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 2015 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.



CASA of Jefferson County

Becky Whisenant

612 N. 12th St.

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Child Advocacy


Epilepsy Foundation of Southern Illinois

100 Aviation Drive
Koziara Terminal Suite B

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Pediatric Seizure Clinics


Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

Villi Appoo

4102 S. Water Tower Place

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Youth Development Programs


Habitat for Humanity

PO Box 771

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Habitat Housing


Comprehensive Connections - Sunshine Center

Jan Wood

PO Box 428

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Home Delivered Meals to Elderly


Lifeboat Alliance
Jenny O'Daniel
P.O. Box 76
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Family Shelter


One Hope United

Jennifer Witzel

320 South 11th Street Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Foster Grandparent Program

Youth Services Program

SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies)

Serving: Marion, Jefferson and Wayne Counties
24-hour Hotline Crisis Intervention 800-625-1414




Senior Services of Marion & Jefferson Counties

Jefferson County
409 Harrison Street

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864



Marion County

120 E Green St.
Centralia, IL 62801


Senior Services




The Amy Schulz Child Advocacy Center, Inc.

LaDonna Richards

500 Fairfield Road

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Prevention Education (Body Boundaries Program)




YMCA of Jefferson County

Larry Cornett

1700 Oakland Ave

Mt. Vernon IL 62864


Youth Wellness Programs


Familywize Prescription Discount Program

Nutrition on Weekends Program


Dolly Parton Imagination Library