Central Illinois including Peoria, Illinois and Surrounding Areas Links
American Red Cross Serving Central Illinois – The American Red Cross Central and Southern Illinois Region is proud to serve 72 counties in Illinois, 4 counties in Missouri and 2 counties in Iowa. The region includes 3 chapters and serves almost 3 million people.
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria – A ministry inspired by Christ’s love and care, committed to serve Christ’s Mystical Body by upholding the dignity of each person and serving each individual as we would serve Christ Himself, advocating for a just and compassionate society according to our Catholic Social Teachings of the Church; and encouraging others to join us in fulfilling our mission.
- Central Illinois Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) – SNAP works with families and children to determine the equipment, resources, or services that would best promote child and family independence and quality of life.
- Children’s Hospital of Illinois – As a premier children’s hospital, we address the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the pediatric patients.
- Common Place Family Learning Center – Since 1967, Common Place Family Learning Center has worked on the center south side of Peoria, Illinois, to eliminate the root causes of poverty, racism, and injustice through education.
- Crittenton Centers has been serving Peoria and all of central Illinois since 1892. Originally conceived as a maternity home for unwed mothers, the agency has evolved into a multi-service, multi-million dollar not-for-profit (501c3) child welfare organization. Currently, our three core services include the Crisis Nursery (emergency and respite care for infants and children ages birth to 6 years), the Child Development Center (preschool and daycare for infants and children ages 6 weeks to 6 years) and Educational and Support Services. Crittenton Centers’ mission is to protect and nurture children and families.
- Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois, Inc. – Providing Employment & Veterans Services in Central Illinois – Contact Johanna Wagner at (309) 682-1113 Ext. 2117
- Greater Illinois Region of NA – NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters – Changing perspectives. Changing lives. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.
- Heart of Illinois Harvest – Heart of Illinois Harvest (HOIH) is a not-for-profit food rescue program that transports surplus food to local agencies for free distribution to those in need on a daily basis.
- Heart of Illinois Homeless Continuum of Care – Providing solutions to help end homelessness in Fulton, Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties
- Heart of Illinois United Way – Founded in 1921, the Heart of Illinois United Way brings together people from business, labor, government, health and human services to address our community’s needs. Money raised through the Heart of Illinois United Way campaign stays in our community funding programs and services in Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford Counties.
- Illinois Department of Human Services – Helping to reduce poverty and keep individuals and families out of the deep-end of social service systems.
- New Promise Center Women’s Shelter – A housing, social service, and spiritual enhancement ministry of South Side Mission for homeless women and women with children.
- Peoria Area Food Bank – Our mission is to supply food and grocery products to a network of food pantries in an five county area. As He multiplied the Loaves and Fishes, we can feed the hungry in our area.
- Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc. (PCCEO) – The Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc. is a Community Action Agency and leadership organization that promotes self-sufficiency and economic security. PCCEO has a commitment to life-long learning and serves as an agent for transformational change to help individuals and families improve their quality of life in Peoria County.
- Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service – Our mission is to do the work of Jesus Christ, providing hope, respect, and guidance towards a path to prosperity. Friendship House is a faith-based organization reaching out to all those in need, regardless of faith. We strive to embody God’s love and to treat everyone who comes through our doors with caring, respect and dignity.
- Peoria Rescue Ministries – Exists to serve and glorify God through a Christ-centered outreach of love that responds to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of hurting men, women, and children without regard to race, creed, or social standing.
- Prairie State Legal Services – Prairie State Legal Services is an organization that offers free legal services for low income persons and those age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them. There are 12 office locations serving 36 counties in northern Illinois.
- Salvation Army – Pekin, Illinois – The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
- South Side Mission – exists to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to the poor, and in His name to love, feed, house, clothe and teach all those people He sends to us.
- South Side Office of Concern – The South Side Office of Concern’s mission of “Turning Lives Around” reflects our long history of serving populations of individuals who have limited resources and support systems, including those with mental health challenges, intellectual disabilities and other special needs.
- The Center for Prevention of Abuse – OUR MISSION – To help all people – women, men and children – live free from violence and abuse.
- The Center for Youth and Family Solutions – The Center for Youth and Family Solutions provides strengths-based, family-centered social services to individuals and families in need.
- Tri-County Urban League – Established in 1965, the mission of Tri-County Urban League, Inc. is to advance the regional economy and quality of life in Central Illinois by promoting education and improving the employability skills, self-sufficiency, and social well-being of African Americans and people in need. For over 50 years,the agency has been operating and delivering services to economically and socially deprived individuals in the Peoria area.