First United Methodist Church - Staunton

The Lighthouse 

The Lighthouse is meant to provide a resource to those in the community that may need assistance.  Links and numbers provide referrals to organizations that offer financial assistance, food support and a myriad of other resources that can help those in need.  If you know of additional resources that you believe should be listed here, please contact us at stauntonumc@gmail.com or call us at 618-635-3010.  Resources are for Macoupin County unless otherwise noted.  This information is drawn from publicly available web pages related to public services.

 

Summer Free Lunch Program for Kids

An ecumenical outreach program for at-risk youth
Kid's Cafe - Wednesdays at 1pm
Food pickup is at the St. Paul UCC Church in Staunton (corner of Laurel and Elm)

Community Food Pantries

Town                 Phone                           Town                Phone

Brighton              618-372-3255             Bunker Hill         618-362-6359
Carlinville            217-854-4446             Gillespie             217-839-4085
Girard                217-827-2181              Mt. Olive             217-999-7483
Northwestern      217-438-6910              Shipman            217-836-5421
Staunton            618-635-7037              Virden                217-965-414 


Domestic Violence Emergency Hotlines

If you have been the victim of violence and need information, support, or emergency shelter, call 1-888-259-6364 or 1-217-415-4610.  If you need immediate medical attention, contact your family physician or the emergency hospital nearest you.  If the police have been summoned to your home and you wish to report the incident but do not wish to press charges, call the hotline about seeking legal information 1-888-259-6364 or 1-217-415-4610

If you do wish to press charges:

A. Request that the officer at the scene file a police report.
B.  Have photos of the injuries taken while they are most visible.
C.  Contact the State‚Äôs Attorney about filing charges.

IF YOU WISH TO TALK TO A SAFE FAMILIES ADVOCATE PLEASE CALL  1-888-259-6364 Or 1-217-415-4610.   AN ADVOCATE IS ON CALL 24 HOURS.

Employment

The Job Center
116 S Plum Street, Carlinville, IL 62626
PHONE: 217-854-9753 FAX: 217-854-8082 


Housing Assistance

Macoupin County Housing Authority
http://www.teamhousingcenter.com/ 


Mental Health Support

Madison County
(618) 465-4388
http://www.mcmhb.org/index.html 

Transportation (Seniors)

Macoupin County Public Health Department

Residents of Macoupin County age 60 and over who can travel safely in a van and who need transportation for doctor visits, medical appointments, pharmacy, grocery store, restaurant, shopping mall, visit a friend, etc. can call the Macoupin County Public Health Department at 1-888-369-9510 or 217-854-3223 Rides provided on a suggested donation basis.

Veteran Support Services

Macoupin County Veterans Assistance Commission
http://www.macoupincountyil.gov/veterans.htm 


Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Macoupin County Public Health Department 

217-854-7272
http://www.mcphd.net/about_wic.php