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Assistance programs in Adams County Illinois.

Find a list of financial assistance, grant money and loan programs in Adams County IL. Whether it is help to pay for housing (rent, security deposits or mortgages), utility bill assistance to keep the power or heat on, or free food, support is available in the city of Quincy and the region. Locate where to get financial help near you in Adams County below.

Low income families can also get free stuff, ranging from groceries to gasoline vouchers or a car for work. Find churches, charities, and DSS offices in Quincy and Adams County to apply at for help. The resources are in addition to medical care from clinics, job placement, help for the elderly, and other social services.

Help with bills, rent, job training, and more in Adams County

The Salvation Army, located at 405 Vermont St, Quincy, IL 62301 (dial ((217) 222-5762)), has several different programs that provide local residents with help. Any individual or family who lives in Adams County or Quincy IL, and who needs help, is eligible for financial assistance or free personal stuff. There will be funds for mortgage help, rent payments, money for fuel and heating bills, and free food or hot meals.

The additional types of social offered to people facing a hardship include Free Medical Prescriptions, Transportation to work or a doctor appointment, Auto Repairs, Free Fans & Heaters, and much more. There are also free back to school supplies for students as well as free Christmas and holiday programs in Quincy Illinois. Or find more information on Salvation Army centers in Illinois. As the local Christian charity is part of the statewide agency.

Contact them to apply or learn more information. The Adams County / Western Illinois Salvation Army supports Adams County as well. There are several offices that provide Family Services, emergency rent and heating bill help (as funding allows), free food and other support. Other resources include shelter and referrals to other regional non-profits. Click Adams County Salvation Army assistance programs.

The Community Action Agency also provides services. Another option for Adams County residents is the Two Rivers Regional Council of Public Officials. They provide resources and administer programs to help the poor, unemployed, and struggling. The non-profit has policies which aid the economically disadvantaged and struggling families throughout the Quincy and Adams County region. A sampling of the programs they offer are below. Contact them 107 North 3rd. Quincy, IL. 62301. Phone: 217-224-8171.




  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    This is a federal government and state funded program and it is administered through Illinois Department of Public Aid. The purpose of LIHEAP is to assist low to moderate income persons by offsetting the rising cost of home energy. They can help them pay the bills through direct financial assistance, free cash grants, energy counseling, education and outreach.
    Help from LIHEAP can also be provided for propane, natural gas, heating oil, fuel oil, coal, electricity, and gas bills. In addition, emergency service and crisis grants are available if a household has been or is about to be disconnected from their energy source or a delivered fuel supplier has refused to deliver and their fuel source or heating tank contains 10% or less of its capacity.
  • Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP)
    Another way to save on energy bills is from free weatherization upgrades. This was designed to help the elderly, low income, and the disabled make their homes more energy efficient. The savings can be achieved by insulating floors, attics, sidewalls, replacing broken glass, windows and doors, and sealing cracks throughout the structure. People can save hundreds of dollars per year.
  • Free School Supplies
    The Two Rivers School Supply project provides free book bags and school supplies in the fall for income eligible students Pre-K through high school in Adams, Brown, Pike and Schuyler counties.
  • Internet for Work or School:
    Low-income families, whether adults or students, can struggle to get access to high speed Internet. The Quincy community action agency has information on government internet, wi-fi programs and other connectivity tools. Find free internet for low-income.
  • Grants For Housing Repairs
    If you are a homeowner that meets household income eligibility guidelines and if you are in need of home repairs, accessibility modifications or rehabilitation to address either the health and / or safety concerns, you may be eligible for low interest loans or cash grants from this housing program.

All of those programs listed above are offered by Two Rivers Regional Council. Call 217-224-8171.





Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions is a non-profit that deals with debt, credit, and mortgage issues. They help low-income families and people in debt get relief. Call for free in person or phone consultations. They also help clients budget and save money each month.

Clients can get low cost credit and budget counseling, educational outreach and foreclosure prevention counseling. Other services provided by the non-profit are bankruptcy counseling, credit repair and free debt management. Dial 800.750.2227, or read more credit counseling in Illinois.

Quincy Township General Assistance - The town provides temporary financial assistance until the low income family can become self-sufficient and until they can receive help from longer term solutions. Access financial assistance and resources for paying rent, utility bills, food, medications, and household items. There is free food, job training or placement services, and gas for a job interview. Address is 706 Maine St, Quincy, IL 62301 call (217) 223-4970

Housing Authority Of Adams County offers both section 8 vouchers, and can place people into public or low income homes or apartments. Over 100 units are offered. Some families can get emergency housing with no waiting list. Phone number is (217) 894-7022. The address is 102 N Adams St, Clayton, IL 62324.

  • Quincy Housing Authority is another option. The organization provides section 8 vouchers for rent, as well as low income public housing. Main number (217) 222-0720. Location is 540 Harrison St, Quincy, IL 62301

Quincy Catholic Charities is located at 620 Maine Street, Quincy, Illinois 62301. This is a non-profit social service charity agency. It can help people in Adams County, regardless of their religion, age, ethnicity or background. Assistance programs include supportive pregnancy services, professional counseling solutions, medassist, intact family services and access to a food pantry.

The church help the poor, disabled, immigrants, senior citizens and others. They also give free winter coats to kids, underwear or hot meals to the homeless and more. Also referral services and information on local financial assistance programs. Call (217) 222-0958, or learn more on Sangamon and Macon area Catholic Charities.





P.A.C.T. Head Start, (Parents As Children's Teachers) – Offers a child development service for three and four year old children of low income families, as well as their families and parents. Education, health care, and social issues are addressed. There may be free medical or dental check ups for kids, summer camps and other aid. Address is 300 S. Capitol, Mount Sterling, IL 62353. Main phone: (217) 773-3903.

Human Services Department helps the very-low income, unemployed and seniors or disabled get help. There are public assistance programs including SNAP food stamps, Medicaid, SSI disability for paying bills and more.

Cash assistance/ TANF is also a short term financial aid program. Or get job programs, information on nursing home care or free day care vouchers for kids. The office is at 300 Maine St, Quincy, IL 62301. Call (217) 223-0550. Or read more on TANF Illinois.

Land Of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc. Western Regional Office – Adams County Illinois residents can receive free civil legal assistance and advice from lawyers. Solutions are offered to eligible low income individuals in certain types of civil legal matters including, but not limited to, eviction matters, orders of protection, consumer debt and credit, and other civil matters. A client’s income needs to be low, and assets limited. 310 Eastern, Suite 330, Alton, Illinois 62002, dial (618) 462-0029

Food programs in Adams County Illinois

Meals For The Needy is run by Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. It provides a lunch on Saturdays, and may have information on other food pantries. The free pantry is based at 435 S 9th St, Quincy, IL 62301. Call (217) 222-0601

Ladies Of Charity - This non-profit organization provides clothing, food, and other personal items to individuals in need of help. The food bank is at 510 South 4th Street, Quincy, Illinois 62301, call (217) 222-6359. There are free Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals as well as small gifts for kids.

Meals On Wheels is offered by West Central Illinois Nutrition Project. The main office is 639 York Street, Quincy, Illinois 62301. Low cost meals are taken and delivered to people's homes, after they meet qualifications. Telephone (217) 224-5031. Read more Wheels on Wheels.

Adams County W.I.C. (Women, Infants And Children) - A public assistance program for women who are breast-feeding, pregnant or who have a child under five years old or an infant. It is a food and nutrition program for people with nutrition or health related risks who meet income guidelines. It provides, for free, supplemental nutritional food as well as baby formula to eligible pregnant women, infants and children, and mothers. 330 Vermont Street, Quincy, Illinois 62301, call (217) 222-8440 for information.







Medical care providers and referrals

Adams County Homemaker Health Service - This agency will both coordinate and provide free or sliding fee health care. The low-income and uninsured can get help. The clinic will help people so they receive free or low cost health and medical care, women’s services, eye exams and more.

Most of the medical or dental programs are on a sliding fee scale. The services will help people maintain daily living patterns at home over a long term basis. The free clinic is at 639 York Street, Quincy, Illinois 62301, call (217) 223-6951.


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