Transportation

West Central Mass Transit

Type of service: Transportation

What they do: Provide transportation during the week

Who is eligible? Everyone. $2.00 one way for adults in town. Call at least 24 hours ahead of time to reserve your ride. Same day calls are $3.00 one way, and only available if space and time permits. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 12-16 must have signed parental permission (call the office to arrange for this). Trips to Springfield every other Wednesday are $15.00 round trip (leave between 8:30 and 9 a.m., return by 1:30). You must bring your own baby/child car seat.

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Call at least 24 hours in advance.

 

Address: 1120 W. Walnut, Jacksonville

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm (closed Sunday). Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. (Safe Ride).

Phone number: 217-245-2900.

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Safe Ride

Type of service: Transportation

What they do: Provide transportation on Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Who is eligible? Everyone (Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult). $2.00 per person on Friday and Saturday nights. (217-370-7062).

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Call in advance or when you need a ride.

 

Address: 1120 W. Walnut, Jacksonville

Hours of operation: Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Phone number: 217-370-7062 (this phone will only be answered on Friday and Saturday nights) or you can make reservations in advance during the day at 217-245-2900.

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Childcare

Community Connection Point

Type of service: Childcare Resource and Referral

What they do: Assist families  and child care providers  in obtaining education, and quality, adorable child care to help children and families reach their greatest potential

Who is eligible? Open to those who meet income requirements – at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Online/in person/over phone

Address: 901 South Spring Street, Suite B, Springfield, IL 62704
Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Phone number: 217-525-2805 or 1-800-676-2805
Email: info@childcare.org

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Community Child Care Connection

Type of service: Childcare Resource and Referral

What they do: Assist families and child care providers in obtaining education, and quality, affordable childcare to help children and families reach their greatest potential. Administer the childcare assistance program and have a team of consultants that work directly with childcare providers to ensure children are receiving quality care in healthy learning environments.

Who is eligible? Open to those who meet income requirements – at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: Online/email/over phone

 

Address: 901 South Spring Street, Suite B, Springfield IL 62704

Hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Phone number: 217-525-2805 or 1-800-676-2805

Email: info@4childcare.org

Website:  www.4childcare.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCCC.SDA13

Drop-in Programs FREE!

​Spirit of Faith

Type of service: Drop-in Center
What they do: Tutoring/Homework help, Parent/child toddler room, open gym, volleyball team, art, music, dance, drama, weight room, rec/game room
Who is eligible? Open to all
Referral needed? No
Best way to access services: Walk in

Address: 105 E. Dunlap, Jacksonville IL
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 2:45 – 5 p.m. during the school year
Phone number: 217-371-6363

Community Center for the Deaf

Type of service: Community Center
What they do: Offer rental space and programs for the Deaf and HH individuals to meet for education, guidance, support, and socialization.
Who is eligible? Open to all.
Referral needed? No
Best way to access services: Walk in or email with questions

Phone number: 217-245-0429

Videophone number: 217-408-0203

Fax: 217-245-2562

Address: 907 W. Superior Ave., Jacksonville
Hours of operation: 7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. We are opening when we can, due to the COVID safety, double check to call or email for arrangements.

email: jccdpresident@jccd.org

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Jacksonville DREAM Center Foundation

Type of service: Volunteer
What they do: Match kids of all ages with volunteer experiences and adult mentors to help them explore their interests, gain job skills, and participate in the community. If you are interested in learning to do something, the DREAM Center can probably help you out!
Who is eligible? Open to all. You can even bring your friends or family with you!
Referral needed? No
Best way to access services: Walk in or email with questions

Address: 210 W. College, Jacksonville
Hours of operation: Most afternoons and evenings
email: jacksonvilledreamcenter@gmail.com

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Support

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Type of service: Substance Abuse support
What they do: support and information group (in person) and 24-hour hotline for individuals dealing with alcohol problems
Who is eligible? Depends on the type of meeting
Referral needed? No
Best way to access services: Call for information or go to a meeting. See website for meeting times and locations.

Hours: There are many meetings every week. See website for meeting times and locations.
Phone number: 217-371-0638 (24 hour local hotline)

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National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Springfield

Type of service: Supportive Services
What they do: Volunteer-run support groups for family members of people with mental health needs, advocacy, information
Who is eligible? open to all
Referral needed? No
Best way to access support: Call.

Address: 1010 Lake Street, Springfield, IL 60301
Phone: 217-522-1403

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Community Resource Navigator

Type of service: Support Services
What they do: Help match need with resource

Who is eligible? Anyone.

Referral needed? No
Best way to access services: Walk-in or call

Address: 200 W Douglas Ave, Jacksonville, IL 62650 (Jacksonville Police Department)

Phone: 217-479-4630

Contact Person: Alan Bradish

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Type of service: Substance Abuse support
What they do: support and information group (in person) and 24-hour hotline for individuals dealing with drug problems
Who is eligible? Depends on the type of meeting.
Referral needed? No
Best way to access services: Call for information or go to a meeting. See website for meeting times and locations.

Hours: There are several meetings. See website to search for meeting times and locations. 

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SAMHSA

Type of service: Support Services
What they do: Reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
Who is eligible? Depends upon need and program

Referral needed? No
Best way to access services: Call

Phone number:877-726-4727
Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/samhsa

​Phoenix Center

Type of service: LGBTQIA support
What they do: drop-in center, support groups, youth group, special events
Who is eligible? Varies depending on group or program.
Referral needed? No
Best way to access services: Call for more information or visit website for details.

Address: 109 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 217-528-5253

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Al-Anon

Type of service: Substance Abuse family support

What they do: group support meetings

Who is eligible? People over 18 who are troubled by someone else’s drinking.

Referral needed? No

Best way to access services: go to a meeting. See here for info: http://al-anon.org/find-a-meeting

Email: wso@al-anon.org
Current meetings: 7:30-8:30 pm on Wednesdays at Centenary United Methodist Church, 331 East State St., Jacksonville
Phone number: 757-563-1600 (national office)

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Hobby Horse House

Type of service: Support
What they do: Parent Education (Positive Parenting Classes, Divorced Parenting Class) and Supervised visits.
Who is eligible? Open to all. Positive parenting is free, divorced parenting is sliding fee scale. Supervised visits are $22/hour, can be self-pay or paid by referring system.
Referral needed? Not required but they are accepted
Best way to access services: Walk in or call with questions. Must show court order for supervised visits.

Address: 208 S. Mauvaisterre St., Jacksonville
Contact Person: Ericka Marshall
Phone: 217-243-3602

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