Wood River Township

49 S. 9th Street, , East Alton, Illinois 62024
(618) 259-2366 | |

Community Assistance

Madison County Community Development

Madison County Community Development- MCCD is a department within Madison County that administers additional Federal, State of Illinois and local grant programs to the public. From the MCCD website: "Madison County Community Development is committed to expanding economic opportunities, promoting affordable housing and suitable living environments, providing necessary emergency services and diligently working to alleviate conditions of poverty in Madison County."

MCCD provides 

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program LIHEAP

Low Income Home Water Assistance Program-LIHWAP, can be used for sewer as well.

Emergency Rental Assistance Program-ERAP


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE PROGRAMS GO TO THE MCCD SITE 

Madison County Community Development Site

https://www.madisoncountyil.gov/departments/community_development/index.php

Applications for all MCCD programs are found on their website, all applications are gotten through them and returned to their office at 130 Hillsboro Ave. Edwardsville, IL 62025

WOOD RIVER TOWNSHIP IS NOT A PICK UP OR DROP OFF SITE FOR ANY OF THESE APPLICATIONS.


LIHEAP & LIHWAP APPLICATION ARE TO BE RETURNED TO THE MCCD OFFICE AT -130 Hillsboro Ave. Edwardsville, IL 62025

Madison County Community Development Phone #s

618-296-4386-LIHEAP

618-296-6485-LIHWAP

618-296-5300 Crisis Hotline

618-296-5423-Emergency Rental Assistance Program- runs seasonally see MCCD site for more information.

Local Food Pantries

Crisis Food Pantry-21 E 6th St Alton, across from Salvation Army

OPen Monday thru Friday, 1 PM-3PM call ahead for appointment @ 618-462-8201


House of Victory-20 Harvel Court Cottage Hills

Thursdays-9AM-Noon 618-258-9933 call for more information


Community Hope Center-1201 Hope Center Lane Cottage Hills

Food Market-call 618-251-8021 to make an appointment to come and shop our free SWAP Pantry

(Supporting Wellness at Pantries)


Soup for the Soul-no appointment necessary to enjoy a free lunch of Soup, sandwich, salad and deserts.

Soup for the Soul Lunches times are-M-W-F 10AM-1PM & Tuesdays from 10AM-12PM, the cafe is closed on Thursdays.


For Other Services CHC has call 618-251-8021 or go to their website link below.

https://communityhopecenteril.org/get-help/


Senior & Disabled Rides for Doctors Visits & Meals on Wheels

Madison County Transit-ACT Bus (Agency for Community Transit) Information

ACT Bus Call center 618-931-7433, choose option #1

Call for information to get an application for eligibility to set up rides to doctor's visits ect.

Must be 65 or older or doctor verified medical disability.  To register as a senior over 65, which is the quicker route, without needing a doctor verification, call the number above to request an application. Person applying will need a phot copy of State ID or State Driver's License to complete the application. Still Call the number above to apply with a doctor verified medical disability. 


Senior Servies Plus Ride Program & Meals on Wheels

618-465-3298 Choose Extention 107 to set up rides for doctor's visits etc.

To set up Meals on Wheels use the same phone number, but choose option #141