Donations to the Friend in Need program are utilized to assist individuals with utilities, rent, a gas card to assist a client so they can go to the doctor, cancer treatment, work or an interview, a grocery gift card ( emergency only) when the food pantry is closed and assistance with a co-pay on a prescription.
January 2020, the Friend in Need program was utiltized to assit victims of an apartment building fire. Funds collected helped to relocate 9 families and helped with 1st month rent, water or utility deposits . Housing Counselors from Menard County Housing Authority ( HUD approved counseling agency) assisted clients in seeking the resources they needed to relocate.
All requests are reviewed Contributions can also be made in memory of or honor of a family member or friend.
Donations may be mailed or delivered to:
Central IL Services
101 W. Sheridan Ave., P. O Box 168
Petersburg, IL 62675