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Edwardsville Community Unit School District (ECUSD) # 7
Family and Classroom Educational Services (FACES)

The F.A.C.E.S. program offers:

  • Pre-Kindergarten classes for children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Home visits

  • Developmental screenings for infants and children under five

  • Referral to Child & Family Connection for assistance with health and/or developmental problems of birth-three year olds

  • Referral to and assistance with social service agencies when needed

  • Weekly playgroup sessions for birth-three year olds

  • Parent education classes (childcare is provided)

  • Teen parent group

  • Parent Lending Library

Child Care Resource and Referrals/Financial Assistance

Children's Home & Aid Society of Illinois (CHASI) Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Program.


Their professional child care staff help families to make informed choices about the child care services that are most appropriate for their unique set of circumstances. Families are given comprehensive child care information and education to assist them in the selection process.

Hours: 9a.m.-5p.m., Monday-Friday
Sliding Scale Fee

Chestnut Health Systems

Counseling & Psychiatric Services; Adult Drug/Alcohol Treatment; Pregnant & Parenting Teens Program; Problematic Gambling Program 877-4420

Counseling for children 877-4420 & 397-0900

Adolescent/ Drug Alcohol Treatment & Prevention 288-3100

Credit Counseling 1-800-615-3022

2148 Vadalabene Dr.
Maryville , IL 62062

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday

Sliding Scale Fee

Child & Family Connections

Will help families with children between birth and age three obtain developmental evaluations and assessments. Eligibility for services will be determined by evaluations. If eligible, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be developed to help the children learn, grow, and receive needed services.

4941 Benchmark Centre Suite 200
Swansea, IL 62226

618-624-3309, toll-free 1-888-594-8364

Hours: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday

Fees: None to determine eligibility. Once eligible, sliding fee based on income.

Family Services Clinic /St. Elizabeth's Hospital.

Full range of services for children through adults, internal medicine, family practice, and pediatrics. Also provides immunization clinics for 0-18 year old children (M-F, 2:00-4:00). Children who are patients of Koch Clinic and under 2 years old must have an appointment for the immunization clinic. If the child is coming from another provider, the parent must have an immunization record or a prescription from the child's doctor.

2100 Madison
Granite City, IL 62040

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Fee: By sliding scale, Medical Card accepted

Glen-Ed Food Pantry

Food, clothing, rent & utility assistance, school supplies, gardening supplies, smoke detectors, and referral for a variety of services. Bring along proof of residence, proof of income, and social security numbers.

125 5 th Ave.
P.O. Box 756

Edwardsville, IL 62025


Contact Person: Judy Moody

Hours: 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Monday & Wednesday
9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

FEE: None

I HEAP/Energy Assistance

Call for an appointment: Edwardsville Area
692-7040, Ext. 6485

Illinois Department of Human Services- DHS
(formerly Public Aid)

Services include: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF); Aid to the Aged, Blind, or Disabled: Food Stamps; Aid to Medically Indigent; Project Chance; and a crisis assistance program. Expedited Food Stamp Program provides immediate interview. Helps parent of a child get child support from the absent parent. Must go through the public Aid/DHS office before the State's Attorney will file.

1925 Madison Ave.
Granite City , IL 62040
FAX 877-9200

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Fee: None

Illinois Employment & Training Center

Employment services are provided to persons age 16 and older. Services include placement, counseling, testing, training, and assistance with claims for unemployment insurance benefits.

50 Kriege Farm Rd.
Cottonwood Mall
Glen Carbon, IL 62034

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday

(Health Insurance for Illinois Children)

A state program that offers health care coverage to children and pregnant women and help in paying premiums of employer-sponsored or private insurance plans. Illinois residents through age 18 and pregnant women are eligible if they meet income guidelines. Income requirements are up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Toll free, 1-877-805-5312
Call for income guidelines.

Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

No fee.

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Legal assistance for families at or below 125% of poverty level. Providing advice and representation in civil cases, those having problems with governmental benefits and health, family, housing, public housing, consumer education, utilities and rights of the disabled. Free legal advice and representation to individuals who face imminent disconnection or who are without service and have had an application for service denied by a utility company.

413 East Broadway, Alton, IL. 62002
1-877- 342-7891, new matters only
618-462-0029, domestic violence and current matters only

Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Fee: None

Madison County Community Development

Emergency shelter and transitional housing for homeless. Energy assistance; Home Weatherization; Home Rehabilitation; Homebuyer Program.

130 Hillsboro Avenue
Edwardsville , IL 62025

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Fee: None

Madison County Health Department

Personal health services including immunizations, TB skin testing, treatment and prevention health counseling, investigation of communicable diseases and STDs, childhood lead poisoning prevention, HIV counseling and testing; pregnancy testing, vision and hearing testing. Environmental Health programs; Health Promotion provided through education programs; and Public Health Emergency Response.

101 E. Edwardsville Rd.
Wood River , IL 62095

Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday

8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday

TB Clinic: 10:30-1 p.m., Monday

9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Wednesday

10 a.m.-noon, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Friday

Immunization clinic: 2-5:30 p.m., Monday

9-11:30 a.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m., Tues.

1:00-4:30 p.m., Wednesday

Fee: Sliding Scale

Madison County Housing Authority

Public housing complexes and rental assistance for low income families. Eligible persons pay an adjusted 30% of their gross annual income.

1609 Olive St.
Collinsville , IL 62234


Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

For list of area landlords, call the F.A.C.E.S. office, 692-1222.

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Assistance with rent or utility, especially to prevent shut-off or eviction. Other types of assistance are available and all cases require a home visit.

110 Buchanan, Edwardsville, IL 62025
1-800-775-0712, Ext. 7777

Hours: 24 hours per day

Fee: None