Heart of Illinois
United Way

Communities We Serve

The Heart of Illinois United Way brings the people and resources of central Illinois together to address critical health and human care needs in our community.

Through unique partnerships, including schools, government, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, and 47 local health and human care agencies, more than 80 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs help people throughout:


The Heart of Illinois United Way collects data on the programs and initiatives we fund. These demographics provide a snapshot of the more than 91,000 people who have accessed United Way funded programs within the past year.

These demographics provide a snapshot of the more than 91,000 people who have accessed United Way funded programs within the past year.

The Heart of Illinois United Way funds programs that are the building blocks of a safe and stable life - education, income and health. To find out more about how people in your hometown are being helped by United Way funded programs, read more below or click on your county above.


Peoria County

Bartonville
Over the last year, more than 2,000 Bartonville residents received assistance from United Way funded programs including adult literacy and GED test preparation, family counseling and court advocacy, nutritional counseling for cancer patients and youth fitness classes.

In total, 42 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Bartonville residents last year.

Brimfield
More than 1,300 Brimfield residents accessed help from United Way funded programs within the last year. Just a few of the programs that helped include early intervention for children with developmental disabilities, career counseling for women and mental health treatment.

In total, 20 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Brimfield residents last year.

Chillicothe
Last year, more than 1,750 Chillicothe residents benefitted from United Way funded programs such as youth mentoring, legal services, services for members of the armed forces and much more. In addition, the United Way supports youth fitness programs at the Pearce Community Center in Chillicothe.

In total, 35 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Chillicothe residents last year.

Click here to read more about how United Way is helping the people of Chillicothe.

Dunlap
Through programs funded by the Heart of Illinois United Way, more than 700 people in Dunlap received vital health and human care services including help for children with autism, tutoring and career counseling and access to employment services.

In total, 30 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Dunlap residents last year.

Elmwood
Programs funded by the Heart of Illinois United Way helped more than 300 people in Elmwood last year including advocacy for seniors, classes for new homeowners and much-needed dental services.

In total, 20 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Elmwood residents last year.

Princeville
Making a difference in more than 300 lives in Princeville, programs funded by the Heart of Illinois United Way helped residents with youth health and safety education, recovery from fire and storms and help coping with Alzheimer's disease.

In total, 20 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Princeville residents last year.

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Tazewell County

Creve Coeur
More than 2,000 residents of Creve Coeur were helped by United Way funded programs last year. Our Success By 6 early childhood initiative is helping preschool children in the community improve their pre-literacy skills. And, area students are learning about healthy eating, exercise and proper dental care from United Way funded programs. Other services accessed by people living in Creve Coeur include diabetes and vision care, legal assistance and more.

In total, 39 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Creve Coeur residents last year.

East Peoria
Over the last year, more than 4,500 people in East Peoria received assistance from United Way funded programs such as crisis nursery help, home-delivered meals, mental health counseling, disaster services, and much more.

In total, 50 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by East Peoria residents last year.

Click here to read more about how United Way is helping the people of East Peoria.

Morton
Last year, more than 2,000 Morton residents benefitted from United Way funded programs such as low-vision clinics, home-delivered meals, crisis counseling and much more. In addition, the United Way supports two agencies in Morton - We Care and TCRC.

In total, 37 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Morton residents last year.

Click here to read more about how United Way is helping the people of Morton.

Pekin
More than 5,000 Pekin residents have received help from Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs - including mental health education and referral, employment services for people with disabilities, sexual assault prevention and court advocacy services.

In total, 44 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Pekin residents last year.

Tremont
Last year, more than 250 people in Tremont accessed help from programs funded by the United Way including scouting, services for armed forces, help coping with Alzheimer's disease and counseling.

In total, 23 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Tremont residents last year.

Washington
Last year, more than 3,500 Washington residents received much-needed help from United Way funded programs including, disaster relief, legal counseling, health education classes for preschool through elementary age students, advocacy for seniors, services for people with disabilities and much more.

In total, 38 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Washington residents last year ... including the Heart of Illinois 2-1-1 information and referral service which has provided more than 450 tornado-related referrals since November 2013.

Click here to read more about how United Way is helping the people of Washington.

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Woodford County

Eureka
Last year, more than 800 Eureka residents benefitted from United Way funded programs such as youth mentoring, family counseling and legal support.

In total, 24 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Eureka residents last year.

Metamora
Serving more than 500 Metamora residents, United Way funded programs such as disaster services, mental health education and referral and court advocacy helped residents in need.

In total, 26 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Metamora residents last year.

Roanoke
In the rural town of Roanoke, more than 150 residents accessed United Way funded programs last year including mentoring programs for youth, family counseling and advocacy for seniors.

In total, 16 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Roanoke residents last year.

Click here to read more about how United Way is helping the people of Woodford County.


Marshall County

Henry
Serving more than 500 people in Henry, programs funded by the United Way helped these individuals with tutoring, mentoring, career counseling and mental health education and referrals.

In total, 15 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Henry residents last year.


Stark County

Throughout Stark County, more than 300 people have received assistance from United Way funded programs including help for children with autism, at-home caregivers for persons with disabilities, legal counseling and nutrition counseling for patients with cancer.

In total, 17 Heart of Illinois United Way funded programs were utilized by Stark County residents last year.

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