The McDonough County Social Service Directory has evolved
to its present form on the Internet through the help of many people and organizations.
Western Illinois Regional Council - Community action Agency, Suzan Nash,
Executive Director, prepared the “Social Service Directory for Hancock, Henderson,
McDonough and Warren Counties” in 1993.
WIRC-CAA provided the file to Project Success of Colchester through Joanne
Hairston-Jones of the McDonough County Health Department. Joanne updated and
revised it for McDonough County in 1996.
Donnice Hamilton, Coordinator of New Parent Program and Diane Tichenor, then
Administrator of McDonough County Department of Human Services along with staff
Sue Bricker and volunteer Danielle Woodside made the 1997 revisions. A DCFS
LAN grant enabled the distribution of the Directory to all of the schools in
McDonough County. Donnice and Diane continued to make regular updates to the
paper Directory through September, 2003. The IL Dept. of Human Services office
made and mailed the paper copies.
In 2003 Brian Davenport, DHS Office of Rehabilitation Service, spearheaded
the process of getting this Directory onto the Internet. As an outgrowth of
this process the McDonough County Social Services web site was developed to
include the Directory, the Interagency Council, and the Social Service Calendar
of Events. With funding from Workforce Investment, Blanche Shoup, Director,
the expert help of Melissa Calhoun of Infobahn Outfitters, and a committee
of the McDonough County Interagency Council consisting of Brian Davenport,
Donnice Hamilton, Diane Tichenor, Ellie Zoerink, JoAnn Hairston-Jones, Kathy
Oelson-Tracy, and Kate McGruder, the web site was put on line in October, 2003.
Special thanks to ORS student workers Elizabeth Krause and Sarah Squires for
the time consuming data entry, editing and testing of the Directory.
For information about the Interagency Council, the Social Service Directory or this website:
To learn how to join the Interagency Council, schedule an agency presentation, have news added to the council minutes, or to address other questions about
the Interagency Council; or to make additions or changes to the Social Service
Directory; or for other questions about this website contact:
Early Beginnings Parent Program Coordinator
Illinois Department of Human Services
Division of Rehabilitation Services
For information about which social services may be able to help you and how to apply for and receive these services:
Refer to the Social Service Directory subject index to determine which agencies may be appropriate for your needs, and then contact those