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"Empowering people with disabilities to live independently in our community."

2-1-1
http://www.211hoi.org 
The Heart of Illinois United Way and Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois have partnered to provide Heart of Illinois 2-1-1, a comprehensive information and referral line to connect calls to critical health and human care programs.

Ability Links
http://www.abilitylinks.org 
Ability Links is committed to increasing employment of job seekers with disABILITIES.

Agency on Aging
http://www.ciaoa.net 
A not-for-profit agency committed to serving seniors, family caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren. They provide a number of programs including; information, a home-delivered meal program, transportation services, direct employment services, health education, senior legal services, medication management, faith in care and an elder abuse program.

Central IL Service Access (CISA)
http://www.ridecitylink.org/special-services/citylift 
Their mission is to maximize independence for individuals with disabilities through choice, advocacy and service access. CISA serve individuals with developmental disabilities in their own homes, nursing homes, day training, intermediate care facilities and a variety of community settings.

Circuit Breaker Program
http://www.cbrx.il.gov/ 
The Illinois Department on Aging Circuit Breaker program provides grants to senior citizens (age 65 years and over) and persons with disabilities to help them reduce the impact of taxes and prescription medications on their lives.

CityLink
http://www.ridecitylink.org/ 
Greater Peoria Mass Transit District (CityLink) provides a safe and reliable transportation service. For further information about routes, fares and times and the busses with wheel chair lift check out the website.

Client Assistance Program
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29978 
The Client Assistance Program (CAP) helps people with disabilities receive quality services by advocating for their interests and helping them identify resources, understand procedures, resolve problems, and protect their rights in the rehabilitation process, employment, and home services. Individuals with a disability who want to receive or are receiving Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services or Home Services are eligible for CAP assistance. CAP provides services through advocates and attorneys located throughout Illinois. All CAP services are free and confidential.

Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois
http://www.ccdionline.org/ 
CCDI is dedicated to advocating for the rights of all people with all types of disabilities at local, state and federal levels. CCDI strives to keep their members informed of the most current disability rights issues and the ways they can help advocate. Membership in CCDI is open to both individuals and organizations.

CWTC
http://www.cwtc.org/ 
Give service to adults with disabilities to help them become more independent.

DHS
http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx 
Help People and families meet basic needs. Services they provide to help people become self sufficient with are: cash, food, childcare, housing, health and medical, pregnancy, parenting. To find more services check out their website.

Dream Center Peoria
http://www.dreamcenterpeoria.org/ 
Devoted to turn Peoria into a better place for families with low income and a safer place for people to live.

Easter Seals
http://ci.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=ILPR_homepage 
Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that people with disabilities and their families have equal opportunity to live, learn, work and play in their communities.

East Peoria Housing Authority
http://www.cityofeastpeoria.com/index.cfm?pageID=38
The East Peoria Housing Authority (EPHA) provides an opportunity for lower income East Peoria residents to receive financial help with the cost of renting a property. EPHA does this by operating a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program.

EP!C
http://www.parcway.org/ 
1913 W. Townline Road, Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: 309.682.3500
Empowering people, inspiring capabilities. Serving individuals with Developmental Disabilities and their families since 1950.

Family Matters
http://www.fmptic.org  

Friendship House
http://www.peoriafriendshiphouse.org/ 
Help people and families find a way to renew life by offering meals, clothes, and a place to learn.

Fulton County Housing Authority
http://www.affordablehousingonline.com/housingauthoritydetail.asp?id=IL084
The Fulton County Housing Authority offers rental housing and a section 8 voucher program.

Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
http://gac.state.il.us/ 
The Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission protects the rights and promotes the welfare of people with disabilities. The Commission provides legal representation, investigates complaints of rights violations and provides state guardianship for people with disabilities in Illinois. Three program Divisions in nine regions throughout the State carry out the responsibilities of the Commission. These divisions are: the Office of State Guardian (OSG), the Legal Advocacy Service (LAS) and the Human Rights Authority (HRA).

Harris Communications
http://www.harriscomm.com/ 
Harris Communications have a great selection of over 1,000 products for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, children, parents, teachers, students and interpreters including books, DVD, videos and assistive listening devices.

Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA)
http://www.peoriaparks.org/heart-of-illinois-special-recreation
The Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association is a cooperative extension of the Morton, Peoria, Chillicothe, and Washington Park Districts. Its mission is to provide quality recreation programs and inclusion services to individuals with disabilities and special needs.

Human Service Center
http://www.fayettecompanies.org/
Fayette Companies is a behavioral health organization located in Peoria, Illinois. The Center provides services for individuals with serious mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders through their Human Service Center and White Oaks programs.

Illinois Assistive Technology Program
http://www.iltech.org 
IATP is a statewide, not-for-profit agency. The primary focus is on education, employment, community living, information technology and telecommunications.

Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living
http://www.incil.org 
Offer people with disabilities obtain equal rights and opportunities as others in their community.

Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association (IRVSRA)
http://www.fondulacpark.com 
This is an organization that offers community-based recreation opportunities for individuals with disabilities. IRVSRA is affiliated with the Fondulac Park District of Peoria.

Neighborhood House
http://www.nhpeoria.org/
Neighborhood House, established in 1896, is dedicated to providing a Safe Haven with comprehensive services that meet the social, emotional and material needs of individuals and families from infancy to the elderly. The common goal of all services is to enhance the quality of life and foster independence of those served.

Pekin Housing Authority
http://www.pekinhousingauthority.com/ 
Pekin Housing Authority strives to offer excellent affordable housing for low and moderate-income persons through effective management and the wise stewardship of public funds. Applications can be picked up during office hours and are accepted on the second, third, and fourth Thursdays of every month from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., except on holidays.

Peoria County Housing Authority
http://www.peoriahousing.org 
The Peoria Housing Authority is committed to providing affordable housing opportunities for all people living in Central Illinois.

Salvation Army
http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org/heartland
To help people get basic needs and to help the community after natural disasters.

Social Security
http://www.ssa.gov/ 
Offers Social Security for retirees, Medicare, ISS, disability, help to widows, widowers, and other survivors.

South Side Mission
http://southsidemission.org/ 
Their mission is to preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to the poor, and in His name, to love, feed, house, clothe and teach all those people in need.

Tazwood Mental Health
http://www.tazwoodmentalhealth.org/ 
If you or someone you love struggles with mental illness, substance abuse, severe relationship conflicts, or difficulty adjusting to life situations. Then Tazwood Mental Health Center Inc can help. They offer a variety of behavioral health services to address these concerns.

TCRC
http://www.tcrcorg.com/ 
Offer individuals with developmental disabilities and visual impairments a reliable, local resource. They give people access to a wide array of valuable programs and services like job training and placement, goal-oriented therapy, integrated childcare, day programs, vocational services, homelike residential programs and low vision services.

Woodford County Housing Authority
http://www.affordablehousingonline.com/housingauthoritydetail.asp?id=IL104 
Woodford County Housing Authority offers rental housing and a section 8 voucher program.

If you are not finding what you are looking for, please phone the office at 309.682.3500 for further assistance.

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