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Adeline Christian Camp

8159 W White Eagle Road

Camp that encourages youth grades 3rd-Senior to follow Christ and do all things through Him.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to transform our community into a better place to live, work, and play by reaching the lost and equipping the found.

Adoption Center of Illinois at Family Resource Center

5828 N. Clark Street

Mission: Helping children through adoption.

We do this by:

  • Finding permanent, loving adoptive families for children, regardless of the background or health of the child.
  • Safeguarding the best interests and welfare of children placed in our care.
  • Advancing the practice and understanding of adoption.

Our Philosophy:

We are committed to a contemporary, innovative and compassionate approach to adoption. Our agency approves Illinois families for adoption according to DCFS standards and Illinois law. We assess prospective adoptive parents on an individual basis regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age (applicants must be at least 25 years of age), religion, mental or physical disability, marital status, length of marriage, size or composition of existing family, participation in infertility treatment, or any other factors protected by law.

Adoption Information Center of Illinois

120 West Madison Street #800

Adoption Information Center of Illinois provides resources for learning about adoption and foster care and meeting children waiting to be adopted. They work with caseworkers to register the nearly 18,000 young people waiting to be adopted in Illinois. They also support keeping siblings together.

Asbury Children’s Supper Hour

1229 S Grand Ave E

Our main goal is to feed the children a nutritious meal four days a week while proclaiming the message of Jesus Christ. Before every meal, the children join hands in a circle and pray. They often request prayers for their family members.

​Over the years, Asbury United Methodist Church watched its neighborhood change from middle income families to very low income families. Currently, our children live in the area of Springfield that suffers from the highest percent of child poverty. The Children’s Supper hour began in 1983 as a way to meet the need for an after school/summer nutritional meal program for the neighborhood children. Our mission is to provide meals and activities in a safe, nurturing Christian environment while responding to the spiritual and social needs of the children. All children are made to feel welcome and special.

The children come from the two lowest income tracts in Springfield. For children not in school and during the summer, when the school lunch programs are not available, this meal may represent the only meal they get during the day. In addition, there are few activities in the neighborhood for the children. Gangs, violence and drug dealers are more prevalent than positive role models.

Many of our children are from broken homes with parents who have serious addictions. Many of the children suffer from neglect as well as from hunger. Hugs and attention are just as important to these children as the meal. The positive attention the children receive at our site helps enhance their self-esteem. Children with a healthy self-image are less likely to fall into the trap of drug use and crime.

Barnabas Center

1831 N Knoxville Ave

Since many issues stem from problems with family and personal relationships, Peoria Rescue Ministries established the Barnabas Center to fulfill the need for Biblical counseling. Clients who are mentally, emotionally and spiritually discouraged can openly share their fears, hurts and difficulties and receive discerning Biblical wisdom. Membership is held in the American Association of Christian Counselors. Marriage, family, and individual counseling are available.

Beauty for Ashes Counseling

1204 S 5th St.

To wholeheartedly guide others through life’s ashes enabling them to build beautiful, creative, faith and hope filled healing.

Beerlahai Roi Women’s Ministries

7811 Olde Carriage Way

Beerlahai Roi Women’s Ministries offers care and compassion to homeless pregnant women in a loving Christian environment. Life at the home provides a wonderful opportunity for mother and baby to bond in a setting where there is love and support.

Bethany Baptist Church

7422 N Heinz Ln

We are a church that exists to glorify God by proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord and preparing His people to worship Him forever. This is our passion, our purpose, and drives everything we do. We invite you to worship with us.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region

928 S Spring St

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region understand the power of a one-to-one mentor relationship. Through those relationships they help kids succeed and thrive!

Bloomington Midwest Food Bank

1703 S Veterans Pkwy

As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination. Our vision is to faithfully continue to help those in need by sharing the blessings.

Our story starts in 2003 when the Kieser family actioned their faith to share their blessings. They turned a barn on their family farm into a distribution site for local food pantries. Soon they realized the need was greater and there was room for growth. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the valuable work of our volunteers, and most importantly, the blessings of God, Midwest Food Bank now shares the blessing worldwide. More than 3.6 million people were impacted in 2017. Midwest Food Bank currently distributes over $11.5 million worth of food to over 1,400 non-profit organizations each month. This is done from our nine locations in Illinois, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, East Africa and Haiti.

Bright Star Equestrian Center

13922 State Hwy. 97

Equine assisted therapy for special needs children, individuals with emotional trauma, Veterans with PTSD

We offer recreational riding lessons, therapeutic riding lessons, summer camp opportunities, equine assisted psychotherapy sessions, speech and language therapy incorporating horses, as well as creative and unique corporate training and leadership programs.

We believe in the power of horses to bring hope, healing and transformation to people of all abilities and ages. At Bright Star Equestrian Centre, our trained instructors help people with special needs, and individuals recovering from emotional trauma improve physically, mentally, and emotionally through encounters with horses in a safe and supportive environment.

Bureau County Food Pantry

1005 N Main St, Princeton, IL 61356, United States

The Food Pantry now helps a monthly average of 127 households or 315 individuals living in the 10 cities of Bureau County. The purpose of the Food Pantry is to provide emergency food assistance to people who are experiencing emergency circumstances and do not have enough money to meet their basic food needs.

Business Men in Christ

Business Men in Christ is for discipleship of all men who wish to follow Christ, outreach into the marketplace and world, and serve in our communities. Their mission is to strengthen families and reach the world with the Gospel of Truth.

Camp Good News

26010 Liberty Lane

A Five-Day Resident Camp that fosters the growth and development for each camper to begin their love relationship with Jesus Christ in a fun camp setting with others who love and serve Him.

Camp Kearney

1127 South Laramie

Their mission is to build relationships and teach kids about God’s love.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ, in His name, love our neighbors and provide hope to the community through life transforming ministries.

Camp Manitoumi

948 Country Road 1800 North

Day camp that promotes Christ as their savior for all ages. Our goal is simple: And Jesus increased in wisdom (mental) and stature (physical), and in favour with God (spiritual) and man (social). Luke 2:52.

Camp Of Champions USA

403 1/2 NE Jefferson St.

Their mission is to win children and their families to Christ, to guide them in experiences and habits that will develop a maturity of faith in Christ, and to give staff and volunteers the opportunity to serve and develop their leadership abilities and spiritual gifts.

Celebrate Recovery

2221 N. Gale Ave.

Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program that can help us overcome our hurts, hang-ups and habits. It’s a 12-step program that embraces Jesus as our Higher Power & applies to all kinds of life’s concerns. If you’d be interested in participating in or volunteering with this program, please contact Carolyn Gunn at carolyngunn121@hotmail.com.

 

Central Illinois Food Bank

1937 East Cook

Central Illinois Food Bank in Springfield collects donated food and grocery items. They then distribute the food to local charitable agencies in 21 counties in Illinois.

Christian Homeschooling Association

Homeschooling Resources Cooperative: fully invested in Christian Homeschooling, we all play an intricate part of educating our own children.

Clocktower Therapy Center

2663 Farragut Dr

Counseling services in Springfield IL.

Clothes Closet

800 Springfield Road

The Encounter is a nondenominational church in East Peoria. They provide clothing for those in need.

Community Light (Firehouse of God Ministries)

306 5th Avenue, Sterling, IL, United States

Community Light provides several services and programs for the homeless within the area. Programs include serving meals, Rescue Missions, and summer kids programs. Financial and food donations are also accepted; financial donations are tax-deductible.

Compass for Kids, Inc.

501 S 4th Street

The mission of Compass for Kids is to provide academic and social-emotional support to empower at-risk children and families. To this end, Compass for Kids has innovative school year and summer programs to support at-risk children in Springfield School District 186 in Springfield, Illinois.

Compass works on educating the children as whole persons, and recognizes that social, emotional, and life skills contribute to overall well-being and academic success.

Contact Ministries

1100 E Adams St

Contact Ministries is a faith-based organization serving the greater Springfield community. They provide free programs and resources to poverty level families to help them become financially self-sufficient.

Counseling Family and Marriage

1707 N Henderson St

CourtSystem.org

CourtSystem.org is an easy to navigate directory of legal and law enforcement office contact information. It is home to tens of thousands of US courts, jails, prisons, police departments, sheriffs, and district attorneys with easy to access contact information including addresses, hours, phone number, and services provided by each office.

 

Cross Trail Outfitters

118 Main St.

Many kids today are unfamiliar with the outdoors. Cross Trail Outfitters (CTO) is changing that by providing an opportunity to get them outdoors and teach them about our hunting and fishing heritage, while sharing our faith. We want kids to know that life is different than what they see on TV or in video games. There’s a life out in God’s creation, and CTO is all about “Guiding the next generation to Christ through the outdoors.” We provide the mentorship, training and assets for kids to go hunting and fishing, while ensuring a wholesome and fun environment in which participants can grow in knowledge and reverence of God.

CTO is primarily for boys ages 7-20, offering a wide range of year-round outdoor activities. There are also opportunities for families and girls to participate in some CTO activities. Outings and events are open to both members and non-members, however, by becoming a member of CTO Illinois, you can help us grow across Illinois. Memberships are offered to families, adult individuals, and youth.

Dixon Community Food Pantry

2001 West 4th Street

The Dixon Community food bank is a food service in Sterling, IL. Usual hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Eagle Crest Camp

823 Columbia Rd

Eagle Crest Camp, a ministry of The Salvation Army, exists to provide an opportunity for all to encounter Jesus Christ and enrich their lives through exposure to God’s Word, His Creation, and His People. The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

East Bay Camp & Retreat

24248 Ron Smith Memorial Highway

Their mission is to make Christ known in a fun and transforming way while equipping and forming Christian leaders for service in the world.

Episcopal Church Camp Of Illinois

The mission to to allow participants to experience God in the midst of His creation. To provide both youth and adult participants with the extraordinary opportunity to live in a Christian community.

Mission Statement: The purpose of Episcopal Church Camp of Illinois is to provide both youth and adult participants with the extraordinary opportunity to live in a Christian community within the environment of the cabins, lakes, and woods of East Bay Camp near Hudson, Illinois. It is our goal that all participants will experience this life in Christ, the particular expressions of which may be somewhat different from what they experience in their home parishes; and that their growth in Christ may be enriched by these experiences.

Faith Bible Camp

849 Knox Rd. 2200E

A camp dedicated to helping people of all ages grow closer to Jesus Christ.

Mission Statement: At Faith Bible Camp, our goal is to provide the opportunity for students to leave behind the distractions of the world and enjoy fun, community, and time worshiping and growing in their relationship with the Lord.

Family Service Center

730 E. Vine St.

The Family Service Center in Springfield that focuses on families and strengthening communities through a variety of services including adoption services, counseling, foster care, and after-school programs.

Firehouse of God Ministries

306 5th Avenue

Community Light Homeless program serves dinner to homeless and hungry individuals Monday-Fridays from 5:00 p.m- 6:00 p.m.

First Church of the Nazarene

411 13th Ave

Helping Hands Pantry is a part of the Evergreen Project system of care for families.

It is our mission to CONNECT with the most needy in our community, help them GROW in self-sufficiency as we SERVE them with the love of Christ Jesus.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Matthew 25:35-36

First Things First

800 Springfield Road

The Encounter is a nondenominational church in East Peoria. They perform small community projects, including lawn work, painting, gardening, etc. for those in need.

Fish of Galesburg

288 Hawthorne Ct

Galesburg Rescue Mission

435 E 3rd St

Offering hope for the homeless, hungry, poor, needy, addicted, mentally challenged, victims of domestic violence, ex-prisoners, lonely and lost. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin.

genHkids

305 S 4th St

GenHkids in Springfield wants to see a decrease in childhood obesity. They host programs and events to encourage healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.

Girls on the Run of Central Illinois

907 Clocktower Drive

Girls on the Run of Central Illinois is a program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade. By working with young girls to train for a 5k, they inspire them to be joyful, healthy and confident.

Gorenz Counseling & Consulting

1009 S Main St

Our counselors and consultants here at Gorenz Counseling & Consulting come from an impressive range of backgrounds and education. Our staff’s diversity lets us provide you with personalized mental health therapy and essential business consulting services possible.

Great Oaks Camp

1380 CR 900 N

While at camp, youth are engaged with fun activities and Christ-centered discussions by Christian staff who desire to create caring relationships with the campers.

Habitat For Humanity of Sangamon County

2744 S 6th St

Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County partners with local churches and community organizations. Through these partnerships, they build simple, affordable housing for people in need.

Helping Hands

1208 East 4th Street

Helping hands is a food service that helps those in need. They provide: food; monetary help with rent, gas, and electric bills; transportation for abused women and children and so much more!

Mission Statement:  It is our mission to CONNECT with the most needy in our community, help them GROW in self-sufficiency as we SERVE them with the love of Christ Jesus.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me. I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Matthew 25:35-36.

Helping Hands Homeless Shelter

1015 East Madison Street

Shelter in Springfield.

Holy Family Food Pantry

1023 E Washington St

Food pantry in Springfield.

Home Sweet Home Ministries

303 E Oakland Ave

Home Sweet Home Ministries demonstrates Christ’s love through innovative approaches that instill hope, restore lives, and build community.

Home Sweet Home Ministries

303 E Oakland Ave

Each day in the Dining Center, hundreds of men, women, and children receive not only a hot meal to fill their empty plates but hope to fill their empty hearts. The kitchen at Home Sweet Home Ministries provides breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

“For I was hungry and you gave me food to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink…” -Matthew 25:35

Home Sweet Home Ministries demonstrates Christ’s love through innovative approaches that instill hope, restore lives, and build community.

Our vision is to be a ministry of refuge and renewal powered by Jesus Christ.

Hope Life Center

2323 E Lincolnway

The Hope Life Center in Sterling provides support for women facing unplanned pregnancy. Hope Life Center exists to erase abortion from Illinois one woman and one child at time. We do this by serving women facing unplanned pregnancy with medical services that have proven to transform the fear that leads a woman to have an abortion into confidence that she can choose life for her unborn child.

Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach

4930 Laverna Road

Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach in Springfield is committed to meeting the health care needs of individuals in developing nations with the distribution of recovered medical supplies & equipment.

Illinois Children and Family Services

2607 Woodlawn Rd

DCFS is committed to acting in the best interest of every child it serves and to helping families by increasing their ability to provide a safe environment for their children and by strengthening families who are at risk of abuse or neglect.

Illinois Mentor Community Services

4507 N Sterling Ave, 4th Floor

Founded in 1989, Illinois MENTOR is a leading home- and community-based human services provider. We offer innovative programs to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medically complex needs. Through a range of personalized supports, we empower the individuals and families we serve to learn, grow and thrive.

Illinois Poison Control Center

833 W Jackson Blvd #610

The Illinois Poison Center is dedicated to reducing the incidence and injury of poisoning in our communities through immediate expert telephone treatment recommendations, innovative public and healthcare professional education, and focused research.  The confidential 24-hour helpline is staffed by specially trained medical experts, including physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.

Emergency Hotline: 1.800.222.1222

 

Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing

1716 N University St

The Illinois Valley Fuller Center for Housing is accepting applications for their home repair program, furnace safety checks and yard cleanups for Central Illinois Veterans.

The Fuller Center just completed their 50th home repair project and has completed over 140 yard cleanups.

In His Hands Orphans

PO Box 425

  • Orphan and adoption awareness
  • Support for orphaned children through building orphan care communities
  • Orphan prevention
  • Serving as a resource for families seeking adoption

Inner City Mission

714 N 7th Street

Providing shelter, sustenance, education and Christian counseling to homeless children, their parents and single women while keeping Biblical truths about Godly righteousness before our culture, community, and fellow Christians.

ICM works for the mental and spiritual transformation of the heart, mind, and soul of those who find themselves homeless, giving them the needed tools to obtain and maintain permanent housing. This is accomplished by providing a safe environment in which the love of God can do its work.

Jacksonville Family Counseling

1429 S Main St

Jacksonville Food Bank

316 E State St

The Jacksonville Community Food Center is a non-profit organization serving Morgan County and other area residents during an emergency or financial crisis.

The Jacksonville Food Center is open from 9:00am to 1:00pm on Monday through Fridays.

John R. Day Christian Psychological Associates

3716 W Brighton Ave, Peoria, IL 61615, United States

Since 1974, our team of clinical psychologists, professional counselors, and social workers has provided quality care for the whole person. We work with area physicians, attorneys, court services, and pastors to bring healing to the lives of children, adolescents, and adults.

Journey Counseling Associates

1531 W Peru St

Counseling in Sterling, IL

Kumler Outreach Ministries

303 N Grand Ave E

Kumler Outreach Ministries meets people where they live, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick and helping clothe people. The food pantry, clothing ministry and medicine program reach thousands of people each year in the greater Springfield, Illinois area giving them help and hope.

Lake Springfield Christian Assembly

1674 Lick Creek Lane

We have been providing quality Christian camp programming in central Illinois since 1939.  Our desire, since then, has been to see people of all ages make life changing decisions to be more like Christ.  We want to partner with local churches and groups to see that all of our guests and campers ENCOUNTER the gospel message of Christ, EMBRACE the gospel message of Christ and ENGAGE the gospel message of Christ.

Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries

2001 Wabash Avenue

Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries serves Springfield and the surrounding areas. They empower people with special needs to become self-sufficient.

Lion’s Roar Prison Ministry

A ministry focused on outreach to the children of those currently incarcerated.

Our goal at Lions Roar Prison Ministries is to aid in the Spiritual Rehabilitation of these individuals and their families. These fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers and sisters that have drifted from God or sadly, may have never knew HIM at all. Our hope and goal is to help these lost transform themselves into Faith bound Christian men and women to eventually teach those in their lives the beautiful gift of redemption, love and grace from Our Lord, Jesus Christ!.

Loaves and Fish

116 NE Perry Ave

Food service in Peoria, IL.

Located in First United Methodist Church.

Loaves and Fish is a weekly feeding ministry providing a free hot meal, food pantry, worship service, educational assistance, clothing room and medical clinic to those in need each Saturday. Begun in 1994, Loaves & Fish serves from 250 – 375 guests weekly.

Loaves and Fishes

501 Broadway Ave

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois

7620 Madison Street

Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois improves the well-being of people across the state by protecting children, strengthening families and building futures for those who have experienced trauma. We do this as a leading provider of a variety of child welfare services. We serve children, individuals, families and communities of all faiths, races, orientations and ethnic backgrounds.

In response to God’s love, Lutheran Child and Family Services of Illinois engages with youth, adults, families, communities and other stakeholders to improve the well-being of those we are called to serve.

Make The First Five Count (Easter Seals) (Bloomington)

2404 E Empire St, Bloomington, IL. 61704

As a leading provider of child development services, we are here to be your partner in raising a healthy and happy child. We’ll help you be aware of the five key growth areas during these critical years before your child starts kindergarten.

Every year, more than a million children will enter school with an undiagnosed developmental delay. We want to change that. We want to ensure all children start kindergarten with the right skills to succeed alongside their peers.

Make The First Five Count (Easter Seals) (Peoria)

507 East Armstrong Avenue

As a leading provider of child development services, we are here to be your partner in raising a healthy and happy child. We’ll help you be aware of the five key growth areas during these critical years before your child starts kindergarten.

Every year, more than a million children will enter school with an undiagnosed developmental delay. We want to change that. We want to ensure all children start kindergarten with the right skills to succeed alongside their peers.

Memorial Behavioral Health – Springfield Adult Services

710 N 8th Street

At Memorial Behavioral Health, we understand how emotional, mental health issues or intellectual/developmental disabilities can affect your life and the lives of those you care about. That’s why our caring team is ready to provide you the support and high-quality treatment. We provide help, hope and the path to wellness for children, youth, adults and families close to home, throughout central Illinois.

Memorial Behavioral Health – Jacksonville

340 W. State Street

At Memorial Behavioral Health, we understand how emotional, mental health issues or intellectual/developmental disabilities can affect your life and the lives of those you care about. That’s why our caring team is ready to provide you the support and high-quality treatment. We provide help, hope and the path to wellness for children, youth, adults and families close to home, throughout central Illinois.

Memorial Behavioral Health – Springfield Children’s Center

710 N 8th St

At Memorial Behavioral Health, we understand how emotional, mental health issues or intellectual/developmental disabilities can affect your life and the lives of those you care about. That’s why our caring team is ready to provide you the support and high-quality treatment. We provide help, hope and the path to wellness for children, youth, adults and families close to home, throughout central Illinois.

Menno Haven Camp

9301 1575 East Street

Their mission is to invite all to experience God’s world and Christ’s kingdom in a camp and retreat setting through opportunities for worship, fellowship, recreation, growth, and renewal.

Midwest Food Bank

9005 N Industrial Rd

As a faith-based organization, it is the mission of Midwest Food Bank to share the love of Christ by alleviating hunger and malnutrition locally and throughout the world and providing disaster relief; all without discrimination. Our vision is to faithfully continue to help those in need by sharing the blessings.

Our story starts in 2003 when the Kieser family actioned their faith to share their blessings. They turned a barn on their family farm into a distribution site for local food pantries. Soon they realized the need was greater and there was room for growth. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the valuable work of our volunteers, and most importantly, the blessings of God, Midwest Food Bank now shares the blessing worldwide. More than 3.6 million people were impacted in 2017. Midwest Food Bank currently distributes over $11.5 million worth of food to over 1,400 non-profit organizations each month. This is done from our nine locations in Illinois, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, East Africa and Haiti.

Midwest Mission Distribution Center

1001 Mission Drive

MMDC provides opportunities for individuals and groups of all walks of life, denominational backgrounds, abilities, and ages to help provide disaster relief kits and resources as well as educational and medical supplies  to those in need both locally and internationally.

Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery

1011 N 7th St

The Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery helps prevent child abuse and neglect. They provide an emergency, temporary care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for children in the Springfield area.

Options EAP

1000 East Backbone Road

Counseling in Sterling, IL

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and School

2645 Old Jacksonville Road

Summer Day Camp for children ages 3 and up.

PADS Homeless Shelter

805 West 1st Street

Homeless Shelter of Dixon, IL provides temporary housing for men, women, and children, food and services to those in need.

Pathway Counseling Services

208 Brink Circle

Counseling in Sterling, IL

PAX International Student Hosting

14 Willett Avenue

PAX Student Exchange now serves 1,000 participants from over 70 different countries placing them with an American host family. These young people have a sincere desire to experience America and would participate in the everyday activities your family takes for granted. Invite a PAX student into your home and watch how you all grow. This national organization has a locally based contact.

Local Contact: Angela Norris

Peoria Area Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous

329 East Lake Avenue

Counseling in Peoria, IL.

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience , strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.

The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.

Peoria Rescue Ministries

601 SW Adams St.

Peoria Rescue Ministries is a gospel-centered ministry of mercy that responds to the needs of the homeless & hurting of our community while sharing the hope for new life.

Peoria Rescue Ministries has been serving the poor and those in need since 1955. Through our five areas of ministry, we provide food, shelter, clothing, counseling, pregnancy & parenting services, and recovery programs to the people of Central Illinois.

Peoria Tazewell Dyslexia Awareness Network

2900 West Lake Avenue

Tutoring for kids with dyslexia, teacher training and workshops, monthly library meetings, student and family advocacy.

The Dyslexia Awareness Network (DAN) is a not-for-profit corporation, started in January 2014 by staff of the former Children’s Dyslexia Center of Illinois. Joined by parents and local tutors and teachers, DAN operates with the mission to improve the lives of children and individuals with dyslexia, and related learning disabilities, through high-quality, professional development for teachers, the public and the families of the students it supports.

DAN promotes research-based approaches that teach reading the way children and individuals actually learn. Related methods have been derived from the work of the late Samuel T. Orton and others.

Working as partners with schools, teachers, parents and other experts, DAN strives to eliminate educational inequities and create excellent learning opportunities for all students.

Project Know

Addiction Services Nationwide. ProjectKnow.com aims to inform parents and family members of those struggling with addiction, as well as addicts and alcoholics themselves, about the options available for treating addiction. With a library of original content, as well as content from our sister site Child.net (launched 1998, now merged here), and a national directory of teen resources, addiction therapists, treatment centers, and sober living providers, we educate in simple language. While ProjectKnow.com is not meant to take the place of advice from medical professionals, who should always be consulted regarding issues of substance abuse or potential behavioral health disorders, we do provide overviews and offer resources that can expedite the process of familiarizing yourself with addiction, drug and alcohol abuse, dependency, treatment and recovery topics and options.

Re:generation

10700 N. Allen Rd

This anonymous support ministry will help you find contact with God, personal value and purpose, and connection and a sense of belonging. Weekly meetings are held on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm providing free dinner and childcare. Within that time you will experience community gathering, worship and testimony, and support groups including Codependency and Addiction groups for men and women.

Recovery Zone

1503 1st Ave

Counseling in Sterling, IL

Refuge Ranch

9350 Cascade Rd.

Refuge Ranch in Rochester gives kids the chance to grow by maintaining a farm and taking care of animals.

Rehabs.com

Addiction Services Nationwide. Rehabs.com is developed and maintained by Recovery Brands, LLC, a subsidiary of American Addiction Centers, Inc. (“AAC”). AAC is a leading provider of both residential and outpatient addiction treatment services. through raising awareness and helping people find the services they are looking for, we save families and lives.

Rock River Christian Camp and Retreat Center

16486 W IL Route 64

Rock River Christian Camp, as an extension of the local church, exists to glorify God by impacting all generations for Christ in a natural setting.

Royal Family KIDS camp

3000 W MacArthur Blvd Ste. 412

A ministry focused on reaching foster children in the United States and overseas, through a week long summer camp. For the children that attend, RFK provides ways for them to get connected to the Church, and continue the hope that the children experienced at camp.

Royal Family Kids Camp #354 in Carlinville

PO Box 16

Sponsoring Church: First Assembly of God

Royal Family Kids is a national ministry creating positive, life-changing moments for innocent children who have been victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Their vision is to give foster children ages 6-12 a life-changing experience at camp. Their values are to treat these kids royally, keep moving forward, and make moments matter.

History of Royal Family Kids: In 1985, an assistant pastor named Wayne Tesch and his wife, Diane, saw a need to provide hope to local foster children in Costa Mesa, California. They created a week-long summer camp held in the mountains, the “cathedral of the outdoors,” in order to create moments that matter for foster children ages 6-12. After the first five years of hosting camps through their church, the Tesches realized the need was in every county in the U.S. They also realized it was possible to launch RFKC as a countrywide organization. In 2008, the organization expanded to include a school year mentoring program called “Royal Friends Club,” headed by Joanne Feldmeth, the former Executive Director for Child SHARE. In 2015 Royal Family KIDS served over 7,700 children in 209 camps in 40 states and 4 international countries.

Royal Family Kids Camp #362 in Normal

800 E. Vernon

Sponsoring Church: Normal First Assembly of God

Royal Family Kids is a national ministry creating positive, life-changing moments for innocent children who have been victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Their vision is to give foster children ages 6-12 a life-changing experience at camp. Their values are to treat these kids royally, keep moving forward, and make moments matter.

History of Royal Family Kids: In 1985, an assistant pastor named Wayne Tesch and his wife, Diane, saw a need to provide hope to local foster children in Costa Mesa, California. They created a week-long summer camp held in the mountains, the “cathedral of the outdoors,” in order to create moments that matter for foster children ages 6-12. After the first five years of hosting camps through their church, the Tesches realized the need was in every county in the U.S. They also realized it was possible to launch RFKC as a countrywide organization. In 2008, the organization expanded to include a school year mentoring program called “Royal Friends Club,” headed by Joanne Feldmeth, the former Executive Director for Child SHARE. In 2015 Royal Family KIDS served over 7,700 children in 209 camps in 40 states and 4 international countries.

Safe Families for Children

4300 W Irving Park Rd

Since 2005, Safe Families for Children has offered sanctuary to thousands of children, minimizing the risk for abuse or neglect and giving parents the time and tools they need to help their families thrive. The ultimate goal is to strengthen and support parents so they can become Safe Families for their own children.

Salvation Army Safe Harbor

611 West Washington Street

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Located in the Salvation Army Community Center.

 

 

Sauk Valley Foodbank

1801 Plant Road

Food bank in Sterling, IL

 

Regular hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Fri-Sun: Closed

Second Baptist Church Food Pantry

305 S Cherry St

Food Pantry in Galesburg IL.

Sojourn Shelter & Services

1800 Westchester Blvd.

Sojourn Shelter & Services, Inc in Springfield provides a safe haven for women and children of domestic abuse. They also have a prevention and education program.

South Side Mission

1127 S Laramie St

Shelter in Peoria, IL.

“Our mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ, in His name, love our neighbors and provide hope to the community through life transforming ministries.”

South Side Mission

1127 S Laramie St

My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?
John 14:2

“Our mission is to proclaim Jesus Christ, in His name love our neighbors and provide hope to the community through life transforming ministries.”

 

Springfield Family Counseling Center

305 E Court St

Depend on us to help you get your life back.
Our counselors can help you pull through hard times you’re facing.

Springfield Family Counseling Center

1700 Spring St

Depend on us to help you get your life back.
Our counselors can help you pull through hard times you’re facing

Springfield YMCA

701 S 4th St

The Springfield YMCA focuses on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Their mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirits, minds and bodies.

St. Vincent De Paul Society Food Pantry

273 S Prairie St

Food Pantry in Galesburg IL.

Sterling/ Rock Falls YMCA

2505 YMCA Way

The YMCA provides emergency shelter for adults and children escaping domestic violence. They assist victims with finding houses, child care, economic support, and finding services to address other personal needs.

Teen Challenge

311 S Olive St

At Teen Challenge Illinois we strive to evangelize and disciple men and women who have life-controlling problems.

The Antioch Group

6615 N Big Hollow Rd

At The Antioch Group our Mission is to
provide an array of top-quality mental health services,
delivered in ways which bring honor to God,
foster the dignity and well-being of clients,
serve the legitimate interests of others,
and enable us to be good stewards of the Lord’s provision.

The Baby Fold

612 Oglesby Ave, Normal, IL 61761, United States

The Baby Fold is a multi-service non-profit agency serving children and families in Illinois. Founded as a faith-based orphanage in 1902, the agency now specializes in caring for young children and youth who have severe emotional and behavioral disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and children at risk for a variety of reasons.

The Illinois Inter-Agency Athletic Association (IIAA)

941 N. 2500 E Rd

The IIAA is a Recreation League focused on providing positive social outlets for at-risk youth. Established in 1976 the IIAA is a non-profit organization reaching out to the youth in substitute care. The IIAA contracts with Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. The focus of the IIAA is skill development and having fun first, winning second. The real winners of the events are those who exhibit a high degree of sportsmanship.

The Institute of Christian Psychology, Dr. Phil Foster

808 S Eldorado Ste.102

Our mission is to provide professional and confidential services to help individuals and families manage conditions associated with both emotional and physical pain. As one of the largest psychology practices in Illinois, we are able to offer neuropsychology, psychology, and counseling services to many communities throughout Illinois.

The Parent Place

314 S Grand Ave W

The Parent Place of Springfield offers support groups and family coaching. They exist to help men and women learn effective parenting skills.

The Salvation Army

510 North Kellogg Street

The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever and however we can. Our presence in the Central U.S. spans 11 Midwestern states, and is part of a global mission to do good.

The Salvation Army

530 N 6th St

The Salvation Army in Springfield has many opportunities for you to volunteer. Everything from teaching music lessons to dishing up meals.

The Salvation Army

409 Avenue F,

Food and shelter service located in Sterling, IL.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Motivated by the love of God, as a leader in Christian faith-based human services, The Salvation Army is committed to serving the whole person, body, mind and spirit, with integrity and respect, using creative solutions to positively transform lives.

The Salvation Army

414 NE Jefferson St

The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever and however we can. Our presence in the Central U.S. spans 11 Midwestern states, and is part of a global mission to do good. This location offers a men’s shelter and a family shelter.

Transitions Hospice

12040 Raymond Court

Their mission is to provide comfort and quality of life to their patients during the time they have remaining. The patients will be connected with hospice volunteers from local churches along with the home hospice care team to fulfill their profound belief that no individual should die alone.

Truth In Love Counseling LLC, Carrie Bussmann, LCPC

706 e Oglesby Ave

The Truth in Love staff is a team of expertly trained, professional Christian counselors devoted to your spiritual and emotional wellbeing. At Truth in Love, we focus first on creating a safe, authentic and caring relationship with our clients. From that foundation, our goal is to foster a healthy environment as we identify wounds that need healing.

“Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the Church.”
— Ephesians 4:15

Twin City Pads

111 E 29th St

Shelter in Sterling, IL.

PADS stands for Public Action to Deliver Shelter. This is an emergency shelter and entry point into other outreach programs. From here the individuals are directed to organizations like the following…

Tri County Opportunities
Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living
YWCA
Sinnissippi Mental Health

Uturn Life Center

1015 E Madison St, Springfield, IL, United States

Willmar and Arina Cohen are leading a team of God loving people into the heart of Springfield IL, to minister to the homeless and temporary displaced families. Willmar and Arina were born in South Africa and moved to the U.S.A. in 1996.They became U.S. citizens in 2008. They have been ministering to the homeless faithfully now for 10 years. Uturn was founded by Willmar and Arina on December 1st 2010.

Uturn Life Center

1023 East Washington Street

Uturn Life Center offers various services within the Springfield area, including a day center for the homeless, a food bank, financial classes, church services, and many other resources for the community. 

Woodford County Heartline & Heart House

300 REAGAN DRIVE

Woodford County Heartline is a crisis agency for those in Woodford County and are in a short term crisis situation and are needing assistance with food, medicine, utilities, rent, etc.

Heart House is a shelter for women and children who are homeless or victims of domestic violence and are residents of Woodford County (plus the Tazewell County portions of Washington).

 

YMCA Camp Benson

16355 Scenic Palisades Road

Their mission is to provide a safe, fun, magical, and educational experience for our campers through the demonstration of four core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and by practicing a camper-first philosophy.