Shelters & Homeless Suport

Equip for Equality

Type of service: Disability Services

What they do: Meetings or Court appearances (Representation and legal advice)

Who is eligible? Available for persons with an ADA-recognized disability in Illinois

Best way to access services: Call or contact via http://www.equipforequality.org/about/contact-us/

Address: 1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield
Phone number: 217-544-0464 or 800-610-2779 (TTY)

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Illinois Assistive Technology Project

Type of service: Disability Services

What they do: Assistive Technology Assessments (K-12), Device loans, financial loans, Assistive Technology Evaluations, Benefits Planning for individuals receiving SSI/SSDI, Demonstration Center

Who is eligible: Depends on the service

Referral needed? Depends on the service

Best way to access services: Visit website to learn more, and call or email

Address: 1020 S. Spring St., Springfield
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Email: iatp@iltech.org
Phone number: ​217-522-7985

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Elm City

Type of service: Disability Services

What they do: Developmental/vocational training, housing, case management, advocacy.

Who is eligible? Ages 18+. Must have a documented developmental disability for developmental training and residential services. Case management (life skills support) is available to adults with mental health diagnoses, based on eligibility criteria at intake.

Referral needed? Referrals accepted from various agencies, but not required

Best way to access services: Call to find out more information.

Address: 1314 West Walnut, Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone number: 217-245-9504

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Child and Family Connections

Type of service: Disability Services

What they do: Early Intervention (ages 0-3 years)

Referral needed? Yes. Referrals accepted from Health Department, Doctor’s Offices, Parents, Teachers, and Early Years.

Best way to access services: Call

Address: 125 S. Webster Ave., Jacksonville
Phone number: 217-245-8755

Achievement Unlimited/DDHomes

Type of service: Disability Services/Housing

What they do: Provide group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Who is eligible: Individuals with a developmental disability who have completed an admissions assessment.

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Call office or complete contact form online

Address: 235 N. West St., Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone number: ​866-363-7909

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Department of Rehabilitation Services

Type of service: Disability Services

What they do: Provide in-home assistance with daily living activities (Home services). Assist people who want to work or attend college (Vocational/Rehabilitation Services, and Bureau of Blind Services). Can help with disability accommodations, transportation, tuition assistance, and more.

Who is eligible:

Home Service: anyone under age 59 years old who has a documented disability or illness that impedes daily living. Must meet certain financial guidelines.
Vocational/Rehab Services and Bureau of Blind Services: Must have a documented disability or visual impairment. Must meet certain financial guidelines.

Referral needed? Can self-refer. Home Services has a wait-list but you can sign up to get on the wait-list.

Best way to access services: Call the office.

Address: 1429 S. Main St., Suite C, Jacksonville
Hours of operation: 8:40 am – 5:00 pm Monday -Friday, expect for holidays
Phone number: ​217-245-9585
Fax: 217-243-8131

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Pathway Services

Type of service: Disability Services

What they do: Day program, special education, residential program (group homes), home-based services (for people to stay in their own homes)

Who is eligible? Open to anyone with a formally diagnosed disability (learning, physical, cognitive, behavioral). Must have referral.

Referral needed? Yes – Referral needed

Best way to access services: Call Central IL Service Access to set up services at 217-732-4731

Address: 1905 W. Morton Ave., Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone number: 217-479-2300

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Four Rivers Early Childhood Special Education

Type of service: Early Childhood Clinic

What they do: The Early Childhood Clinic is committed to finding, assessing, and providing a full range of services to children with disabilities from ages 3-5 so that children in need will have the opportunity to benefit from the intervention and grow to their full potential. Services to children are individualized. The clinic communicates and cooperates with parents, school and agency personnel and others involved with the child.

Who is eligible? Children ages 3-5 years old who reside within the Four Rivers 19 school districts

Referral needed? Yes

Best way to access services: Call office.

Address: 936 W. Michigan Ave., Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Phone number: 217-245-7174

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District 117 Special Services and Early Intervention – Clay Court

Type of service: Disability Services

What they do: Speech therapy, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy – provided at the child’s school, wherever it is (even if it is a special school in another city)

Who is eligible? Ages 0-18. Must reside within district 117. Complete evaluation/testing through social worker/psychologist in order to qualify for services.

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Call

Address: 3 W. Central Park Plaza, Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Phone number: 217-243-7402

Special Olympics

Type of service: Disability Services

What they do: Softball, basketball, soccer, volleyball, track, bowling, flag football, and golf.

Referral needed? No referral is needed, but you do need to qualify to participate.

Best way to access services: Call or email Richard Larkin

Address: 1905 W. Morton Ave., Jacksonville
Contact person: Richard Larkin
Email: rlarkin@pathwayservices.org
Phone number: 217-479-2324