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Outreach Services

The Outreach Program provides a range of services which assist low-income people attain skills, knowledge, and motivation necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. The Outreach Program also provides low-income people with immediate life necessities such as food, shelter, transportation, etc. The agency has an Outreach Office in Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Shelby, Montgomery, Moultrie and Christian Counties. Qualified professional staff are trained to provide services to families in crisis.

Some of the services include: college scholarships, youth summer camp opportunities, food, benefit enrollment, employment training and associated required materials.


The county offices in Effingham, Flora, Shelbyville, Vandalia, Taylor Springs, Taylorville and Sullivan can offer eligible individuals and families case management, housing assistance, emergency assistance, literacy services, homebuyer assistance, volunteer assistance, homeless assistance, emergency food and shelter, budget and housing counseling, tax filing, and insurance assistance. Field staff will refer customers to other human service agencies if direct service cannot be provided by the agency.

Depending on funding, we also offer foreclosure prevention service, home ownership education services, down payment savings plan, purchasing education and much more.

Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm.


Click here for a complete listing of county Outreach Offices.