On this page, you will see information about places that can assist you with financial needs, rental assistance, utility assistance, medical benefits, food, and more. For information about EMERGENCY assistance, please see the Emergency page.
MCS Community Services (Morgan/Cass/Scott)
Type of service: Utility assistance What they do: Weatherization, Energy Assistance Who is eligible? Open to those who meet income or other program guidelines. See website for details. Referral needed? No Best way to access services: Call, walk-in, or visit www.abe.illinois.gov to apply for assistance.
Type of service: Food assistance What they do: WIC, Lactation consultant, Lactation educator Who is eligible? low-income pregnant women, postpartum women up to six months after delivery, breastfeeding women up to 12 months after delivery, infants up to one year of age, and/or children up to their fifth birthday (see website for income guidelines) Referral needed? No Best way to access services: Call
Address: 345 West State St, Jacksonville Hours of operation: Monday 8 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Type of service: Cash assistance, Food assistance, Medical benefits What they do: Cash assistance, SNAP, Medical card Who is eligible? Those who meet income requirements based on household size Referral needed? No Best way to access services: Call or walk in to get an application.
Address: 45 S. Central Park Plz, Jacksonville Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Type of service: Emergency Food, Clothing, and Utilities What they do: Provide lunch daily, food distribution weekly, referrals for emergency food, vouchers for clothing, emergency assistance with water, power, and rent, prescriptions, non-narcotics, antibiotics, and glasses. Who is eligible? Lunch is open to everyone, Friday food distribution is open to everyone. Call to apply for other assistance. Referral needed? No Best way to access services: Call or walk in
Jacksonville Food Center Type of service: Food Center What they do: Provide emergency food every 60 days, and bakery/produce every week Who is eligible? Emergency food provided based on family size and income, once every 60 days. Bakery/produce open to all Mordan County residents. Referral needed? Referral required from one of the following: Salvation Army, The Laborers' Home, MCS Services, Public Aid, Prairie Council on Aging, Memorial Behavioral Health, JACIL, Volunteers of America, Women's Crisis Center. Best way to access services: For produce/bakery, walk in. For emergency food box, must have a referral.
Brown Bag Lunches: Saturday and Sunday - 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm at Congressional United Church of Christ in Jacksonville. Open to anyone.
Address: 316 E. State St., Jacksonville Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Phone number: Call 217-243-1122 Website: http://jaxfoodcenter.org/
HELPS Ministry Outreach
Type of service: Emergency Food What they do: Provide assistance with food, furniture, baby needs, household needs, and crisis. Can make referrals. Referral needed? No Best way to access services: Call or walk in
Address: 723 N Prairie, Jacksonville Hours of operation: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm, 7 days a week. Phone number: 217-245-7559 or 217-719-9584 Contact person: Kathleen Finkle