Helpful Community Resources – New Agencies Added on a Regular Basis!
Directory for non-profit organizations:
This is a list of the non-profit agencies in Springfield. Included in the list are descriptions of each agency and what they do for the community, contact information, and web site addresses.
Click on a letter to jump to that section of the alphabet:
Abundant Faith Children’s Center
2525 Taylor Ave, Springfield 62703
The AFCC Haven House Project is a transitional housing program that provides housing and supportive services to women and children who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless.
Phone: 744-7252 www.abundantfaith.org
Adams Wildlife Sanctuary
2315 Clearlake Avenue, Springfield, P.O. Box 20106, Springfield, IL 62708-0106
The Illinois Audubon Society’s Adams Wildlife Sanctuary is a 30-acre urban sanctuary. All trail work is done by volunteers.
Illinois Audubon Society, Springfield, IL www.illinoisaudubon.org
Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter
2309 W. White Oaks Dr, Springfield 62704
The Alzheimer’s Association supports caregivers and Alzheimer’s patients, raises awareness of the disease with legislators and community members, and funds and supports research to treat and cure the disease. Volunteers can work at health fairs, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, in our Springfield office, and at other events.
Contact: Adam Castelli email@example.com
Phone: 276-5184 http://www.alz.org/illinois/
American Cancer Society
675 East Linton Avenue, Springfield 62703
The American Cancer Society fights cancer by funding research, by providing programs supporting prevention and early detection and by providing patient services to reduce suffering. The ACS mission is volunteer driven. www.cancer.org
American Heart Association
2524 Farragut, Suite A, Springfield 62704
The American Heart Association is a grassroots, people-to-people health organization that sponsors research, professional and public education, and community service programs. Medical research continually seeks to reduce duality and death from heart attack, stroke and other heart and blood vessel diseases.
Phone: 698-3838 www.heart.org or AHA Springfield Facebook Page
American Lung Association
3000 Kelly Ln., Springfield 62711
Phone: 787-5864 www.lungil.org
American Red Cross-Illinois Capital Area Chapter
P.O. Box 1058, 1045 Outer Park Dr., Springfield 62705
The American Red Cross’ mission is to help people prepare, prevent and respond to life’s emergencies. We serve Sangamon, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Montgomery, and Christian counties.
Phone: 522-3357 www.il-redcross.org
Contact Faraji Martin, Program Coordinator for Meals-on-Wheels for information about service projects. 217-787-7602
Animal Protective League
1001 Tainter Road, Springfield 62702
The Animal Protective League (APL) is not-for-profit organization that takes in stray, injured or abused cats and dogs and places them in good homes. APL is also active in promoting spaying and neutering of pets and feral cats, investigating abuse or neglect of animals and educating people about humane care of pets and responsible pet ownership.
Phone: 544-7387 http://www.apl-shelter.org/DotNetNuke/
2001 N. Cybourn Av. 3rd Fl., Chicago, IL 60614
Provides an array of services and supports for individuals with disabilities to live, learn, work, and play in the community.
Phone: 773-973-7900 www.anixter.org
801 E. Carpenter, Springfield 62702
The Arthritis Foundation provides programs and services to those with arthritis and related diseases and to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.
Phone: 523-2200 www.arthritis.org/illinois
Asbury Children’s Supper Hour
1229 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62703
The mission of The Children’s Supper Hour is to provide meals and activities in a safe and nurturing Christian environment while responding to the spiritual and social needs of our neighborhood children. Computer and homework assistants are needed.
Phone: 522-8147 www.childrenssupperhour.org
Autism Society of America Central Illinois Chapter
Hope Evangelical Church, Springfield
Summer camp counselors needed to work Camp ASPIRE. Camp dates are from June 13th-July 22nd with hours from 8:00-12:30.
Contact: Lyn Becker at firstname.lastname@example.org asacic.org
AVID-Springfield Public Schools
Tutors are needed for AVID elective classes. $11.00 per hour. Flexible scheduling. Training provided.
Phone: 525-3010 www.sps186.org/avid
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)
444 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield 62704
BBBS provides one-on-one mentoring to youth, ages 5-14.
Phone: 753-1216 www.bbbscapitalregion.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Morgan County
220 East Morgan Street, Jacksonville 62650
BBBS provides one-one-one mentoring to youth, ages 5-14.
Phone: 243-3821 www.bbbsmcal.org
Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield
300 S. 15th Street, Springfield 62703
ABC Unit, 2705 S. 14th Street, Springfield
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield annually serve over 1,200 children, ages 6 to 18, by providing educational and enrichment activities and character and life-skill building activities, in addition to arts and recreational activities.
Phone: 544-0548 www.bgccil.org/
Calvary Baptist Mission
2208 East Kansas, Springfield 62707
Calvary Baptist Mission is a non-profit church with programs for the entire family form Sunday through Friday to serve and promote safety for all people; enhance and support local programs that will benefit low income families; offer prevention classes and inform families of the services that are available.
Phone: 544-1424 www.calvarybaptistspringfield.net
Capitol Community Health Center
2239 E. Cook Street, Springfield 62703
Capitol Community Health Center provides primary care to anyone regardless of socioeconomic barriers including ability to pay.
Caregivers Interfaith Volunteers
St. John’s Pavilion, Fourth Floor, 800 East Carpenter, Springfield 62769
Caregivers Interfaith Volunteers is a partnership between Third Age Living and area congregations whose trained volunteers provide services such as transportation; short term respite care; friendly visiting; shopping/errand running and minor repairs.
120 South 11th Street, Springfield 62703
Catholic Charities is a not-for-profit corporation engaged in social service activities to assist families, childern, and low-income individuals in the community.
Phone: 525-0500 http://cc.dio.org
Catholic Charities Crisis Assistance and Advocacy
1023 East Washington, Springfield 62703
The Crisis Office provides crisis assistance to families in areas of emergency rent and utility assistance, food vouchers and referrals, case management and advocacy.
Phone: 523-4551 www.cc.dio.org/programs.htm
Center for Economic Progress
516 East Monroe, Fifth Floor, Springfield 62701
The Center for Ecomomic Progress increases economic opportunity for low-income individuals and families by improving access to available services. Through its wide varity of programs, the Center promotes economic empowerment and encourages self-sufficiency.
Phone: 753-3272 www.economicprogress.org
Central Counties Health Centers, Inc.
2239 E Cook Street, Springfield, IL 62703
Central Counties Health Centers has proudly provided primary and preventative medical and dental services to more than 16,000 residents of Central Illinois each year.
Contact Craig Glover
Phone: 217-788-2311 www.centralcounties.org
Central Illinois Community Blood Center
1134 S. 7th St., Springfield, IL 62703
Central Illinois Community Blood Center, a not-for-profit organization, is the provider of life-saving blood for 14 hospitals throughout central Illinois, including Springfield’s Memorial Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital. A division of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), Central Illinois Community Blood Center and MVRBC collect over 180,000 units of blood annually and serve a total of 87 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.
Phone: 217-753-1530 Website: www.cicbc.org
Central Illinois Foodbank
2000 East Moffat, Springfield 62792
The Foodbank collects donated food and grocery items from growers, manufacturers, processors, wholesalers and retailers for distribution to charitable agencies serving the needy, ill or children. The foodbank also organizes food drives and other events to raise food for those in need and works with private and public organizations to develop solutions to end hunger.
Phone: 522-4022 www.centralilfoodbank.org
Childrens’ Safety Committee
47 Trailridge Lane, Springfield 62704
The Children’s Safety Committee is made up of civic minded people coming together to support the education and preparation of our youth for a healthier and safer lifestyle.
Committee for Children
552 South MacArthur, Suite C, Springfield 62704
Committee for Children is a not-for-profit agency working to reduce child abuse in the Springfield area. Committee members meet monthly plan actives that support and strengthen children and families in the community.
Phone: 525-0549 Facebook Page
Community Volunteer Center, Lincoln Land Community College
5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield 62794
The Community volunteer Center’s mission is to develop, promote and support volunteering and connect volunteers with opportunities for service throughout Lincoln Land community college District #526. Phone: 786-2289
1023 East Washington, Springfield 62702
The Computer Banc accepts donations of computer systems, repairs/refubishes them with volunteer workers, and distributes them to children with an identified disability in some area of learning.
Phone: 528-9506 www.computerbanc.info
1100 East Adams, Springfield 62703
Contact Ministries is a central information and referral point in the network of human care services in the community. Our main purpose is to provide services and assistance to the poor disadvantages of our community.
Phone: 753-3939 www.contactministries.net
Dana Thomas House and Foundation
301 East Lawrence Avenue, Springfield 62703
The Dana Thomas House is the best preserved and most complete of Frank Lloyd Wright’s early Prairie style houses. The site is owned and administered by the State of Illinois through its Historic Preservation Agency. The Foundation exists to promote, preserve and protect the site through supplemental funding, acquisitions and promotional and educational activities and events. Opportunities to volunteer at the site include: site interpretation (tours), special events, committees and the Board of Directors service.
Phone: 788-9452 www.dana-thomas.org
Downtown Springfield, Inc.
3 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 15, Springfield 62701
Downtown Springfield Inc. is a member-based, volunteer driven, not-for-profit organization formed in 993 to preserve, promote and enhance Springfield’s historic central business district.
Phone: 544-1723 www.downtownspringfield.org
Elizabeth Ann Seton Program (EAS)
700 N. 7th Street, Suite B, Springfield 62702
The “Mom to Mom Ministry” aspect of EAS provides woman to woman mentoring for low income pregnant and parenting women.
Phone: 757-6025 www.elizabethannsetonprogram.org
Family Service Center of Sangamon County
1308 South Seventh Street, Springfield 62703
Family Service Center provides stable environment for children and families through a wide range of programs and services to individuals of all ages.
Phone: 528-8406 http://service2families.com
Fifth Street Renaissance/SARA Center
1315 N. Fifth Street, Springfield 62705
Fifth Street Renaissance is a transitional homeless shelter which provides residents with assistance for up to 18 months in transitioning form homelessness to permanent housing and other programs. www.fsr-sara.org
New 16-bed shelter for homeless and disabled veterans being built at corner of Scarritt & Spring Sts to open spring 2012. To help them address barriers to independent living. Fund raising other efforts needed.
Phone: 544-5040 www.fsr-sara.org
First Day Fund
2401 S. Ninth, Springfield 62703
The First Day Fund collects donations to provide free school supplies to underprivileged children to bring a sense of dignity to children on their first day of school.
Phone: 522-6202 http://firstdayfund.org
Fishes & Loaves Outreach
2937 Stanton Street, Springfield 62703
Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutors Needed for Springfield Literacy Project
writing, reading, math and English as a second language
Barbara Rochelle, Director
E-Mail: email@example.com Fishes & Loaves Facebook Page
Foster Grandparent Program
#3 South Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 300, Springfield 62701
The Grandparent Program (FGP) is a national, federally funded program that provides lower income senior citizens the opportunity to assist children achieve academic, social and emotional goals. Volunteers serve in schools, daycare centers, Head Start programs and hospitals; volunteers receive an hourly tax-free stipend.
Phone: 522-7031 Foster Grandparent Program Facebook Page
Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council
3020 Baker Drive, Springfield 62703
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls. In an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills necessary for success in the real world. The mission of Girl Scouts, Land of Lincoln Council is to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism and service that they may become happy, resourceful citizens. The Land of Lincoln Council serves six and a half counties including: Sangamon, Christian, Mason, Macoupin, Menard, Logan, and Montgomery.
Phone: 523-8159 www.girlscouts-gsci.org
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization, is a prevention program that educates and empowers pre-teen girls (3rd-8th grade) with the tools to make healthy decisions, form positive self-images, and develop healthy lifestyles. We are dedicated to helping girls stay out of the “Girl Box”- where girls are valued more for their outward appearance than their character.
To volunteer, contact Director Deb Shultz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Phone: 546-5564 www.gotrcentralillinois.org (Springfield area)
Goodwill Industries Inc.
800 North 10th, Springfield. Il 62702
We empower people with special needs to become self-sufficient through the power of work. Mentors needed.
Phone: 789-0400 http://llgi.org
Grounds of Grace
P.O. Box 13472, Springfield, IL 62791
Grounds of Grace is an organization that assists victims of sex trafficking. Grounds of Grace welcomes your interest in helping women whom have been affected by human trafficking. The Grounds of Grace Home provides the environment for each Extraordinaire to grow, create, and build opportunity to become leaders.
We ask for your strengths and talents so we can find a fit for you. Grounds of Grace has opportunities available to each who has a heart for another. We ask you to share your interest, passion, education and desire to sow into another life as an example of hope and promise.
Habitat for Humanity
1514 W. Jefferson Street, Springfield 62702
Habitat for Humanity works to provide decent, affordable housing to families at no profit and is financed with no-interest mortgages. Families provide sweat equity hours as part of the program.
Phone: 523-2710 www.habitatsangamon.com
Habitat for Humanity UIS Student Organization
A group of students are starting a Habitat for Humanity Student Organization; they are looking for members. The next meeting will be on November 16th at 9:30 pm in Founders Residence Hall Classroom. There will be free root beer floats at the meeting. Contact: Brittany Elder, AmeriCorps VISTA – ILCC, UIS V olunteer and Civic Engagement Center
Helping Hands of Springfield, Inc.
200 South 11th Street, Springfield 62703
Helping Hands of Springfield, Inc. is a homeless shelter that also provides counseling, supportive services, case management, life skills classes, job assistance and linkage to resources.
Phone: 744-0470 www.helpinghandsofspringfield.org
Henson Robinson Zoo
1100 East Lake Drive, Springfield 62707
The Henson Robinson Zoo enhances community education in wildlife and its conservation while providing an enjoyable and recreational experience.
Phone: 753-6217 www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org
The Hope School
50 Hazel Lane, Springfield 62705
Since 1957, The Hope School has been giving children and youth with disabilities the best learning and living opportunities, enabling them to discover their fullest potential.
Phone: 585-5189 www.thehopeschool.org
Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach
P.O. Box 1665, Springfield 62705
Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on the recovery and responsible redistribution of healthcare equipment and supplies to developing countries. Data entry,
warehouse, sort room specialist, warehouse specialist, needed.
Phone: 522-3386 www.mission-outreach.org
Illinois Attorney General’s Office
500 South Second Street, Springfield 62706
Advocating for Older Citizens, The Attorney General works to protect the rights and safety of Illinois’ older citizens, who are often targeted by scam artists and abusers. The office is equipped to respond to the special needs of older citizens, including those related to consumer fraud, abuse and neglect, financial exploitation, veteran’s rights and health care concerns.
Illinois Center for Violence Prevention
220 South State Street, Suite 1215, Chicago, IL 60604
ICVP is dedicated to the prevention of all forms of violence, including family violence (child, partner and elder abuse); sexual assault, youth violence; gang and gun related violence; and hate crimes.
Phone: 312-986-9200 ext. 21 www.icvp.org
Illinois Community Action Association
3435 Liberty Drive, Springfield 62704
ICAA is a statewide membership organization for agencies that provide programming for low-income citizens to move to self-sufficiency.
Phone: 789-0125 http://iacaanet.org
Illinois Governmental Internship Program
1300 N. 11th Street, Springfield 62702
This is a program created as a partnership among: Illinois Legislature/Illinois State Board of Ed./School District 186 to encourage seniors from across the state to intern with government leaders.
Phone: 525-3305 www.illinois.gov/working/working_internship.cfm
Illinois National Organization for Women
522 E. Monroe, Springfield 62701
A statewide advocacy group that focuses on issues affecting women and girls in Illinois such as human rights, women’s health, economic parity, reproductive rights and family law.
Phone: 528-2077 www.now.org/chapters.il.html
Illinois State Museum
502 South Spring Street, Springfield 62706
The Illinois State Museum is a state museum dedicated to the art, natural history and anthropology of Illinois
Phone: 782-5507 www.museum.state.il.us
Illinois Symphony Orchestra
524 East Capitol Avenue, Springfield 62701
An arts organization that performs pops, classical and youth concerts in both Springfield and Bloomington/Normal.
Phone: 522-2838 www.ilsymphony.org/
Illinois Women Involved in Nurturing, Giving, Sharing
975 South Durkin Drive, Suite 101, Springfield 62704
An organization for men and women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and are uninsured or underinsured or who do not qualify for State and federal programs. The organization raises money to pay for treatment, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, prescriptions, and counseling.
Phone: 726-9572 http://illinoiswings.com
Inner City Mission
714 North Seventh Street, Springfield 62702
A homeless shelter to help with overcoming issues that caused them to be homeless and help them get back on their feet.
Phone: 525-3940 www.innercitymission.net
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan
Chicago Volunteer Network
30 S. Wells St., Chicago, IL 60606
Volunteer Hotsheet has lastest listings of opportunities
E-Mail: email@example.com www.juf.org
Kingdom Community Development Corporation 1039 Wabash Avenue, Ste. LL13, Springfield, IL 62704
K.C.D.C is a new organization that receives funding through the state of IL to assist struggling homeowners with their mortgage. The Hardest Hit Program allows K.C.D.C to grant each homeowner with up to $20,000 each. Phone: 679-3584 Website: www.illinoishadesthit.org
Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center
2301 East Lake Drive, Springfield 62707
Founded in 1936 by Harriet Knudson as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln it is a recreation of the Midwest landscape that Lincoln would have known.
Phone: 529-1111 www.lmgnc.org
Lincoln’s Challenge Academy
1301 N. MacArthur Boulevard, Springfield 62702
A 17 month program consisting of Resident Phase (first 5 months) and a Post-Resident Phase (remaining 12 months) for 16-18 year old high school drop outs. Student progress in monitored, evaluated and recorded during both phases.
Phone: 528-7875 www.ngycp.org/site/state/il
1500 Monument Ave., Springfield, IL 62702
Volunteers will help acquaint the public concerning Lincoln’s death, funerals, burial, Tomb construction, and subsequent history. Volunteer opportunities available include: Greeting visitors, conducting tours of the tomb, and assisting at special events.
Phone: 782-2717 or Pam.firstname.lastname@example.org www.lincolntomb.org
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois
640 North LaSalle #280, Chicago 60610
An organization that grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Phone: 309-943-8956 ext. 10 www.wishes.org
108 East Cook Street, Springfield 62704
The mission of M.E.R.C.Y. (Mentors, Empowerment and Resources for Change in Young Families) Communities is to provide homeless or at-risk families with transitional living and comprehensive support services in collaboration with mentors and community resources in order to enhance the quality of life for themselves and their children.
Phone: 753-1358 www.mercycommunities.org/
Memorial’s Festival of Trees
1 Memorial Plaza, Springfield 62781
Memorial’s Festival of Trees is a premiere holiday event featuring beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and showcases. The festival offer wonderful holiday treats and activities for the entire family.
Phone: 788-4293 www.memorialmedicalfoundation.com
Memorial Medical Center-Dept. of Community Service
701 North First, Springfield 62781
Community Service is the volunteer arm of Memorial Medical Center, a 500-bed acute care hospital which offers services to central and southern Illinois. There are approximately 390 volunteers working 24 different programs.
Phone: 788-3352 www.memorialmedical.com
Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force
1645 W. Jackson, Suite 450, Chicago, IL 60612
Danielle DePuy, MPH
Senior Data Coordinator
Phone: 312-942-3225 www.chicagobreastcancer.org
Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery
1011 North Seventh Street, Springfield 62702
Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery offers primary prevention of child abuse and neglect by caring for children birth through six years of ages whose parents are experiencing crisis situations.
Phone: 525-6800 www.miniobeirne.org
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
2070 West Monroe, Suite B, Springfield 62704
National organization with state and local chapters to stop drunk driving and to support the victims of this violent crime and to prevent underage drinking.
Phone: 523-6233 www.madd.org
Muscular Dystrophy Association
1224 Center West Drive #300, Springfield 62704
A voluntary health organization dedicated to partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than one million Americans.
Phone: 351-1853 www.mdausa.org
937 South Second Street, Springfield 67203
Operation Snowball is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use prevention program focusing on leadership development to empower youth to lead drug-free lives.
Phone: 528-7335 www.os-iti.org
18 S. Michigan Ave, 6th Floor, Chicago 60603
PPSA is a not-for-profit organization established in 1972 to provide health care, education and advocacy around a women’s right whether or not to have children and when.
Phone: 312-592-6890 www.plannedparenthood.org/illinois
Prevent Blindness America
500 East Remington Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness America touches the lives of millions of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening training, community and patient services programs and research.
Phone: 847-843-2020 ext. 338 www.preventblindness.org
Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault (PCASA)
110 West Laurel, Springfield 62704
PCASA provides comprehensive sexual assault services to sexual assault and sexual abuse victims, their families and friends in eleven counties of Central Illinois.
Phone: 744-2560 www.prairiecasa.org
Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
528 South 5th Street, Springfield 62701
Prevent Child Abuse Illinois works to prevent all forms of child abuse and neglect through public awareness campaigns, parent education and support programs, training, and community based prevention programs.
Phone: 522-1129 www.preventchildabuseillinois.org
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
701 West Mason, Springfield 62702
RSVP is part of the national Senior Service Corps and is part of the local Senior Center where it recruits and places volunteers 55 years of age and older for service with a wide variety of not-for-profit and government agencies in Sangamon and Menard counties.
Phone: 528-4035 www.ssoci.org/rsvp
Ronald McDonald House Charities-Central Illinois
610 North Seventh Street, Springfield 62702
The Ronald McDonald House exists to serve and sustain families when catastrophe strikes the most cherished part of their lives – their children. They provide a home away from home for families with sick children who are hospitalizes in local hospitals.
Phone: 528-3314 ext. 46 www.rmhc.org
Rutledge Youth Foundation (RYF)
534 West Miller, Springfield 62702
RYF is a not-for-profit agency that provides counseling, advocacy, independent living, residential and foster care to youth age 8-21.
Phone: 525-7757 www.rutledgeyouthfoundation.com
530 North 6th Street, Springfield 62702
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God and its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Chris and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.
Phone: 525-2196 ext. 207 www.tsaspringfield.org
Sangamon County Juvenile Probation and Court Service
2201 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield 62703
Juvenile Probation and Court Services protect minors who are under the jurisdiction of our department by providing or securing the services they need to become healthy, contributing citizens.
Phone: 747-8037 www.co.sangamon.il.us
Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center (CASA)
1001 East Monroe, Springfield 62701
The CASA program involves trained volunteers that are appointed special Advocates and are assigned in cases of abuse and/or neglected children by the juvenile court judge.
Phone: 522-2241 www.co.sangamon.il.us/departments/child.asp
Sangamon Special Olympics/Area 17
1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield 62701
Special Olympics offer year round sports and competition for children and adults with mental retardation.
Phone: 544-3023 http://www.soill.org/area/index.php?area=17
SARA Center (Springfield Aids Resource Association)/Fifth Street Renaissance
1315 North Fifth Street, Springfield 62702
A community-based agency providing prevention, education, comprehensive care and support, housing and advocacy services for individuals, families and the community in Central Illinois.
Phone: 544-5040 http://www.fsr-sara.org/
Senior Services of Central Illinois
701 W. Mason St., Springfield 62703
Senior Services provides older adults and disabled persons with nonmedical services which enhance quality of life and promote independent living. Direct services include transportation, nutrition, elder assistance counseling and resource referral, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment assistance, elder abuse and neglect investigations, choices for care counseling, and more. Other programs include crafts, activities, trips, Illinois Senior Olympics, and RSVP. Volunteers are needed in programs and activities. Training is available for specialized volunteer roles.
Sojourn Shelter and Service
1800 Westchester Boulevard, Springfield 62704
A not-for-profit domestic violence victim service agency serving five counties: Sangamon, Christian, Logan, Montgomery, and Menard. Services include: shelter, advocacy, individual and group counseling, court advocacy. Services are also available to children.
Phone: 726-5100 www.sojournshelter.org
SPARC (Springfield Association for Retarded Citizens)
One SPARC Center Plaza, 232 Bruns Lane, Springfield 62702
SPARC supports infants, children, adults, and seniors with developmental disabilities and is among the larges private-sector employers in the Springfield area.
Phone: 793-2100 www.spfldsparc.org
Springfield Area Arts Council
420 South Sixth Street, Springfield 62701
Local arts agency established in 1976 to support develop and advocate for the arts in Sangamon and Menard counties.
Phone: 753-3519 www.springfieldartsco.org
Springfield Art Association
700 North Fourth Street, Springfield 62702
A visual arts organization consisting of a historic home, art gallery, art library and school of art. They promote and support the advancement of the arts, provide educational opportunities for the greater Springfield area and also preserve the historic Edwards Place House and the collections of the Association.
Phone: 523-2631 www.springfieldart.org
Springfield Center for Independent Living (SCIL)
330 S. Grande Ave. West, Springfield, Il 62704
SCIL is a not-for-profit advocacy organization. Our mission is to increase opportunities for equality, integration and independence for all persons with disabilities.
Phone: 523-2587 www.scil.org
Springfield Community Federation
501 S. 13th, Springfield 62703
SCF is non-profit agency dedicated to assisting families in Springfield and Sangamon County to become self-sufficient. Programs focus on financial and literary skills, case management, after school programming and transportation.
Phone: 557-0045 www.springfieldfederation.org
St. John’s Breadline
430 N. 5th Street, Springfield 62704
The St. John’s Breadline has been serving meals to the poor since he Great Depression and serves meals 365 days to “guests” while at the same time addressing needs linked to creating a greater sense of self sufficiency.
Phone: 528-6098 www.cc.dio.org/programs.htm
St. John’s Samaritans
800 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62769.
Service members use their previous training and experience,
as well as newly learned skills, to provide valuable service. Service members set their own hours and schedule (mornings, afternoons, evenings, during the week or on weekends).
Phone: 544-6464 ext. 44205 email@example.com
Springfield School District 186
1900 W. Monroe, Springfield 62704
Tutors, classroom, library and office support needed.
Phone: 525-3257 www.springfield.k12.il.us/volunteer
Tutors are needed for AVID elective classes. $11.00 per hour. Flexible scheduling. Training provided.
Phone: 525-3010 www.sps186.org/avid
St. Joseph’s Home of Springfield
3306 South Sixth Street, Springfield 62703
A nursing home and sheltered care home for the elderly which provides care to lessen and alleviate needs; encourages fruitful and independent living within individual limits, and in an ecumenical spirit assists residents in the growth of their relationship to God.
Phone: 529-5596 www.saintjosephshome.org
Springfield Urban League Inc.
100 N. 11th Street, Springfield 62704
A program to enable African American and other priority groups and the underprivileged to cultivate their potential and exercise their full human rights as American citizens. Recently absorbed programs YWCA programs.
Phone: 789-0830 ext. 230 www.springfieldul.org
The Carillon Belles
3117 West Washington Street, Springfield 62702
The Carillon Belles promotes the activities of the Thomas Reed Memorial Carillon in Washington Park. They work with the Rees Carillon Society to promote the culture of cast bells through school and community and international events.
Phone: 529-6959 www.carillon-rees.org
The Parent Place
314 S. Grand Ave. West, Springfield 62704
The Parent Place is a child abuse prevention agency and provides education and support to families through classes, workshops, community presentations, school partnerships, support groups and brown bag series.
Phone: 546-5257 www.tppos.org
The Pregnancy Care Center
700 N. 7th St., Suite B, Springfield, IL 62702
Our mission is to help pregnant women bring healthy babies into the world and to prepare parents for parenthood through education, advocacy, and collaborative partnerships with private and public organizations.
Phone: 525-5630 www.springfieldpregnancycare.org
Third Age Living
St. John’s North, 2nd Floor, 800 E. Carpenter, Springfield 62769
Third Age Living is an innovative program committee to helping older persons age well and remain independent, healthy and productive.
Phone: 757-6620 www.st-johns.org
United Cerebral Palsy Land of Lincoln
101 N. 16th Street, Springfield 62703
UCP serves children and adults with a variety of disabilities and provides services and programs to children birth to 21 years of age and adults.
Phone 525-6652 www.ucp.org
United Way of Central Illinois, Inc.
1999 Wabash Ave. #107, Springfield 62704
United Way is a volunteer organization working to support programs addressing community needs with proven results. It is an organization unique in ties citizen review of programs for annual funding; a process called Community Care. Each United Way is local and independent, choosing its funding criteria and priorities to fit the local community.
Phone: 726-7000 www.springfieldunitedway.org
University of Illinois Springfield
International Student Programs, HRB 50
The International Student Programs is the liaison office for all international students attending UIS. There are normally 150 international students from 50 different countries. Their program is to find host families for their international students who want to know more about American families.
Phone: 206-6678 www.uis.edu/internationalprograms/
University of Illinois Springfield
Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center, SAB 60
Our goal is to connect service and learning to social justice and civic engagement while we foster responsive, reciprocal partnerships between students, faculty, staff, and community.
Phone: 206-7716 www.uis.edu/volunteer
WUIS/WIPA Radio Information Service
P.O. Box 19243, UIS, Springfield 62794
RIS is a reading service for the print impaired. Reading materials daily include local newspapers and magazines.
Phone: 206-6405 www.wuis.org
701 South 4th Street, Springfield 62703
The YMCA serves youth and families in Sangamon County and the surrounding area through programs that build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.
Phone: 544-9846 www.springfieldymca.org
Youth Service Bureau
2901 Normandy Road, Springfield 62703
Provides 24-hour crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, outreach, mentoring, advocacy, temporary shelter, information, referral services and linkages to other agencies.
Phone: 529-8300 ext. 215 www.ysbi.com