Non-Emergency

DHS Family Community Resource Center

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.

Phone number: 217-245-5164

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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.

Address: 345 West State St, Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Phone number: 217-243-9404

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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

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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

​​Salvation Army

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

Address: 331 W. Douglas Ave., Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 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 food distribution – 1:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Friday food distribution – 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Phone number: 217-245-7124

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Morgan County Health Department​

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.

Phone number: 217-245-5111

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