Community Resources

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

For contact information, hotlines, and local offices, click here.

Illinois Department of Human Services

DHS provides information on cash, food, and medical assistance programs. To find local health and counseling centers use the office locator and search Madison County. DHS help line: 1-800-843-6154

Local Office:

Family Community Resource Center
1925 Madison Ave
Granite City, IL 62040
(618) 877-9200

Madison County Community Development

MCCD provides information on housing, medical, and food assistance for Madison County. The website has a list of all food banks and shelters for Madison County.  Call (618) 692-8940 for more information.

Madison County Housing Authority

1609 Olive Street
Collinsville IL, 62234
(618) 345-5142

Alton Housing Authority

2406 Crawford Street
PO Box 967
Alton IL, 62002
(618) 465-4260

Granite City Housing Authority

2517 Nameoki Road
PO Box 794
Granite City IL, 62040
(618) 876-0975

Madison County Transit

MCT runs the county buses and the Runabout Service for the elderly and disabled. For more information on the bus routes and the ACT Runabout Paratransit Service, please visit their website.

Veterans' Assistance Commission

The VAC works with honorably discharged military veterans to provide free services for veterans and their families.  The Commission is located in the Madison County Administrative Building, (618) 296-4554.

Riverbend Head Start & Family Services

Riverbend Head Start & Family Services began supporting the families and individuals of Madison County in 1916.  Today, they offer early childhood education, health and nutrition services,  mental health counseling, social services, family literacy and various individual strengthening and family support services.

Southwestern Illinois Visiting Nurses Association

SIVNA provides home health care to the home bound and seniors with qualifying medical needs. For more information call (618) 236-5863.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

The MADD website provides state rankings for driving under the influence and information and tips to reduce the incidents of drunk driving and underage drinking.