Hoopeston Multi-Agency

206 South First Street
Hoopeston, IL 60942
(217) 283-5544

Executive Director: Beth Bray Knecht
9 Member Voluntary Board of Directors

The Hoopeston Multi-Agency Service Center provides local access to federal, state, county, and private social service agencies for residents of northern Vermilion County. Access to social service agencies is accomplished through information and referral.

The Multi-Agency also provides office space and other supportive services for various agency representatives, such as counselors and caseworkers, to provide social services in northern Vermilion County. CRIS distributes Meals on Wheels on Tuesday and Friday at the agency and they serve a to-go meal on Wednesday.  The Multi-Agency hosts classes for the community on many topics including mental health.  The large multi-purpose room is used by many to share information with the community.  It has been used for LIHEAP, Gibson Hospital, Hudson Drug’s flu shot clinic, and many other organizations.  ADECCO, an employment agency, is currently renting an office to assist those in the community with their job search.  Space is also available to rent for private parties, showers, anniversaries, job fairs, and other events.

For specific information on programs and services, contact the office directly at 217-283-5544.

The Multi-Agency is funded by the Vermilion County Mental Health 708 Board, United Fund of Grant Township, East Central Illinois Community Action Agency, local donations from businesses and individuals, and by various Foundation grants.  The Multi-Agency also hosts fundraising efforts all year for specific programs.

The Multi-Agency also provides transportation for senior citizens, disabled citizens, and anyone in need of transportation five days a week year round. This is the primary public transportation service in Hoopeston.  The van makes approximately 1,000 stops per month.  The bus is also utilized by the local preschool to attend field trips within the city limits.  It is also available for groups to utilize for day trips.  Other programs at the Senior Center include:  Women’s morning coffee and donut, card clubs, and dances.  The Agency services more than six hundred seniors and over one hundred and fifty with a known disabled (several more that have not shared the information), most all are low income.

The Multi-Agency operates an emergency food pantry.  The pantry is open five days a week.  Families are allowed to visit it once a month.  Those living in Grant Township are encouraged to use Grant Township Food Pantry first.

The Thrift Shop, opens daily from 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., is a source of revenue.  Even though the Thrift Shop is a great place for low-income families to shop, it is utilized by several people daily from all income brackets.  The Thrift Shop is available for emergency situations, such as floods, fires, tornadoes and evictions. Many agencies utilize the Thrift Shop to obtain clothing for their clients.  It often has furniture to give in emergency situations.