisory Assistance Grants
               Multi-Family Family Housing Loans & Grants (provides affordable
                multi-family rental housing; primarily a direct mortgage program,
                but funds may also be used to buy and improve land and to
                provide necessary facilities such as water and waste disposal
                systems; deep subsidy rental assistance is available to eligible
                families)
                   o Rural Rental Housing/Rental Assistance Program
                   o Guaranteed Rental Housing
                   o Housing Preservation Grants
                   o Farm Labor Housing Loans and Grants
Community Participation/Recreation/Leisure

Camp Big Sky

Website: www.campbigsky.org

P.O. Box 56
Farmington IL 61531
309-258-6002

Contact: Brad Guidi
Email: exec@campbigsky.org

Eligibility: children and adults with developmental, physical, cognitive, sensory,
                and age-related disabilities including veterans of the U.S. Armed
                Services; family members, friends, and caregivers

Services: Open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from the first of May until
            the end of October; all equipment, facilities, supplies, and
            accommodations are provided (need only bring food & drink for
            visit)
           Daytime Activities
                o Fishing
                o Recreational Boating
                o Nature Study
                o Arts and Crafts
                o Kite Flying
                o Hiking
                o Relaxation
                o Fossil Hunting
                o Lawn Games
                o Bocce Ball
                o Cookouts
                o Camp Fires
           Overnight Camping
                o Cabins
                o Tents

Cost: FREE


***All accommodations and activities are totally accessible, including trail-ways,
restrooms, picnic tables, boats, campfire areas, swings, cabins, and tents.
Community Participation/Recreation/Leisure

Central Illinois Riding Therapy (CIRT)

Website: www.cirt.info/

305 Neumann Drive
East Peoria IL 61611
309-699-3710
Email: cirt@cirt.info

Eligibility: people, age three to adult, with a physical, emotional and/or mental
               disability

Services:
               Weekly Riding Lessons
                   o Individually tailored therapeutic horseback riding lessons
                   o ½ or hour lesson
                   o Monday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
                   o Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
                   o Thursday 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
               Horse Shows
                   o CIRT Annual Benefit Horse Show
                   o Tazewell County 4-H Horse Show
                   o Illinois State Jr. Horse Show
                   o Youth Charity Horse Show

Cost: Rider fees are as follows:
       • New Rider Registration Fee ‐ $25 (includes CIRT T‐ shirt)
       • Return Rider Registration Fee ‐ $20
       • One Hour Class (up to 4 riders) ‐ $20
       • ½ Hour Class (up to 2 riders) ‐ $20
       • Horse Show Cost for each Show attending ‐ $10 plus show class entry
              fees

Complete session payment is to be paid during the first week of each session;
partial scholarships are available on a monthly or annual basis for riders who are
unable to afford the full fee (volunteer time credit is also available)
Community Participation/Recreation/Leisure

Greater Peoria Mass Transit (CityLink)

Website: http://mycitylink.info/

Transit Center
407 SW Adams Street
Peoria IL 61602
309-676-4040

Eligibility: anyone with a bus pass or bus fare

Services: bus service within Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, and points in-between;

Cost: $1 adult pass/single ride; $.50 disabled pass/single ride;
      $20 adult punch pass/20 rides; $10 disabled punch pass/20 rides;
      $40 Metro card/unlimited monthly; $20 disabled Metro card/unlimited
            monthly (proof of disability required; Medicare cards accepted as
            proof; to receive ID cards for disabled fares at Greater Peoria Mass
            Transit (CityLink), call John Williams at 309-679-8139 for an
            appointment)

Paratransit (CityLift)

CityLink paratransit service is a "safety net" for only those individuals who do not
have the functional capability to use the fixed-route system. Disability alone does
not qualify a person to ride the paratransit service under the Americans with
Disabilities Act.

For questions call 309-679-8183; to schedule a trip call 309-999-3667

Eligibility: Any individual who has a disability or multiple disabilities that result in
               the following may be eligible for CityLift paratransit service:
                       • inability to get on an accessible fixed-route bus.
                       • inability to disembark from an accessible fixed-route bus.
                       • inability to get to or from or wait at a fixed-route bus stop

Cost: $2 per trip/$4 round trip; see website for details regarding complimentary
      paratransit service
Community Participation/Recreation/Leisure

Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association (IRVSRA)
       ***cooperative extension of Pekin and Fondulac Park Districts

Website: http://www.pekinparkdistrict.org/irvsra/index.html

Pekin Park District
Recreation Reception Office
1701 Court Street
Pekin IL 61554
309-347-7275

Contact: Caroline Campbell
Special Populations Program Manager

Eligibility: residents (and non-residents) with developmental disabilities

Services: varies during seasons, but includes
           Recreational Programs & Leisure Services
                 o Swim Lessons
                 o Aktion Club
                 o IRVSRA Sunshine Camp
           Special Olympics Illinois Events
                 o Basketball
                 o Bowling
                 o Soccer
                 o Track and Field
                 o T-Ball
                 o Softball
           Special Events
                 o Dances
                 o Movie Nights
                 o Picnics

Cost: varies based on program/event; see website for more details or call office
Community Participation/Recreation/Leisure

Pekin Park District

Website: www.pekinparkdistrict.org

Recreation Reception Office
1701 Court Street
Pekin IL 61554
309-347-7275

Eligibility: residents (and non-residents) of Pekin

Services: varies during seasons, but includes
           Parks!!!
           Boating on the Lagoon
           Dragonland Water Park
           Golf Courses
                 o Lick Creek
                 o Parkview
           Magic Dragon Gold & Games
           Rockin’ P Riding Ranch
           Soldwedel Program Center
           Veterans Memorial Arena
           And MANY, MANY MORE!!!!!

Cost: varies based on service/activity; some are FREE; see website for more
      details or stop by the office for a seasonal brochure
Community Participation/Recreation/Leisure

Public Library

Forman Valley Library
404 S Harrison Street
Manito IL 61546
309-968-7120
Website: www.manitoil.com/library.asp

Havana Public Library
201 W Adams Street
Havana IL 62644
309-543-4701 (V/TTD)
Website: www.havana.lib.il.us/library/

Pekin Public Library
301 S 4th Street
Pekin IL 61554
309-347-7111
Website: www.pekinpubliclibrary.org

Eligibility: anyone can use the services in the library; to be able to check out
               library materials, you must have a library card (FREE with proof of
               residency)

Services: vary based on location, but most have:
           Books – on tape, CD, or in large print
           Music CDs
           Movies on VHS & DVD
           Magazines & Newspapers
           Copy machine & Fax
           Computers for Internet and word-processing
           Information – just ask!
Community Participation/Recreation/Leisure

YWCA of Pekin

Website: www.ywca.org/pekin

315 Buena Vista
Pekin IL 61554
309-347-9922

Eligibility: no residency requirements; annual membership required to
               participate in certain activities

Services:
               Racial Justice
                    o Coalition for Equality
               Economic Advancement
                    o Welfare Reform
                    o Increasing Womens Income
                    o Affordable, Accessible Early Childhood Education
               Child Care Programs
                    o Child Care
                    o Summer Adventure
                    o Latchkey
                    o Adventure Camp
               Youth/Teens
                    o Cheerleading
                    o Babysitting Training
               Health/Fitness
                    o Cardio/Weight room
                    o Karate
                    o Silver Sneakers
               Literacy
                    o Tutor Training
                    o Adult Education
                    o English as a Second Language
               Aquatics
                    o Water Fitness
                    o Learn to Swim
                    o Pool Plunges
                    o Lifeguard Training

Cost: rates vary based on age and program options; scholarships are available
      (application and proof of income)
Additional Resources

Adult Down Syndrome Center

Website: www.advocatehealth.com/luth/downsyndromecenteradultsandteens

1999 Dempster Street
Park Ridge IL 60068
847-318-2303

Eligibility: adults (12-years and older) with Down syndrome

Services: comprehensive medical resource providing multidisciplinary medical
             and psychosocial care, with an emphasis on health promotion
           Physician
           Nurse Practitioner
           Clinical Therapist
           Registered & Licensed Dietitian
           Certified Medical Assistant
           Advocacy Specialist
           Outreach Specialist
           Practice Manager
           Outreach Programs

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (evenings by appointment only)

Cost: varies based on services needed; Insurance accepted
Additional Resources

The Autism Program of Illinois

Website: www.theautismprogram.org

5220 S. 6th Street Rd., Suite 1700
Springfield IL 62703
217-525-8332

Eligibility: children and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their
                families

Services: a network of 30 community agency and university partners; offers
             families local access to resources, innovative services, and supports
             to better understand ASDs and to provide a better quality of life for
             those individuals diagnosed on the spectrum

Cost: varies based on services selected
Additional Resources

Central Illinois Service Access, Inc. (CISA)

Website: http://cisagroup.org/DD.htm

101 Madigan Drive
Lincoln IL 62656
217-732-4731 (V/TTY)
877-437-9588

Eligibility: individuals with developmental disabilities (serving 7 counties,
                including Mason, Peoria, and Tazewell)

Services:
               Priority of Urgency of Need for Services (PUNS)
               Pre-Admission Screening (PAS)
               Individual Service and Support Advocacy (ISSA)
               Bogard Service Coordination
               Case Coordination

Cost: varies based on services
Additional Resources

Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois

Website: www.capcil.org

1800 W. Fifth Street
Lincoln IL 62656
217-732-2159
Contact: Angela Stoltzenburg, Executive Director

Eligibility: residents of Dewitt, Fulton, Logan, Mason, Menard, and Piatt Counties

Services:
               Child Care Program
               Community Service Block Grant
               Foster Grandparent Program
               Head Start Program
               Homemaker Program
               Homeless Prevention Program
               Illinois Home Weatherization Program
               Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
               Senior Citizens Nutrition Programs
               Senior Citizens Transportation Program
               Summer Day Camp Program

Cost: varies based on services
Additional Resources

County Health Department

Mason County                                Tazewell County
1002 E. Laurel Ave.                         21306 Illinois Route 9
Havana IL 62644                             Tremont IL 61568
309-543-2201                                309-927-5511
Website: www.masoncohealth.com              Website: www.tazewellhealth.org
Hours: Monday - Thursday                    Hours: Monday - Friday
         7:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.                        8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Eligibility: individuals living in that county

Services: included, but not limited to
           Environmental Health
           Communicable Disease
           Senior Care
           Health Education
           Prenatal Care
           Family Planning
           WIC/Family Case Management
           Emergency Preparedness
           Oral Health
           Lead Testing
           Vision and Hearing
           Immunizations
           Substance Abuse Prevention

Cost: varies based on services
Additional Resources

Easter Seals

Website: www.ci.easterseals.com

507 E. Armstrong Avenue                             2404 E. Empire
Peoria IL 61603                                     Bloomington IL 61704
309-686-1177                                        309-663-8275


2715 N. 27th Street                                 20 Timber Pointe Lane
Decatur IL 62526                                    Hudson IL 61748
217-429-1052                                        309-365-8021
800-500-7325


Eligibility: all people with disabilities and their families

Services:
               Pediatric Therapy
               The Autism Program at Easter Seals
               LaHood Center for Cerebral Palsy
               Recreational Programming
               Family Support Services
               Timber Pointe Outdoor Center
               Adult Services

***See website for more detail regarding available services

Cost: varies based on services; payment options and methods of funding are
      available; payment agreement will be made before services are provided
Additional Resources

Enabling Devices

Website: www.enablingdevices.com

Enabling Devices
Toys for Special Children
50 Broadway
Hawthorne NY 10532
914-747-3070
800-832-8697

Eligibility: people looking for assistive technology, especially for people with
               disabilities

Services: catalog of assistive technology products, including
           Classroom Ready Kits
           Communicators
           Specially Adapted and Switch Adapted Toys
           Capability Switches
           Adapted Electronics
           Products for the Visually Impaired
           Sensory Products
           Autism Products
           Useful Devices
           Mobility
           Mounting Devices
           Books

Cost: varies based on product choice

Free Information on Website:
           Videos
           Product Manuals
           Tools, Tips and Toys
           Communicator Comparison Chart
           Switch Comparison Chart
           Ask Dr. Steve
Additional Resources

Heartland Community Health Clinic

Website: www.heartlandchc.org

Heartland at Garden                             Heartland at Carver Clinic
1701 W. Garden Street                           711 W. John Gwynn Jr. Ave.
Peoria IL 61605                                 Peoria IL 61605
309-680-7600                                    309-680-7600

Heartland at East Bluff                         Heartland Dental at East Bluff
2321 N. Wisconsin Avenue                        2321 N. Wisconsin Avenue
Peoria IL 61603                                 Peoria IL 61603
309-680-7600                                    309-680-7640

Eligibility: anyone in need of health services (with a focus on the medically
               underserved and the uninsured)

Services:
               School Physicals
               Educational Courses
               Primary Healthcare
                   o Wellness & Health Promotion Programs
                          Nutrition
                          Well Baby
                          Breast-feeding
                          Parenting Classes
                   o Screening & Disease Management Programs
                          Diabetes
                          Asthma
                          Hypertension
                   o Clinic Services
                          Primary Care
                          Immunizations & Well-child Exams
                          Perinatal & Family Planning
                          Women’s Health Services
                          Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Neurology
                          Pediatric Eye & Ear Screenings

Cost: varies based on services; Medicaid, Medicare and many forms of
      commercial insurance are accepted; patient assistance/financial aid is
      available (services for Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties)
Additional Resources

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Website: www.nationalmssociety.org

Greater Illinois Chapter                          Greater Illinois Central Region
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 900                   809 W. Detweiller Drive
Chicago IL 60661                                  Peoria IL 61615
312-421-4500                                      309-673-4448
800-344-4867

Eligibility: people with multiple sclerosis and their families; NMSS Greater Illinois
               Chapter provides services in 73 counties in Illinois; the Greater
               Illinois Central Region services the following counties: DeWitt,
               Fulton, Logan, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Putnam, Stark,
               Tazewell and Woodford Counties

Services:
               Information Resource Center
               Learning Resources
               Supportive Services
               Financial Assistance
               Family Focus Programs
               Counseling
               Transportation
               Care Management
               Home Care
               Physical/Occupational Therapy Evaluations
               Durable Medical Equipment
               Incontinence Supplies
               Home/Vehicle Modification

Cost: varies based on services; financial assistance and planning is available
Additional Resources

Planned Parenthood

Website: www.plannedparenthood.org

Pekin Health Center
328 South 4th Street
Pekin IL 61554
309-347-1274

Hours: Mon 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
       Tues 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
       Wed 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
       Thurs 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
       Fri   8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Eligibility: anyone needing sexual and/or reproductive health care

Services:
               Birth Control Services
               HIV Testing
               HPV & Hepatitis Vaccines
               Men’s Health Services
               Pregnancy Testing, Options & Services
               STD Testing & Treatment
               Women’s Health Services

Cost: varies based on services; fees are based on household income; Medicaid
      and insurance accepted; payment expected at time of service (you will not
      be turned away because of inability to pay)
Additional Resources

Retro-Tech Inc.

Website: www.retro-tech.org

625 W. Main Street
Peoria IL 61606
309-682-0675

Hours: Mon – Fri      10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
       Sat            10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Eligibility: the low income, physically challenged & students in need in Illinois

Services:
               Recycling
                   o Accept electronic donations
                   o Refurbish computers and electronics
               Placement
                   o Places computer systems in homes of students, handicapped
                       and low income individuals
                   o Delivered Internet ready with preloaded software
               Retail
                   o Computers
                   o Television/Video
                   o Stereo/Audio
                   o Professional Grade and Consumer Grade available for a low
                       cost
                   o Stock changes daily

Cost: application fee (covers cost of administering the program); computer is
      free to those who qualify
                  Student: proof of enrollment
                  Handicapped: doctor’s statement or proof of enrollment in
                    another program
                  Low Income: proof of income
Additional Resources

Salvation Army

Website: www.salvationarmy.org

IL Corps Community Center
243 Derby Street
Pekin IL 61554
309-346-3010

Eligibility: anyone in Tazewell County and the surrounding area that has a need

Services:
               Disaster Services
               Emergency Assistance
                   o Emergency Financial Assistance
                           Rent
                           Utilities
                           Prescriptions
                           Transportation
                   o Emergency Shelter
                   o Food & Nutrition Programs
                   o Seasonal Services

Cost: varies based on need


Rust Transitional Center
235 Derby Street
Pekin IL 61554
309-478-7878
Contact: Tess Klein

Eligibility: anyone in need of housing/shelter

Services:
           Emergency Shelter
           Transitional Housing

Cost: varies based on need
Additional Resources

Social Security Administration

Website: www.socialsecurity.gov

2801 Broadway
Pekin IL 61554
877-405-0499
800-325-0778 (TTY)

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Eligibility: people with disabilities; people of age 65-years and older; survivors of
               people receiving social security benefits (this office serves Mason
               and Tazewell counties)

Services:
               Social Security Disability Benefits
               Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
               Social Security Survivors Benefits
               Medicare

Cost: Free and/or payment into social security during employment
Additional Resources

Tazewell County Dental Center

Website: http://tazewell.com/taz-dental-center.html            and/or
http://www.tazewellhealth.org/dental-health/clinic-services.html?layout=default

135 Radio City Drive
North Pekin IL 61554
309-382-2229

Hours: Mon            10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (closed 1:00 –2:00 p.m.)
       Tues            8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.)
       Wed-Fri         8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (closed 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.)

Eligibility: Tazewell County residents ages 3 ½ and older with a medical card
               and/or low income

Services:
               Basic examination
               Restorative dentistry
               Educational services
               Dental sealant

Cost: sliding scale based on ability to pay; Medical Card accepted (with the
      exception of those services denied or not normally covered by public aid)
Additional Resources

Tazewell - Mason Counties Special Education Association (TMCSEA)

Website: www.tmcsea.org

300 Cedar Street
Pekin IL 61554
309-347-5164

Hours: Mon – Fri 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Eligibility: students with disabilities, parents and school districts in Tazewell and
                Mason counties

Services:
               Assistive Technology
               Audiology
               Autism Assistance
               Early Childhood
               Extended School Year
               Hearing Impaired
               Low Incidence Diagnostic Services (LIDS)
               Nursing Services
               Occupational/Physical Therapy
               Speech/Language
               Visually Impaired

Resources:
               For Parents
               For Schools
               For Transition


Costs: Member districts are billed for a shared cost to operate the cooperative.
      Classes, programs, and professional services are then billed separately.
      Student consultations/evaluations and district training are paid for through
      the IDEA Grant. Consultations and trainings are limited to three visits.
      Costs for the Association's services are determined annually and approved
      at the August Policy Board meeting of the Association. District costs are
      based on student enrollment and degree of contracted services
      purchased.
Additional Resources

Tazwood Community Services, Inc.

Website: none available; see http://iacaanet.org/member_tazwood.php

2005 S. Main Street
Field Shopping Center
Morton IL 61550
309-266-9941
Contact: Cindy Bergstrand, Executive Director

Eligibility: residents of Tazewell and Woodford Counties

Services:
               Economic Development
                   o Scholarship Program
                   o Employment Support Program
               Education
                   o School Supply Program
               Housing
                   o Home Repairs/Handicap Accessible
                   o Foreclosure Prevention Program
                   o Weatherization
               Emergency Services
                   o Footwear Vouchers
                   o Crisis Intervention
               Nutrition
                   o Supplemental Food Pantry Program
               Linkages
                   o Information, Outreach, and Referral Services
                   o Summer Camp
                   o Veteran’s Benefit Enrollment

Cost: varies based on services
Additional Resources

Tazwood Mental Health Center

Website: www.tazwoodmentalhealth.org

Pekin Main Facility
3248 Vandever Avenue
Pekin IL 61554
309-347-5522 Outpatient Services
309-347-1634 Psychosocial Rehabilitation
309-347-1114 Case Management
309-347-5579 Administration
309-347-1148 Crisis & Referral Services

East Peoria Clinic                                  Lincoln Clinic
111 W. Washington Street, Suite 230                 124-126 S. Chicago Street
East Peoria IL 61611                                Lincoln IL 62656
309-694-6462                                        217-732-6865

Eligibility: people struggling with mental illness, substance abuse, severe
               relationship conflicts, or difficulty adjusting to life situations (Fulton,
               Logan, Mason, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties)

Services:
               Mental Health Services
               Substance Abuse Services
               Individual psychotherapy
                   o Adults
                   o Adolescents
                   o Children
               Family and Group Therapy
               Psychiatry Services
                   o Medication Management
                   o Monitoring

***See website for more details regarding services

Cost: varies based on services; funding for some programs provided in full or in
      part by the Department of Human Services, Office of Alcoholism and
      Substance Abuse

								
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