Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

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. Four 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), the Human Rights Authority (HRA), and and the SPED (Special Education).

Center for Prevention of Abuse

Live a life free from abuse and violence. If you feel as though you are in a hostile or unsafe environment. Contact: Crisis hotline: 1-800-559-SAFE (7233) Peoria office: 309-691-0551

Central Illinois Service Access

Provides assistance to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities who are potentially in need of services now or within the next five years to register in the PUNS statewide database for counties: Mason, Tazewell, Woodford, and McLean.

Client Assistance Program

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. Individuals with a disability who want to receive or are receiving Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are eligible for CAP assistance. CAP provides services through advocates and attorneys located throughout Illinois. All CAP services are free and confidential.

Crittenton Center

Crisis Nursery- emergency respite care for infants and children ages birth to 6 years, Child development center- preschool and daycare for infants and children 6 weeks to 6 years, and Educational and Support services to protect and nurture children and families.
Phone: General: 309-674-0105
Crisis Nursery: 309-674-4125
Address: Crittenton Center: 442 W John Gwynn Jr Ave Peoria, IL 61605
Address: Family Center: 2016 N Knoxville Ave Peoria, IL 61603


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

Devoted to turn Peoria into a better place for families with low income and a safer place for people to live.

Friendship House

Help people and families find a way to renew life by offering meals, clothes, and a place to learn.

His Helping Hands

A faith-based organization that is volunteer based to help provide the community with home maintenance and repairs, ramp access to entrances, and a home ownership program which renovates donated homes making them available for sale to low-income, first-time homeowners.


Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living provides information about what centers for independent living are about and the locations of all CILs in Illinois to find one that serves where you reside.
Address: 1 W Old State Capitol Plz Suite 501 Springfield, IL 62701


To help community members find or keep a home, learn a new skill, improve their credit score, file taxes, access legal support, find employment.
Address: 2605 W Krause St Peoria, IL 616051
Phone: 309-676-3832

Neighborhood House

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.

Peoria Citizen Committee for Economic Opportunity (PCCEO)

Promotes self-sufficiency and economic security by offering family development, energy services, housing services and more.

Peoria County Health Department

Through resources, engagement, they educate and regulate to promote health, prevent disease, and provide for a safe environment.
Address: 2116 N Sheridan Rd Peoria, IL 61604
Phone: 309-679-6000

Phoenix Community Development Services

Provides supportive services to citizens to end homelessness while providing guidance to set and achieve goal, make healthy life choices, find employment, build skills, and become stable, self-sufficient member of society.

Prairieland Service Coordination, Inc.

Prairieland Services Coordination, Inc Services Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fulton, Henderson, Henry, Knox, Macon, Madison, McDonough, Mercer, Moultrie, Peoria, Piatt, Rock Island, Shelby, St. Clair, Stark and Warren Counties providing Pre-admission services to determine eligibility for developmental disability services, waiver case coordination, case coordination/ case management services, and the PUNS (Illinois Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services)
Address: 244 East Main St Galesburg, IL 61401
Galesburg office: 309-921-9102

Prairie State Legal

PSL is a free legal service system for low income persona and those age 60 and over who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them.
Address:411 Hamilton Boulevard Suite 1812 Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: 309-674-9831

Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together provides low income homeowners free critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. This one-day rebuilding event is held in April. Visit their website to fill out an application.

Redeemer Lutheran- Care Ministry

Provides help in the time of need: food provided from panties, very limited financial assistance, referrals for counseling.
Address: 6801 N Allen Rd Peoria, IL 61614
Phone: 309-693-9214

Salvation Army

To help people get basic needs and to help the community after natural disasters.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

One time help with rent, utilities, and other basic living needs.
Phone: 309-677-7696

South Side Mission

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.
1127 S. Laramie Street, Peoria, IL 61605


A Senior safety organization that focuses on reducing crime victimization of seniors.

Benefit Access Program

Benefits for seniors and persons with disabilities, such as a fee discount on license plates and free rides on fixed-route transits. Eligibility is determined by age, disability, residency and income.

Social Security

Offers Social Security for retirees, Medicare, ISS, disability, help to widows, widowers, and other survivors.


EP!C’s Educational Services Program enables individuals to build the skills and knowledge necessary to enrich their lives through enjoyable, productive, and therapeutic day programming.

Family Matters

If your child receives special education services or an accommodation plan or is in need of such services, Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center (FMPTIC) can help.

ADDUS Homecare

Providing in-home supportive services to elderly and younger persons with disabilities.
Address: 1501 N. Main Street East Peoria, IL 61611
Phone: 309-691-6527

Agency on Aging

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.

Comfort Keepers

Employ caregivers to aid with meal preparation, medication reminders, light housekeeping or transportation.
Address: 7620 N. University, Ste. 103, Peoria, 61614
Phone: 309-685-7777

Ability Links

Ability Links is committed to increasing employment of job seekers with disABILITIES.

Association for the Developmentally Disabled of Woodford County

ADDWC provides training programs that teach employable skills through group instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on learning.


CWTC provides service to adults with disabilities to help them become more independent. Their programming focuses on four areas: organizational employment, community employment, community integration, and community living.


EP!C’s Employment Services helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities reach their employment goals while providing the community with a workforce that is dedicated to making a valuable contribution.

Job Accommodation Network

Helps both the employee and the employer to work toward practical job accommodation solutions. JAN also helps enhance employability and shows employers how to take value in employing people with a disability in their workplace.

Tazewell County Resource Center (TCRC)

Employment Services works to secure community employment for adults with developmental disabilities. Workers may be placed in Supported Employment (with supervision) or Competitive Employment (with limited supervision).

Tri-County Urban League

Improves educational, social, and economic opportunities for individuals in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford and McLean Counties.
Address: 317 S MacArthur Highway Peoria, IL 61605
Phone: 309-673-7474


Complete list of Food Pantries, Brown Bag Food Programs, Food Banks, Food Stamps and WIC.


Housing and Utilities tab includes a listing of Runaway and Domestic Violence Shelters, Home Repair and Weatherization, Rent, Mortgage and other Housing Expense Assistance, Housing Authorities and subsidized housing, utility payment assistance etc.

Association for the Developmentally Disabled of Woodford County

ADDWC offers a variety of residential services which promote independent living and are based upon an individual's needs.


CWTC provides service to adults with disabilities to help them become more independent. Their programming focuses on four areas: organizational employment, community employment, community integration, and community living.

East Peoria Housing Authority

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’s Host Home Program assists individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in finding a home designed to encourage independence in a family environment.

Fulton County Housing Authority

The Fulton County Housing Authority offers rental housing and a section 8 voucher program.

Pekin Housing Authority

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 Citizen Committee for Economic Opportunity (PCCEO)

Promotes self-sufficiency and economic security by offering family development, energy services, housing services and more.

Peoria County Housing Authority

The Peoria Housing Authority is committed to providing affordable housing opportunities for all people living in Central Illinois.

Senior Housing Net

A guide to finding senior living in Illinois. This site also provides info on paying for senior living, law & regulations, free resources, and much more.

Tazewell County Resource Center (TCRC)

The CILA (Community Integrated Living Arrangement) program and Miller Group Home for Children promote independence in daily living, economic self-sufficiency and community integration.

Woodford County Housing Authority

Woodford County Housing Authority offers rental housing and a section 8 voucher program.


CWTC provides service to adults with disabilities to help them become more independent. Their programming focuses on four areas: organizational employment, community employment, community integration, and community living.

Illinois Assistive Technology Program

IATP's goal is to improve the quality of life of all Illinoisans with disabilities and enable them through greater access to assistive technology devices to fully participate in all aspects of life.

ADA Total Access

Offering free consultations for mobility equipment for the workplace, home, or vehicle.
125 Thunderbird Lane East Peoria, IL 61611

Harris Communications

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.

HDIS Home Delivery Incontinence Supply

If you or someone you care for has Medicaid benefits and needs medical supplies, let HDIS help! HDIS will check your eligibility.
Phone: 1-800-269-4663 is powered by Teltex. This website is geared to finding apps, accessories, videos, and resources to make technology more accessible whether it be for general use, low vision, cognitive & intellectual, deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, blind, mobility or speech needs.

Illinois Assistive Technology Program

IATP's device loan program provides an opportunity to borrow a device for 5 weeks to determine compatibility between user and device. Borrower is responsible for returning the device.
Address: 1020 South Spring Street Springfield, IL 62704
Phone: 217-522-7985


Provides Illinois Relay phone service and an equipment program all free to qualifying individuals.


Offers a wide range of products for blind, low vision, deaf, hard of hearing, mobility and home health care items to help with living as independently as possible.

Personal Mobility

Offers mobility equipment for the workplace, home, or vehicle. Equipment ranges from power chairs to stairlifts and everything in between.

Sorenson Video Phone

Free to individuals that qualify by being deaf or using American Sign Language to communicate.


Teltex carries a wide range of assistive equipment, ranging from amplified phones, alerting systems and so much more.
Phone: 1-888-515-8120

Tobii Dynavox

A communication device that allows individuals to express their wants, needs or thoughts that may not be able to use speech as their way to communicate.

Blue Ridge Community Farm

Blue Ridge Community Farm offers educational field trips for special education and life skills classes. They also offer social events for adults with special needs at no charge which include: their annual square dance, cookouts and campfire sing-a-longs.
Address: 21529 N Blue Ridge Road Chillicothe, IL 61523
Phone: 309-249-2499

Camp Big Sky

Camp Big Sky offers education, training and skills development to children and adults with disabilities through participation in accessible outdoor activities.
Address: P.O. Box 56 Farmington, IL 61531
Phone: 309-258-6002

Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA)

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.

Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association (IRVSRA)

The Illinois River Valley Special Recreation Association (IRVSRA) is a cooperative extension of Pekin and Fon du Lac Park Districts to provide recreational programs and leisure services for residents with developmental disabilities.

Autonomous Case Management Inc.

Provides personalized solutions to people with any level of vision or hearing loss.
Phone - 888-332-0811

Center for Sight and Hearing

Provides a custom care solution to maintain your highest quality of life to make sure you are getting the care your loved one deserves. ACM provides both senior care and disability care support services.

Easter Seals

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.

Fulton Crisis Center

Services include: emergency services, legal and financial assistance services, housing services, support services, children’s services, and community educational services. Hotline: 309-647-8311 (24/7) TTY/TTD (309)647-2972 Business: (309)647-8311

Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission

IDHHC is an executive state agency that promotes education and awareness of the legal requirements for effective communication on behalf of people with hearing loss in Illinois.

Peoria Citizen Committee for Economic Opportunity (PCCEO)

Promotes self-sufficiency and economic security by offering family development, energy services, housing services and more.

SAL Child Care Connection

To find childcare that is tailored to meet the needs of each family, helping families determine if they qualify for help to pay for child care, providing training for those who work with children, recruiting additional child care providers.
Address: 3425 N. Dries Lane, Peoria, IL 61604
Phone: 309-686-3750

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Centers and Harbor Light Programs have offered spiritual, emotional, and social assistance to those who have lost the ability to cope with their problems and provide for themselves.

Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC)

Increases awareness of independent living services and the independent living philosophy by seeking underserved areas/ persons and increasing awareness.

Tazewell County Resource Center (TCRC)

TCRC offers a wide array of programs and services that benefit persons with developmental disabilities and visual impairments who live and work in our community. The agency operates eleven facilities located in Tazewell County, Illinois.


If you or someone you love struggles with mental illness, substance abuse, severe relationship conflicts, or difficulty adjusting to life situations. They offer a variety of behavioral health services to address these concerns.

Peoria County – 309.671.8084
Tazewell and Woodford Counties - 309.347.1148


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.

Central IL Agency on Aging

Transportation services available for seniors 60 and older who have no other means of transportation in Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties.
Address: 700 Hamilton Boulevard Peoria, IL 61603
Phone: 309-674-2071


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

Quality Med Transport

Provides non-emergency medical transportation for patients in fully equipped vehicles throughout central Illinois.
Available 24/7 by appointment only
Phone: 217-607-2468