Williamson County Social Services for Public Assistance

Find Williamson 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.

Williamson County Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center Food Stamp Office 1107 West Deyoung Street Marion IL 62959 618-997-6591


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.

Marion City Housing Authority 501 North Market Street Marion IL 62959 618-997-1258

Williamson County Housing Authority 300 Hickory Street Carterville IL 62918 618-985-2422

Williamson County Housing Authority 417 North 6th Street Herrin IL 62948 618-942-4026


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.

Franklin Williamson Bi-County Health Department WIC Office 8160 Express Drive Marion IL 62959 618-993-8111