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Support Services

General Support Services

General Support Services

Logan County


Springfield Center for Independent Living


330 South Grand Avenue West

Springfield, IL 62704

(217) 523-2587

Services: Advocacy and services for individuals with disabilities.  Services include independent living skills training, information and referral, peer support and mentoring, loan of equipment, assistance with completing a resume, interview skills, and other resources. 


McLean County and surrounding 


Life Center for Independent Living (LIFE CIL) 


2201 Eastland Dr, Suite 1

Bloomington, IL 61704

(309) 663-5433

Services: Advocacy and services for individuals with disabilities.  Services include independent living skills training, information and referral, peer support and mentoring, and assisting individuals with transitioning out of nursing homes into independent lifestyles as well as assisting youth in transitioning from high school to adult life.  

*Services Dewitt, Ford, McLean and Logan Counties


Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization (CIDSO)


P.O. Box 595

Normal, IL 61761

(309) 452-3264

Services: CIDSO acts as a support and educational service for families, primarily in McLean County, who have been touched by Down Syndrome.  The mission is to enhance the quality of life of those born with Down Syndrome through the establishment of life-long opportunities by continuing to educate, inform and support families, professionals and communities.  CIDSO hosts a variety of activities throughout the year, such as the Buddy Walk, holiday party, summer picnic, etc.  


Redbird Readers


Services: This is an adult literacy program for individuals with Down Syndrome to maintain and build upon their academic skills.  This is available to all persons with Down Syndrome who are at least 18 years of age and live in McLean County.  


The Autism Place (TAP)


716 E Empire St, Suite E

Bloomington, IL 61701

(874) 802-9127

Services: TAP is a network of resources in the local community for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Services are available in clinic, school and home settings.  TAP provides hands-on training for more than 50 pre-professionals in the area of psychology, speech and language pathology, special education, and nursing.  A treatment team, comprised of Illinois State psychology faculty, graduate student clinicians, and undergraduate students, addresses the needs of children diagnosed with autism.  


Autism McLean


2404 East Empire

Bloomington, IL 61704

(309) 661-9440

Email: [email protected]

Services: Autism McLean offers parent-centered training, community events for the family, parent support, awareness, sibling support, recreational opportunities, website for resources, community and school collaboration, and Autism Friendly Community.  


Easter Seals Central Illinois


2404 East Empire Street

Bloomington, IL 61704

(309) 663-8275

Services: Easter Seals provides a variety of services and supports to children with disabilities.  They have specific programs geared towards those with a diagnosis of Autism as well as a diagnostic clinic.  


Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC)


(800) 322-3722

Services: Provides access and resources to assist Illinois children and their families with special healthcare needs.  The services are tailored to the unique needs of the child and family.  DSCC works with children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, hearing loss, and those requiring in-home nursing care.  DSCC has offices in Champaign, Peoria, and Springfield.


Community Resources

Western Avenue Community Center


600 N Western Ave

Bloomington, Il 61701

(309) 829-4807

Services: WACC offers a wide range of services, such as youth programs, Hispanic Outreach, and Interpretation and Translation Services.  


Mid Central Community Action (MCCA)


1301 West Washington St

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 829-0691

Services: MCCA’s mission is to educate, equip, and empower people to achieve healthy relationships, finances, homes and neighborhoods.  MCCA offers a variety of services, such as support for those in domestic violence situations, scholarship opportunities for low-income students to pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree or a certification program, employment and financial counseling, as well as affordable housing for those struggling with homelessness.  


Project Oz


1105 W Front St

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 827-0377

Email: [email protected]

Services: Street Outreach to Homeless Youth, Housing, School support for high risk youth, drug prevention and education, Community Youth Employment Program, as well as emergency support.  


Home Sweet Home Ministries (HSH)


303 East Oakland Ave

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 828-7356

Services: HSH provides emergency shelter for those facing homelessness, food co-op, dining center, as well as a rehousing program.  


Salvation Army


611 W Washington St.

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 829-9476

Services: The Salvation Army has a variety of services, such as a Food Pantry, shelter for those experiencing homelessness, rent/emergency assistance, programs to provide pathways out of poverty, youth empowerment programs, and opportunities for those looking for a Church or spiritual guidance.  


YWCA McLean County

1201 North Hershey Road

Bloomington, IL 61704

(309) 662-0461

Services: The mission of the YWCA is to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities.  They offer a wide variety of services, such as sexual abuse and assault education prevention, support for victims of sexual assault and abuse, childcare services, as well as programs for recently incarcerated women.  


Illinois Prairie Community Foundation-Dreams are Possible


1311 W Olive St

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 287-5109

Email: [email protected]

Services: The mission of Dreams Are Possible is to prepare women for economically-sustainable employment by creating first-class, skill-based workers, helping them transition from jobs to careers, and preparing them to expect and advocate for a living wage, benefits and dignity.  They offer training classes to gain hands-on experiences in the trades.   The classes are 14 weeks in length and are free.




201 E Grove Street, #2A

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 828-1022

Dial 211 for Crisis Intervention or support

Services: PATH offers a 24 hour, 211 Crisis Hotline, suicide/crisis management, homeless services, Adult Protective Services as well as an online database to connect you to resources in the community.  


KTB Financial Services


1301 W. Washington St, Suite 3

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 200-8664

Services: KTB can establish Representative Payee for those receiving  Social Security payments.  This allows KTB to assist with money management for an individual who may need support with such matters.  


McLean County Health Department (MCHD)


200 W Front St

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 888-5450

Services: The MCHD offers a variety of services, such as a dental clinic, health promotion, immunization shots, and other health and safety types of support.  Please see their website for more information.  


Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL)


                Lincoln Office-serves Logan County

1800 5th Street

Lincoln, IL 62656



Clinton Office-services DeWitt County

45 Cedar Square

Clinton, IL 61727


Services: CAPCIL is a private, non-profit agency that serves low-income and seniors in 6 Central Illinois counties.  They provide a variety of services, such as a Food Pantry CO-OP, energy assistance for low-income households, Head Start, rental assistance, and senior services, such as meals and transportation.  Please visit the website for more information.


Counseling/Mental Health Services

Counseling/Mental Health Services

Chestnut Health Systems


702 W Chestnut St.

Bloomington, IL 617



Integrity Counseling


502 S Morris Ave. Suite D

Bloomington, IL 61761



Agape Counseling


211 N. Veterans Parkway, Suite 1

Bloomington, IL 61704

(309) 663-2229


Center for Youth and Family Services


502 S. Morris Ave.

Bloomington, IL 61701

(309) 820-7616


McLean County Center for Human Services


108 W Market St.

Bloomington, IL

(309) 827-5351

*Also has a Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Support (PSR) program. This is a mental health outpatient mental health day treatment type of program.


Collaborative Solutions Institute

200 W Front St, Suite 400A

Bloomington, IL 61701


Information for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Information for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing