Partner Agencies

United Way's across the county bring diverse people and resources together to address the most urgent issues their communities face.  Through unique partnerships and approaches, United Way's mobilize resources beyond the dollars that are pledged through their fundraising efforts.  Community partners often include schools, governments, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, voluntary and neighborhood associations, community development corporations and the faith community.

Today, United Way connects the philantropic community with local nonprofit organizations to make a lasting impact on critical issues that affect the community and is advancing the common good through a sharpened focus particularily in the areas of education, health and financial stability.

The agencies funded for 2018 are listed below and represent a vast number of resources that are addressing many other areas of health and human services beyond those programs funded by our United Way.  These agencies and their programs have been thoroughly reviewed by a team of volunteers from the community and we are proud to provide grant funding to these programs.



Amy Schulz Child Advocacy Center
Kim Tucker - Director
500 Fairfield Road
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Boy Scouts of America
Joe Blasko
4568 West Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108


Brown Bag Buddies
Marilyn Hocking
803 Market Street
Mount Carmel, IL 62863


CASA of Jefferson County
Brenda Torrez
612 N. 12th Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Comprehensive Connections
Debra Holsapple
16338 N. Hwy 37
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Epilepsy Foundation
Louis Beckley
100 Aviation Drive, Suite B
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois
Linda Yates
4102 S Water Tower Place
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Lifeboat Alliance Family Shelter
Jennifer McArthy
1717 Jefferson Avenue / P.O. Box 76
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


One Hope United
Jennifer Witzel
4110 N. Water Tower Place
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Mary Harrington
1410 Sunset Drive, Suite G
Vandalia, IL 62471


Senior Services Jefferson & Marion
Linda Hubbartt
209 S. Merchant
Effingham, IL 62401



YMCA of Jefferson County
1304 Broadway
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


YMCA of Marion County
Jed Casburn
101 South Broadway
Salem, IL 62881
618-548-2222 x28