Two Rivers Regional Council

Two Rivers Regional Council strengthens communities by reducing poverty through financial assistance, education and training. TRRC is a non-profit  intergovernmental agency developed to offer community and planning services to west central Illinois counties of Adams, Pike, Brown, & Schuyler. TRRC provides numerous services to low income members of these communities while offering community development and planning assistance to units of local  government. Visit for more information, and to locate the phone number to your county office.

Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois

The mission of the Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois, in partnership with communities in their service area, is to empower persons with low income and the aged by creating and implementing poverty-fighting initiatives for those in crisis and those that endeavor a life of lasting independence. They service Dewitt, Fulton, Logan, Mason & Piatt counties in central Illinois. Contact CAPCIL at 217-732-2159, 217-732-4038 or visit

Community for Christ Assistance Center

CFCAC provides assistance in Adams County, Illinois with utilities, rent/mortgage, food pantry for clients within income guidelines, and thrift store which is open to the public. Donations of new or lightly used clothing and shoes, along with glassware, household items, books, toys, jewelry, etc. are welcomed at the back door of the center during the hours they are open. For assistance, or call (217) 593-7052.

C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation

C.E.F.S. is a not for profit Community Action Agency serving the Illinois counties of Christian, Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Moultrie, and Shelby. C.E.F.S. develops, implements, and evaluates social service programs to assist economically and socially disadvantaged people in their quest for greater self-sufficiency.  They offer programs as diverse as the needs of the people in the communities they serve. Contact C.E.F.S at 217-342-2193 or go to

Pike County Unmet Needs

In the summer of 2003, a coalition of private, public, and charitable Pike County, IL organizations formed to assist individuals and families with unexpected needs. This coalition was named, Pike County Unmet Needs (PCUN). PCUN is unique in that it pools both the resources and the experience of community representatives from public agencies, institutions, churches, not-for-profit organizations, and private citizens in a team effort to explore reasonable solutions for individuals and families in need. PCUN provides assistance in housing, healthcare/medical, utilities, transportation, and food. For assistance contact them at 217-285-4129.