Together we can make a difference.
See how our programs are working to make a difference in the community.
Early Childhood Education & Prevention
Providing A Sure Start
PASS is an early intervention/prevention program designed to significantly better prepare children and parents to assist their children in assuring “A Sure Start” and a successful school experience.
Family Resource Center
Provides administration and coordination of services located in housing projects of the St. Clair County Housing Authority’s buildings for year-round programming including tutoring, arts and crafts and Boy Scouts. Funded by the St. Clair County Housing Authority and the United Methodist Church.
Preschool For All
Provides early childhood education for children age 3-4. The Pre-K classrooms provide a foundation for children in learning to help them be better prepared for kindergarten.
After School & Youth Services
Teen REACH (Responsibility, Education, Achievement, Caring, and Hope) is a comprehensive youth development initiative that provides after school program services to high-risk youth between the ages of 6 and 17.
Illinois Youth Investment Program
This year round program provides eligible youth with educational enhancement opportunities, full and part-time job placements, and case management services to include life skills, counseling and work readiness for both in-school and out-of-school youth. Assistance with basic needs such as housing, healthcare, childcare, transportation, legal support, and connection to the community are provided.
AmeriCorps is a national service program that involves people in "getting things done" in communities. AmeriCorps Members develop an ethic of service while strengthening local communities.
Senior & Emergency Services
The Food Pantry, located in Washington Park, provides food boxes, clothing, household appliances, personal hygiene items and much more. In addition, the Food Pantry refers clients to other departments at the agency when additional assistance is needed. The Pantry provides Nutritional Education, Snap Education, Well Care for the Veterans and Seniors and an opportunity for Community Service work.
Meals on Wheels & Seasoned Circle Cafe
The Café and Meals on Wheels programs are designed for seniors who want to remain independent in their own home. Breakfast and Lunch are served each weekday at the Café giving the seniors not only a nutritious meal, but also a sense of community and belonging. Meals are delivered several times a week to seniors through the Meals on Wheels program.
Comprehensive Emergency Services
Individual and Family Support Services: provides emergency cash grants or other vendor payments or loans for emergency utility assistance, rental, medical, clothing and shelter assistance to assure that the basic necessities of life are being met for the individuals and families in the community.
Job Training & Readiness
TANF Job Placement
Provides Job Readiness, Job Placement and Job Retention Services for TANF parents. Staff assist clients with resumes and job search. Clients may use agency computer lab to fill out resumes and search for jobs online.