Organizations & Groups in Central Illinois
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions is a comprehensive, not-for-profit social service agency. Our agency provides strength-based, family-centered, trauma-responsive services to youth and families in need throughout Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa.
We offer critical counseling, casework, and support services to help people struggling with trauma, grief, loss, abuse, neglect and other significant family life challenges. Our agency provides foster care services for abused and neglected children; adoption services; crisis response for runaways and their families; delinquency prevention services for at-risk youth; residential treatment for abused and neglected boys; professional counseling for children, individuals, couples, and families; in-home counseling for seniors; mental health crisis response for youth; and community advocacy programs. As a result, we serve over 20,000 people each year throughout 37 counties.
The mission of Prairie State Legal Services is to ensure equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach that serve to protect basic human needs and enforce or uphold rights.
Prairie State envisions a community where all low-income, elderly and vulnerable people have ready access to legal services to meet their basic needs and where everyone knows, understands and can exercise their rights and be treated fairly in their pursuit of justice.
FamilyCore (previously known as Counseling & Family Services) employs over 90 individuals that work with schools, the court system, and other social service agencies to connect counseling, intervention, preventative education, and other support services with those who have a need. FamilyCore takes a holistic approach in its continuum of care, often providing boosts of support to multiple generations. The end goal is to maintain the integrity of family; however, it may be defined.
FamilyCore has been a leader in the Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford counties for 123 years in “Strengthening Families for a Stronger Community.” This is done through our many services including Adoption, Child Welfare, Counseling, Single Parent Support, and Outreach. Last year alone, FamilyCore touched over 13,792 lives in the area.
Peoria Office: 330 SW Washington Street, Peoria, Illinois, 61602
Foster Village Peoria bridges the gap in resources and supports for youth and caregivers affected by the foster care system.
Foster parents often feel tired and alone. Most families foster for less than a year, citing burnout and lack of support as the reason they stop. At the same time, 85 percent of people who are not foster parents say they care about vulnerable children and want to help.
The Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity, Inc. is a Community Action Agency and leadership organization that promotes self-sufficiency and economic security. PCCEO has a commitment to life-long learning and service as an agent for transformational change to help individuals and families improve their quality of life in Peoria County. We have multiple programs to help our low-income families to become self-sufficient. (Head Start, LIHEAP, Food Bank, Weatherization, etc.)
Peoria Office: 711 W. McBean St, Peoria, Illinois 61605 | Telephone: (309) 671 3900 | Website
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More than 25 shopping centers, 2 airports, 75 plus schools, 4 hospitals, multiple walk-in medical clinics, over 25 nursing homes and retirement centers, over 50 apartment complexes, 8 golf courses, public swimming pools, theaters, museums, and parks in 8 communities…just to name a few.
The Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink) provides an environmentally friendly and customer-focused transportation service that connects people to places in an efficient and safe manner.
The Greater Peoria Mass Transit (CityLink) is a regional leader in the movement of people focused on providing a safe environment and reliable transportation. We are proactive leaders in providing creative solutions by a dedicated, committed, highly motivated team which produces delighted customers.
Peoria Office: 1913 W. Townline Road, Peoria, Illinois, 61615
Telephone: (309) 271 7270 | WEBSITE
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
The Autism Collective is working to end the isolation felt by those living with Autism by uniting experts and connecting families.
We coordinate early identification, diagnosis, therapy, services and support to home - while collaborating and innovating to improve treatment, communication and quality of life.
The Autism Collective is the relentless champion for every person living with Autism.