Social Service Agencies
330 SW Washington St. Peoria, IL 61602 (309) 402-0254
FamilyCore is a private, non-profit, nationally accredited social service agency that has served the Tri-County area continuously since 1900. As an organization, FamilyCore is committed to helping individuals and families strengthen their lives through a variety of counseling, child welfare, family preservation and preventative education services. We offer you our best in quality, confidentiality and expertise. Our organization depends on generous support from contributions to five local area United Ways. When you give your “fair share,” you allow us to continue providing our services to individuals and children of the community.
To learn more about how to make a difference in the lives of those that need it most, visit http://www.familycore.org/.
Marine Toys for Tots – Peoria
The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
For more information please call (309) 697-2997 and ask for Sgt. Kim or visit http://peoria-il.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/Default.aspx or email PeoriaTFT@gmail.com.
The Salvation Army – Peoria
2903 W Nebraska Avenue
The Salvation Army is an International, Evangelical Christian Church dedicated to providing individuals worldwide with spiritual, physical, social and emotional support. The Salvation Army offers many different ways to help ranging from donations to volunteering. For more information call (309) 682-8886 or visit their website.
The Salvation Army – Galesburg
510 N Kellog
The Salvation Army is an International, Evangelical Christian Church dedicated to providing individuals worldwide with spiritual, physical, social and emotional support. The Salvation Army offers many different ways to help ranging from donations to volunteering. For more information call (309) 342-9168 or visit their website.
Marshall County Habitat For Humanity
PO Box 279 Lacon, IL 61540
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need. Visit http://www.habitat.org/ and get matched up with a branch near you!
The Children’s Home Association of Illinois
2130 N Knoxville Ave Peoria, IL 61603 (309) 408-0226
Children’s Home has been caring for the children in their community for nearly 150 years. Operating from six locations in the Peoria area, The Children’s Home staff of 400+ professionals are committed to community-based, family-focused programs that provide counseling, education and support to more than 1,100 children and families each month. Programs for children and youth include: residential care, group homes, foster care and adoption, supervised independent living, private school, crisis intervention, mental health assessment, homeless services, in-home counseling and family preservation.
1913 W Townline Rd Peoria, IL 61615 (309) 691-3800
EPIC! Peoria is a socially based organization that focuses on assisting with the needs of those that are disabled, whether children or adult. This holiday season, advocate for the rights and assist in improving the quality of living for those with developmental disabilities. Visit http://www.epicpeoria.org/mission_vision.html to learn more about the establishment of the program and how you can get involved.
Tri-County Urban League, Inc.
317 S. MacArthur Highway Peoria, IL 61605 (309) 276-0281
Established in 1965, the Tri-County Urban League, Inc seeks to advance the regional economy in Central Illinois by promoting education, helping those in need, and improving the employability skills, self-sufficiency, and social well-being of society. The Tri-County Urban League offers a number of public services including specialized education assistance, counseling programs, employment assistance programs, advocacy, and community support services. The agency provides services to over 5,000 people each year. To learn more about their work or to get involved, check out http://www.tcpul.com/.
Stark County Food Pantry Turner House
322 Downend St. Toulon, IL 61483 (309) 286-6611
Peoria Area Food Bank
721 W. McBean St. Peoria IL 61605 (309) 671-3906
Feeding Illinois is the state food bank association that acts as the umbrella for many local service resource centers, including the Peoria Area Food Bank. Feeding Illinois works with eight food banks that serve every county in Illinois through a vast network of partners. The number of those who are hungry in Illinois can be staggering, and Feeding Illinois members play a critical role in responding to this need. Over 1.4 million people in the state have been assisted by the many participants that comprise the Feeding Illinois association. For more information on the Peoria Area Food Bank branch of the Feeding Illinois outreach program, visit http://www.peoriafoodbank.org and make a meaningful impact in someone’s life this holiday season.
Illinois Valley Food Pantry
136 Marquette St La Salle, IL 61301 (815) 224-3658
Feeding Illinois is the state food bank association that acts as the umbrella for many local service resource centers, including the Illinois Valley Food Pantry. They work with eight food banks that serve every county in Illinois through a vast network of partners. The number of those who are hungry in Illinois can be staggering, and Feeding Illinois members play a critical role in responding to this need. For more information on this association, feel free to look over http://feedingillinois.org and get connected to a site near you.