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College Resource Guide
This guide helps students know who to contact on campus depending on what resource or service they need.
Support for Single Parents (PDF)
Services and resources to help single parents and displaced homemakers
Transformative Growth Counseling
Mental Health Counseling and Resources
The Lactation Room is located in the E-building. This room is locked at all times.
To use the room, students must contact Campus Security at 815-224-0314.
Departments & information
Support Services for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence - office on IVCC's campus Tuesdays & Thursdays and Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays by appointment
(Located on the Main Campus)
Count on the Illinois Valley YMCA to make childcare care easy and convenient by providing our program right in the college. Peace of mind comes from knowing your child is in a safe and nurturing environment.
YMCA Little Eagles provides childcare for children ages 3-5 years old Monday through Friday during the Fall and Spring semesters. A waiver form will need to be completed in person in CTC-206 on IVCC's Main Campus.
Mondays & Wednesdays: 7:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Fridays: 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Hours will be reevaluated for the Spring semester based on need and usage.
All participants need to be potty trained for the health and safety of the children and staff. Parent/Guardian must remain on campus while children are under YMCA care.
If you have any questions, please contact Maya Quick at 815.223.7904 Ext. 035 or email@example.com.
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Student Help Desk
Help in setting up your Student Technology or accessing those accounts
Learning Resources Skills Development
Brush up on Math, Reading, & Writing Skills
Tutoring & Writing Center
For help on any course or at any stage of the writing process
Center for Accessibility and Neurodiversity
For learning differences, time management, and how to be a good student
Student Success Coaching
For organization/time management/tips
Financial Assistance & Community Resources
Illinois Valley Community Resource Guide (PDF)
A listing of Illinois Valley Community Resources including counseling, health, substance abuse, disability services, basic needs, child care, food pantries, employment, & transportation.
Get Connected. Get Help. (211)
211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services. United Way 2-1-1 helps residents find fast, free, and confidential help for locating and connecting with essential community services by simply dialing 2-1-1. You can also text them at TXT211.
For Putnam, Marshall, Tazewell, Stark, Woodford, & Peoria counties, call the Heart of Illinois branch at 309-999-4029.
Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA)
Alternatives for you
They offer support for anyone caring for a senior, an individual with a diagnosis of dementia, and for grandparents raising grandchildren. They currently offer supportive counseling, resource information and linkage, and access to available grant funding for respite and supplemental needs.
Student Resources Beyond Financial Aid: Food, Housing, & Medical Care
Valley Immigrant Advocates
Providing a pathway for immigrants to full participation in our communities and our country.
Facilitando un camino para los inmigrantes hacia la plena participación en nuestras comunidades y en nuestro país.
"Possibilities- Where the Journey Begins" Peer Support Group
The Peru Public Library are pleased to offer a new support group called "Possibilities- Where the Journey Begins" at their library. This adult peer support group is for those experiencing depression, anxiety, panic disorders/attacks, PTSD, and bipolar. This group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month beginning on Tuesday, July 18 at 6-7:30 pm in the Lower Level Meeting Room. If you have any questions, contact Don, Lead Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for those experiencing food insecurity, such as local food pantries, assistance in applying for SNAP, etc.
BEST (Business Employment Skills Team)
Tuition assistance, career development, & job search tools for those eligible
Located on IVCC's campus: C-328, (815) 224-0370
Apply to Project Success
Those accepted into the program will have an assigned academic advisor, priority registration, scholarship assistance, computer lab, workshops, and more! First-generation, low-income, or students with a documented learning or physical disability may be eligible for services from Project Success.
Affordable Connectivity Program - Internet Access
This program helps low-income households pay for internet service and connected devices like laptops or tablets.
GetCoveredIllinois - Medical Insurance Assistance
You may qualify for Premium Tax Credits and Cost Sharing Reductions to help lower your monthly health insurance premiums for ACA Marketplace plans.
Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF)
The Illinois Emergency Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF)
program is accepting applications for assistance! ILHAF provides up to $60,000 in mortgage assistance to eligible homeowners — paid directly to the servicer, taxing body or other approved entity. If you need immediate assistance with housing expenses due to a pending foreclosure, or assistance completing an application, please contact Prairie State Legal Services right away (888-966-7757; www.pslegal.org).
Financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced-cost help
Emergency assistance with bills; Contact 815-433-0798 for more information and to set up an appointment.
College Scholarships & Resources for Military Veterans
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.
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Mental Health/Substance Abuse
Maitri Path to Wellness
Maitrī Path to Wellness is a supportive environment for people with addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, grief, & life transitions.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project provides information & support to LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round: (866) 488-7386.
Queer-Oriented Rural Resource Network
The Queer-Oriented Rural Resource Network (QORRN) is dedicated to helping LGBTQ+ individuals in rural communities access the resources and services they need.
Live Another Day
Features culturally competent resources for people of color and an editorially curated list of the top-rated rehab centers in Illinois.
The Summit Wellness Group
Written and curated by Women of Color, this guide features over 60 resources for People of Color
Ocean Hills Recovery
An excellent resource on the importance and function of interventionists
An in-depth guide on helping an alcoholic friend or family member
This is not an exhaustive list of resources. Visit Mental Health Counseling and Resources for mental health counseling, mental health screenings, referral services, and resources.