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Community Resource


Whatever the need, local social service agencies are designed to help and can provide assistance in areas such as...

 

  1. Addictions
  2. Child Abuse, Dating, Domestic Violence, & Sexual Assault
  3. Childcare, Mentoring, Parenting
  4. Clothing Assistance & Houshold Misc. (2nd  hand & consignment)
  5. Computer Skills
  6. Counseling & Life Coaches
  7. Dental Services
  8. Disability Services
  9. Disaster Assistance
  10. Discount Self-Care Services @ Carl Sandburg College
  11. Educational Assistance & Support
  12. Employment & Training Resources
  13. Eyewear & Hearing Aids/Devices
  14. Food Assistance & Meal Services
  15. Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgender & Questioning
  16. General Assistance
  17. Grief & Loss
  18. Health Care & Pregnancy
  19. Housing
  20. Intercultural Support
  21. Legal Concerns
  22. Marriage Enhancement
  23. Mental Health Crisis
  24. Money Management
  25. Senior Services
  26. Spiritual Community
  27. Suicide Prevention
  28. Transportation
  29. Utilities Assistance
  30. Veterans & Military Services
  31. Volunteer Services – Opportunities to give back

This booklet lists numerous free resources and services available at Carl Sandburg College, Knox County and the surrounding area.

In case of an emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.

The Counseling Department at Carl Sandburg College does not assume responsibility for the quality of services provided by agencies or web sites listed below. Inclusion in the list does not imply endorsement nor does omission indicate disapproval.                                                                                                                        

Local Area Services –

Working Together for a Stronger Community

1)  ADDICTIONS

  • Abater Addiction and Mental Health Hotline — 24-hour crisis line for drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis. Crisis counseling and referral. 1.800.511.9225.
  • Addiction Center - Find a rehab facility based on your drug, location and needs. Information available on addiction, treatment and recovery. www.AddictionCenter.com. For 24/7 Treatment Help Call: 888-323-6142. 
  • Al-Anon Info Service — Support for family and friends of persons who have been effected by someone else’s drinking. For local group times, visit: www.niafg.org; www.al-anon.alateen.org or call 309.342.0146.
  • Alateen — Support for children that have been effected by someone else’s drinking. Galesburg meetings for children ages 11-19 meet on Thursdays, 5 p.m. at Bridgeway. Meetings available for Churchill and Lombard Jr. High School students at the schools during the academic year. Visit www.niafg.org or call 309.342.0146.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous — Usually one or more meetings daily in Galesburg, Monmouth, Knoxville, Oquawka and Abingdon. Times and locations vary - Call 24 hr. answering services 309.343.1530 or 309.337.2711 for information or assistance.
  • Bridgeway — Outpatient counseling. DUI evaluations and services, treatment services. 2323 Windish Dr., Galesburg. Call 309.344.2323, dial 0 and ask for Intake.
  • The Consultants — (James and Carolyn Sward) – Outpatient counseling for general addiction issues. DUI evaluations and classes. Email jamessward@hotmail.com or sward47@hotmail.com. 309.343.2396.
  • Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery at Proctor Hospital — Inpatient and outpatient treatment for all types of addiction. www.addictionrecov.org. 1.800.522.3784
  • Narconon — Need help with addiction? Provides long-term inpatient care. 1.800.556.8885.
  • Narcotics Anonymous — Check www.centralillinoisna.org or call for local meeting times. 1.800.539.0475.
  • National Drug/Alcohol Treatment Referral — 1.800.454.8966.
  • Pathways Counseling — April Brobston, LPC (Supervised by Steven Foshay) Specializes in couple’s communication and addiction recovery. Reduced rates to cash clients - 45.00 individual and 50.00 for couples. Limited slots for truly needy clients at 25.00 per session. Bondi Building, 311 East Main Street #205, Galesburg. Email: april. brobston@gmail.com. Website: www.aprilbrobston.com Fax: 309.343.6005. Phone: 309.351.5255.
  • Dr. Philip Ulm, PsyD — Specializes in chemical dependency, depression, and anxiety. Located at Prompt Care. 1707 Henderson St., Galesburg. 309.343.1000.
  • Recovery Helpline — (M-F, 9-12 a.m. EST) Works with treatment centers nation-wide and will help you find a treatment center that will work with your insurance benefits and meet your individual treatment needs. The Helpline works with centers that accept PPO, HMO and Medicare Policies. All agents have experience in recovery and are able to provide compassion and empathy. Call when you are ready to start on your road to recovery. Agents are available to help you take that first step toward getting your life back. 1.855.426.1175.

2)  CHILD ABUSE, DATING, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT

  • CASA of Knox County — CASA is the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program. The program recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to provide individualized advocacy for child victims of abuse and neglect. Advocates ensure that these abused and neglected children are afforded safe, permanent, and loving homes in the least amount of time possible.  www.casaofknoxco.com. 309.343.4299  
  • Galesburg Public Library - Provides material for dealing with abuse, including books and legal resources.  Free internet access is available.  309-343-6118.
  • Knox County Child Advocacy - Child Advocacy Center - Providing services to child victims of sexual abuse and serious physical abuse cases in Knox, Warren and Henderson Counties.  www.paladincac.org. 30.344.8416
  • Knox County State’s Attorney Victim Advocate — Provides emotional support, court advocacy, service referrals, case status updates and scheduling info for victims or survivors of violent crimes once the criminal case has been filed. 309.345.3886.
  • Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center, 24-Hour Crisis Line — Provides confidential help to individuals who are experiencing violence in their relationships through court advocacy, a 24 hour crisis line, emergency safe house, counseling, food and clothing and referral services. Walk-ins welcome. 1188 W. Main St., Galesburg. www.safeharbordv.org. 309.343.SAFE (7233).
  • Love Is Respect Website — Offers information on how to recognize dating violence and how to seek help. http://www.loveisrespect.org
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline — http://www.thehotline.org/. 1.800.799.7233 1.800.787.3224 (TTY).
  • The Office on Violence Against Women — Established to reduce violence against women and strengthen resources for all survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. http://www.justice.gov/ovw.
  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) — This nonprofit organization has a twenty-four-hour hotline for anonymous support for people dealing with sexual assault and their friends and families. https://rainn.org/get-help/national-sexual-assault-online- hotline.
  • Sexual Assault Prevention — Information for students, schools, and anyone interested in finding resources on how to respond to and prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses and in our schools. www.notalone.gov/
  • The Stalking Resource Center— http://www.victimsofcrime org/our-programs/stalking-resource-center
  • Victim Services, 24-Hour Crisis Line — All services are free and confidential. Services in Knox County are for sexual abuse/assault survivors only. Crisis intervention, legal advocacy and follow-up counseling services. www.wirpc.org/victimservices. 309.837.5555.

3)  CHILDCARE, MENTORING & PARENTING

  • 1st Street Armoury Community Center — Offers numerous programs for young children, school-age children and young adults in the Monmouth community. Programs such as Break the Cycle: a 10 week program for low income children to partner with a mentor and build a bike; and the Energy League after school/summer program for children K-6 located at Lincoln Homes. www.1ststreetarmoury.net. 215 S. 1st St., Monmouth. 309.734.8991.     
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Knox County — Provides children and youth a no-cost, professionally supported, one-to-one relationship with a caring adult who will help and assist them in achieving their highest potential. The goal is to provide successful mentoring relationships for all children to ensure bright futures and stronger communities for all. 2101 Windish Drive, Galesburg. www.hoibbbs.org. 309.344.2252
  • Bright Futures — Educational opportunities available for children in Knox and Warren counties. 932 Harrison St., Galesburg. http://brightfutures205.weebly.com/. 309.973.2031.
  • Learning Center - A Parent/Teacher Resource Center and Lending Library. Call the school to schedule an appointment.
  • Partners in Parenting - Offers information and support for parents of children prenatal to 3 years of age. Personal visits with Parents as Teachers certified Parent Educators are available as well as parent/child activities and workshops.Preschool Program - Free public preschool program serving children ages 3-5 years in Knox County. Administered by the local school district. Screening required to determine eligibility. Eligibility is based on need. Classes meet Monday through Friday, half-day program.
  • Carver Community Action Agency — Offers a variety of programming for youth, including: Summer, food & recreation programTutoring programs - for all agesSocial & physical fitness programs open to 5-18 years old. Basketball leagues.  Located at 424 Depot St., Galesburg. www.carvercaa.com. 309.342.0150.
  • Center for Youth & Family Solutions — Offers a full array of services through the following programs: Counseling (individual, couples, family, group), Adoption, Intact Family Intervention, Foster Care, Youth, Family and Community Outreach Services, Pregnancy Planning and Family Support Services. Insurance, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), sliding fee scale. 292 N. Chambers, Galesburg, 309.342.1136. Hotline available 24/7. 1.800.25.ABUSE • 1.800.252.2873.
  • Childcare Resource & Referral — Are you looking for childcare? Do you need help paying for childcare? Numerous services and resources available. 1.866.324.3236.Creative Childhood Center — Preschool/childcare for ages 2-12 years. Application required. www.bway.org/childcare. 309.344.KIDS.
  • Galesburg Public Library — Lends informational material, including books and videos, on topics such as childcare, family health, family counseling and more. Provides free Internet access. 309.343.6118.Galesburg Youth Athletic Club — Program designed to help youth learn respect, responsibility and the steps needed to get and stay on the path to success through health, fitness and mentoring. 64 S. Prairie St., Weinberg Arcade, Suite 402. www.gyacboxing.webs.com. Contact Carlos Duncan 309.299.1606.
  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa & Western Illinois — Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The program is available to all girls K-12. For more information, email Lindsey Powell at: Lindseyp@GirlScoutsToday.org or call 1.800.798.0833.
  • GoodGuides Youth Mentoring — An initiative that focuses on at-risk teens in danger of dropping out of school, getting involved with drugs and alcohol or making other harmful choices. Volunteer mentors serve as positive role models who encourage teens to stay in school, make good decisions and prepare for productive careers. If you know a teen that would benefit from a GoodGuides relationship, or if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer mentor, please call Elizabeth McCombs at 309.682.1113 ext. 2115 or email emccombs@goodwillpeo.org. (Volunteer mentors receive a minimum of six hours of training and must commit to a one-year mentoring relationship, spending at least four hours a month with your teen).
  • Head Start — West Central Community Services — Free comprehensive preschool program for children ages 3-5 in Knox ,Warren and Henderson counties. Family size and income determines eligibility. Head Start serves at least 10% children with disabilities. Please visit our new website: http://www.wccsheadstart.org/. 321 E. Euclid Ave., Monmouth. 309.734.3151. or 277 E. Tompkins St., Galesburg. 309.343.6102.
  • Lactation Room — for Carl Sandburg College students/staff – private room with table, chairs and electrical access. Galesburg campus, room A064.
  • Learning Connections Child Care Center — A full service early education and care center serving children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Offering full and part- time childcare and preschool as well as flexible hourly childcare for those who need occasional care or backup childcare for their home provider. Accepting state child care assistance as needed. Located at 849 S. Henderson St., Galesburg. 309.343.3014.
  • Knox County Housing Authority Neighborhood Network Center — For KCHA residents only. Offers computer classes, typing classes, internet and email workshops, open lab hours in their fully networked computer lab with high-speed bandwidth internet access. Woodland Bend Community Center, 480 Iowa Ave, Galesburg. 309.344.0152.
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, Single Parent Program — Provides educational and support services to single-parent families in Knox and Warren counties. Contact Linda Crandall, program coordinator. 167 N. Kellogg St., Galesburg. 309.343.7681.
  • Mom2Mom Support Group (Galesburg) — Free Christian based support group designed to support moms in all seasons of motherhood. Free childcare during meetings. Gifted speakers on interesting topics about family, marriage, and child rearing. Held on the 1st & 3rd Fridays from 9:00 - 11:00 am. To register go to the program website: mybethel.com/mom2mom. For additional info e-mail: bethelmom2mom@gmail.com .Bethel Baptist Church. 1196 N. Academy St. Galesburg. 309.342.3166.
  • Mother to Mother Support Group (Monmouth) — Free support group designed to provide opportunities for mothers of different cultures, ethnic backgrounds, economics, and social status to gather in a supportive environment. Support groups, and bi weekly informal events held on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30pm. Location and additional free monthly events posted on the their Facebook page - Warren County Mothertomother. For more information contact Stephanie Dehner. 309.371.2008.
  • OSF Resource Link — Serves children ages 0-18. Free service that provides case coordination services for families and their children. OSF Resource Case Coordinator will complete an assessment of child’s needs; along with the family, develop an action plan for services; make necessary referrals; and work with the family for 90 days, focusing on problem resolution. Coordinator can assist anyone in locating any social service program in the area to assist families. OSF Healthcare System, 3405 North St., Galesburg. ryan.l.williams@osfhealthcare.org. 309.202.1648.
  • Salvation Army — Offers youth programs and a summer youth camp. Main youth program: Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. for youth ages 3 1/2 to 18. Program starts with supper and includes a one-hour program that is emblem earning. Three satellite programs for children kindergarten through sixth grade at the community rooms at Cedar Creek (McKnight), Woodland Bend (Iowa Ct.) and Whispering Hollow (South & Berrien). Programs include snacks, homework time and emblem-earning activity.Summer camp programs for grades 1-12 available at the Salvation Army Eagle Crest Camp in Washburn.Call for hours and details. 510 N. Kellogg St., Galesburg. 309.342.9168.
  • Warren Achievement Center Early Intervention Program — Free developmental testing for infants and toddlers, ages birth to 3 years. Home-based development therapy and referral services available as needed. www.warrenachievement.com. 309.734.7902.

4)  CLOTHING & HOUSEHOLD MISC. (2ND HAND CONSIGNMENT)

  • Community Treasures Thrift Shop — Offers a variety of merchandise, including men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, accessories, linens, housewares, collectibles, books, stationery, toys. Owned by Galesburg Community Foundation and provides grants to area non-profits and scholarships to students. 444 E. Main, Galesburg. 309.342.9018.
  • Galesburg Rescue Mission — Provides free clothing to those in need. 435 East Third St., Galesburg. 309.343.4151.
  • Goodwill Thrift Store — Provides new and gently used clothing. 1338 N. Henderson St., Galesburg. 309.344.4717.
  • Renew: Goods For Goods — Thrift Store and Benevolence Center - All proceeds beyond the cost of operations are returned to the community in the form of completely free merchandise from the store; food, fuel, and utility assistance, and similar benevolence activities. Located in the Northwoods Community Church. 940 W. Fremont Street, Suite A, Galesburg. For more info - http://renewgalesburg.com/. Phone: 309.299.0282.
  • The Purple Hanger — Provides new and gently used clothing, household items and furniture at a very low cost. All proceeds benefit the Safe Harbor Women’s Shelter. 367 East Tompkins St., Galesburg. 309.343.0065.
  • Salvation Army Family Store — Provides new and gently used clothing, household items and furniture at low cost. 520 Home Blvd., Galesburg. 309.343.0721.
  • Suite Deal (Formerly Anonymously Yours Consignment) — Carries gently used & refurbished furniture, jewelry, handbags & household items. ayconsignment@grics. net. 223 E. Main St., Galesburg. 309.343.7811.

5)  COMPUTER SKILLS /INFO.

  • Carver Community Action Center — Computer lab and computer literacy programs available. Located at 424 Depot St., Galesburg. www.carvercaa.com. 309.342.0150.
  • Galesburg Public Library — Lends books and videos offering instruction on topics such as keyboarding and basic computer skills, Internet use, email access, and Windows operating systems. Also coordinates the Tech Tutor program for individualized technology tutoring for phones, computers, tablets, eReaders and more (offered seasonally). 40 E. Simmons St., Galesburg. 309.343.6118.
  • Goodwill Learning Center — Offering free, instructor-led, basic computer classes and more advanced workshops. Basic classes cover introductory computer concepts. Workshops are appropriate for those with a solid computer knowledge foundation who want specific training on a given topic. Workshops may include topics such as Word, Excel, (Power Point), job preparation skills, resume writing, cover letters, interviewing and job searching. 1931 Grand Ave., Galesburg. For info visit www.goodwillpeo.org or call 309.342.1055.
  • Knox County Housing Authority Neighborhood Network Center — For KCHA Residents only. Offers computer classes, typing classes, internet and email workshops, open lab hours in their fully networked computer lab with high-speed bandwidth internet access. Woodland Bend Community Center, 480 Iowa Ave, Galesburg. 309.344.0152.
  • Office Specialists — Sells new computers, laptops and printers. Toshiba service center. Computer and printer repair. 143 E. Ferris St., Galesburg. www.osi.biz or 309.342.7719.
  • Tigerdirect.com — Offers reliable new and refurbished computers. 1.800.800.8300 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday – Friday.
  • Tri-lutions Computer and Internet Center — Sells new and refurbished computers. Computer Repair. 1042 N. Henderson Suite #3, Galesburg. www.trilutions.net. 309.342.7177.

6)  COUNSELING & LIFE COACHING SERVICES

(Those with emergency mental health concerns should go to the nearest emergency room or call 911)

  • Galesburg Public Library — Books and videos are available to borrow on self-help topics such as behavioral health, addiction recovery, overcoming grief, personal development and more. Free access to the Internet is provided. 40 E. Simmons St., Galesburg. 309.343.6118.
(IN PATIENT) TREATMENT SERVICES
  • Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System — Psychiatric facility offering hospitalization services for children and youth ages 4-21. Assessment and referral available 24/7. 1.800.272.7790.
(OUT PATIENT) COUNSELING SERVICES & LIFE COACHING SERVICES

Attending college can cause stress. Unhealthy coping skills such as use of alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, shopping, sexual activity, etc. can increase and become problematic when people are stressed. Anxiety, substance abuse, depression, time management, ineffective study and test-taking skills and family problems are not uncommon to college students. Help is only a phone call away.

  • Advanced Behavioral Health — Sliding scale payment option. 2101 Windish Dr., Galesburg. 309.342.6852.
  • Bridgeway Counseling Services — Sliding scale payment option. Specializes in individual, group and couples counseling for EAP and insurance cases. 2323 Windish Drive, Galesburg. 309.342.6852. After hours crisis line answered by Foundation 2 Crisis Center, 800.322.7143.
  • Carl Sandburg College Student Services — Short-term counseling for Sandburg students. 309.341.5237.
  • Center for Youth & Family Solutions — Specializes in depression, anger managment, stress management, parenting young children and teens and couples counseling. Sliding scale payment option. 292 N. Chambers St., Galesburg. www.cyfsolutions.org 309.342.1136.
  • The Consultants (James and Carolyn Sward) — Specializing in general addiction issues. DUI evaluations and classes. Email jamessward@hotmail.com or sward47@hotmail. com 309.343.2396.
  • Crossroads Counseling and Life Coaching — 647 W. Losey St., Galesburg. info@crossroadslife.com. www.crossroadslife.com. 309.343.0800.
  • Larsen Counseling Services - 940 W. Fremont St., Galesburg. Info at www.DantheShrink.com. 800-608-1956.
  • Health Coaching with Bobbi K. Pio — Learn ways to achieve a healthier diet and lifestyle. https://bobbi-pio.healthcoach.integrativenutrition.com.       Bobbikpio@gmail.com.
  • Knox Community Health Center — Behavioral health services are coordinated between on-site licensed counselors and staff medical doctors to ensure the best physicaland mental/emotional health. Accepts Medicaid and All Kids. 1361 W. Fremont St., Galesburg. www.knoxcountyhealth.org. 309.344.2224.
  • Life Improvements Counseling by Bonnie Blair, LCPC — Individual/couple therapy/life coaching - Confidential/country office building located just north of E. Fremont Rd. at 1798 Knox Rd. 700 E., Galesburg. lifeimprovements@hotmail.com or 309.335.6782.
  • Nyi & Nyi Counseling — 311 E. Main St., Galesburg. 309.343.1439. OSF Holy Family Rural Health Clinic —1000 West Harlem Avenue, Monmouth, For appointments call 309.734.1414
    • Michael l. Raymond (Luke) NCC, LPC - Provides individual, family and couples counseling. Clinical interests in ADHD, trauma recovery and victim services.
    • Kurt Volz, LCSW, CADC - Provides individual, family, and couples counseling. Works with children, teens, adults, older adults in areas of mental health and addictions. Specializing in ADHD, Depression/Anxiety/Bipolar Disorders, Dysthymic Disorder, anger management, adults who grew up in dysfunctional families, spirituality and grief issues.
  • Pathways Counseling — April Brobston, LPC (Supervised by Steven Foshay) Specializes in couple’s communication and addiction recovery. Reduced rates to cash clients - 45.00 individual and 50.00 for couples. Limited slots for truly needy clients at 25.00 per session. Bondi Building, 311 East Main Street #205, Galesburg. Email: april. brobston@gmail.com. Website: www.aprilbrobston.com Fax: 309.343.6005. Phone: 309.351.5255.
  • Dr. Phillip Ulm, PsyD — Specializes in chemical dependency, depression & anxiety. Charity assistance program available. Application can be obtained at OSF Prompt Care. 1707 Henderson St., Galesburg. 309.343.1000.
  • Proctor Hospital – The Counseling Center at Proctor Hospital, Comprehensive out-patient services, 5409 Knoxville Ave. Peoria. 309.689.6008.
  • Resolutions Unlimited, Dr. Michael Shear, PsyD — 311 Main St., Suite 500, Galesburg. 309.673.9385.
  • Steven Foshay, MS. LCPC — 311 E. Main St., Suite 505 Bondi Bldg., Galesburg. 309.335.6773.
EATING DISORDERS
  • Betsy Zmuda-Swanson, LCSW — Private practice. 1800 3rd Ave, Suite 412, Rock Island, IL. 309.786.3006.
  • Crossroads Counseling and Life Coaching — 647 W. Losey St., Galesburg. info@crossroadslife.com. www.crossroadslife.com 309.343.0800.
  • Life Improvements Counseling by Bonnie Blair, LCPC — Individual/couple therapy/life coaching - Confidential/country office building located just north of E. Fremont Rd. at 1798 Knox Rd. 700 E., Galesburg. lifeimprovements@hotmail.com or 309.335.6782.
  • Mary Pocivasek, RD, LDN — 1302 7th St. Suite 201. Moline. 309.762.3931 or 309.757.1264
SPIRITUAL COUNSELING
  • Crossroads Counseling and Life Coaching — 647 W. Losey St., Galesburg. info@crossroadslife.com. www.crossroadslife.com 309.343.0800.
  • Fields Church - Pastor Mark Robinson — Pastoral Counseling. 185 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg. fieldschurch.com or Facebook.com/fieldschurch. mjrobinson33@gmail.com. 309.335.9920.
  • Kurt Volz, LCSW, CADC — Provides individual, family, and couples counseling. Works with children, teens, adults, older adults in areas of mental health and addictions. Specializing in ADHD, Depression/Anxiety/ Bipolar Disorders, Dysthymic Disorder, anger management, adults who grew up in dysfunctional families, spirituality and grief issues. 1000 West Harlem Avenue, Monmouth. For appointments call 309.734.1414.
  • Life Improvements Counseling by Bonnie Bair, LCPC - Individual/Couple Therapy & Life Coaching — Confidential/Country office building located just north of E. Fremont Rd. at 1798 Knox Rd. 700 E. Galesburg. lifeimprovements@hotmail.com or 309.335.6782.
  • Richard B. Gilbert, PhD, CT — Specializes in spiritual issues, grief and loss counseling. 1484 N. Academy St., Galesburg. dick.gilbert@yahoo.com. 309.351.7447.

7)  DENTAL SERVICES

  • Affordable Dentures — Cash, checks, all major credit cards, except American Express and Care Credit accepted. 2807 W. Townline Rd., Peoria. 309.689.1452.
  • Carl Sandburg College’s Dental Hygiene Program — Cleanings, X-rays,fluoride treatment and exam offered at a discounted rate of $30. Services provided by students, supervised by licensed dental hygienists. Located at the Annex 209 E. Main St., Galesburg. 309.344.2595.
  • Eagle View Community Health System, Inc., — Affordable medical and dental care, regardless of income levels. Accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance providers. Sliding scale discounts available. Reasonable payment plans available. www.eagleviewhealth.org
Oquawka Dental Location                                           Stronghurst Dental Location

Highway 164 East, Oquawka                                     101 S. Division, Stronghurst

Toll-free 877.350.2385, Dental 309.867.2770   Toll-free 866.346.1337, Dental 309.924.2424

  • Knox Community Health Center — Primary and preventative dental health services. 1361 W. Fremont St., Galesburg. Accepts Medicaid and All Kids. www.knoxcountyhealth.org. 309.344.2225.

 

8) DISABILITY SERVICES

  • Bridgeway — Community Employment Program (IPS) provides vocational assessment, job finding support and job retention support.  www.bway.org. 2323 Windish Drive,  Galesburg 309.344.4247.
  • Carl Sandburg College Academic Support Services — Galesburg Campus, Rm B068. Serving students with disabilities or diagnosed learning disorders. Jake Runge, Coordinator. 309.341.5262.
  • Galesburg Transit City Bus — Enroll at Galesburg City Hall (55 W. Tompkins St.) or at the Transit Office (567 S. Farnham St.) 309.342.4242.
    *Disability Pass — Persons with disabilities (not on Circuit breaker) can obtain papers from Galesburg City Hall. Papers need to be completed by a physician and will allow a discounted price of 40 cents per ride.
    *People with Disabilities Ride Free Program — A physician’s verification of disability form is required to prove eligibility. Rider must also be registered with the Illinois Circuit Breaker Program which can be obtained through VNA at 309.342.1152).
  • Head Start — West Central Community Services — Free comprehensive preschool program for children ages 3-5 in Knox, Warren and Henderson counties. Family size and income determines elgibility. Head Start serves at least 10% children with disabilities and may serve 10% over income families. www.wccsheadstart.org. 321 E. Euclid Ave., Monmouth. 309.734.3151 or 277 E. Tompkins St., Galesburg. 309.343.6102.
  • Illinois Dept. of Human Services/Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) — 477 E. Main St., Galesburg. Vocational rehabilitation and home services 309.343.2193.
  • KCCDD — Empowering people through knowledge, creativity, caring, development and dedication. Provides services for adults with various disablilties. Services include employment skills training, job coaching, life skills training and job placement assistance. 2015 Windish Dr., Galesburg. 309.344.1700.
  • Stone-Hayes Center for Independent Living — 39 N. Prairie St., Galesburg. For all disability-related issues, all disabilities, all ages, no cost.www.stone-hayes.org. 309.344.1306.
  • Triumph Services, Inc. CAMP KIDS — 6 week summer day camp for children with disabilities ages 5-21. Operated jointly by Bridgeway, KCCDD and Warren Achievement Center. 2015 Windish Dr., Galesburg. 309.344.2600.
  • UIC/Specialized Care for Children (UIC/SCC) — Provides assistance to children 0-21 years who are chronically and/or medically disabled. Children with an eligible condition qualify for services. Free service coordination and/or money for eligible children. 4711 44th St., Rock Island. 1.800.651.9526.
  • VNA Community Services — VNA Community Services provides information and assistance to persons and families with disabilities. Family caregiver services. Handicap-accessible van available for both local and out-of-town trips and appointments with advance notice. 2262 Grand Ave., Galesburg. Medicare D and Circuit Breaker sign up. Free amplified phones for the hard of hearing. 309.342.1152.
  • Warren Achievement Center Early Intervention Program — Free development testing for infants and toddlers, ages birth to 3 years. Home based developmental therapy and referral services available as needed. www.warrenachievement.com. 309.734.7902, ext. 202.
  • Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging (WIAAA) & Disability Resource Center — Provides easy access to information and assistance, referrals, benefits check-up, individual options counseling and specialized care coordination for persons with disabilities. Covers a 10 county area. www.wiaaa.org. 1.800.322.1051 or 309.793.6800.

 

9)  DISASTER ASSISTANCE

  • American Red Cross — Western Illinois Chapter - Provides assistance with house fires, floods, winter storms, tornadoes, etc. 143 E. Main St., Galesburg. www.westernillinoisredcross.org. 309.344.1611.

 

10)  DISCOUNT SERVICES @CARL SANDBURG COLLEGE

  • Carl Sandburg College’s Cosmetology Program — Highlights, haircuts, perms, etc. offered at discounted rate. Services provided by students, supervised by licensed instructors. Located at Carl Sandburg College Annex 209 E. Main St., Galesburg. 309.344.2595.
  • Carl Sandburg College’s Dental Hygiene Program — Cleanings, X-rays, fluoride treatment and exam offered at a discounted rate of $30. Services provided by students, supervised by licensed dental hygienists. Located at the Annex, 209 E. Main St., Galesburg. 309.344.2595.

 

11)  EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE & SUPPORT

  • Carl Sandburg College Main Campus — 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg. Academic Support Services — Provides disability support, tutoring, academic equipment loans, and referrals for learning disabilities testing. Room B68. 309.341.5262.
  • Carl Sandburg College Counselors — Counseling services available to address obstacles to academic success. 309.341.5237.
  • Galesburg Promise Scholarship — First come, first served scholarship for all Galesburg District #205 graduates. Aid based on years of attendance and is applied after other financial aid. Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Sandburg scholarship application. Must apply within 2 years of high school 10 graduation. For more info. http://sandburg.edu/financial-aid/galesburg-promise.
  • TRIO Student Support Services — Non-financial support for first-generation college students and income eligible students pursuing transfer degree programs. Application required. 309.341.5362.
  • Tutoring Center — Room B72. *Free online tutoring for Sandburg students only. Go to tutor.com/sandburg. Create an account using the Sandburg student e-mail address. For scheduling call 309.341.5454. Recommended Study Support Website: http://www.khanacademy.org/
  • Galesburg Community Foundation — Offers scholarships to students in Knox and Warren countries and the surrounding area enrolled in a nursing or other health related career program. Applications are available January 1 - April 1 annually and must be submitted online at www.ahalthycommunity.org. For questions call 309.344.8898.
  • Galesburg Public Library — Lends resources on test prep, career planning and educational success. Has dedicated research computers for the public that can be used for resume building, online coursework and educational database usage. Provides access to the Learning Express Library (LEL) online centers for elementary school, middle school, high school, college prep and college students, as well as adult learners and job prep. The LEL provides practice tests, exercises and skill-building courses. 40 E. Simmons St., Galesburg. 309.343.6118.
  • Illinois Department of Human Services and Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) — Additional support for students with disabilities, including help with advocacy, technical evaluations, financial assistance for tuition and books. 477 E. Main St., Galesburg. 309.343.2193.
  • ISACorps — Outreach branch of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the agency that distributes financial aid to Illinois students and whose mission is to make college affordable and accessible to all Illinois students. ISACorps helps with career planning, college planning, and assisting with applying for financial aid. http://www.isac.org/students/before-college/isacorps/. ISACorps recommended websites: www.whatsnextillinois.org, www.isac.org, and www. collegechangeseverything.org. ISACorps recommended websites: www.whatsnextillinois.org, www.isac.org, and www.collegechangeseverything.org
  • Knox County AmeriCorps VISTA Program — The Knox County Educational Resource Specialist – serves as a resource for Knox County establishing and maintaining contacts and resource information, as well as, assisting anyone from preschool age to senior citizens with their educational needs. Email vista2@sandburg.edu.  Located on the east side of the Sandburg Mall, near the Bergner’s court. 1150 West Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg. 309.341.1631.
  • Knox County Workforce Investment Office — Offers educational assistances and support services. Adult & Dislocated Worker and Youth Career (ages 17-21) Programs. Must meet eligibility requirements. Application required. Funds dependent upon availability. 311 East Main St., Suite 612, Bondi Bldg., Galesburg. 309.343.9832.

 

12)EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING RESOURCES

  • Carl Sandburg College Office of Career Resources — Resume/cover letter assistance, interview success and any other career preparation needs. Off-campus job listings are available also. Located in Room D207 on the Main Campus in Galesburg. Contact Tracy Engstrom 309.341.5246.
  • CHA Neighborhood Network Center — Offers job training, job placement, life skills classes and workshops, and small business development services for KCHA residents. Woodland Bend Community Center, 480 Iowa Ave, Galesburg. 309.344.0152.
  • Galesburg Public Library — Provides materials on career planning, how-to guides for resumes and job preparation and specialized training guides. Also provides computer access and free Internet access for job searches. Provides access to Learning Express Library, which offers skill-building, resume development, interview preparation and general help with job searches. 40 E. Simmons St., Galesburg. 309.343.6118.
  • Goodwill Learning Center — Offers workshops on job preparation skills such as resumes,cover letters, interviewing and job searching. 1931 Grand Ave., Galesburg. www.goodwillpeo.org. 309.342.1055.
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) — Provides numerous employment and career-related resources. www.ides.state.il.us. See Peoria or Rock Island offices.
  • Illinois Department of Human Services and Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) — Vocational guidance and counseling and job placement for persons with disabilities. 477 E. Main St., Galesburg. 309.343.2193.
  • Knox County Workforce Investment Office (WIA) — Resource room with Internet access to career, training and job search-related websites and resources available. 311 E. Main St., Bondi Building - Suite 612, Galesburg. www.illinoisworknet.com. 309.343.9832.
  • Reputation Management Website for Students— Learn the importance of managing your online footprint. Potential employers and school admission offices are looking online. Inappropriate online behavior, regardless of intention, can sabotage applications for employment, graduate programs and/or scholarships. https://www.backgroundcheck.org/reputation-management/students/

 

13)  EYEWEAR & HEARING AIDS AND DEVICES

  • American Optometric Association and Vision USA — Providing free eye exams to low-income Americans across the U.S. www.optometryscharity.org/vision-usa
  • Galesburg Noon Lion’s Club — Eyewear program - Application required. Application must be board approved on the second Tuesday of each month. If approved, the recipient goes to Kehoe Eye Care for a free eye exam, frames and lenses. Set or selected frames to choose from. Contact lenses, eyedrops and medications not included. Used hearing aid program - Application required. Recipient would be required to drive to Milan to get an audiogram, ear mold impressions and fittings and hearing aids. Small donations suggested. For applications contact Mary Godsil, Sight Conservation Chair. PO Box 47, Galesburg. 309.343.1371.
  • Illinois Department of Human Services and Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) — Hearing evaluations, eye exams, glasses, hearing aids, orientation & mobility training. 477 E. Main St., Suite 107, Galesburg. 309.343.2193.
  • VNA Community Services — VNA Community Services provides free amplified phones to those with hearing impairment. Doctor signature required. 2262 Grand Ave., Galesburg. 309.342.1152.

 

14)  FOOD ASSISTANCE & MEAL SERVICES

To search for local food pantries by county go to: www.riverbendfoodbank.org/servicearea

GALESBURG RESOURCES (Food pantry eligibility & frequency may vary).

  • Carl Sandburg College — The Resource Room, located in room B117 on the Galesburg campus, is for any Sandburg student in need. Non-perishable food items and personal care items are housed in the space. Students can take what they need and are also encourged to donate items back when they can. Donations can be dropped off at the Student Life Office in Room B56. Monetary donations can be made to the Sandburg Foundation office as a Resources Room designated donation. Carl Sandburg College, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.
  • Fish Food of Galesburg — Provides food baskets in Galesburg and the surrounding Knox County area. Located at 688 Hawthorne Ct. in Galesburg. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 309.343.7807 for assistance or to volunteer. Walk-ins accepted although appointments are preferred. Assistance may be provided once every 30 days. FISH is a United Way Agency.
  • Galesburg Rescue Mission Food Pantry — 435 E. Third St., 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. 309.343.4151.
  • Growing Together — Local garden project that affords individuals and families the opportunity to grow and harvest organic produce. Participants, while helping support a local NGO who is trying to increase the growing and consumption of local food, learn valuable agricultural skills and can even receive discounts on produce in exchange for volunteer time. For more information, contact Peter via email: peter@growingtogether.us
  • Knox College Blessings in a Backpack — Provides weekend backpacks of food for 350 plus students in Cooke, King, Nielson, and Steele Elementary Schools. Knox College students, in collaboration with the East Main Hy-Vee grocery store and First Presbyterian Church, raise money to buy food, sort groceries, and pack and deliver backpacks so that no child goes hungry on the weekend during the school year. Each of the schools selects families to receive assistance. The program is entirely manned by volunteers and 100% of donations go directly to food for kids. For more information or to donate, contact Joel Estes, 309.341.7780.
  • Mound Community Garden — Opportunity for individuals and families, both experienced and novice gardeners, without land, to learn about gardening and grow their own organic produce. Located at 449 West Tompkins St., Galesburg. For details, contact Peter Schwartzman - drearth1@gmail.com
  • Salvation Army — 510 N. Kellogg St. Call for hours and details. 309.342.9168.
  • Second Baptist Church — Rev. Johnnie Trammell, 305 S. Cherry St, 1-3 pm Wednesdays.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society Food Pantry — Corpus Christi Church, lower level, 273 S. Prairie St., 1-2 p.m. Wednesdays.
LOCAL AREA RESOURCES
  • 1st Street Armoury Community Center — Operation Backpack - a weekend food supplement program. Available to K-6th grade students in the Monmouth to Roseville school district who meet the free lunch criteria. Families sign up through the school counselor’s office in September. 215 S. 1st St., Monmouth. www.1ststreetarmoury.net 309.734.8991.
  • Abingdon Community Food Pantry — United Methodist Church. Every Tuesday, noon-3 p.m. 401 N. Washington St., Abingdon. 309.462.3444.
  • Alexis Area Food Pantry — Village Baptist Church, Pastor Terry Johnston. 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 8-9 a.m., 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Or by appointment 2704 1st Ave, Alexis. 309.482.3330.
  • Knoxville Community Food Pantry — Appointments are made by calling the church office at 309.289.6311 on Mondays, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Pick-up Tuesday & Wednesday. Located at the Knoxville United Methodist Church, 303 S. Broad St., Knoxville.
  • Jamieson Community Center— Food pantry is available once a month. Call for details. 1025 South 2nd St., Monmouth. 309.734.4251.
  • River Bend Food Bank — Serving 22 counties in Iowa and Illinois, including Knox, Warren, Mercer, Hancock, Henderson and McDonough counties. 309 12th St., Moline. www.riverbendfoodbank.org
MEAL SERVICES
  • Fields Church — A young church with modern worship, is open to all and meets 10 am Sundays. (Formerly located at CSC) Free continental breakfast 9:30 a.m. 746 Hawkinson St. Galesburg. 309.335.9920.
  • Knox Prairie Community Kitchen (KPCK) — Dedicated to serving free, nutritious meals and addressing hunger issues in the Galesburg and Knox County area. Meals are served from 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month at the Central Congregational Church. All KPCK meals are free and open to anyone. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. 60 Public Square, Galesburg. www.knoxprairiekitchen.org.
  • VNA Community Services (formerly Visiting Nurses Association) — Provides home-delivered meals to (home bound) persons residing in Knox County. 2262 Grand Ave., Galesburg. 309.342.1152.
  • VNA Community Services — Provides congregate meals for seniors in three locations: Galesburg at the Community Center, Knoxville at the Masonic Lodge and Victoria at the Methodist Church. You must call for a reservation to attend the congregate meal sites. 2262 Grand Ave., Galesburg. 309.342.1152.

 

15)  GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER & QUESTIONING – GLBTQ

  • Gay - Straight Alliance Club at Carl Sandburg College — For info: contact Lara Roemer Sandburg faculty advisor. 309.341.5219.
  • GLBT National Hotline — Peer counseling, information and local resources. 1.888.843.4564.
  • GLBT National Youth Talkline — Youth serving youth through age 25. Peer counseling, information and local resources. 1.800.246.7743.
  • National GLBT Help Web-site — Support chat, blog, resource links, etc. http://www.glnh.org/index2.html

 

16)  GENERAL ASSISTANCE

(Numerous county-based programs available. Eligibility requirements & services vary.)

  • American Red Cross-Western Illinois Chapter — Provides assistance with house fires, floods, winter storms, tornadoes, etc. 143 E. Main St., Galesburg. www.westernillinoisredcross.org. 309.344.1611.
  • Carver Community Action Agency — Devoted to the recreational, educational and social needs of the community through programming focused on: transitional housing, homeless prevention, weatherization, recreation, emergency food and shelter, affordable housing for moderate and low income families, low-income home energy assistance, summer food and recreation programs. 235 East Main St Galesburg, 309.342.0158. www.carvercaa.com
  • The Town of the City of Galesburg’s Office of General Assistance — A welfare agency operated by the Galesburg Township. Provides a monthly grant to adults 18 years or older without dependent children. Applicants must have little or no monthly income and must not qualify for any other governmental assistance. Applicants expected to do a job search and participate in community work activities. Those unable to look for work must provide documented proof of disability. Applications available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Interviews scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. www.toi.org/townofthecityofgalesburg. 121 W. Tompkins St. Galesburg. 309.343.9059.
  • Galesburg Public Library — The library’s mission is to act as an educational, cultural, and recreational institution that supports lifelong learning and seeks to help meet your needs and help you achieve your personal goals. Provides free information, computer and Internet access while seeking to help encourage personal and community growth. 40 E. Simmons St., Galesburg. 309.343.6118.
  • Illinois Dept. of Human Services — Cash, food and medical assistance for those who qualify. Call or contact the agency for additional information. 477 E. Main St., Galesburg. 309.342.8144.
  • Jamieson Community Center — Food Pantry; Thrift Shop; Jingle Bills Program; Warm Neighbors, Cool Friends Program. Call for details. 1025 South 2nd St., Monmouth. 309.734.4251.
  • Monmouth Township General Assistance — 311 E. Archer Ave. Monmouth. 309.734.2651.
  • Renew: Goods For Goods — Thrift Store and Benevolence Center - All proceeds beyond the cost of operations are returned to the community in the form of completely free merchandise from the store; food, fuel, and utility assistance, and similar benevolence activities. Located in the North Woods Community Church. 940 W. Fremont Street, Suite A, Galesburg. For more info - http://renewgalesburg.com/. Phone: 309.299.0282.
  • VNA Community Services — Provides Warm Neighbors and Cool Friends utility assistance for Ameren IP customers in Knox County who qualify based on household income. 2262 Grand Ave., Galesburg. 309.342.1152.
  • Western Illinois Regional Council — Community Action Agency (WIRC-CAA) - Macomb. 309.837.2997.

 

17)  GRIEF & LOSS

  • Counseling Agencies — See providers listed under counseling services in this booklet or see the Yellow Pages.
  • Galesburg Public Library — Provides materials about grief. Provides free Internet access. 40 E. Simmons St., Galesburg. 309.343.6118.
  • Grief Share Support Group – A 13 week series offered periodically to assist individuals thru the grieving process of friends or family members. Participation can start at any point. Held on Monday nights at 6:30 at Bethel Baptist Church. Facilitated by Nancy and Gary Ebersole. If interested please contact Bethel Baptist Church for details. 1196 No. Academy St. Galesburg. 309.341.3166.
  • Harbor Light Hospice — Provides total hospice care. Grief counseling and support groups available. Volunteer opportunities. www.harborlighthospice.com. 1865 N. Henderson St., Suite 10, Galesburg. 309.343.3030.
  • Hospice Compassus — Doug Gibb, MS. ED., GC – C, GCCA-C – Certified Grief Counselor and child and adolescent counselor. 755 N. Henderson St. Galesburg. 309.342.3007.
  • Kurt Volz, LCSW, CADC — OSF Holy Family Rural Health Clinic – Specializing in spirituality and grief issues. 1000 West Harlem Avenue, Monmouth, IL. Fax: 309.734.0323. For appointments call 309.734.1414.
  • OSF Hospice — Offers a Grief Support Group from 3 to 5 p.m. every Thursday. Located at the OSF Home Health and Care Office. Facilitated by Deacon Rod Gray. Free and no reservations required. Contact Deacon Gray at 309.344.3161 ext. 4632 or Deacon Hanneghen at ext. 4645. 3333 N. Seminary St., Galesburg.
  • Proctor Hospital — located in the Counseling Center at Proctor. 5409 N. Knoxville, Ave. Peoria.
    *Alone Together: free peer support group. Meets Mondays from 4:30-6:00 pm. Call Steve at 309.689.6018.
    *Grief support and adult therapy services, call the Counseling Center at 309.689.6008.
  • Richard B. Gilbert, PhD, CT — Specializes in spiritual issues & grief and loss counseling. 1484 N. Academy St., Galesburg. dick.gilbert@yahoo.com. 309.351.7447.

 

18)  HEALTH CARE & PREGNANCY

  • CAR ACCIDENT EMERGENCY – IDOT’s YELLOW DOT PROGRAM- designed to make medical information available to first responders as quickly as possible. The best chance for survival in an accident occurs when injuries are treated within an hour. Pick up packet at the Knox County Health Department. www.yellowdotillinois.org. For questions, call (309) 344-2224 and ask for Joshua Pikora or Sam Jarvis.
  • Center for Youth & Family Solutions — Pregnancy planning and family support services. Support Services in conjunction with the adoption program. Sliding scale payment option. 292 N. Chambers St., Galesburg. www.cyfsolutions.org. 309.342.1136.
  • Eagle View Community Health System, Inc. — Affordable medical and dental care, regardless of income levels. Accepts Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance providers. Sliding scale discounts available. Reasonable payment plans available. www.eagleviewhealth.org

OQUAWKA MEDICAL LOCATION

Highway 164 E., Oquawka. Toll-free 877.350.2385. Medical

309.867.2202

STRONGHURST MEDICAL LOCATION

101 S. Division St., Stronghurst. Toll-free 866.346.1337. Medical 309.924.1381

  • Family Planning Service of Western Illinois — No county boundaries.
    Serves co-ed population. Confidential, low-cost services. Offers reproductive health exams, STD testing treatment, pregnancy testing, etc. Bondi Bldg., Suite 409, 311 E. Main St., Galesburg. 309.343.6162.
  • Galesburg Public Library — Offers free Internet access. Provides access to a new, free Internet site - Medline Plus - a practical, easy-to-use website that contains comprehensive, up-to-date and authoritative health information from the National Library of Medicine. www.medlineplus.org. 40 E. Simmons St., Galesburg. 309.343.6118.
  • Knox Community Health Care Center/Knox County Health Dept. — Provides medical & behavioral healthcare services to children and families including WIC, family case management, immunizations, lead teasting, screening for variety of chronic and acute disorders, HIV testing, health education classes, permits for food establishments, private septic systems, and water wells. Accepts Medicaid and All Kids. 1361 W. Fremont St., Galesburg. www.knoxcountyhealth.org. 309.344.2224.
  • Women’s Pregnancy Center — All services are free & confidential. Pregnancy tests, options education, pregnancy & baby care education, maternity clothes, baby clothes & items. 1252 W. Fremont St., Galesburg. 309.343.4739. After-hours option line – 24/7 - 800.712.4357.

 

19)  HOUSING

  • Bridgeway Inc. — Residential housing and serves adults with mental illiness. Provides 24 hour supervised group home, apartments and supported independent apartments. 2323 Windish Drive, Galesburg. 309.344.4389.
  • Carver Community Action Center — 1777 Grand Ave., Galesburg. 309.342.8101 www.carvercaa.com. 309.342.8101.
    1.    Emergency food and shelter program for the homeless
    2.    Housing program - to assist in locating affordable housing
    3.    Continuum of care program - Grant program offering shelter and support services to Knox County Homeless Veterans and the recovering community.
    *Properties that may meet the needs of individuals or families are Brentwood Manor Apartments and Prairieland Townhouse Apartments. Applicants available at: 301 Huston Street #45 Management Office. Galesburg. 309.343.0460.
  • Galesburg Rescue Mission - Emergency Shelter and Women’s Shelter — Provides shelter for men, women and children. 435 E. Third St., Galesburg. 309.343.4151.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Knox County — Habitat is a not-for-profit, Christian minstry that builds hames in partnership with low-in-come families. Volunteers join partner families in building their homes. Families repay Habitat by making monthly payments on a zero-interest loan. Application process with eligibility requirements apply. www. habitat.org. Local office located at 156 N. Seminary St., Galesburg. Contact Jordan Knight. habitatfh@century.link.net. 309.343.2242.
  • Knox County Housing Authority — Affordable income based housing for families, singles, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Rent is income based. Federal eligibility verification and screening guidelines for all sites. Applications located online at www. knoxhousing.org or at the administrative offices. Screening and verification require- ments prevent the offering of emergency housing. Located at KCHA Administrative Office, 216 W. Simmons St., Galesburg. www.knoxcountyhousing.org. 309.342.8129.
    *Family Housing — Housing Choice Voucher Program (Formerly Section 8) — A rent subsidy program. A family is responsible for finding a suitable housing unit of the family’s choice where the owner agrees to rent under the program. Rental units must meet minimum standards of health and safety, as determined by the PHA. Applications available at 216 W. Simmons St, Galesburg. 309.342.8129.
    *Individuals, the Elderly & Persons With Disabilities — Two high rise properties, Moon Towers, in Galesburg, and Bluebell Tower in Abingdon. Rent is income based. Applications available at 216 W. Simmons Street, Galesburg. 309.342.8129.
  • LaGrace Hall of Hope (women & children only) — 595 N. Cedar St., Galesburg. Call Barb 309.337.8748.
  • Starting Point — A program of the 1st Street Armoury Community Center - A 12-month recovery program that assists men, women and families in crisis. Separate shelters for men, women and families. Shelters located in residential areas in Monmouth. Call to set up an intake appointment. Emergency placements available 24/7 as space allows. Administrative Office at 215 S. 1st St., Monmouth. www.1ststreetarmoury.net. 309.734.8991.        
  • The Town of the City of Galesburg’s Office of General Assistance — Maintains a current list of public housing options.  121 West Tompkins St. Galesburg. 309.343.9059.

 

20)  INTERCULTURAL SUPPORT

  • Carl Sandburg College — English as Second Language (ESL) or English Language Learners (ELL) – Classes and tutoring are available for English as Second Language (ESL) or English Language Learners (ELL) at no charge. Classes are offered through Adult Education and meet at the Learning Center. Individual and small group tutoring are also offered through Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition at the Learning Center and at public sites throughout the Carl Sandburg Community College District. Located on the east side of Sandburg Mall, near Bergner’s court. 1150 West Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg. To register or to get additional information, contact Carlos Duncan or Karen Avalos at 309.344.1631.
  • Knox County AmeriCorps VISTA — The Intercultural Resource Specialist works with the immigrant population assisting them with finding all resources and social services such as immigration support services, education providers, transportation services, employment, food and clothing assistance, medical and housing providers and all other resources. The Intercultural Resource Specialist serves as a central point of contact for immigrants in Knox County in need of all social services including inter- pretation and translation. Email: vista1@sandburg.edu. Located at the Carl Sandburg College - on the east side of the Sandburg Mall, near the Bergner’s court. 1150 West Carl Sandburg Drive. 309.341.1631.

 

21)  LEGAL CONCERNS

  • Galesburg Public Library — Offers free Internet access. Provides access to a new free Internet site - Illinois Legal Aid - provides free legal information about Illinois law, information on free or low-cost legal services in Knox County and teaches people how to represent themselves in court for simple legal matters. Legal documents can be downloaded from the website. www.illinoislegalaidonline.org.
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. — Provides free legal services in civil matters for persons in Fulton, Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren counties who have incomes below 200% of the federal poverty guideline, and for senior citizens, age 60 and older. The office is located at 311 E. Main St., Suite 302, Galesburg. 309.674.9831.
  • Reputation Management Website for Students — Learn the importance of managing your online footprint. Potential employers and school admission offices are looking online. Inappropriate online behavior, regardless of intention, can sabotage applications for employment, graduate programs and/or scholarships. https://www. backgroundcheck.org/reputation-management/students/

 

22)MARRIAGE ENHANCEMENT

  • 1st Street Armoury Community Center — Dare To Be Different Marriage Mentoring Program -  A Christian-based interactive 8-week mediation process for pre-marital and troubled marriages. Scholarships available for the $100 tuition cost if needed. Program information available at www.daretobedifferent.com. To register contact the Armoury. 215 S. 1st St., Monmouth. www.1ststreetarmoury.net. 309.734.8991.

 

23)  MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS

  • Bridgeway Crisis Hotline — 1.800.322.7143.
  • Center for Youth & Family Solutions — Offers crisis intervention and handles lock-out situations. Hotline available 24/7. 1.800.200.6804.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1.800.273.8255 TTY Line 1.800.799.4889.

 

24)  MONEY MANAGEMENT

  • Cash Course — FREE budgeting and financial planning program. College financial information. Access at www.cashcourse.org/carlsandburgcollege
  • Christian Community Helping Neighbors (CCHN) — offers financial counseling to help persons with money management concerns. Contact the VNA Community Services for additional information. 2262 Grand Ave., Galesburg. 309.342.1152.
  • Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University — 9 week course offered at Bethel Baptist Church. $90.00 for course materials. 1196 N. Academy St., Galesburg. For info contact Terry Hudson at 309.342.3166 or visit www.mybethel.com.

 

25)  SENIOR SERVICES

  • Alternatives — Promotes the independence and quality of life of adults, age 60 or older, and their families. Programs include care coordination, nursing home ombudsman, money management assistance, Adult Protective Services, caregiver programs for those caring for a senior loved one and/or grandparents raising grandchildren. 311 E. Main, Bondi Building Suite 612, Galesburg. www.alternativesforyou.org. 1.800.798.0988.
  • Galesburg Transit City Bus — Seniors Ride Free Program – Must be age 65 or older. Enroll for the “Free Ride Program” with a bus driver or at the Transit Office, 567 S. Farnham St., Galesburg.
  • Gordon Behrents Senior Center — Mission is to keep people in their homes. Provides activities for maintaining independence, prevention of premature nursing home placement and provides respite for families. Transportation and hot noon meal provided. Licensed nursing staff on site for health monitoring and medication administration. 2015 Windish Dr., Galesburg. 309.344.2520.
  • RSVP (a national volunteer service program) — Works with adult volunteers 55 and older to match their interests and skills with meaningful volunteer needs in the community. Located in the Bondi Bldg. Suite 518, 311 E. Main St., Galesburg. Contact Amy Griswold (agriswold@wiaaa.org - 309.428.5841) or Rhonda Brady (rbrady@wiaaa.org - 309.737.3073).
  • VNA Community Service (formerly Visiting Nurses Association) — VNA Community Services provides information and assistance, family caregiver services, free amplified phones available for hard of hearing verified by a physician, transportation with handicap-accessible van available for both local and out-of-town appointments, Warm Neighbors/Cool Friends for Ameren customers, fitness center for those age 30 and older, Med D Enrollment, Circuit Breaker, home-delivered meals, congregate meals, recreational events. 2262 Grand Ave., Galesburg. 309.342.1152.
  • Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging – (WIAAA) – Provides information and assistance, elderly living and learning resource facility, living and learning educational series, pharmaceutical assistance, volunteer services, balance and active living programming. Covers a 10-county area that include Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren counties. www.wiaaa.org. 800.322.1051 or 309.793.6800.

 

26)  SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY

  • Fields Church — Pastor Mark Robinson, (formerly located in the Carl Sandburg College Student Center) a young church with modern worship, open to all and meets 10:00 a.m., Sundays at 746 Hawkinson St. Galesburg, IL. Free continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Church office locate in the Galesburg Commerce Center, 185 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg, fieldschurch.com. Facebook.com/ fieldschurch.mjrobinson33@gmail.com. 309.335.9920.
  • Ignite Student Ministries at Carl Sandburg College —Ignite is a place where you can grow in your faith, discover your calling, and make a difference in the lives of others. Meetings are once a week and include fellowship, bible discussion, prayer and worship. Encounter Retreats are held every semester and mission trips are offered each summer. For meeting times and location, visit www.igniteyourcampus.com or join the Facebook group: Ignite Sandburg.
  • Meditation Class: Staying Positive Meditations for Daily Life — Each class will include an explanation of the benefits of meditation and how to meditate followed by a 10-minute guided breathing meditation. Then a simple practice such as love or patience will be explained and meditated on to help us develop methods to help deal with life’s daily challenges and transform everything in our life into a positive experience. Sponsored by the Iowa Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center. Classes held on the 1st & 3rd TUESDAY of the Month - 6:00pm -7:30pm. 575 N. Kellogg Street, Suite 2, Galesburg. For additional info http://meditateiniowa.org/ or 563.322.1600.
  • Purusa In Search of Authentic Self — Meditation and personal growth workshops, providing a path for personal transformation in a supportive community. Each gathering includes: guided meditations, reading material, group discussions, along with art journaling. Held on Saturdays from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Located at Vintages Tasting Room. Led by Trisha Hurst & Julie Haugland. For more info: vintagestastingroom@gmail. com or trish.depengyou@gmail.com. 215 East Main St. Galesburg. 309.335.2744

 

27)  SUICIDE PREVENTION

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) — Is a groundbreaking public education program that has been sweeping the United States and dozens of countries around the world. This model of community education and advocacy was developed in Australia in 2001 and has been adapted to the United States and widely promoted and managed by the NCCBH and Department of Health in the states of Maryland and Missouri. MHFA is an evidence-based, in-person training program with the proven ability to teach individuals how to recognize and respond to the warning signs of mental and substance use disorders and link people with appropriate treatment. MHFA increases the understanding that mental illnesses are real, common, and treatable. Detailed information is available at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org. Bridgeway Inc. has nationally certified MHFA instructors to provide this 8 hour educational training throughout the region. Contact Bridgeway for more details and training dates at, 309.836.4102.
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline — 1.800.273.8255 - TTY Line 1.800.799.4889.

 

28)  TRANSPORTATION

  • Galesburg City Bus — Handicap-accessible. Offers student passes - 16 rides for $5 or $55 for a semester pass. CitiPass is available for $20 and is good for unlimited rides and for the month printed on the pass. Passes can be purchased from a driver or at the Transit Office (567 S. Farnham St.). There are four fixed bus routes with one-hour headways, meaning it will take up to an hour from departure to destination. Service is provided Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. For route and price info: www.ci.galesburg.il.us/services/galesburg_bus. 309.342.4242.
  • Galesburg Handivan — Available to all disabled persons and the elderly that are unable to utilize the bus system or other regular forms of transportation because of a permanent or temporary disability that severely restricts his/her mobility. Handivan provides non-emergency, lift-equipped service to a variety of destinations within the city limits. Applications required and may be obtained at the Handivan office (150 E. Simmons St.) or by request by calling 309.345.3686 (Voice/TTY). www.ci.galesburg.il.us/services/ galesburg_handivan.
  • VNA Community Services — VNA Community Services provides transportation throug out Knox County. Handicap-accessible lift vans are available for local and out-of-town appointments with advance notice. $2 one way in Galesburg. There is an out of town payment scale. Funding available for those who qualify for Medicaid for medical appointments. 2262 Grand Ave., Galesburg. 309.342.1152.

 

29)  UTILITIES ASSISTANCE

  • Carver Community Action Center — Programs available for low income households.
    1.    Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program
    2.    John W. Maitland Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – one- time benefit to those who qualify. Located at 311 E. Main St., Galesburg. www.carvercaa.com. 309.342.0158.
  • Jamieson Community Center —Jingle Bills Program; Warm Neighbors, Cool Friends Program - Call for details. 1025 South 2nd St., Monmouth. 309.734.4251.
  • The Town of the City of Galesburg’s Office of General Assistance — Rent and power assistance. Designed for individuals and families with limited or no income: pay utility bills to avoid shut off of services or pay rent to avoid eviction. Certain eligibility requirements apply. 121 W. Tompkins St. Galesburg. 309.343.9059.
  • VNA Community Services — 2262 Grand Ave., Galesburg. 309.342.1152.
    *Christian Community Helping Neighbors (CCHN) Local organization that exists to assist persons in the Galesburg community to meet rent/housing obligations and utility bills. CCHN also offers financial counseling to help persons with money management concerns. Contact the VNA Community Services for additional information.
    *Warm Neighbors – Cool Friends Program – available to Illinois Ameren customers in Knox County. Bill payment program requiring matching funds by the customer. Targets low- to moderate-income families and senior citizens. Income guidelines determine eligibility. http://warmneighborscoolfriends.com/. Contact the VNA Community Services for additional information.

 

30)  VETERANS SERVICES & MILITARY FAMILY ASSISTANCE

  • 1st Street Armoury Community Center — Military Family Outreach Program - An advocacy and referral program for military families and veterans, both active and veteran. Offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of families and vets, including everything from rent assistance to adjustment to deployment of a spouse, parent or significant other. 215 S. 1st St., Monmouth. Call 309.734.8991 and ask for Elaine.
  • American Red Cross - Western Illinois Chapter — The American Red Cross provides emergency communications service that sends urgent news from home to loved ones serving anywhere in the world. Resources to help qualified military personnel and their families subsidize travel costs are also provided. We also support the Armed Forces in local events, such as deployments, returns and veteran affairs. 143 E. Main St., Galesburg. www.westernillinoisredcross.org. 309.344.1611.
  • Carl Sandburg College — Educational Benefits. Chris Shaw, Coordinator of Veteran’s and Military Personnel Services. Dan Yasenko, Veterans Academic Advisor. 309.341.5283.
  • Carl Sandburg College Military and Veterans Drop-In Center — A gathering place for veterans and military personnel students to meet to share experiences, study or use computers to obtain information concerning their benefits. The room will be used for monthly meetings of the Carl Sandburg College Veterans Club. Information on tutoring, advising, community support, etc. will be shared. Provides students an opportunity to network with fellow veterans and military students. Carl Sandburg College Main Campus, Room B121, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg.
  • Carver Community Action Center — Continuum of Care Program – Grant program offering shelter and support services to Knox County homeless veterans. Call for details. 1777 Grand Ave., Galesburg. www.carvercaa.com. 309.342.8101.
  • Defenders of Freedom Home & Shelter — Provides Christian oriented long and short-term housing for local veterans who are in need and able to care for themselves. Admission only available M-F during day time business hours. Documentation of military service is required. For availability contact Bob Spears. dfvhs.galesburg@yahoo.com. 309.299.3950.
  • Goodwill Industries — 1931 Grand Ave. Main office phone: 309.682.1113 ext. 2111; local office phone: 309.342.1055.
    1.    Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program - Open to all U.S. military veterans in central Illinois who have any discharge (other than dishonorable), who are homeless and looking for employment. www.goodwillpeo.org/veterans-services/veterans- programs/veterans-reintegration-program
    2.    Veterans Employment Act Program - Open to any honorably discharged veteran living in central Illinois looking for work. www.goodwillpeo.org/veterans-services/veterans- programs/veterans-employment-act-program
  • Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs — Assists veterans and/or their families apply for federal, state and local benefits ranging from healthcare and employment services to disability compensation, tax exemptions and theater-specific bonuses. www.veterans. illinois.gov. 362 N. Linwood Road, Galesburg. 309.343.2510 or 309.343.1005.
  • VA Out-Patient Clinic — An extension of the Iowa City VA Health Care System. 310 Home Blvd, Galesburg. 309.3430311.
  • Veterans Assistance Commission of Knox County — Assists with basic living expenses such as food, shelter, utilities, personal needs and medical expenses considered essential to the health and well-being of the individual or the family. Income-based program for homeless or indigent veterans and veterans with an honorable or general discharge from active duty service. Located at the Knox County Annex, 121 S. Prairie St., Suite 3., Galesburg. 309.345.3877.
  • Veterans Crisis Hotline — 1.800.273.8255.

 

31)  VOLUNTEER SERVICES Opportunities to Give Back

  • Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition — Adult Literacy program, volunteer and tutoring opportunities. Located on the east side of the Sandburg Mall, near the Bergner’s court. 1150 West Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg. Contact Carlos Duncan for appointment. 309.344.1631.
  • CASA of Knox County — CASA is the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program. The program recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to provide individualized advocacy for child victims of abuse and neglect. Advocates ensure that these abused and neglected children are afforded safe, permanent, and loving homes in the least amount of time possible. www.casaofknoxco.com. 309.343.4299.
  • Community Treasures Thrift Shop — Offers a variety of merchandise, included men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, accessories, linens, housewares, collectibles, books, stationery and toys. Owned and operated by the Galesburg Community Foundation and operated by volunteer efforts. All proceeds support the Foundation and provide grants to the area nonprofits and scholarships to students. 444 E. Main, Galesburg. 309.342.9018.
  • 1st Street Armoury Community Center — Volunteer Coordination office. One-stop shop for those looking to volunteer or for agencies in need of volunteers. 215 S. 1st St., Monmouth. 309.734.8991.
  • RSVP of Knox & Warren Counties — The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) invites men and women who are 55 years of age or above to contribute some of their life experience and skills to strengthen their communities. RSVP offers free volunteer placement, the opportunity to use your experience and skills and the satisfaction that you are making a difference in your community. RSVP is sponsored locally by Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging. Amy Griswold, RSVP Program Coordinator at agriswold@ wiaaa.org. 309.428.5841 or Rhonda Brady, Volunteer Coordinator, rbrady@wiaaa.org. 309.737.3073.
  • Growing Together — Local garden project that affords individuals and families the opportunity to grow and harvest organic produce. Participants, while helping support a local NGO who is trying to increase the growing and consumption of local food, learn valuable agricultural skills and can even receive discounts on produce in exchange for volunteer time. For more information, contact Peter via email: peter@growingtogether. us
  • Habitat for Humanity of Knox County, IL — Habitat is a not-for-profit Christian minstry that builds homes in partnership with low-income families. Volunteers join partner families in building their homes. Families repay Habitat by making monthly payments on a zero-interest loan. Application process with eligibility requirement apply. www. habitat.org. Local office located at 156 Seminary St., Galesburg. Contact Jordan Knight. haitatfh@century.link.net. 309.343.2242.
  • Knox College Blessings in a Backpack — Provides weekend backpacks of food for 350+ students in Cooke, King, Nielson, and Steele Elementary Schools. Knox College students, in collaboration with the East Main Hy-Vee grocery store and First Presbyterian Church, raise money to buy food, sort groceries, and pack and deliver backpacks so that no child goes hungry on the weekend during the school year. Each of the schools selects families to receive assistance. The program is entirely manned by volunteers and 100% of donations go directly to food for kids. For more information or to donate, contact Joel Estes, 309.341.7780.
  • The Knox Prairie Community Kitchen (KPCK) — is a volunteer run non-profit organization that serves two free meals a month to the Galesburg Community. Volunteers typically assist with serving these free meals and clean up. There is a minimum age of 13 years old to volunteer, but all are welcome to attend the meal. Other volunteer opportunities include outreach, gardening in our community garden and assisting with fundraisers. For more information please visit: www.knoxprairiekitchen.org/ or e-mail knoxprairiekitchen@gmail.com.
  • Mound Community Garden — Opportunity for individuals and families, both experienced and novice gardeners, without land, to learn about gardening and grow their own organic produce. Volunteers can assist with all aspects of the gardening process - from initial planning and continued maintenance through harvest. Located at 449 West Tompkins St., Galesburg. For details, contact Peter Schwartzman, drearth1@gmail.com
  • 211 HELP LINE (Funded by United Way)

Call 211 toll free and get connected to a live community resource specialist.

All calls are private & confidential. Or search for services by zip code at www.findhelp211.org

 

THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES LIST COUNTY SERVICES:

Fulton County

www.fultoncountyhealth.com

Hancock County

www.hancockhealth.info

Henderson County Health Department

www.hendcohealth.com

Knox County

www.kchsc.org

Mercer, Henry & Rock Island Counties

www.projectnow.org

McDonough County

www.socserv.org/directory_display.php

Stark County

www.starkco.illinois.gov

Warren County

www.warrencountyil.com

For the most current resource information, please go to sandburg.edu/life/counseling-services and click on the “Community Resources” link.

Whatever the problem is...

remember you are not alone.

 

It’s OK to Ask for Help

Asking for help is never a problem but problems occur or can escalate when people refuse to ask for help for whatever reason – fear, pride, guilt or embarrassment.

 

This brochure outlines a few of the local resources that can be contacted directly. This is not an all-inclusive list of the resources available in the community.

 

If you need to talk to someone or need additional information, please see your Carl Sandburg College counselor.

 

Call Carl Sandburg College Student Services to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor.

 

Crisis concerns can be accommodated on a walk-in basis.

 

Extension Center

380 E. Main St. Bushnell, Illinois 61422

309.772.2177


Branch Campus

305 Sandburg Dr.

Carthage, Illinois 62321

217.357.3129


Learning Center

1150 W. Carl Sandburg Dr. Galesburg, Illinois 61401

309.344.1631