Coping with Job Loss

With the recent closings of the former IVCH and St. Margaret’s Hospital and ancillary offices and clinics – IVCC in partnership with the Illinois Valley Chamber of Commerce and Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, hosted a resource fair on June 27, 2023 for community members, their families, and friends impacted by the closings. This page is a repository of those resources.

Counseling Resources

Other Resources

IVCC Resources

  • IVCC Academic Support academic supports available    
  • IVCC Admissions - Apply on the Spot
  • IVCC Adult Education Illinois High School Diploma (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), & Citizenship classes
  • IVCC Financial Aid Answer questions on applying the financial aid (FAFSA), loans, and special circumstance forms
  • IVCC Get Set for College
  • IVCC PATH grant provides financial support for students who qualify, and are in or enrolling in certain healthcare programs. In addition to financial support, students have access to supportive services. 
  • IVCC Project Success   
  • IVCC Special Populations How to Access Community Resources
    Connects students to IVCC and Community Resources
  • IVCC Resume Writing Tips and Assistance - IVCC Career Services

    IVCC’s Career Services uses an on-line job resource system. Career Services administers this site and we use it as our primary communication tool for those we assist. It is a free resource and available to IVCC students, alumni and residents of the IVCC district.  Most importantly, it is a resource system, not just another job board. To start, please log-on to our online job board: .


    On the dashboard menu list, click the ‘My Résumé’ link.  You may upload your current résumé or select “build my résumé” to create a résumé from scratch - follow the instructions, remember to preview the results before submitting.  Whether you upload or build your résumé, be sure to review the Résumé Authorization.  Remember:  you control over who may - or may not – view you résumé.  [The same is true if you choose to create an electronic portfolio.]


    • Click on the ‘Search - My School's Jobs’ in the dashboard menu list to View ALL jobs posted exclusively to IVCC’s site. 
    • Use the Advanced Search for additional criteria such as Job ID, Degree, Location, School Job ID, and Job Targets.  Adding ‘IVCC’ to the School Job ID field OR using the JOB LOCATION and distance feature will help filter out postings that are outside of the IVCC district to keep close to home.


    In addition to the Career Document Library (with one-page/in a nutshell info), there is a Media Library. The videos and podcasts are topic specific and fairly short and to the point.  There is access to the Headlines with online issues that are very informative too.

Additional information

The OSF phone line for Illinois Valley Residents to call for information on care options or to set up a new patient appointment is 844-673-2778.