Outside Agencies

 

Bridgeway: Bridgeway provides vocational training and employment services to persons over 16 years old who have a physical or mental disability, to adults recovering from substance abuse problems, or adults who have any disability limiting their ability to be gainfully employed.

Center for Youth & Family Solutions: The Center for Youth and Family Solutions is a comprehensive, not-for-profit social service agency. The Center for Youth & Family Solutions provides strength-based, family-centered services to youth and families in need throughout Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa.

Goodwill Industries Quincy Career Center: Goodwills mission is to provide people with the skills and resources to become self-sufficient through the power of work.

Illinois Life Span (ILS): is a program of the Arc of Illinois – a statewide advocacy organization committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices. The Illinois Life Span Program provides information and resources on advocacy, supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages, their family members and others statewide.

Illinois Worknet Center: Workforce Development promotes the development and implementation of workforce education strategies for occupations in high-growth/high-demand industries. It further develops and implements workforce education programs that enable low-skilled, low-income, adults to embark on career pathways and earn family-sustaining wages. Dislocated workers receive training and assistance to find and retain work after a layoff. Workforce education often includes job search assistance, assessment, vocational classroom training, work experience, and supportive services.

Macomb Early Beginnings Parent Educator: Christine Nicholson works full time as a parent educator to support families with children in McDonough and Schuyler Counties. 

McDonough County Special Recreation Association (MCSRA): is a community therapeutic recreation organization that has been serving residents of McDonough County since 1991. The MCSRA is structured to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy recreational experiences with the Park District and surrounding areas. Programs provided are for all ages, starting at eight years old and up. Our programs aim to emphasize recreation, leisure, culture, environment, community integration and family centered-activities. 

North Central Behavioral Health: North Central Behavioral Health Systems is focused on one thing…helping children, adults, and families reach their full potential by offering a wide range of mental health and substance use education, counseling, and many other types of specialty behavioral health services.

Pregnancy Resource Center: The Pregnancy Resource Center began in 1991 when a small group of caring people came together with a dream to help individuals facing unplanned pregnancies. Their hope was to offer a place for clients to receive honest answers regarding these life decisions. We want our clients to receive the fullest knowledge possible of their pregnancy options. More than two decades later that dream is alive and has far exceeded what they could have envisioned. We serve both men and women with a variety of services to include STI testing/treatment, pregnancy tests, options counseling, limited first trimester ultrasounds and parenting support. All our services are free and confidential. We have served thousands of families in our immediate area since our beginnings. We believe building strong families help build strong communities.

ROE #26: The Regional Superintendent of Schools is the chief administrative educational officer of an educational service region, and the only elected education professional office in Illinois. In addition to coordinating and delivering state and local services, the Regional Superintendent acts as an advocate for education by providing positive leadership and disseminating information for educators, school districts and the community.

Stone-Hayes Center for Independent Living: Stone-Hayes is made up of individuals with cross disabilities who understand how precious independence is. They are unique compared to other non-profit human service agencies due to the fact their agency is consumer driven. The people who they help, their consumers, are in control of the personal outcomes they wish to achieve. Stone-Hayes serves all ages and disabilities, and do not duplicate services of other agencies.

West Central Illinois Center for Independent Living: WCICIL is different from other social service agencies. Each consumer is encouraged to decide what his or her own goals will be. WCICIL staff supports and encourages consumers to take the necessary steps to reach each goal.

West Central Service Coordination

Western Illinois Regional Council: WIRC provides technical assistance to local governments and elected officials facing complex community and economic development issues in the counties of and communities within Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren. WIRC is the parent organization to WIRC-Community Action Agency, further broadening the scope of assistance to include human services for income eligible residents. In addition, WIRC-CAA provides comprehensive support services to those experiencing domestic violence and sexual abuse/assault in their lives through our Victim Services Program.

Workforce Investment Act Adult Program: This program aims to increase employment and job retention of US workers. The service is provided through a national array of One Stop Career Centers which help individuals.

West Central Illinois Special Education Cooperative (WCISEC): WCISEC recognizes that the education of students with disabilities is a collaborative responsibility demanding the attention and commitment of all segments of the school and the larger community. The goal of special education is a collective endeavor pursued by educators, administrators, related service personnel, parents, and most importantly, the students. The Board of Control is made up of all superintendents from the various school districts within the cooperative, and is dedicated to ensuring that all students with disabilities receive prompt and appropriate responses to their educational needs.

The Arc of Illinois: is an organization committed to empowering persons with disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices. The Arc of Illinois includes seven different programs: Illinois Life Span, Family Support Network of Illinois, The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information Center, Family Transition Project, Ligas Family Advocate Program, Consumer Stipend Program and the Arc of Illinois Training Department.