Useful Information / Links

    Partnering Agencies

Serving Effingham County for 52 years
Serving Marion and Jefferson Counties

   Partnership Agencies

To empower persons with disabilities to increase their opportunities to access all aspects of community life. Serving: Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Jefferson and Marion Counties.

The Division of Mental Health (DMH) provides a wide variety of services at all levels for adults and children throughout the state. These services are offered through hundreds of DMH partners called "Providers" (i.e. mental health clinics, agencies and hospitals). Providers serve as 'front doors' to enter the publicly funded system of mental health care.
ARC Community Support Systems is committed to securing for all people with disabilities the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work and play.
improve the lives of individuals and families challenged by mental illness in Illinois
An advocacy group that helps patients and families suffering from Mesothelioma cancer and asbestos related illnesses. They gladly provide various types of assistance including helping patients find support groups in their area, the best local doctors, and treatment centers.

  Area Agencies on Aging:

Located in Centralia IL, Midland Area Agency on Aging is one of thirteen Area Agencies in the State of Illinois designated by the Illinois Department on Aging. The counties covered by Midland Area Agency are: Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Jefferson and Marion.

The basic mission of the Southeastern Illinois Agency on Aging, Inc., is to initiate and implement a comprehensive and coordinated service system which gives priority to those activities and services which have the greatest potential for meeting the needs of older persons within the planning and service area.

   Community Action Agencies:

Serving: Effingham, Fayette and Clay Counties
    • Embarras River Basin Agency for Economic Opportunity, Inc., ph: 618-783-2215

Serving Crawford, Jasper, Lawrence and Richland Counties
Serving Marion County
Serving Jefferson County

    Programs Provided by Our Agency

   Seniors Free Transit Ride; Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Ride; Secretary of State License Plate Discount

Illinois law requires all landline and most Cable and VoIP phone companies to provide telephone access for people who are Hard of Hearing, Late Deafened, Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Speech Disabled. ITAC is the not-for-profit corporation established to provide a Free Equipment Program and Illinois Relay on behalf of these phone companies.
The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for people who reside in long-term care facilities (nursing homes).

 State Agencies on Aging

National Council On The Aging created Benefits Checkup to help older adults to quickly identify programs that may improve the quality of their lives. Family and friends can also obtain facts about benefits that their loved ones may qualify for.
This website will help you perform an online search for over 200 service categories
Illinois Department Of Aging helps older adults live independently in their own homes and communities
Affordable Healthcare coverage through the marketplace.
DHS can help you and your family meet your basic needs like: food, cash and health care.
Created in 1983, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is a state agency dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice. The Authority brings together key leaders from the justice system and the public to identify critical issues facing the criminal justice system in Illinois, and to propose and evaluate policies, programs, and legislation that address those issues.

    Federal Agencies

VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Servicemembers, Veterans, their dependents and survivors.
Social Security delivers a broad range of services online at and through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and our State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services.
Throughout its existence, the Special Committee on Aging has served as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans. Often, the Committee will submit its findings and recommendations for legislation to the Senate. In addition, the Committee publishes materials of assistance to those interested in public policies which relate to the elderly.
Eldercare locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Agining connecting you to services for older adultas and their families. It also has many resources within the website that can assist you.


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Adminstrative Office
209 South Merchant Street
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: (217) 347-5569