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Alvin Eades Center
905 West Superior Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217-245-9898 Fax: 217-243-7966
  • Residential services to adults who are deaf. Center’s services are age appropriate, consumer driven, provide maximum choice and integration into the community, and offer opportunity for growth, development of new skills, and independence. It operates an 8-bed Community Integrated Living Arrangement (CILA) program for women and a 16-bed Intermediate Care Facility for the Developmentally Disabled (ECF-DD) for men.
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Aperion Care of Jacksonville
1021 N. Church St. Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217-245-4174
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Central Illinois Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
220 E. Morgan St. Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217-243-3821 Fax: 217-245-6499 Visit Website
  • BBBS provides youth enriching opportunities which nourishes their self-esteem and assists them in achieving their fullest potential. We match fully-screened community volunteers to serve as positive role models in one-to-one relationships with youth. BBBS assists in providing guidance, professional supervision and support to parents, volunteers and youth.
  • The Mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to match children between the ages of 5 and 13, who need an extra friend to help ensure they grow up to be positive influences within our community.
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Bob Freesen YMCA Hours: Vary due to season. Regular hours are on Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. On Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1000 Sherwood Lane Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217-245-2141 Fax: 217-479-0233 Visit Website
  • The YMCA is a full service recreation organization that provides a variety of programs for people of all ages. Programs include senior programs, after-school programs for youth, summer youth day camp, preschool, fitness programs, etc.
  • Fees are charged, but assistance is available. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.
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Camp Hope, Morgan County Housing Authority Hours: Third week of July, Monday through Friday
301 W. Beecher Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: (217) 243-3338 Fax: (217) 245-1709
  • Sponsored in cooperation with the Western Illinois Youth Camp and Retreat Center, YMCA, Wells Center, and the Prairie Land United Way.
  • A summer residential camp providing substance abuse and gang resistance education in a relaxed camp setting.
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Division of Rehabilitation Services, Illinois Department of Human Services Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 5p.m.
1429 S. Main, Suite C Jacksonville IL 62650 Visit Website
  • DHS’s Division of Rehabilitation Services is the state’s lead agency serving individuals with disabilities. DRS works in partnership with people with disabilities and their families to assist them in making informed choices to achieve full community participation through employment, education, and independent living opportunities.
  • The goal of the vocational rehabilitation program (VR) is to work with customers to help them find quality employment that pays a living wage and offers a chance for advancement.
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Early Years Program, Jacksonville School Dist. 117 Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
110 Walnut Court Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217-243-2876 Fax: 217-243-0602
  • Developmental Screening for at risk children birth to 5 years old.
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Educational Day Care Center Hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
330 W. Michigan Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217-243-5720 Fax: 217-243-5385
  • Full Day Care Services.
  • Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on the income of working parents.
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Elm City Center Hours: Administrative offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
1314 W. Walnut Jacksonville IL 62650 Visit Website
  • Vocational assessment and training, Day Programs, Residential, and Social Center.
  • Must be 18 years or older, have a diagnosis of a mental, developmental, or physical disability, be free of behavior which is a danger to self or others, be able to benefit from a Program of Services, and be approved by Center’s Admission Committee. Some programs may have additional criteria determined by funding.
  • Free to qualified people who meet DHS funding requirements. Varies by program.
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Four Rivers Special Education District Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
936 W. Michigan Ave. Jacksonville IL 62650 Visit Website
  • Twenty school districts hold membership in the Special Education District. It is the purpose of this district to provide special education classes for Special Education students and to provide technical assistance for the member district.
  • For school age children, referrals are usually made through the local school district. A multi-disciplinary team determines eligibility for services after thorough screenings and assessments.
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Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care
873 Grove Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217-479-3400
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Home Instead Senior Care
1440 W. Walnut St., Ste. A6 Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217.245.9192 Fax: 217.245.4590 Visit Website
  • Personal care, errands & transportation, laundry, light housekeeping, companionship, up to 24/7.
  • On call 24/7.
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Illinois School for the Deaf
125 Webster Ave. Jacksonville IL 62650 Visit Website
  • The mission of the school is to educate students who are deaf or hard of hearing to be responsible and self-supporting citizens
  • The School provides comprehensive programming for deaf or hard of hearing parent-infant through grade 12 children. Also provided are comprehensive residential and after-school recreation programs, counseling, social services staff, audiological, psychological, vocational evaluation, school-to-work, cooperative education, vocational technology education, and extracurricular programs including sports. A one-week summer institute is offered for parents of preschool children who are deaf. Early intervention services and hearing and vision connections with service providers that are specifically sensory trained and available to go to the children’s homes or towns in Illinois. Various types of one-week camps are held during the summer.
  • The School is in continuous session, except for scheduled vacations, from the fourth week of August through the last week of May.
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Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
658 E. State St. Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217-479-4400 or 800-919-5617 Fax: 217-479-4507 TTY/TDD: 217-479-4415 Visit Website
  • State funded services for visually impaired, deaf-blind, multiple disabled blind students, ages birth to 21.
  • 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, during the academic school year and at other times as dictated by other programs.
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Jacksonville Area Center for Independent Living Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
15 Permac Road Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217-245-8371 or 888-317-3287 Fax: 217-245-1872 TTY/TDD: 217-245-8371 Visit Website
  • Serves people with mental, sensory, physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities. Consumers of any age are provided with our services free of charge.
  • Information and referral, peer counseling, independent living skills training, individual and systems advocacy, training for personal assistants and the people who employ them, disability awareness training, and accessibility consultation. Services to youth and their families; assistance for people with disabilities who are under 60 years old and wish to move out of a nursing home (community reintegration); free adaptive equipment and training for people 55 and older with visual disabilities.
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Jacksonville Public Library
201 W. College Ave. Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217-243-5435 Fax: 217-243-2182 Visit Website
  • Books, magazines, movies, and reference material.
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Jacksonville Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Hours: Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
1517 W. Walnut St. Jacksonville IL 62650 Phone: 217-243-6451 Fax: 217-243-8295 Visit Website
  • Long-term, Short-term, skilled, and intermediate care.
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Jubilee Habitat for Humanity Hours: By appointment
PO Box 414 Jacksonville IL 62651 Phone: 217-652-8747 Visit Website
  • JHH builds new homes for families with low incomes.
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