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United Way of the Illinois Valley

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Find the help you need, when you need it. 
Abuse Prevention & Intervention

You are not alone.  Reach out to any of the seven local agencies who specialize in abuse prevention and intervention. 

Advocacy & Services for Disabled

Finding the right services for you or your family member’s disability can be overwhelming.  Your local advocates are here to help. 

Alcohol & Drug Assistance

Asking for help can be difficult, reach out to any of the trained agencies listed to get started.

Counseling & Mental Health

Highly trained staff are here to help you and your family, these agencies specialize in anxiety, depression, behavioral mental health, medicine management and general mental health programs.

Financial & Housing Aid

These experts will help you plan for the future from housing assistance to education and career support they are here to set you up for a successful future.

Food & Nutrition Services

Lack of employment or low wages, public aid has run out or your family’s resources have been depleted these pantries are here to ensure you do not go hungry.

Senior Citizen Services

Navigating the new lifestyle change can be very difficult.  Contact one of the many local resources to understand your loved ones options and get them to living a fulfilled life.

Local Government

Not sure where to begin?  Many of our local municipalities have resources to help get you started. 

Employment Opportunity

United Way of the Illinois Valley is actively looking for our next Executive Director.  Our current Director, Julie, will be retiring and we wish her the best of luck in the next adventure!  Julie will work alongside the newly selected director to ensure a smooth transition.

Please Return all Resumes via mail to 2220 Marquette Road, Suite 102,
Peru, IL. 61354 or by e-mail to
by Thursday, June 15th, 2023

Members of United Way of the Illinois Valley Board at our UW Partnership Appreciation Night.  We look forward to another successful year!

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