206 South First Street
Hoopeston, IL 60942
Executive Director: Beth Bray Knecht
10 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. Space is also available to rent for private parties, showers, anniversaries, job fairs, and various church functions.
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, and private contributions through Foundation grants. The Multi-Agency hosts fundraising efforts all year to make up for cutbacks in funding. The Multi Agency provides after school program for 6-17 year olds. The program provides tutoring and mentoring to at risk children and teens that meet federal low-income guidelines. Additionally, the program provides life skills, homework completion, snacks and a meal.
The Multi-Agency also provides transportation for senior citizens and disabled citizens five days a week year round. Another program is the senior center that hosts more than ninety-six seniors and fifty-five disabled, all low income. The activities the seniors participate in includes Ladies and Men coffee day, card games clubs, recreational bus trips and dances.
The thrift shop, open daily from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., is a source of revenue and a great place for low-income families to shop. The Healthy Moms/Healthy Kids program provides low-income, single or married moms with a free bag of clothing for every member of the family until the youngest child turns four years old. The shop is available for emergency situations, such as floods, fires, tornadoes, and evictions. They sometimes have furniture to give in emergency situations, and they share surplus clothing with the Salvation Army and the V.A. Hospital.