Agencies that CICIM partners with and receive
assistance through our mission outreach programs:
Northeast Community Fund (NECF)
Jerry Pelz, Director, 429-5846.
Asst. Director Dave
An agency in downtown Decatur that provides food,
clothing, furniture, appliances, assistance with
heating bills and medical needs at no cost to those
seeking assistance. A ministry of St. Johns Lutheran
Darsonya Switzer, Director, 362-7700
An agency within DOVE, Inc. that provides
transitional housing and support for homeless
families and individuals in Macon County.
connectional Ministry that assists needy individuals with
food, low cost clothing, medical needs and counseling in
Decatur and nationwide.
agency within Catholic Charities that assists elderly people
in remaining independent by offering assistance with
transportation to and from appointments, the grocery store
and offering help in home repairs and providing good used
furniture, appliances and household items.
Salvation Army (Decatur & Springfield)
organization that provides food, clothing, shelter and
spiritual help for needy individuals and families in Macon &
Shelter of Love/ Hands of Jesus Ministries.
Perry Welker 454-5259
ministry that provides shelter and clothing for homeless
individuals in the inner city of Decatur. The home of
Sidewalk Sunday School & Blessingdales Clothing Room located
in the Old King Orchard area of Decatur.
Housing Authority (DHA)
Julian L. Marsh
Government funded agency that locates and provides
affordable housing for low income families in Macon County,
programs include Wabash Crossing.
(Dept. of Children and Family Services)
Collins, Lindsay Lyons.
funded agency that protects and provides safe foster care
for young children and assistance to parents in difficult
An agency in Macon County that provides counseling
classes, housing, furnishings for homeless drug and
alcohol patients and men and women with behavioral
An agency that provides housing, furnishings and
counseling for troubled youth and families in
Decatur and Macon County.
An agency that provides shelter and helps to locate
housing, furnishings and help for troubled youth in
A ministry in Decatur that provides food, clothing,
shelter and spiritual help for needy families in
Good Samaritan Inn
A “soup kitchen” in downtown Decatur that offers a
free hot meal 7 days a week to anyone who walks
through their doors.
A program in downtown Decatur that is open during
the day for homeless people to get in out of the
weather and enjoy fellowship, games and each others
Home Sweet Home Ministries
A ministry supported by the First Christian Church
in Clinton, IL that assists families in Dewitt
County with food, clothing, furniture, appliances
Seniors Assistance Program of
A program that helps senior citizens of Champaign
County locate furniture, household items and assists
them while moving from their residence to assisted
St. John’s Home Health
An outreach of St. John’s Hospital in Springfield
proving home nursing care in Decatur & Macon County.
An agency of the United Methodist Church located in
Chatham, IL that collects and distributes school
desks, school bags, flood buckets, health kits,
layettes both in the United States and around the
An organization located in Butler, IL that collects
and distributes used and outdated Sunday School
materials, Christian literature, Bibles, tracts and
tapes to English speaking Third World Countries. In
2005 they shipped over 250 tons.
Dept. of Human Services
A state funded agency that provides financial
assistance for low income families in Illinois.
Habitat for Humanity (Macon,
Champaign & Sangamon County)
A worldwide ministry that partners with low income
families in the building and financing of adequate
housing through the help of volunteers.
Camp Maranatha, RR Pana, IL
A non-denominational church camp that provides
spiritual guidance for inner city children. The camp
uses college students for counselors and role
models. Open from May to September.
Sisters' missionary spirit through education and
programs, cross cultural mission experiences, and a
medical equipment/supply distribution and recycling
for Help is an information and referral
services of the United Way. With a computerized
database of Macon & Dewitt County programs and
agencies, a simple call can link people to needed
services. First Call for Help is
funded by the United Way of Decatur, Human Service
Agency Consortium (HSAC), the Macon County Mental
Health Board, and the Macon County Health
Department. We’ll eliminate the confusion and
frustration of calling all over town- we want to be
your next-to-last call. First Call for Help
is a free and confidential service dedicated to
enhancing the quality of life and promoting
We offer furniture, household items and appliances
to victims of fire, natural disasters and other
circumstances that leave them with nothing.
We are able to provide hospital beds, wheelchairs,
walkers, canes and other items at no cost with the
help of Hospital Sisters in Springfield, IL. Brad
We have no paid staff and all our assistance
and goods are given without charge.
We are a member of
The National Furniture Bank
Tom Polk, VP, Charitable Services
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
1220 West Main Street
Mt. Zion, IL 62549