Community Resource Information & Links

  • Community Resources


    Welcome to the Community Resource webpage. The resources listed on this page are here to assist you with locating the services you desire. Please let us know if we can assist you in any way.

    Click on the links below to connect to their perspective websites.  

    *Illinois Department of Human Services-Iroquois County Office
    806 East Walnut Suite A
    Watseka, IL 60970
    (815) 432-5256
    -Any person who is 18 years of age is eligible to apply for a medical card.

    *Illinois Department of Children and Family Services/DCFS
    806 East Walnut Suite B
    Watseka, IL 60970
    (815) 432-5218
    -Programs are available to wards of the state or open intact families

    -State Wards or intact families

    *ISAS--Iroquois Sexual Assault Services
    PO Box 66
    Watseka, IL 60970
    (815) 432-2779
    24 Hotline--(815) 432-0420

    -Research-based programming -Community Educator goes to schools to talk to youth about prevention -- Topics include:
    -Bullying, Body Safety, Sexual Harassment, and Senior (Being Safe at College.)
    -Programs available for parents, teachers and day-care providers.
    -All programs are open to youth who have been sexually abused or assaulted and their families.
    If the incident happened in Iroquois County then they are eligible for legal services.
    If they go to IMHC for treatment then they are eligible for medicals services (Kankakee served by KC-CASA) -All services are free to youth
    -Adults pay on a sliding scale based on income after the 10th visit
    -Accepts donations for the Community Education Program.
    -Family Involvement Opportunities -Victims counseling (significant other)
    -Family counseling is available for the non-offending parent
    -All ages
    -For counseling, they do not have to live in Iroquois County if it is more convenient for them to come here for counseling
     Community Involvement Services
    -Education Department
    -Public Awareness Campaigns in schools, churches, and communities
    -Safety Fair -All ages -Other -Medical and Legal advocacy to victims
    -All ages

    *Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department
    114 North Third Street Watseka, Il 60970
    -Family Involvement Opportunities (Varies dependent on the program. All of these programs are for children and infants five and under).
    -Healthy Families Illinois
    -Teen Parent Services
    -Women, Infant and Children -Family Case Management
    -Summer Programming
    -Coordinated School Health Program - extends fitness center hours - Junior high and high school
    -School-age youth
    -Dental Sealant
    -Vision and Hearing
    -Health Education Programs

    *Frontier Phone & Internet Services 


    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Hotline phone number: 800-273-8255

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to

    people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by

    empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.


    Crisis Text Line

    Crisis Text Line is a global not-for-profit organization providing free mental health texting service through confidential crisis intervention via SMS message.

    The organization's services are available 24 hours a day, every day, throughout the United State

    *Iroquois Mental Health
    323 W. Mulberry Watseka, Il 60970
    (815) 432-2228
    -Evening programs for youth
    -Teen Substance Abuse Group
    -Wednesday evening from 4:00-6:00 pm -Fees: Sliding scale and Insurance

    *Martinton Church of Christ
    103 W. South Street - P.O. Box 37 Martinton, Il 60951
    -After-school programming
    -Elementary - Wednesday nights (offers tutoring) - Elementary age
     Summer programming
    -Activity oriented and moral education
    -Elementary - morning; and Junior High/Senior High (varied)
    -Other -Sunday - Wee Worship and Children's Church -Junior High/Senior High Your Group

    *Village of Martinton
    203 South Third Martinton, Il 60951
    (815) 428-7013

    *Donovan School District
    P.O. Box 186 -- 600 North Street Donovan, Il 60931
    -National Honor Society
    -7th-12th grades Research-based programming
    -Way to Independence - High School
    -Life Skills Class - 7th grade -School to Work
    -Junior and Senior High -Life Education Center
    -K-6th grades
    -Family Involvement Activities
    -Sponsored by the faculty
    -for students only
    -elementary -Camps for youth -Boys and Girls Basketball
    -Elementary-High School
    -Elementary-High School
    -After-school programming -School Clubs 7th - High School
    -After school Basketball - games on Saturday- Elementary

    *Village of Donovan
    601 Second Street Donovan, Il 60931

    *Watseka Park District
    206 East Walnut Watseka, Il 60970
    (815) 432-3931
    -Family Involvement Opportunities
    -Camps for youth
    -Soccer - 4-12 years - June-August - approximately $40.00/week
    -Splash Camp - 4-12 years - June-August - approximately $40.00/week
    -Under the Sea Camp - 4-12 years- June-August - approximately $40.00/week
    -Make Believe Camp - 4-12 years -June-August - approximately $40.00/week
    -Tennis - 4-12 years - June-August - approximately $40.00/week
    -Basketball - 4-12 years - Winter months - approximately $40.00/week
    -Other -Flower Arranging - Adults - June-August
    -Water Aerobics - Adults - June-August
    -Computer Training - Adults - June-August
    *Best of the Web-Alcohol Addiction A helpful resource for researching alcoholism on the Internet.

    *Centennial Christian Church
    720 South Third Watseka, Il 60970
    (815) 432-3812
    -Camps for youth -Prairie State Christian Camp - for all youth - August

    *Trinity Church
    1658 E. Walnut Watseka, Il 60970
    -Evening Programs for youth
    -Refuge Youth Group - for Junior and Senior High - Sunday at 5:30 pm
    -Daybreak - Women's Ministry - adults - Wednesday from 9:30-11:00 am -AWANA - Grades 1st - 5th - Wednesday from 6:30-8:00 pm

    *Watseka Karate Club and School of Self Defense
    -Lil Dragons - 3-7 years old -Shoto-Jitsu Arts - ages 7 and up, beginner, youth and adult classes
    -Mixed Martial Arts - 7 and up, teen and adults
    -Free introductory session
    -Programs run throughout the year
    -Community presentations and demonstrations provided to interested groups

    *Watseka Police Department
    -Other -Child ID Fingerprinting
    -Drug awareness and stranger danger program for schools
    -by request

    *Watseka Fire Department
    (815) 432-3848
    -Fire Prevention and Response
    -Future programming
    -Cadet Program

    *First Christian Church
    546 N. 6th Street Watseka, Il 60970
    (815) 432-4211
    -Family Involvement Opportunities
    -Sunday - Worship Services - 9:00 and 10:00 am
    -Learning Tree Daycare - 6 Months old to pre-school from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm - Fees vary

    *Watseka Public Library
    201 South Fourth St. Watseka, Il 60970
    (815) 432-4544
    -Evening programs for youth
    -Storytime for preschoolers - 10:00 am and 7:00 pm on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
    -Summer Programming -Summer Reading Program - pre-school to elementary aged
    -Service Learning
    -Toddler Time - 1 1/2 - 3 years - 1st Thursday at 7:00 pm and 1st Friday at 10:00 am -Other
    -Book Discussion Group - for adults - 2nd Monday of each month
    -Public Internet Access

    *Iroquois County School District Unit 9
    109 S. Second St. Watseka, Il 60970
    -Tutoring - K-12th grades
    -Mentoring Program - grades 4th-9th grades
    -Research-based programming
    -Life Education Center (mobile van) - K-6th grades
    -Family Involvement Opportunities - each school has activities for including parents - Pre K12th grades
    -Community Involvement Opportunities
    -Builder Club - Glenn Raymond - 6th-8th grades
    -Key Club - WCHS - 9th-12th grades
    -Elementary have individual projects - K-5th grades -Camps for youth -All sports - 3rd - 12th grades
    -Summer School -K - 8th grades
    -After - school programming -Clubs - 9th - 12th grades
    -Science Club - 6th - 8th grades - every Thursday from 3:15 - 4:00 (Mr. Simpson)
    -Evening programs for youth -Sports and Clubs - 9th - 12th grades
    -Kids Night Out - K - 5th grades - 3 activities per year
    -Movie Night - sponsored by PTO - Just for kids - 6 - 8:30 ($5.00 fee for movie and snacks.)

    *City of Watseka
    438 South Fourth Watseka, Il 60970
    (815) 432-2711

    *First Assembly of God
    807 North Jefferson Street Watseka, Il 60970
    (815) 432-5057
    -Family Involvement Opportunities
    -All -Morning workshop - 10:30 am
    -Evening 6:00 pm, Wednesday 7:00 pm
    -Camps for youth
    -Illinois District A/G Camps throughout summer months
    -Community Involvement Services -Singing in three Watseka Nursing homes once a month
    -Evening programs for youth -Wednesday
    -Royal Rangers/Missionettes - 5-18 year olds