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Community Organizations

Alphabetical list of community organization information.

Organization 4-H
For more information about 4-H in Jersey County, contact Judy Benz at the Jersey County Extension office at 618-498-2913.
Organization ALZHEIMER SUPPORT GROUPS
Organization AM-VETS
AM-VETS stands for Assistance to American Veterans.  Contact Nelson B. Miller, 618-498-7985, for more information.
Organization AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW)
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.  The above link is for Illinois.
Organization AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Your local American Cancer Society office is your source for the most relevant information to help guide you.
Organization AMERICAN LEGION CLUB ASSN #492
Commander:  James R. Allen; Adjutant: Pamela L Poppek  Phone: 618-498-5757 
Organization  AREA AGENCY ON AGING FOR LINCOLNLAND
The Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland is the area-wide entry point to the aging network, dedicated to helping older adults maintain dignity, health, and independent living in their own homes for as long as possible. We offer many programs and services to increase the quality of life for persons 60 years and over and to support informal family caregivers. In addition, we can provide information about a wide range of services and resources for older adults and family caregivers.
OrganizationBOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA/Lewis & Clark Council
325 W. Main St., Belleville, IL 62220  Contact: 618.234.9111
Organization CITY OF JERSEYVILLE
Organization DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION/Dr. Silas Hamilton Chapter
Organization DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES (DCFS)
108 S. State St., Jerseyville  Ph: 618.498.9561  TDD: 618.498.3028
Organization DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES & CONSERVATION
NRCS provides farmers, ranchers and forest managers with free technical assistance, or advice, for their land. Common technical assistance includes: resource assessment, practice design and resource monitoring.
Organization  EAGLES LODGE
The nearest Aerie is 424 E. Broadway, Alton, IL  Contact:  618.462.3915 
http://jerseyvillelibrary.org/mxmContacts_organization_icon.gif GED/REGIONAL OFFICE OF EDUCATION (ROE)
For more information, call 618.498.5541.
Organization GIRL SCOUTS/Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois(GSSI)
Call 800.345.6858 for more information.
Organization  GREATER ALTON CONCERT ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION
GACAF has provided everyone in the area the opportunity to embrace and embellish their cultural life, in the realm of music, dance and theater.
Organization  HOME AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION
The Illinois Association for Home and Community Education enhances the lives of individuals and families through quality educational programs and experiences encouraging responsible leadership and service to the community.
Organization  ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Region IV Office - West Central Illinois.  For all inquiries, please contact:
Pere Marquette State Park at 618-786-3323​
Organization ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT ON AGING
The Illinois Department on Aging helps older adults live independently in their own homes and communities.
Organization  ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY
The Illinois State Library provides leadership in information access and supports essential and collaborative library and literacy services.
Organization  ILLINOIS VALLEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC) was established in 1966 in order to provide a better focus of all available private, local, state and federal resources toward helping low-income and other disadvantaged individuals and families to obtain the skills, knowledge, motivation and opportunities to become more self-sufficient.
Organization  IMPACT CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
IMPACT CIL promotes pride and respect for people with disabilities by sharing the tools that are necessary to take control of one’s own life. IMPACT CIL advocates full community participation, with supports, of all citizens.
Organization JERSEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Organization  JCH WELLNESS CENTER
Located at 412 Maple Summit Road, the JCH Wellness Center is here to assist in keeping you healthy and well.
Organization  JERSEY COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 100
Organization  JERSEY COUNTY AGAINST DRUGS
The Jersey County Drug Coaliton (JCAD) was developed in response to JCHD receiving a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services.   Contact:  Illini Middle School 618-498-5527 ask for Dan.
Organization  JERSEY COUNTY BUSINESS ASSOCIATION
The Jersey County Business Association was created in July 2004.  As your local Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation, it is our distinct pleasure to work with all of our members, large and small; industrial, professional and retail; public, private and non-profit.
Organization  JERSEY COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION
For additional information on the Jersey County Fair, please call 618-498-5848 or 618-535-5142 or 618-535-0217.
Organization  JERSEY COUNTY FARM BUREAU
Daniel P. Schetter : President; Stephanie Knittel : Manager.  Phone: (618) 498-9576
Organization JERSEY COUNTY GOVERNMENT
The County Officials of Jersey County are committed to providing the highest quality services in a fiscally responsible manner to promote the health, safety and general welfare of all Jersey County residents. Our guiding principles will be honesty and integrity, community service, fiscal responsibility, and respect for others.
Organization  JERSEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Jersey County Health Department is committed to enhancing the quality of life for Jersey County residents by reducing morbidity and mortality through the prevention and/or control of disease, provision of public and professional education, and coordination and/or provision of care.
Organization  JERSEY COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Jersey County Historical Society is a non-profit organization, located in beautiful southwestern Illinois, dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing historical artifacts, records and family genealogies from Jersey County’s rich past.  Its three-acre site includes the Cheney Mansion, Lone Star School, McAdams and Plummer log
cabins and Union Forest Church, as well as a genealogy research center and a museum that includes a transportation room, seven domestic rooms, a brides' room, and a military room. The Flautt Addition of our museum houses many interesting artifacts and collections, including an extensive collection of Native American relics and a mammoth bone and tooth.
Organization  JERSEY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY
Office located at 505 Horn Dr, Jerseyville, IL 62052  Phone:  (618) 498-9516
Organization  JERSEY COUNTY MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE
Contact:  Rev. Don Stribling at the First Presbyterian Church  Phone:  (618) 498-5423
Organization  JERSEY COUNTY SOIL & WATER (STATE OF IL)
Contact:  Jeff Blackorby, Conservationist, 618-498-3712.  The SWID & NRCS personnel work closely together to provide technical assistance to private landowners and units of government in planning and installing conservation, conduct soil surveys, providesdemonstrations/presentations to a variety of audiences, including conservation days and career days.
Organization  JERSEY COUNTY STREET MACHINE ASSOCIATION
Dedicated to the restoration and care of all street machines and customs.  Contact:  (618) 407-6270
Organization  JOB CENTER
Located at 301 West Exchange Street.  Contact:  Carolyn Taviner, Career Specialist, 618-498-1778

Organization  KIWANIS
Meets at: Dj's Pub & Grill, 117 W. Prairie, Jerseyville, IL 62052. Meeting time/day: 12:00 PM 1st Thursday and 12:00 PM 3rd Thursday.

Organization KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Located at 307 North State Street, Jerseyville.  Contact:  618.498.5114
Organization LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL
2015-2016 Club President: Dennis Ford.  Meetings:1st & 3rd Wednesday @ 12:00 PM at the Redbird Deli & Ice Cream Parlor, 109 South State St, Jerseyville
Organization MASONS, ANCIENT FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS OF ILLINOIS
Lodge # 394
located at 116 West Pearl Street, Jerseyville  Stated Meeting: 1st Monday (Dark Holidays & Sept)
Organization MOOSE LODGE
None in Jerseyville; the closest is located at 526 E Delmar Ave, Godfrey, IL 62035 Contact: Phone: (618) 462-0950
Organization OASIS WOMENS CENTER
Located at 108 South Arch Street, Jerseyville.  Contact:  618-498-9561
Organization ODD FELLOWS, INDEPENDENT ORDER OF
Illinois - LAPM IOOF, 4291 Piasa Rd., Brighton, IL 62012-232.
  Contact:  Audrey Jones (618) 372-3532
Organization OMBUDSMAN
Long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes and assisted living facilities.
Organization PAC (PANTHER ATHLETIC CLUB)
Contact: Deanna Bridgewater by email:
deanna.bridgewater@jersey100.org or phone: 618-498-5521 or mail:  c/o Jersey Community High School, 801 North State Street,
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Organization PRAIRIE COUNCIL ON AGING
Prairie Council on Aging is a multi-faceted agency whose purpose is to provide an array of services to persons sixty and over, with emphasis on those persons who have greatest social need or greatest economic need, to help them stay in their own homes, independently for as long as possible, safely.
Organization PROJECT READ
Project READ matches trained community volunteers with interested learners.  Contact the Adult Education Office (618) 468-4141 for more information.
Organization REBEKAHS (RUBY REBEKAHS)
The Rebekah’s are a Fraternal Order, as well as a Service Organization.

Organization RED CROSS/Southwestern Illinois Chapter Your local Southwestern Illinois Chapter was originally chartered in 1917 and has been providing American Red Cross services locally for over 95 years. The Chapter is located at 1639 Main Street, Alton, IL 62002.  The Southwestern Illinois Chapter serves residents in the counties of Madison (excluding Tri-Cities), Bond, Calhoun, Clay, Cumberland, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper and Jersey and Collinsville Township.

Organization REPUBLICAN WOMENS CLUB
Madison County RWC Club President:  Amy Sholar
Founded in 1938, the National Federation of Republican Women is a national grassroots political organization with thousands of active members in local clubs across the nation and in several U.S. territories, making it one of the largest and most influential women’s political organizations in the country.
Organization RIVERBEND HUMANE SOCIETY ANIMAL SHELTER
Founded in 2005, The Riverbend Humane Society is a non-profit organization that operates The Riverbend Animal Shelter, just south of Jerseyville, where a no-kill policy gives homeless animals a chance to live out their lives and find loving homes.
Organization ROTARY CLUB OF JERSEYVILLE
The Jerseyville Rotary Club’s motto is ‘Service Above Self,’ and evidence that our club has lived this motto is visible in the city park we renovated, the local students that have benefited from our awards, and the international work we’ve done, especially the water project we sponsored in the Philippines.
Organization ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA, CHAPTER #00146
Organization SALVATION ARMY FAMILY STORE
There is no local store in Jerseyville, but there is one in Granite City, IL and one in Florissant, MO.
Organization SALVATION ARMY FOOD PANTRY
Located at
403 E County Rd, Jerseyville, IL 62052  Contact:  Paula Baumgartner, manager, at 618-498-6669.   Store Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from noon - 4:00 p.m.
Organization SCHOLARSHIPS, LOCAL
Anna M. Guilander Educational Scholarship -- contact FirstBank at 618.498.2151
Calvin Whitlock and Edith Catt -- contact Jersey State Bank at 618.498.6466
Grimes Fund, Cornwell, and Whilena Little -- contact Marilyn Rogers at the ROE

618.498.5541
Beaty Scholarship Program -- contact the First Presbytarian Church of Jerseyville at 618.498.5423
JCHS Foundation Scholarships -- contact the Jersey Community High School Guidance Office at 618.498.5521
Organization SHAKESPEARE CLUB, 2ND EDITION, FRIENDS OF THE JERSEYVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Supports the Jerseyville PL's collection development and programming; conducts a semiannual book sale in April and October as well as the perpetual book sale that we have each day that we are open.  Main sorters are Wanda Ridenbark and Terry Wood.  Contact the Library at 618.498.9514 with any questions.
Organization SHRINERS OF NORTH AMERICA
Closest location is The Moolah Shriners at
12545 Fee Fee Road, St. Louis, MO 63146;  Phone (314) 878-6301.
Organization SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION CLUB
Sons of The American Legion members include males of all ages whose parents or grandparents served in the U.S. military and were eligible for American Legion membership.

Organization STATE OF ILLINOIS DHS JERSEY COUNTY FAMILY COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER
Located at 110 North Jefferson Street, Jerseyville, IL 62052  Contact information:  Phone: (618) 498-2105; TTY: (866) 900-0915; Fax: (618) 498-7344
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday (except state holidays)
Receives applications for Cash, SNAP, and Medical Assistance by fax, mail or in person.

Organization TIRED IRON ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULLING ASSOCIATION
Antique tractor pulling
enthusiasts can contact Laura Garrison by phone at 618.535. 2009 or by mail PO Box 282, Jerseyville, Illinois.

Organization TRI-COUNTY ANTIQUE CLUB
The Tri-County Antique Club was formed to promote the appreciation of agricultural history, through the restoration and preservation of antique, vintage and classic automobiles, gasoline and oil engines, gas and steam tractors, farm machinery and other equipment of historical value, and making these available for public viewing.  Contact:  Rita Robertson 535-0107
Organization WELLSPRING OF JERSEYVILLE, IL
Provides 24-hour crisis services, individual and family counseling, psychiatric and medical services
, wellness and recovery services, and substance abuse services.  Located at 221 East County Road, Jerseyville, IL 62052, (618) 639-2010.  If you are at risk of harming yourself or others call: 618.639.2016!
Organization UNITED WAY OF GREATER ST LOUIS, INC
United Way of Greater St. Louis serves 16 counties in Illinois and Missouri with a population of nearly 3 million people. We unite people of different backgrounds and interests in an effort to strengthen health and human services in Missouri and Illinois.  The Southwest Illinois Division covers Jersey County; its offices are located at 707 Berkshire Blvd., Suite 270, East Alton, IL 62024.  Phone:  (618) 258-9800
Organization UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION
University of Illinois Extension in the Christian-Jersey-Macoupin-Montgomery Unit is the link between University of Illinois Extension and YOU.  Jersey County Office:  201 W. Exchange St. Suite A, Jerseyville, IL.  Phone:  618-498-2913  Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm
Organization USDA, JERSEY COUNTY FARM SERVICE AGENCY
USDA Service Centers are designed to be a single location where customers can access the services provided by the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Rural Development agencies. Located at 604 E FRANKLIN,  JERSEYVILLE, IL 62052-2400.  Contacts:  Mitch Zipprich, County Executive Director,  and Chery Canavan, Farm Loan Manager at 618.498.6836.
Organization VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW)
Post 4528 Jersey County Post, Quartermaster: Richard Cullen and Commander:  William Robeen.  Contact:  (618) 581-2190  Meetings:  6:00 PM 3rd Thursday of each month at 117 W Prairie St, Jerseyville, IL. 
Organization WEST CENTRAL CHILD CARE CONNECTION
West Central Child Care Connection is a resource and referral agency dedicated to supporting children, families and the child care community by promoting options in accessibility, affordability and quality care.  Contact:  1-800-782-7318

Upcoming Events
JPL Gaming Club for Tweens & Teens Aug 17, 2017 03:30 PM (US/Central) — JPL upstairs meeting room
Writers & Wannabes Group Aug 17, 2017 07:00 PM (US/Central) — Jerseyville PL meeting room
Solar Eclipse 2017 Aug 21, 2017 11:00 AM (US/Central) — Jerseyville Public Library - inside and out
Teen Club Activity Aug 28, 2017 04:00 PM (US/Central) — Jerseyville PL upstairs meeting room
JPL Monthly Book Club for Grown-Ups Aug 28, 2017 06:00 PM (US/Central)