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Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services

606 W. St. Louis Avenue
East Alton, IL 62024
The Division of Rehabilitation Services is the primary agency to contact for employment assistance. After you apply at your local DRS office, you will participate in an orientation sessions, be assigned a DRS Counselor and discuss your individual needs to determine services for employment.

Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health

Benefits counseling, strategies, services and supports to determine how employment will impact your State and Federal benefits. All services are free.
Mary Rottman, Benefits Counselor, serves Adams, Alexander, Brown, Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Hancock, Jersey, Johnson, Macoupin, Madison, Massac, McDonough, Menard, Monroe, Morgan, Moultrie, Pike, Pulaski, Randolph, St. Clair, Schuyler, Scott, and Union Counties.
For Madison County residents, you can meet with Mary at the DRS office in East Alton.
Contact information: Voicemail: 1-866-390-6771, #3 or #4
Cell: 618-410-4650
Email: cwic-mary@hotmail.com
For all counties: TTY: 312-814-5050

Madison County Employment & Training Center

101 E. Edwardsville Rd
Wood River, IL 62095
Provide job search services for local, metro, and out of area jobs.

Challenge Unlimited, Inc.

#4 Emmie L. Kraus Lane
Alton, IL 62002
Vocational assessment, developmental training, placement services, supported employment and community based work sites. They also offer employment opportunities and rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities. Branches are in Alton and Swansea, Illinois.

Community Link

955 N. Plum Street
Breese, IL 62230
Offers developmental training, vocational evaluations, work adjustment training, work training, supported employment and community integrated living arrangements.