|S.T.E.P.||Employment||Education/Training||Housing||Transportation||Recreation & Leisure||Parent/Educator Resources|
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
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.
955 N. Plum Street
Breese, IL 62230
Offers developmental training, vocational evaluations, work adjustment training, work training, supported employment and community integrated living arrangements.