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, financial assistance What they do: Weatherization, Energy Assistance, prescription 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 or walk in.
Address: 345 West State St, Jacksonville Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone number: 217-243-9404
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: Food, Clothing Vouchers, Utility and rental assistance What they do: Provide lunch daily, food distribution weekly, referrals for emergency food, provide crisis shelter, vouchers for clothing, emergency assistance with water, power, and rent 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
Address: 331 W. Douglas Ave., Jacksonville Hours of operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. "Lunch in the Son" - Monday - Friday 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon food distribution Friday morning food distribution Phone number: 217-245-7124
Jacksonville Food Center Type of service: Food Pantry What they do: Provide emergency food every 6 months, and bakery or produce every week Who is eligible? Emergency food provided based on family size and income, once every 6 months. Bakery or produce open to all. Referral needed? Referral required from one of the following: Salvation Army, The Laborers' Home, MCS Services, Memorial Behavioral Health, DCFS, JCIL, Red Cross, Volunteers of America, Women's Crisis Center, many churches Best way to access services: For produce or bakery, walk in. For emergency food box, get a referral.
Address: 316 E. State St., Jacksonville Hours of operation: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Phone number: Call 217-243-1122