Community Relations

District 186 is passionate about our families and offering resource information to help them thrive. The purpose of the Community Resource page is to provide information for families, students and community members. It is our intent to allow everyone an opportunity to learn more information about resources that will strengthen families, students and community members.

The inclusion of any individual or entity on this list should not be viewed as an endorsement of the services provided by the listed individual or entity by District 186. The District is not responsible for any claims or disputes between individuals and entities listed below.

Resource Information for Families, Community Members and Staff

COMMUNITY RESOURCES OF SANGAMON COUNTY
Mission Statement
The Sangamon County Department of Community Resources strives to improve the quality of life of residents with low incomes in our county. The goal for our (their) customers is self-sufficiency and is increased by utilizing agency programs and by staff referreals to community partner organizations.

They sponsor some of the following programs (individuals and families must meet certain criteria to qualify):

Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
CSBG SLICE Scholarship Program
CSBG Uniform Clothing Voucher Process and Protocol
GED Test Funding Assistance
Housing Counseling Program
Illinois Home Weatherization Program (IHWAP)
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Low-Income Sewer Assistance Program
Weekly Financial Literacy Workshops

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION INFORMATION
Mini O' Beirne Crisis Nursery (MOCN)
Prevent Child Abuse Illlinois (PCA Illinois)
Sangamon County Child Advocacy Center and CASA

DENTAL RESOURCE INFORMATION
Central County Health Centers Dental Information (CCHS)
CCHS provides dental services on a sliding scale for charges rendered.

The following dental providers accept the medical card:
Familia Dental
Noll Dental Clinic
Optim Dental
Secure Dental
Southern View Dental Group

DENTAL VOUCHERS BASED ON INCOME
Sangamon County Department of Community Resources Dental Assistance Program

MEDICAL SERVICES for CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Catholic Charities St. Clare's Health Clinic
Central Counties Health Centers
SIU Center for Family Medicine