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."
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
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 PICKUP 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
618-296-5300 Crisis Hotline
618-296-5423-Emergency Rental Assistance Program- runs seasonally see MCCD site for more information.
Federal Food Bank For Persons 60 years and older-Wood River Township Residents only
Must qualify through application at the Clerk's office. The food box comes once a month on the 2nd Thursday of the month and is a box of commodities. For more information call the Clerk's office 618-259-7260
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
United Way 211 Helps & United Way Community Information Exchange
this website has information for all the greater St. Louis-Metro area community resources.
from their website:
" Madison County Urban League strives to provide quality services in the areas of housing, employment, health care and education through programs that address and enhance the community and its constituency.
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.
from their website:
We concentrate our collaborative, holistic efforts on children, youth and families who’ve experienced trauma, most often due to violence, addiction, poverty and homelessness.
Senior Servies Plus Ride Program & Meals on Wheels
618-465-3298 Choose Extension 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
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 Services Plus out of Alton has this information.
Energy Assistance Foundation
Warm Neighbors-Cool Friends