Madison County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Madison County Illinois social services and programs related to public assistance. Public assistance is provided by Food Stamp Offices, Medicaid Offices, Social Security Offices, WIC Offices, and Housing Authorities.

A Food Stamp Office is a government office at the local level that provides nutritional assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP benefits are available to income-eligible households in order to reduce food insecurity and poverty by supplementing the food purchasing power of the household. A Food Stamp Office can assist eligible families in enrolling for SNAP benefits and receiving nutritional assistance benefits. These food assistance benefits include a monthly stipend to purchase household food items or plants and seeds to grow food.

Madison County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Food Stamp Office 608 West Saint Louis Avenue East Alton IL 62024 618-258-1660

Madison Granite City County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Food Stamp Office 1925 Madison Avenue Granite IL 62040 618-877-9200

A Housing Authority is a government office at the state, county, or local level that provides housing assistance and support to income-eligible people. Housing Authorities offer a range of services, including rental assistance, access to long-term low-income rental housing, and housing support. Housing Authorities often provide additional support services to tenants, including education and job training, access to healthcare services, and other social services.

Alton Housing Authority 2406 Crawford Street Alton IL 62002 618-465-4269

Madison County Housing Authority 1609 Olive Street Collinsville IL 62234 618-345-5142

A Social Security Office is a local branch of the federal Social Security Administration, which provides financial support to elderly people, surviving family members, and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide services including stipends to retired workers as well as low-income individuals and people with disabilities. Social Security Offices provide assistance in enrolling for Social Security benefits, receiving Social Security benefits, and planning for retirement needs.

Alton Social Security Office 501 Belle Street Alton IL 62002 618-463-6568

A WIC Office is an office run by the state, county, or local government that provides support to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, infants, and children. WIC stands for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC is a supplemental food program, and in addition to nutritional assistance, WIC Offices provide additional benefits including health screenings, nutrition and health education, breastfeeding promotion and support, and help getting other social services. WIC Offices provide services to income-eligible families who require food assistance.

Granite City Coordinated Youth and Human Services WIC Office 2016 Madison Avenue Granite IL 62040 618-877-3433

Oregon County Health Department WIC Office East 4th Street Alton IL 62002 417-778-7450

Wood River Coordinated Youth And Human Services WIC Office 101 East Edwardsville Road Wood River IL 62095 618-462-8155